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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Wellcome Trust to hold joint genome research conferences

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Wellcome Trust announce the establishment of a joint international scientific conference series to be held at Hinxton, UK.

The inaugural conference--Genome Informatics--will take place August 8-12, 2001. More than 250 scientists from the US, the UK, Europe, and Asia are scheduled to attend.

The conference is designed to bring bioinformatics researchers, computer scientists, and software engineers together for seminars and informal discussions focused on new approaches to gathering, analyzing, and displaying the vast amounts of data that are emerging from genome sequencing, DNA microarray, and other genome-related research.

The Joint Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust Conferences will be held at Hinxton Hall on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, twenty miles south of Cambridge, UK. Seminars will be held in the Francis Crick Auditorium.

The conferences will follow a format similar to traditional Cold Spring Harbor meetings, in that the majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit.

For more information, please visit the following website:

Journalists and other members of the media who wish to attend should call Peter Sherwood, Chief Science Correspondent, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (516-367-6947, US).

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