[Bioclusters] Sept. 1 cut off date for registrations for Livestock genomes: sequence annotation and informatics challenges

David Adelson bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Thu, 28 Aug 2003 07:53:41 -0500

Meeting Announcement and Description (see below and our web page=20

Sept. 1 is the cut off date for registrations for the meeting entitled:=20=

"Livestock genomes: sequence annotation and informatics challenges". =20
Please e-mail your details prior to Sept. 1.

Registration: US$50.00, payable by US$ check or cash.  This grants you=20=

access to the sessions, and for the first 150 registrants, lodging and=20=

meals at the Del Lago Resort.   Registrants are expected to pay their=20
own travel, but it may be possible to reimburse some travel costs,=20
depending on final funding support for the meeting.=A0

Program Information:=A0Dave Adelson=A0(david.adelson@tamu.edu)=A0Ph: + 1 =
845 2616 FAX: +1 979 845 6970.=A0

Registration:=A0Carla Dileo=A0(carla-dileo@ansc.tamu.edu)Ph: +1 979 845=20=

2616 FAX: +1 979 845 6970.
see our website:  http://genomes.tamu.edu for updated list of speakers=20=

and program.
Meeting Announcement and Description (see our web page=20

Texas A&M University and Baylor College of Medicine wish to announce a=20=

symposium titled =93Livestock genomes: sequence annotation and=20
informatics challenges=94 for dialog between the livestock research=20
community, publicly funded genome project researchers, livestock=20
industry representatives and public funding bodies to discuss livestock=20=

genome sequencing projects and annotation strategies for livestock=20
genomes.=A0The symposium will be held at the Del Lago Resort and=20
Conference Center on Lake Conroe, between College Station and Houston=20
Texas, October 5-7, 2003.=A0We expect to have room for 150 participants.

The human genome has been completely sequenced, ushering out the era of=20=

the Human Genome Project and ushering in the era of comparative genome=20=

analysis.=A0While the mouse and rat genomes have been sequenced and are=20=

providing a wealth of biological data, to date, no genome of an=20
agricultural organism of major importance has been sequenced.=A0This=20
situation is about to change, with the upcoming sequencing of the=20
chicken and bovine genomes and of other smaller animal genomes of=20
economic importance, such as the honeybee.=A0The expectation of taking=20=

full advantage of genome data by integrating it into organismal biology=20=

is a big challenge for agricultural and other life scientists.=A0This=20
challenge has to be met at several levels: the research community needs=20=

to learn from human and rodent genome researchers in order to adopt=20
genome data and curate it, industry needs to understand the potential=20
applications and eventual outcomes that will stem from genome data, and=20=

funding bodies must commit appropriate resources for data warehousing=20
and data analysis.

The symposium, which will include a mixture of formal presentations and=20=

workshops.=A0Participants will include genome researchers from around =
world, funding agency administrators and livestock industry=20
stakeholders. The timing of the meeting is shortly after the USDA=20
budget announcement and NIH decisions on the future of genome=20
sequencing centers.=A0With these funding decisions known, this symposium=20=

will provide the venue for useful discussions between researchers,=20
funding bodies and industry stakeholders.=A0Furthermore, this meeting=20
will provide an exciting opportunity for livestock genome researchers=20
and human and model organism genome researchers to interact and build=20
mutually beneficial collaborations.