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Meetings and Deadlines: Dec 1, 2010

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December 9 Deadline to apply for NCI's Cancer Prevention Research Small Grant Program for small and time-limited projects into the development of cancer chemo-prevention agents, biomarkers for early cancer detection, cancer-related nutrition science, and/or clinical prevention studies.

December 10 Abstract submission deadline for the American Society for Microbiology's Conference on Regulating with RNA in Bacteria, to be held in Cancun, Mexico, in March.

December 10 Abstract submission deadline for the American College of Medical Genetics' Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, to be held in Vancouver, Canada, in March.

December 10 Abstract submission deadline for the IEEE Computer Society's 1st IEEE international conference on computational advances in bio and medical sciences, to be held in Orlando, Fla., in February.

December 10 Full proposal deadline for NSF's advancing digitization of biological collections grant to create a national resource of digital data that documents existing biological collections and improves access to digitized information and images from scientific collections across the US.

December 31 Late abstract submission deadline for the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology 2011 Annual Meeting, to be held in Marco Island, Fla., in February.

2011

January 9 Full proposal submission deadline for NSF's Evolutionary Processes grant for research on micro-evolutionary processes and their macro-evolutionary consequences.

January 12 Full proposal submission deadline for NSF's Genes and genome systems cluster grant to study the structure, function, and evolution of genes and genomes in pro-karyotes, eukaryotes, phages, and viruses, including mechanisms of genome maintenance, epigenetic mechanisms, and chromatin modifications.

January 14 Poster submission deadline for the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 18th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, to be held in San Francisco in February.

January 14 Deadline to apply for NIH's Dynamics of host-associated microbial communities grant for genetic, physiological, and ecological studies designed to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms that govern the symbiotic systems dynamics of microbial communities.

January 15 Abstract submission deadline for Arizona State University's 2011 Prophylactic cancer vaccine conference, to be held in Tempe, Ariz., in March.

January 20 Late abstract submission deadline for the Genetics Society of America's 52nd annual Drosophila research conference, to be held in San Diego in March.

January 20 Deadline to apply for NCI's tumor microenvironment network grant to promote research on the tumor microenvironment, with the aim of understanding the role of host stroma in tumorigenesis and treatment response.

January 27 Late-breaking abstract submission deadline for the American Association for Cancer Research's 102nd annual meeting, to be held in Orlando, Fla., in April.

February 2 Abstract submission deadline for the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2011 annual meeting, to be held in Chicago in June.

February 14 Abstract submission deadline for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's inter-national workshop on genomics of health and diseases, to be held in Natal, Brazil, in March.

February 18 Poster submission deadline for the Society for Bio-molecular Sciences' 17th annual conference and exhibition, to be held in Orlando, Fla., in March.

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

March 24 Abstract submission deadline for the Genetics Society of America's 18th International C. Elegans meeting, to be held in Los Angeles in June.

Conferences

Dec 1-2
World Companion Diagnostics Summit
Biorbis
Boston
Pharmacogenomics

Dec 1-4
Neurodegenerative Diseases: Biology and Therapeutics
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Neuroscience

Dec 3
The Influence of Patient Groups on Drug Development
New York Pharma Forum
New York
Drug discovery

Dec 7-9
SBS 2010 China Conference
SBS
Shanghai
General

Dec 8-10
4th National Conference on Genomics and Public Health
CDC
Bethesda, Md.
Genomics

Dec 12-18
Proteomics Bioinformatics
EMBL-EBI-Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, UK
Proteomics

Dec 14-15
Accelerating Genomic Research and Personalized Medicine
Marcus Evans
Miami
Personalized medicine

2011

Jan 10-14
PEP Talk 2011: The Protein Science Week
CHI
San Diego
Proteomics

Jan 13-14
New Paradigms to Fund & Manage Product Development for Biotech & Small Pharma
The Conference Forum
San Francisco
Biotech

Jan 15-19
Plant and Animal Genome XIX
Scherago International
San Diego
Genomics

Jan 29-Feb 2
Lab Automation 2011
ALA
Palm Springs, Calif.
General

Feb 2-5
Advances in Genome Biology and Technology
Gcorp
Marco Island, Fla.
Sequencing

Feb 3-5
1st IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences
IEEE Computer Society
Orlando, Fla.
Bioinformatics

Feb 6-9
ASM Conference on Viral Genome Replication
American Society for Microbiology
Banff, Canada
Microbiology

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

Feb 17-21
AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS
Washington, DC
General

Feb 19-22
ABRF 2011: Technologies to Enable Personalized Medicine
Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities
San Antonio
Core labs
Feb 23-25
18th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference
CHI
San Francisco
Molecular biology

Mar 7-11
ASM Conference on Regulating RNA in Bacteria
ASM
Cancun, Mexico
Microbiology

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

Mar 16-18
Prophylactic Cancer Vaccine Conference 2011
Arizona State University
Tempe, Ariz.
Cancer

Mar 16-20
2011 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
ACMG
Vancouver, Canada
Genetics

Mar 27-31
SBS 17th Annual Conference and Exhibition
SBS
Orlando, Fla.
Drug discovery

Mar 30-Apr 3
52nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference
GSA
San Diego
General

Apr 2-6
AACR 102nd Annual Meeting
AACR
Orlando, Fla.
Clinical

Apr 6-7
NHGRI Advanced Sequencing Technology Development Meeting
NHGRI
San Diego
Sequencing

May 21-24
ASM 111th General Meeting
ASM
New Orleans
Microbiology

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