Christoph Grevelding Christoph.Grevelding at vetmed.uni-giessen.de
Wed Apr 6 09:43:38 EST 2005

Hi everbody,
sorry for the delay in sending messages to the newsgroup. Due to a new 
position at another university, my address changed and it took some time to 
reorganize everything. The following messages were sent by David Johnston:

>SUBJECT: 2005 Schistosome Genome Network Meeting - open invitation
>Open Invitation - 2005 Schistosoma and Filarial Genome Network Meeting
>Parasitology and International Programs Branch, NIAID,
>6610 Rockledge,
>Rockville, MD, USA
>1-2 September 2005
>Dear Colleagues,
>A Joint Filarial/Schistosome Genome Meeting sponsored by the Parasitology
>and International Programs Branch, DMID, NIAID and UNICEF/ UNDP / World
>Bank/ WHO special programme in Tropical Disease Research will be held in
>Rockville, Maryland, USA from 1-2 September 2005. Limited funds to support
>travel and room and board during the meeting are available and intended
>primarily for participants from Disease Endemic Countries.
>The meeting will start in the morning of the 1st of September and end late
>afternoon September 2nd.
>Those who wish to attend should contact Philip T. LoVerde, Co-ordinator for
>the Schistosome Genome Network as soon as possible at loverde at buffalo.edu.
>As funds are limited, all of the interested parties, especially those from
>developed countries, are requested to pay for their own travel costs.
>International flights are available directly to the Washington, DC area via
>three airports, Reagan National, Dulles, and BWI.
>We expect to accommodate as many applicants as possible and look forward to
>a very fruitful and exciting meeting.
>P.T. LoVerde
>D. A. Johnston
>Schistosome Genome Network
>SUBJECT: Schistosoma Genome Database Release 1
>Dear Colleagues,
>The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Pathogen Sequencing Unit is pleased to
>annouce the first release of the Schistosoma Genome Database, available at:
>The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Pathogen Sequencing Unit, in
>collaboration with The Institute for Genomic Research, has undertaken whole
>genome sequencing of S. mansoni. This sequencing effort has currently
>achieved >6X coverage of the estimated 270Mb genome, and preliminary
>assembly has been performed by Zemin Ning from the High Performance
>Assembly group at the Sanger Institute.
>To ensure that the genome is made available to the community at the
>earliest opportunity, the results of initial automatic annotation of the
>Sanger assembly, along with automatic annotation of all of the publicly
>available ESTs sequences, have now been made available through the GeneDB
>database system. This analysis was performed at the Sanger Institute by Dr.
>Peter Ashton of the Schistosomiasis Research Group at the University of York.
>D A Johnston
>WHO Schistosome Genome Network
>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.
>Tel: 020-7942-5566 office /5008 lab
>Fax: 020-7942-5347
>(from outside the UK: 44-20-7942 ****)
>eMail daj at nhm.ac.uk
>The Biomedical Parasitology Division is a WHO Collaborating Centre for the
>identification of schistosomes and their snail hosts.

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