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Meeting and Deadlines: Feb 1, 2011

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Conferences

Feb 9-10
Commercialization Strategies and Market Access for Personalized Medicine and Companion Diagnostics
NextLevel Pharma
Miami
Personalized medicine

Feb 11-16
MicroRNAs and Non-Coding RNAs and Cancer
Keystone Symposia
Banff, Alberta
MicroRNA

Feb 17-21
AAAS Annual Meeting
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Washington, DC
General

Feb 19-22
ABRF 2011: Technologies to Enable
Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities
San Antonio, Texas
Core labs
Personalized Medicine

Feb 23-25
18th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
San Francisco
Molecular biology

Feb 23-25
ISCB Conference on Semantics in Computational Biology
International Society for Healthcare and Life Sciences
Boston
Computational biology

Mar 3-4
Future of Genomic Medicine IV
Scripps
La Jolla, Calif.
Clinical

Mar 7-11
Joint Summit on Translational Science
American Medical Informatics Association
San Francisco
General

Mar 11-12
Clinical Epigenetics International Meeting
Clinical Epigenetics Society
Homburg, Germany
Clinical

Mar 11-13
RECOMB: Satellite Conference on Computational Proteomics 2011
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, Calif.
Proteomics

Mar 12-15
International Workshop on Genomics of Health and Diseases
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Natal, Brazil
Genomics

Mar 13-18
Pittcon 2011
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Atlanta
Mass spec

Mar 14-17
Human Genome Meeting 2011
Human Genome Organization
Dubai
Genomics

Mar 14-18
XGen Congress and Expo
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
San Diego
General

Mar 15-20
26th Fungal Genetics Conference
Genetics Society of America
Pacific Grove, Calif.
Model organisms

Mar 16-20
2011 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
American College of Medical Genetics
Vancouver, British Columbia
Clinical

Mar 22-24
6th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting: Genomics of Energy and Environment
Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute
Walnut Creek, Calif.
Genomics

Mar 27-31
SBS 17th Annual Conference and Exhibition: Advancing the Science of Drug Discovery
Society for Biomolecular Sciences
Orlando, Fla.
Drug discovery

Mar 28-Apr 1
qPCR 2011
Technical University of Munich
Munich
PCR

Mar 30-Apr 3
52nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference
Genetics Society of America
San Diego
Model organisms

Apr 2-6
AACR 102nd Annual Meeting
American Association for Cancer Research
Orlando, Fla.
Cancer

Apr 4-5
Sample Prep 2011
Knowledge Foundation
San Diego
General

Apr 6-7
NHGRI Advanced Sequencing Technology Development Meeting
National Human Genome Research Institute
San Diego
Sequencing

Apr 11-12
3rd Annual Personalized Medicine Partnerships Conference
Personalized Medicine Partnerships
Washington, DC
Personalized medicine

May 8-10
Honey Bee Genomics and Biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Model organisms

May 10-14
The Biology of Genomes
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Genomics

May 21-24
111th ASM General Meeting
American Society for Microbiology
New Orleans, La.
Microbiology

Jun 3-7
2011 ASCO Annual Meeting
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Chicago
Cancer

Deadlines

February 14
Abstract submission deadline for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's International Workshop on Genomics of Public Health and Diseases conference to be held in Natal, Brazil, in March.

February 18 Poster submission deadline for the Society for Biomolecular Sciences' 17th Annual Conference and Exhibition to be held in Orlando, Fla., in March.

February 18
Abstract submission deadline for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Biology of Genomes conference to be held in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, in May.

March 3
Deadline to apply for NIH's genome sequencing and analysis centers grant to renew NHGRI's large-scale sequencing program, with the intention of continuing to contribute to an understanding of how DNA-based changes contribute to biological systems.

March 3
Deadline to apply for NIH's Mendelian Disorders Genome Centers grant to establish one or more centers to use genome-wide sequencing and other genomic approaches to discover genetic variants underlying Mendelian disorders and other health-related human phenotypes.

March 16
Abstract submission deadline for the Human Proteome Organization's 2011 World Congress to be held in Geneva in September.

March 23
Deadline to apply for NIH's shared instrumentation grant program to buy or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available -instrumentation — including DNA sequencers, electron microscopes, NMR spectrometers, and others — or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000.

March 28
Deadline to apply for NSF's Assembling the Tree of Life grant to develop a framework phylogeny for all major lineages of life involving large teams working across institutions and disciplines.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.