Important reminder

David Johnston daj at nhm.ac.uk
Wed Jan 26 04:06:49 EST 2000


Schisto Genome Sequencing Application - REMINDER

Dear Collegues,

thank you for your enthusiastic support for the forthcoming application to
NIH for funds to initiate genome sequencing for S. mansoni. If you have not
already done so, please could I urge you to fax letters of support to Dr
Cummings at TIGR (301-838-0208) as the application will be submitted very
soon. A template is supplied below.

Thank you, once again.

David
David A. Johnston,
Secretary to the WHO Schistosoma Genome Network,
Biomedical Parasitology Division,
Dept. of Zoology,
The Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, England, UK.


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Dr. Leda Cummings				DATE
The Institute for Genomic Research
9712 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Dear Dr. Cummings:

	I enthusiastically support your grant application to initiate
sequencing of the genome of Schistosoma mansoni. The schistosomiasis field
has been hampered by the lack of a genetic foundation for many studies. The
promise of genetic information that will contribute to new gene discovery,
genome organization, identification of microsatellite markers and markers
every 20,000 base pairs is exciting and important. This information will
help me in my own research which is Š [eg. Vaccine development,
identification of signaling pathways, regulation of gene expression,
pathogenicity, population structure, population genetics etc.].

	I look forward to the time when the sequence of the entire genome
will be available to the research community.


						Sincerely,

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David A. Johnston,
Secretary to the WHO Schistosoma Genome Network,
Biomedical Parasitology Division,
Dept. of Zoology,
The Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, England, UK.

***PLEASE NOTE NEW PHONE / FAX NUMBERS***

Tel: 020-7942-5566
Fax: 020-7942-5566 / 5518 / 5054
(from outside the UK: 44-20-7942 ****)

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identification of schistosomes and their snail hosts.







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