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Meeting and Deadlines: Nov 1, 2011

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November 15 Abstract submission deadline for the American Association for Cancer Research's 103rd Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago in March.

November 18 Abstract submission deadline for the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's PepTalk 2012: The Protein Science Week conference to be held in San Diego in January.

December 22 Deadline to apply for the US Department of Defense's Breast Cancer research Program Clinical Translational Research Award to support studies that match breast cancer subtypes with treatments, vaccine studies, and related work that could result in new treatments.

2012

January 7 Deadline to apply for NIH's Small Research Grant Program to support investigator-initiated, small-scale research projects that can be carried out swiftly, and with limited resources.

January 13 Poster submission deadline for CHI's Molecular Med Tri-Con 2012 meeting to be held in San Francisco in February.

January 13 Deadline to apply for NSF's Mathematical Biology grant to support research into applied and computational mathematics with relevance to the biological sciences.

January 13 Deadline to apply for NIH's Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities grant to conduct genetic, physiological, and ecological studies to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms governing symbiotic relationships.

February 1 Abstract submission deadline for the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2012 Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago in June.

February 27 Abstract submission deadline for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's 2012 Annual Meeting to be held in Los Angeles in July.

Conferences

Nov 6-9
4th ASM Conference on Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria
American Society for Microbiology
Miami
Microbiology

Nov 7-10
Pharma Cloud World Europe 2011
Terrapinn
London
Drug development

Nov 9-10
Personalized Medicine Conference for Personalized Genetic Medicine
Partners HealthCare Center
Boston
Personalized medicine

Nov 9-11
6th Annual Northeast Regional Life Sciences Core Directors Meeting
NERLSCD
Ithaca, NY
Core labs

Nov 12-15
6th International Conference on Genomics
BGI
Shenzhen, China
Genomics

Nov 14-15
Next-Generation Sequencing Congress Europe
Oxford Global Conferences
London
Sequencing

Nov 14-18
Bioinformatics of Human and Animal Genomics
Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China
Bioinformatics

Nov 15
Facilitating Development and Utilization of Genome-Based Diagnostic Technologies
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Washington, DC
Diagnostics

Nov 15-17
World Theranostics Congress USA 2011
Terrapinn
San Diego
Diagnostics

Nov 17-18
TCGA 1st Annual Scientific Symposium
National Cancer Institute
Washington, DC
Cancer

Nov 17-19
AMP 2011 Annual Meeting
Association for Molecular Pathology
Grapevine, Texas
Clinical

Nov 28-Dec 1
World Companion Diagnostics Summit
Nature
Boston
Diagnostics

Nov 29-Dec 1
Functional Genomics and Systems Biology 2011
Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, England
Genomics

Nov 29-Dec 1
2nd World Congress on Biotechnology
OMICS Publishing Group
Philadelphia
Biotechnology

Nov 30-Dec 3
Plant Genomes and Biotechnology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Genomics

Dec 8-9
Integrating Sample Preparation 2011
Knowledge Foundation
Washington, DC
Sample prep

Dec 13
Dutch Life Sciences & Health Conference
Iventus
Utrecht, Netherlands
General

2012

Jan 9-13
PepTalk 2012: The Protein Science Week
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
San Diego
Proteomics

Jan 14-18
Plant and Animal Genome XX
Scherago International
San Diego
Genomics

Jan 30-31
3rd Annual Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics Research Conference
Marcus Evans
Philadelphia
General
Feb 4-8
1st Annual SLAS Conference
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening
San Diego
Core labs

Feb 15-18
Advances in Genome Biology and Technology
GCorp
Marco Island, Fla.
Genomics

Feb 16-20
AAAS 2012 Annual Meeting
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Vancouver, British Columbia
General

Feb 19-23
Molecular Med Tri-Con 2012
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
San Francisco
General

Feb 20-22
International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology
OMICS Publishing Group
San Francisco
Systems biology

Mar 11-14
Human Genome Meeting 2012
Human Genome Organization
Sydney
Genomics

Mar 17-20
ABRF 2012: Learning from Biomolecules
Association of Biomolecular Resource Biomolecular Resource
Orlando, Fla.
Core labs

Mar 20-22
7th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting
US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute
Walnut Creek, Calif.
Sequencing

Mar 31-Apr 4
AACR 103rd Annual Meeting
American Association for Cancer Research
Chicago
Cancer

Apr 15-24
Exome Sequencing
Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, England
Sequencing

Apr 21-24
RECOMB 2012
Center for Genomic Regulation
Barcelona, Spain
Molecular biology

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.