Arabidopsis genomics conference at Cold Spring Harbor in December

David_Stewart stewart at
Fri Sep 5 07:10:59 EST 1997

1997 Biotechnology Conference at Cold Spring Harbor

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 Further information is also available

Meetings & Courses Office
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
meetings at
516 367 8346
Fax 516 367 8845
General info:

posted by
David J. Stewart, Ph.D.,
Director, Meetings & Courses
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

More information about the Genstruc mailing list