The Drosophila Research Conference (March 7-11, 2012), hotel reservation deadline
for the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
is Friday, February 10, 2012. Reserve your room now before the deadline!
Space is still available
for two optional events
at the Drosophila Research Conference (see below).
Attendance at both events is
limited, so sign up now!
- Learn from journal editors about the ins and outs of getting your articles published. Attend the Publishers’ Breakfast on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 7:15-8:30 a.m., led by editors of the GSA journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics.
- Staff from the FASEB Office of Public Affairs will clue you in on the latest US policy and legislative news affecting science and explain how you can be a science advocate at the Advocacy Lunch on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. There is a nominal fee for the Advocacy Lunch.
Abstract submission opens on
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 for the
10th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics,
June 20-24, 2012 in Madison, WI. Updated information about this conference, including the preliminary program, is posted at the conference website.
Abstract submission for the
Model Organisms to Human Biology – Cancer Genetics Conference,
June 17-20, 2012 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in
Washington, DC opens on Thursday, February 16, 2012. MOHB – Cancer Genetics offers a
jam-packed program designed to connect basic scientists studying cancer relevant
biology in model organisms with investigators studying human cancer. Keynoters are Angelika Amon (MIT), Eric Lander (Broad Inst) and Bert Vogelstein (Johns Hopkins Univ). See the MOHB website for more information.
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G3 publishes high-quality foundational research, particularly research
that generates useful genetic and genomic information such as genome maps, single gene studies, sequence of novel species, genome-wide association and QTL studies, as well as mutant screens and advances in methods and technology.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
(OLAW) released a new
factsheet to assist applicants in completing the
Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) of grant applications. It
highlights five points that must be covered when submitting an NIH application, contract proposal, or cooperative agreement involving the use of vertebrate animals.
NIH posted a report summarizing comments in response to the request for information to help inform the deliberations of the
Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director. NIH received input from more than 200 commenters who wrote that supply and demand; characteristics of PhD, postdoctoral, and clinical research training; and appeal of a career in biomedical research were the most important issues for NIH to address.
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released its
annual report to Congress,
Federal Funding for Biomedical & Related Life Sciences Research, FY 2013. The report makes
funding recommendations for five key agencies: the NIH; National Science Foundation (NSF); Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science; Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
It outlines FASEB’s research funding goals for the next fiscal year and will be sent to members of Congress and senior officials in the Obama administration.
Other Meetings of Interest
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has announced its
Science Research Conferences. Thirty-six conferences on a wide variety of topics in venues across the
United States and Europe are offered from May through September. For more information, see the
The theme of
Human Genome Meeting 2012, March 11-14, 2012
in Sydney, Australia is “Genetics and Genomics in Personalised Medicine.”
Online registrations will be accepted until March 6, 2012.
Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics
(APHMG) will hold its 18th Annual Workshop and Special Interest Groups Meeting,
May 2-4, 2012 at the Miramonte Resort in
Indian Wells, CA. Anyone involved in medical and human genetics education and training is invited to attend.
Early registration and hotel reservation deadline:
March 23, 2012.
2012 C. elegans Neurobiology Meeting
will be held as part of the EMBO Conference Series on
C. elegans Biology at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in
Heidelberg, Germany, June 14 – 17, 2012. For speakers and the preliminary program, see the link above.
Deadline for online registration:
March 29, 2012.
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