7th Genome Meeting Update

Anthony V Palumbo palumboav at ornl.gov
Fri Oct 1 06:55:52 EST 1999

The DEADLINE for  abstract submission, for the  7th Genome meeting  has
been extended
until October 10th 1999.


There is also still a reduced registration fee available until October

Registration is available at


A total of 36 STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS have been made and if
registrations and funding permit a second round of awards will be made
October 10th.

Detailed information concerning the meeting can be found at:


This will be the seventh in a series of meetings on the sequence
and function of small bacterial genomes. The conference is the
continuation of the American Society  for Microbiology (ASM)
conference series on Small Genomes, which originated in 1992
and was last held in Lake Arrowhead, California, in 1998.

This conference will primarily focus on recent advances in
functional genomics as well as DNA sequencing and sequence
comparative analysis. The conference will especially emphasize
studies (1) exploring genome sequence information to understand
various biological processes through experiments and (2) defining
gene functions and regulatory networks. We hope that the conference
will help in identifying research gaps, problems, challenges, and
trends in microbial genomics from the viewpoints of genetics,
biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, and ecology. In addition,
to train the next generation of genomic scientists, the conference
will provide partial support to selected graduate students, postdocs,
and young faculty to attend this conference.

This meeting is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Energy ant the
Office of Naval Research, and the National Science Foundation and there
will be partial support for attendance for a limited numbers of
students, postdoctoral
associates, and junior faculty.

This meeting will feature invited talks and contributed posters.

Meeting Topics Include:

I.    Microbial genome sequencing, microbial diversity, and microbial
      genome programs
II.   Bioinformatics and functional genomics
III.  Genomic technology and functional genomics
IV.   Genetic and biochemical technology for defining gene functions
V.    Cellular processes, regulatory networks, and evolution
VI.   Systematic functional analysis of genome sequences
VII.  Applied functional genomics

Organizing Committee:
  Dr. Jizhong Zhou, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  Dr. Jeffrey H. Miller, University of California, Los  Angeles
  Dr. George Weinstock, University of Texas at  Houston
  Dr. Jennie Hunter-Cevera, Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory
  Dr. Richard Mural, Oak Ridge National  Laboratory
  Dr. Monica Riley, The Marine Biological Laboratory
  Dr. Elisabeth Raleigh, New England Biolabs Inc.
  Dr. Anthony V. Palumbo, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

If you need a registration form faxed to you, please contact:
Kim Smith, 423/576-4860 (phone), smithky at ornl.gov (email)
These completed forms should be returned via fax to 423/576-8646,
ATTN: Kim Smith.

For check payment, please make checks payable to: "7th Conference on

Mail checks to:
  Kim Y. Smith
  ORNL, P.O. Box 2008
  Bldg. 1505, MS-6038, Room 326
  Bethel Valley Road
  Oak Ridge, TN  37831-6038

Thank you.

Anthony V. Palumbo and Jizhong Zhou for the organizing committee.

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