Next Week: Genomes, Medicine and the Environment Conference

By Stephanie Sides

San Diego, CA, October 10, 2006-- Be sure to join Calit2 colleagues and the CAMERA team at next week’s Genomes, Medicine, and Environment Conference October 16-18 at the Hilton Head (SC) Marriott Beach and Golf Resort. This conference will explore the role of genomics in redefining the frontiers of science, including genomic medicine, environmental genomics, and synthetic biology. It is chaired by Calit2 director and CAMERA  PI Larry Smarr, president of the eponymous institute J. Craig Venter, and vice president for research at The Institute for Genomic Research Eric Eisenstadt.

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The intensive program features sessions on marine microbial genomics, human genomic medicine, infectious disease, environmental genomics, synthetic biology, where genomics and evolutionary biology meet, genomic perspectives for the marine environment, and a discussion of where the “discipline” goes from here.

In particular, don’t miss the session Monday 4:00-5:30PM on emerging genomic technologies led by Smarr with participation by Paul Gilna, CAMERA executive director; Mark Ellisman, professor of Neuroscience at UCSD; and Sebastian Maerkl, Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher. This session is followed by the conference poster session with nearly 50 exhibits.

Several hundred attendees are expected.

Complimentary press passes are offered to journalists assigned to cover the conference.