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Meetings and Deadlines: Sep 1, 2011

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Conferences

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

Sep 8-10
12th International Meeting on Human Genome Variation and Complex Genome Analysis
HGV 2011
Berkeley, Calif.
Genomics

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

Sep 12-13
Genomics: Gene Discovery to Clinical Applications for Cardiovascular, Lung, and Blood Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, Md.
Genomics

Sep 13-17
Global Health and Microbial Genomics
Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China
Genomics

Sep 17-19
Cancer Genomics
EMBO-EMBL
Heidelberg, Germany
Cancer

Sep 19-20
Bio-IT World Cloud Computing: Looking Beyond the Cloud
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
La Jolla, Calif.
Bioinformatics

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

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

Sep 29-Oct 2
Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine 2011
Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, England
Pharmacogenomics

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

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

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

Oct 13-16
Structure and Dynamics of Protein Networks
EMBO-EMBL
Heidelberg, Germany
Proteomics

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

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

Nov 1-4
5th qPCR Symposium USA
Intelligent Biotechnologies
Santa Clara, Calif.
PCR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadlines

September 6
Deadline to apply for the National Science Foundation'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.

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

September 7
Deadline to apply for the National Cancer Institute's Pilot Studies in Pancreatic Cancer grant to promote innovative, multi-disciplinary research for a better understanding of the biology, etiology, detection, prevention, and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

September 7
Deadline to apply for NIH's Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface grant to conduct translational research in the areas of human aging and cancer, linking basic and clinical research relevant to the care of older cancer patients.

September 11
Abstract submission deadline for the Human Genome Organisation's Human Genome Meeting 2012 to be held in Sydney in March.

September 16
Abstract submission deadline for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Rat Genomics and Models conference to be held in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, in December.

October 3
Abstract submission deadline for the Wellcome Trust's Functional Genomics and Systems Biology 2011 conference to be held in Hinxton, England, in November.

October 11
Deadline to apply for the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences' Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology for recent PhD recipients to broaden their participation in biology and explore the intersections of biology, mathematics, and the physical sciences.

October 13
Deadline to apply for NSF's Research on Gender in Science and Engineering grant to address gender-based differences in STEM education and workforce participation, and to foster a more diverse workforce.

October 24
Poster submission deadline for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2012 Annual Meeting to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, in February.

November 4
Deadline to apply for NSF's Assembling, Visualizing, and Analyzing the Tree of Life grant to support novel and transformative approaches for the development, visualization, and analysis of an integrated and robust tree of life.

November 7
Deadline to apply for NSF's Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers grant to increase the representation and advancement of women in STEM careers.

December 22
Deadline to apply for the US Department of Defense's Breast Cancer Research Program Clinical Translational Research Award to promote significant improvements over current approaches to breast cancer prevention and therapy, such as studies to match treatment with specific breast cancer subtypes, vaccine studies, and work that could result in new treatments.

2012

January 7
Deadline to apply for NIH's Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award to provide PIs who have demonstrated a sustained high level of productivity in biomedical research with uninterrupted time to focus on their work, and to provide mentoring for new investigators.

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

January 19
Abstract submission deadline for the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening's 1st Annual Conference and Exhibition to be held in San Diego in February.

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.

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