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Meetings and Deadlines: May 1, 2011



May 7
Deadline to apply for the National Institutes of Health's Symptom Inter-action in Cancer and Immune Disorders grant to identify and assess bio-behavioral inter-actions among two or more related and co-occurring symptoms with an eye toward characterizing the mechanisms and pathways underlying symptom interactions and designing targeted -interventions.

May 7
Deadline to apply for NIH's Metagenomic Analyses of the Oral Microbiome grant to study the role of microbes in human oral health and disease through metagenomic research on the total oral microbial community.

May 13
Poster submission deadline for Tataa Biocenter's Developments in Real-time PCR meeting to be held in Prague in June.

May 13
Deadline to apply for the joint National Science Foundation-Japan Science and Technology Agency Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society grant to advance novel biological knowledge in metabolomics in energy and the environment, and to foster greater collaborative interactions between Japanese and US scientists.

May 15
Late abstract submission deadline for the Human Proteome Organization's 2011 World Congress to be held in Geneva in September.

May 25
Poster submission deadline for the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Beyond Sequencing conference to be held in San Francisco in June.

May 27
Abstract submission deadline for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Yeast Cell Biology conference to be held in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, in August.

June 2
Abstract submission deadline for the American Society of Human Genetics' 12th International Congress of Human Genetics to be held in Montreal in October.

June 10
Abstract submission deadline for CSHL's Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription conference to be held in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, in August.

June 10
Deadline to apply for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases' Centers of Research Translation grant to build a center that will have a disease-targeted, translational theme with individual projects directed at elucidating the relevance of basic research to human disease.

July 1
Abstract submission deadline for Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences' Global Health and Microbial Genomics meeting to be held in Suzhou, China, in September.

July 1
Abstract submission deadline for the International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics' 4th Annual Conference to be held in Dublin in October.

July 8
Abstract submission deadline for CSHL's Personal Genomes conference to be held in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, in September.

July 9
Deadline to apply for NSF's Evolutionary Processes grant to conduct research on mutation, gene flow, recombination, natural selection, genetic drift, assortative mating within species, speciation, and long-term features of evolution to explain causes and consequences of genetic-based change in the properties of organisms over generations.

July 12
Deadline to apply for NSF's genetic mechanisms grant to address questions about how genes work, how they are maintained and inherited, and how genes and the genome change, using innovative in vivo and in vitro -approaches.

July 15
Abstract submission deadline for BioMed Central's beyond the genome 2011 conference to be held in Washington, DC,
in September.

July 29
Deadline to apply for NSF's Instrument Development for Biological Research grant that supports the development of instruments that permit new measurements or that significantly improve current technologies.

August 12
Abstract submission deadline for CSHL's Genome Informatics conference, to be held in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, in November.

September 7
Deadline to apply for NIH's Collaborations with National Centers for Biomedical Computing grant to engage researchers across the US in building a biomedical computing environment.


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

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

May 23-25
Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Discovery
IBC Life Sciences
Drug discovery

May 23-27
Translational Approaches to Cancer
Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China

May 25-26
2011 Galaxy Community Conference
Galaxy Project & Netherlands Bioinformatics Center
Lunteren, Netherlands

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

Jun 5-9
ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
The American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Mass spec

Jun 7-9
3rd Annual Consumer Genetics Conference
DNA Like Me

Jun 13-17
Developments in Real-Time PCR
Tataa Biocenter
Prague, Czech Republic

Jun 15-17
SB5: Fifth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology
BioBricks Foundation
Palo Alto, Calif.
Synthetic biology

Jun 20-23
Cancer Proteomics
Select Biosciences

Jun 20-24
EBI-Wellcome Trust Summer School in Bioinformatics 2011
Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, England

Jun 21-22
Beyond Sequencing
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
San Francisco

Jun 22-24
13th Milan Breast Cancer Conference
European Institute of Oncology
Milan, Italy

Jun 23-26
Genetic Alliance 25th Anniversary
Genetic Alliance Annual Conference
Bethesda, Md.

Jun 27-30
2011 BIO International Convention
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Washington, DC

Jun 30-Jul 1
European Lab Automation Select Biosciences
Hamburg, Germany

Jul 17-19
International Society for Computational Biology
Vienna, Austria
Computational biology

Jul 17-22
Human Genetics & Genomics Conference
Gordon Research Conferences
Newport, RI

Jul 24-28
AACC 2011 Annual Meeting
American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Aug 1-3
Drug Discovery and Development Week
IBC Life Sciences
San Francisco
Drug discovery

Aug 30-Sep 2
Genomics of Common Diseases 2011
Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, England

Aug 30-Sep 3
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Sep 4-7
HUPO 2011: 10th World Congress
Human Proteome Organization

Sep 6-9
ADAPT 2011: Accelerating Development and Advancing Personalized Therapy
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Personalized medicine

Sep 11-14
CAP 2011: The Pathologists' Meeting
College of American Pathologists
Grapevine, Texas

Sep 19-22
Beyond the Genome 2011
BioMed Central
Washington, DC

Sep 28-Oct 1
ISPB 2011: Tolerance to Stresses and Enhanced Crop Yield
International Symposium on Plant Biotechnology
Jharkhand, India

Sep 30-Oct 2
Personal Genomes
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Oct 10-12
4th International Symposium of Animal Functional Genomics

Oct 11-15
12th International Congress of Human Genetics
American Society of Human Genetics
Montreal, Quebec

Oct 23-24
1st IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization
Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Providence, RI

Oct 25-28
TEDMED 2011 Annual Meeting
TED Conferences
San Diego

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.