Arabidopsis genomics conference at Cold Spring Harbor in December

Mike Cherry cherry at genome.Stanford.EDU
Wed Sep 10 20:06:52 EST 1997


The following was posted to the bionet.genome.gene-structure newsgroup
but is certainly of interest to the Arabidopsis group.
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1997 Biotechnology Conference at Cold Spring Harbor

THE ARABIDOPSIS GENOME: FROM SEQUENCE TO FUNCTION
December 11th - 14th, 1997

Abstract Deadline: October 31st, 1997

Arranged by:
Mike Bevan, The John Innes Centre, UK
Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Speakers/Discussion leaders include:
Mary Anderson, University of Nottingham, UK
Fred Ausubel, Harvard Medical School
David Bouchez, INRA Versailles, France
Mike Cherry, Stanford University
Joanne Chory, The Salk Institute
George Coupland, The John Innes Centre, UK
Steve Dellaporta, Yale University
Nina Federoff, Penn State University
Ken Feldmann, University of Arizona, Tucson
Jonathan Jones, The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Dick McCombie, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Steve Rounsley, The Institute of Genomic Research
Satoshi Tabata, Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for the first Cold
Spring Harbor winter biotechnology conference on Arabidopsis thaliana
genomics which is to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from the
evening of Thursday December 11th till after lunch on Sunday December
14th, 1997.  The goal of this meeting is to review technologies and
progress in Arabidopsis genome sequencing, mutagenesis and
bioinformatics in order to establish a framework programme aimed at
large scale systematic search for the function of Arabidopsis
genes. The following issues will be examined:

   Genome sequencing
   EST and cDNA sequencing
   State of the art positional cloning
   Large-scale gene disruption using transposons
   T-DNA mutagenesis strategies
   Novel techniques for gene disruption studies
   Methods for studying gene expression patterns
   Bioinformatics tools & databases
   Annotation of genes
   Comparative plant genomics
   Applications to crop plants

Six oral sessions, one poster session and a gene annotation workshop
are planned. Apart from invited speakers, we expect about 4-5 speakers
per session will be selected on the basis of the submitted
abstracts. We strongly encourage submission of the latest results by
both young and established researchers in the field.

Abstract Deadline: October 31st, 1997

Please note that attendance is limited to a maximum of 175
participants.  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory encourages you to
register and submit abstracts by email or online via the World Wide
Web at http://www.cshl.org/meetings/. Further information is also
available from:

Meetings & Courses Office
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
meetings at cshl.org
516 367 8346
Fax 516 367 8845
General info: http://www.cshl.org/meetings/






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