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Meeting and Deadlines: Dec 1, 2011

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Conferences

Dec 7-10
Rat Genomics and Models
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

Dec 16-17
2nd World Congress on Analytical and Bioanalytical Techniques
OMICS Publishing Group
San Francisco
Bioinformatics

2012

Jan 3-7
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2012 S
tanford University
Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Bioinformatics

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

Feb 4-8
1st Annual SLAS Conference
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening
San Diego
Core labs

Feb 12-17
The Biology of Aging: The Genetic, Epigenetic, Inflammatory, and Metabolic Origins of Aging
Gordon Research Conferences
Ventura, Calif.
Epigenetics

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

Feb 16-18
Omics and Personalized Health
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Heidelberg, Germany
Personalized medicine

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 12-14
Therapeutic Applications of Computational Biology and Chemistry 2012
Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, England
Computational biology

Mar 17-20
ABRF 2012: Learning from Biomolecules
Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities
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 20-24
Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Systems biology

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 19-20
Genomics Research 2012
Select Biosciences
Boston
Genomics

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

Apr 23-27
Epigenetics, Chromatin & Transcription
Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China
Epigenetics

Apr 28-29
2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival
Lockheed Martin
Washington, DC
General

May 6-10
4th ASM Conference on Prokaryotic Cell Biology and Development
American Society for Microbiology
Montreal
Microbiology

May 8-12
Biology of Genomes
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Genomics

May 19-22
New Perspectives on Immunity to Infection
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Heidelberg, Germany
Pathology

May 30-31
European Lab Automation
Select Biosciences
Hamburg
Core labs

Jun 1-5
ASCO 2012 Annual Meeting
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Chicago
Cancer

Deadlines

December 12
Deadline to apply for DARPA's Microphysiological Systems grant to develop an in vitro platform of human tissues to predict the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of drugs and vaccines.

December 22
Deadline to apply for the US Department of Defense's Breast Cancer Research Program Clinical Translational Research Award that promotes improvements over current approaches to breast cancer prevention and therapy.

2012

January 7
Deadline to apply for the National Institutes of Health's Small Research Grant Program to support small, investigator-initiated research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time, and with limited resources.

January 13
Deadline to apply for the National Science Foundation's Mathematical Biology grant that supports research in areas of applied and computational mathematics with relevance to the biological sciences.

January 30
Abstract submission deadline for the Wellcome Trust's Therapeutic Applications of Computational Biology and Chemistry 2012 conference to be held in Hinxton, England, in March.

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

February 24
Abstract submission deadline for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Biology of Genomes conference to be held in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, in May.

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

March 1
Deadline to apply for NSF's Ethics Education in Science and Engineering grant for projects that improve ethics education in science and engineering.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.