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Proteomics Europe

Proteomics Europe

16-17 October 2008
Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to the 2nd annual Proteomics Europe conference and exhibition.

This year’s event will take place in the historic city of Lisbon.

The conference will be co-located with the European Biomarkers Summit and Advances in Metabolic Profiling. Registered delegates will have access to all three meetings ensuring a very cost-effective trip.

Applications Broaden for Epitope Mapping

Applications Broaden for Epitope Mapping
Basic Tool Has Copious Uses in Development of Vaccines and Protein Therapeutics

(From Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News)

Epitope mapping, initially a basic-science tool for understanding the 3-D interactions between antigens and antibodies, is now being extensively employed to develop new therapeutics. In vaccine technology, especially, scientists in academia and biotech firms have mobilized epitope discovery based on the use of high-throughput antibody screening for rational vaccine design.
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The 2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BIOCOMP’08)

The 2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BIOCOMP’08)

July 14-17, 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada USA)

WORLDCOMP’08 is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. Many of the joint conferences in WORLDCOMP are the premier conferences for presentation of advances in their respective fields (for the complete list of the
25 joint conferences Click Here).

XXIV International Congress – Cytometry in the Age of Systems Biology

XXIV International Congress – Cytometry in the Age of Systems Biology

International Society for Analytical Cytology (ISAC)

May 17-21, 2008
Budapest Sportarena
Budapest, Hungary

The 2008 Congress will highlight the most important current hardware and software advances in all areas of cytometry, including measurements of properties of whole cells (whether in flow or on a substrate) and analysis of subcellular patterns (whether for adherent cells or cells in suspension). A major emphasis will be placed on the critical role cytometry is playing in the growing field of systems biology, which seeks a comprehensive understanding of the behavior of biological processes at all levels.

A highlight of the Congresses is the impressive set of exhibitions by both new and established companies. Attendees can learn first-hand about the most recent instruments and software. The atmosphere at the meeting is very conducive to discussions among participants and facilitates cross-fertilization between flow and imaging approaches to cell analysis. The Congress also presents a number of formal educational opportunities, including short courses, tutorials and workshops.

Research Education Grants for Statistical Training in the Genetics of Addiction (R25)

Research Education Grants for Statistical Training in the Genetics of Addiction (R25)

Key Dates:
Release/Posted Date: January 28, 2008
Opening Date: February 18, 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to Grants.gov)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): Not required.
NOTE: On time submission requires that applications be successfully submitted to Grants.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (of the applicant institution/organization).
Application Submission/Receipt Date(s): March 18, 2008, March 17, 2009, March 17, 2010
Peer Review Date(s): June 2008, June 2009, June 2010
Council Review Date(s): August 2008, August 2009, August 2010
Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s): September 2008, September 2009, September 2010
Additional Information To Be Available Date (Activation Date): Not Applicable
Expiration Date: March 18, 2010

Purpose. This FOA invites applications focused on research education for the development and testing of new statistical models to address genetics-based research problems in addiction. Applicants are expected to propose a well-integrated research education and training program in statistical models or computational methods in genetics for undergraduate, graduate, and/or postdoctoral level students. Since this is a novel program, participants may be supported for as long as five years, however shorter durations of funding of some individual participants are encouraged. Achieving the capacity of the institution to address the identified research area(s) is an additional goal of this award. During this award, institutions will be expected to implement strategies for enhancing research infrastructure and capacity building at their institution and in collaborative activities.

XX International Congress of Genetics

XX International Congress of Genetics
Genetics – Understanding Living Systems

July 12-17, 2008

International Congress Centrum (ICC)
Berlin, Germany

Genomics, the study of complete genomes, has revolutionized genetic research. Complete and annotated genome sequences and comprehensive maps of polymorphism are available for many model organisms, including the genomes of man and our closest relative, the chimpanzee. Genome architectures and structure-function relationships of complex macromolecular assemblies are being elucidated in ever greater depth. Genome-wide transcriptome and proteome analyses are widely available. Powerful technologies are at hand to generate both heritable and transient genetic perturbations. Importantly, comparative genomics provides deep insights into evolutionary mechanisms underlying genetic variation, adaptation and speciation. Genomic polymorphisms among humans reveal a rich picture of our recent evolutionary history as well as the genetic, epigenetic and environmental contributions to disease risk.

Natural Genetic Engineering and Natural Genome Editing

Natural Genetic Engineering and Natural Genome Editing Symposium

July 3-6, 2008
Salzburg, Austria

This symposium assembles experts from different fields to discuss a new understanding of code- generating and genome-formatting factors based on the knowledge of key features of natural genetic engineering and on the evolutionary role of viruses. This should lead to new insights in evolution, development, health and disease and yield an appropriate framework to examine key processes of natural-genome-editing in general and in detail.

The symposium will be limited to 50 participants to guarantee a high throughput of informational and discourse dynamics.

American College of Medical Genetics – 15th Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting

American College of Medical Genetics – 15th Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting

March 12-16, 2008
Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix Convention Center & Hyatt Regency Phoenix

The ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is relevant to professionals in medical and clinical genetics who are providing comprehensive diagnostic, management and genetic counseling services for patients with, or at risk for, genetically influenced health problems; laboratory directors and technicians providing genetic testing; researchers involved in the discovery of genetic disorders and treatments; and all other healthcare and public health professionals with an interest in the rapidly evolving field of medical genetics and its integration into healthcare. The Program Committee has developed an exceptional program that includes plenary and invited sessions presented by world-renowned physicians, scientists and genetic counselors, along with platform and poster presentations of selected submitted abstracts, and an exhibit hall featuring products and services utilized by genetics professionals in their practice and continuing education.