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1997 Santa Fe Highlights
Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Comes of Age
JGI and Bermuda Quality Sequence
Grants Awarded for JGI Collaboration
JGI Sequencing Clones
Sequencing at NIH NHGRI
Data Surge Challenges Informaticists
Genome Annotation: Informatics Advances Needed for Age of Functional Genomics
ELSI: Rapid Progress Accelerates Societal Impact of Genome Research
1999 DOE HGP Meeting Set for California
Human Genome Project Administration
New 5-Year Goals, Project Midpoint
DOE, NIH Discuss Informatics
JASON Group Review
BER Genome Instrumentation Research
In the News
Private-Sector Sequencing Plan
Bang for the Buck: Government-Backed Research Underpins Potentially High Payoff Ventures
Palmisano Joins DOE OBER
DNA Files series to be on NPR
HUGO Addresses Sample Collection
Sickle Cell Mice May Lead to New Treatments
TIGR Sequencing 6 More Microbes
Tuberculosis Microbe Sequenced
C. Elegans Sequencing Nears Finish
HGMIS Website Restructured
cDNA Cloning Workshop Identifies Critical Issues
Survey Identifies Growing Need for Synchrotron Analyses
Report on Functional Consequences of Gene Expression
Book on Tuskegee Conference
Book Focuses on Biomarker Implications, Conference Proceedings
Genome Analysis Protocol Handbook
Software and the Internet
Mouse Genome Informatics Release 2.0
New System Identifies Polymorphisms
DOE Supports Web Site for 1997 AAAS Genome Symposium
Expressed Human Genome Database
NHGRI Initiates Mailing List
U.S. Genome Research Funding
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
Genome and Biotechnology Meetings
Training Courses and Workshops
HGN archives and subscriptions
HGP Information home
U.S. Genome Research Funding
Investigators wishing to apply for funding are urged to discuss projects with agency staff before submitting proposals.
DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research Human Genome Program
Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships
Research opportunities in energy-related life, biomedical, and environmental sciences, including human and microbial genomes, global change, and supporting disciplines.
- Next deadline: January 1999
- Contact: Barbara Dorsey, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (423/576-9975, Fax: /241-5220; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Computational Molecular Biology Postdoctoral Fellowships
Topic: Support career transitions into computational molecular biology from other scientific fields. Funded by DOE and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to give young scientists an intensive 2-year postdoctoral opportunity in an appropriate molecular biology laboratory.
- Next deadline: January 18, 1999
- Contact: Christine Trance; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; 630 Fifth Ave., Ste.2550; New York, NY 10111 (212/649-1649, Fax: /757-5117, email@example.com)
NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
Small Business Innovation Research Grants
DOE and NIH invite small business firms (under 500 employees) to submit grant applications addressing the human genome topic. The two agencies also support the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program to foster transfers between research institutions and small businesses.
SBIR/STTR conferences: Nov. 3-5, 1998, Boston, MA (360/683-5742, http://www.zyn.com/sbir). For regional conferences, see Web site.
- DOE SBIR/STTR Office: 301/903-1414 or -0569, Fax: -5488, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOE solicitations released in early October for STTR and early December for SBIR. SBIR, http://sbir.er.doe.gov/sbir
- Bettie Graham (see contact, NHGRI). NIH SBIR due April 15, August 15, and December 15. STTR, April 1, August 1, and December 1
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