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Upcoming Events: Apr 30, 2008

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Conferences

May 1-2
RNAi World Congress
Select Biosciences
Boston
RNAi

May 6-10
The Biology of Genomes
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Genomics

May 7-8
Advances in Microarray Technology
Select Biosciences
Barcelona
Microarrays

May 12-16
8th BioSapiens European School in Bioinformatics
EBI
Cambridge, UK
Bioinformatics 
 
May 19-21
Biomarker World Congress
CHI
Philadelphia
Biomarkers

May 19-21
GOT Summit
CHI
Boston

May 22-24
Conference on Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells
HepatoSys
Dresden
Systems biology

May 23
The Personal Genome: Hopes, Facts, and Fears
EMBL-EBI
Cambridge, UK
Genomics

Jun 1-5
56th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry
ASMS
Denver, CO
Proteomics

Jun 1-5
American Society for Microbiology General Meeting
ASM
Boston

Jun 9-11
Beyond Genome
CHI
San Francisco
Genomics

Jun 16-21
Pathways, Networks and Systems Medicine Conference
Aegean Conferences
Chania, Crete, Greece
Systems biology

Jun 18-20
Eukaryotic Genome Annotation and Analysis Course
J. Craig Venter Institute
Rockville, Md.
Genomics

Jun 18-21
BIO Annual Meeting
BIO
San Diego
General

Jun 22-26
Drug Information Association Annual Meeting
DIA
Boston
Clinical

Jun 23-25
caBIG Annual Meeting
caBIG
Washington, DC
Bioinformatics

Jun 27-Jul 2
Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics: Adverse Drug Reactions
European Science Foundation
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
Clinical

Jul 11-13
Genetic Alliance Annual Conference
Genetic Alliance
Bethesda, Md.
Clinical

Jul 19-23
Symposium of the Protein Society
Protein Society
San Diego
Proteomics

Jul 19-23
International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
ISCB
Toronto
Bioinformatics 

Aug 4-7
Drug Discovery and Development of Innovative Therapeutics
IBC
Boston
Clinical

Aug 5-7
Prokaryotic Genome Annotation and Analysis Course
J. Craig Venter Institute
Rockville, Md.
Genomics

Aug 17-21
Meeting of the American Chemical Society
ACS
Philadelphia
Chemistry

Aug 19-23
International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry in the Health and Life Sciences UCSF
San Francisco
Proteomics

Aug 31-Sep 4
8th Siena Meeting: From Genome to Proteome
Siena, Italy
Proteomics
 
Aug 31 - Sep 4
International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry
Austrian Chemical Society
Vienna
Chemistry

Sep 7-10
AIRI Annual Meeting
Association of Independent Research Institutes
Washington, DC
General

Sep 10-14
Genome Informatics
CSHL/Wellcome Trust
Hinxton, UK
Bioinformatics

Sep 16-18 
RNAi Europe
Select Biosciences
Stockholm, Sweden
RNAi
    
Sep 22-23
Biosimilars2008
Scherago International
Washington, DC
Clinical

Sep 24-25
Exploring Next-Generation Sequencing
CHI
Providence, RI
Sequencing

Sep 25-28
The Pathologists' Meeting
College of American Pathologists
San Diego
Clinical

Sep 27-30
HGM 2008: Human Genome Meeting
HUGO
Hyderabad, India
Genomics

Sep 29 - Oct 1
Biomarker Discovery Summit
CHI
Philadelphia
Biomarkers

Oct 12-17
International Biotechnology Symposium& Exhibition
IUPAC
Dalian, China
General

Oct 20-22
Discovery2Diagnostics
IBC
San Diego
Translational

Oct 30 - Nov 2
Association for Molecular PathologyAnnual Meeting
AMP
Grapevine, Tex.
Clinical  

Deadlines

May 5
Abstract deadline for Beyond Genome, to be held June 9-11 in San Francisco.

May 5
Abstract deadline for the 8th Siena Meeting: From Genome to Proteome, to be held in Siena, Italy, from August 31 to September 4.

May 6
Application deadline for the Molecular Phenotypes for Lung Diseases NIH grant. This award proposes to gather RNA expression data for common and rare lung diseases.

May 7
Application deadline for the Department of Defense's Breast Cancer Idea Award that supports innovative research, such as ideas that challenge current thinking or have a new perspective to eliminate breast cancer.

May 12
Application deadline for the NIH's Tumor Stem Cells in Cancer Biology, Prevention, and Therapy grant to study tumor stem cell markers and to identify genetic and functional signatures of these cells.

June 6
Abstract deadline for the Human Genome Meeting to be held in Hyderabad, India, from September 27-30.

June 18
Abstract deadline for Genome Informatics, to be held September 10-14 in Hinxton, UK.

July 12
Application deadline for the Department of Defense's Prostate Cancer New Investigator Award. This grant funds early-career investigators with pioneering ideas or technologies that can be applied to prostate cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, or treatment.

July 12
Application deadline for the Genes and Genome Systems grant from the National Science Foundation. This award funds studies into genome organization, molecular and cellular evolution, replication, recombination, repair, and vertical and lateral genetic transmission.

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.