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Meetings and Deadlines: Feb 1, 2010

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Conferences

Feb 18-22
AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS
San Diego
General

Feb 24-27
Advances in Genome Biology and Technology
Gcorp
Marco Island, Fla.
Genomics

Feb 28-Mar 5
Pittcon 2010
Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Orlando
Proteomics

Mar 1-3
Therapeutic Applications of Computational Biology and Chemistry: TACBAC 2010
EMBL-EBI-Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, UK
Clinical

Mar 4-5
Advances in Synthetic Biology
Select Biosciences
London
Synthetic biology

Mar 5-6
The Future of Genomic Medicine III
Scripps Translational Science Institute
San Diego
Clinical

Mar 7-10
US HUPO
US HUPO
Denver, Colo.
Proteomics

Mar 18-19
Perspectives in Clinical Proteomics
EMBL-EBI-Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, UK
Proteomics

Mar 18-20
AUTM 2010 Annual Meeting
Association of University Technology Managers
New Orleans, La.
Tech transfer

Mar 20-23
ABRF 2010
Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities
Sacramento, Calif.
Core labs

Mar 23-27
Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Systems biology

Mar 24–28
ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
American College of Medical Genetics
Albuquerque, NM
Clinical

Apr 11-15
SBS 16th Annual Conference & Exhibition
Society for Biomolecular Sciences
Phoenix, Ariz.
Screening

Apr 17-21
AACR 101st Annual Meeting
American Association for Cancer Research
Washington, DC
Cancer

Apr 20-22
Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
CHI
Boston
Bioinformatics

Apr 24-28
Experimental Biology
FASEB
Anaheim, Calif.
General

Apr 25-28
RECOMB 2010
INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal
Bioinformatics

May 3-6
BIO International Convention
BIO
Chicago
General

May 5-7
RNAi & miRNA World Congress
Select Biosciences
Boston
RNAi

May 11-15
The Biology of Genomes
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Genomics

May 17-19
Whole Transcript Microarray Data Analysis
EMBL
Heidelberg, Germany
Microarrays

May 31-Jun 3
10th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering
IEEE
Philadelphia
Bioinformatics

Jun 2-4
Consumer Genetics Conference
DNA Like Me
Boston
Consumer

Jun 3-5
AGT 35th Annual Meeting
Association of Genetic Technologists
Phoenix
General

Jun 8-9
Cancer Proteomics
Select Biosciences
Berlin, Germany
Proteomics

Jun 12-15
Genetics 2010: Model Organisms to Human Biology
The Genetics Society of America
Boston
Genomics

Jun 17-20
C. elegans: Development and Gene Expression
EMBO
Heidelberg, Germany
Model organism

Jun 26-29
EACR-21
The European Association for Cancer Research
Oslo, Norway
Cancer

Jul 8-9
AgriGenomics World Congress
Select Biosciences
Brussels, Belgium
Genomics

Jul 11-13
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
ICSB
Boston
Bioinformatics

Jul 25-29
AACC Annual Meeting
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Anaheim, Calif.
Clinical

Deadlines

February 5
Application deadline for the Technology Development for High-Throughput Structural Biology Research grant. This National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant will support investigators who are developing novel technologies and methodologies for high-throughput structural biology. The announcement says that applicants should focus on developing methods for solving proteins that aren't amenable to current methods.

February 18
Application due date for the Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy grant. This US Department of Energy funding opportunity will support genomics research into improving biomass and plant feedstocks for fuel production.

February 19
Abstract deadline for the Biology of Genomes meeting to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in May.

February 22
Poster submission deadline for the 14th International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, in April.

March 19
Poster submission deadline for the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference to be held in Boston in July.

March 22
Proposal deadline for Assembling the Tree of Life. This National Science Foundation grant will support efforts to parse the evolutionary relationships between organisms as well as projects that acquire and analyze data and develop and share algorithms for computational phylogenetics and phyloinformatics.

March 24
Application due date for the Systems Biology Approach to the Mechanisms of TB Latency and Reactivation grant. This National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute grant will fund a multidisciplinary approach to study and model tuberculosis latency and reactivation to be tested in humans or non-human primates.

May 25
Application deadline for the Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics grant. This NHGRI grant supports education and training initiatives.

May 25
Application deadline for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants to support predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.