Beyond the Genome: International Conference Brings Together Leading Researchers and Industry Representatives
News Mar 17, 2010
The conference, organised by BioMed Central, marks Genome Biology’s 10th anniversary and the recent launch of its sister journal Genome Medicine. Delegates will gather to review progress in key areas of post-genomic research in biology and medicine and to chart future developments, including the Human Microbiome Project and the resequencing of matched tumour and normal genomes from specific types of cancers.
At the conference, internationally renowned researchers will deliver cutting edge presentations and present their latest findings. Speakers include:
• Elaine Mardis, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
• Steven Salzberg, University of Maryland
• Chris Ponting, University of Oxford
• Rob Knight, University of Colorado
The event is taking place between 11-13 October 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Media passes for the conference are available on request.
The Ancient Behaviour of Sleep, Conserved Throughout EvolutionNews
The finding that jellyfish sleep implies that sleep is an ancient behavior, largely untouched by millennia of evolution.READ MORE
Gene Immunotherapy Approach Prevents and Reverses Symptoms of Multiple SclerosisNews
Researchers used a viral vector to deliver a gene encoding a myelin sheath protein to the liver, thereby inducing robust and durable immune tolerance in mice by preventing T cells from attacking the myelin sheath.READ MORE
Genetic Code of Neuronal Communication Determines Cell TypeNews
The findings should help scientists sort out the bewildering array of neurons that are intertwined in the brain.READ MORE