Post-Genomics Blog

Forging a connection between research and clinical applications.

MULTIPLEXED GENOMICS TOOLS: TARGETING THE MISSING LINKS BETWEEN HEALTH AND DISEASE

MULTIPLEXED GENOMICS TOOLS:
TARGETING THE MISSING LINKS BETWEEN HEALTH AND DISEASE

September 22-23, 2008
Rhode Island Convention Center • Providence, RI

Completing the sequence of human and other genomes will soon elucidate the precise location and base sequence of every gene in a reference genome. This reference allows for rapid characterization of polymorphisms across populations. It also enables molecular fingerprinting technologies to permit identification of the precursors and consequences of normal and pathological changes in gene expression. The challenge facing current biological research is effective matching of the tool to the target. Learn from seasoned and savvy researchers who share their experience and of challenges piecing together the biological puzzle of health and disease at Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 4th Annual Genomic Tools: Targeting the Missing Links between Health and Disease.

Functional Characterization of Genetic Variants and Interactions: The Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (R21)

Department of Health and Human Services

Functional Characterization of Genetic Variants and Interactions: The Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (R21)

Key Dates
Release/Posted Date: April 24, 2008
Opening Date: September 17, 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to Grants.gov)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): September 17, 2008
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 Due Date(s): October 17, 2008
Peer Review Date(s): January/February 2009
Council Review Date(s): May 2009
Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s): July 2009

Purpose. The National Institute on Drug Abuse on behalf of the NIH Genes, Environment and Health Initiative encourages functional characterization of genetic variants that have been statistically nominated to be associated with a particular outcome through common, complex disease gene discovery approaches, such as genome-wide association studies, candidate gene approaches, or sequencing studies. This FOA supports research relating genetic variation to biological mechanism, or disease causality. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, relatively low throughput approaches (e.g. transgenic mouse approaches) to test some of the most promising variants for changes in function; or exploit high-throughput tests (e.g. yeast, C. elegans, cell culture systems, or computational approaches) to look at different aspects of variant function.


Molecular Genetics of Bacteria & Phages

Molecular Genetics of Bacteria & Phages
Fifty-ninth Meeting

August 20 – 24, 2008
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The specific goal of this meeting is to bring together a group of scientists studying diverse aspects of prokaryotic biology using the tools of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and structure analysis. The meeting is intended to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances. We encourage the submission of abstracts covering diverse topics and under-repesented organisms and particularly encourage junior investigators to present their results at the meeting.

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