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VBI Oomycete Genomics Workshop Series -Virginia Bioinformatics Institute - November 11-19, 2010 - Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
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Oomycete Bioinformatics Training Workshop
11-12 November, 2010

The bioinformatics workshop will be dedicated to presentations on structural genomics and functional genomics, use of the Gene Ontology, and resources and tools for annotation and analysis of oomycete genomic sequences. Registration fee: $50 for everyone.

Laboratory Short Course on Effector-Lipid Interactions
11-13 November, 2010

This hands-on course, which will be restricted to eight participants, will teach basic methods in effector-lipid interactions, including lipid blot and liposome binding assays, as described in the recent paper by Kale et al (Cell, 142(2), 284-295, 2010). This course will include both oomycete and fungal effectors.

No registration fee.

Since the number of places is limited, an application similar to that for travel support is REQUIRED. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2010. Applicants will be notified by October 8, 2010.

Saprolegnia parasitica Genome Annotation Jamboree
15-19 November, 2010

The Saprolegnia parasitica Annotation Jamboree, held in association with the Broad Institute, will follow immediately on November 15-19, 2010. This will include presentations on the biology of S. parasitica, genomic resources available to date, tools for sequence annotation and analysis. Participants will then break into groups reflecting relevant subject areas for several days of manual annotation. No registration fee.

Deadline for travel fellowships is September 30, 2010. Applicants will be notified by October 8, 2010.

For More Information Contact:
Maureen Lawrence-Kuether
Administrative Support Specialist
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Washington Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0477

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