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Molecular Biology Conferences 2012

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January 2012

January 4 – 6, 2012 Bionanotechnology III: from biomolecular assembly to applications
Cambridge, UK Further information
This meeting, the third in the series, brings together an international set of speakers who will discuss a broad range of topics in bionanotechnology from different perspectives and with different technical approaches.
Suggested reading: Nanotechnology in Water Treatment Applications

January 10 – 12, 2012 Frontiers in Biological Catalysis
Cambridge, UK Further information
Annual Symposium of the Biochemical Society. The symposium places great emphasis on the role of catalysis in key biological processes, ranging from signalling, apoptosis, respiration and photosynthesis, to antibiotic synthesis and related secondary metabolism. The meeting will seek to emphasise the detailed/unique information emerging from reductionist approaches, and how to integrate with high-throughput approaches characteristic of the systems biology era. Reductionist approaches are particularly powerful when applied in a multidisciplinary setting, and there is the need to transcend the inherent limits of individual disciplines (e.g. crystallography, molecular modelling) to provide state-of-the-art dynamic insight into enzyme function.
Suggested reading: Molecular Biology Books

January 17 – 22, 2012 Epigenomics
Keystone, CO, USA Further information
Keystone Symposium. This meeting will highlight recent advances in the application of genomics techniques to the study of epigenetics.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual

January 20 – 22, 2012 RNA-UK 2012
Bowness-on-Windermere, UK Further information
RNA-UK is a biannual meeting that focuses on the increasingly important functions of RNA. The meeting will focus on current research on RNA processing, RNA-mediated gene regulation, RNA localisation, RNA stability/decay, RNA function and RNA structure.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual

February 2012

February 2 – 3, 2012 Cell Culture 2012
San Diego, CA, USA Further information
Select Biosciences Conference

February 2 – 3, 2012 Circulating Tumor Cells 2012
San Diego, CA, USA Further information
Select Biosciences Conference

February 2 – 3, 2012 Stemcells 2012
San Diego, CA, USA Further information
Select Biosciences Conference

February 4 – 7, 2012 International Conference Molecular Ecology
Vienna, Austria Further information
The International Conference Molecular Ecology will cover the recent advances in following research areas: Population and Landscape Genetics; Molecular Tools in Ecology; Genetic Analysis of Populations; Genetic Variation and Diversity; Molecular Evolution; Phylogenetics and Phylogeography; Molecular Approaches to Behavioral Ecology; Conservation Genetics & Genomics; Applied Molecular Ecology.
Suggested reading:   Metagenomics   Environmental Microbiology   Environmental Microbiology books

February 7 – 12, 2012 Gene Silencing by Small RNAs
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Further information
Keystone Symposium. The impact of small non-coding RNAs has profoundly touched the fields of development and cell biology, functional genomics, human disease and drug therapy. This mode of gene regulation is not restricted to eukaryotes; bacteria utilize small RNAs, notably those made from CRISPR loci that silence the expression of bacteriophages, transposons and plasmids.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual   Viruses and Interferon

February 8 – 11, 2012 International Conference on Molecular Mapping and Marker Assisted Selection
Vienna, Austria Further information
Covers the recent advances in following research areas: Plant Genome Organization and Analysis; Genome Based Mapping; Quantitative Trait Loci; Molecular Markers; Marker Assisted Selection/Breeding; Reverse Genetics and Mutants Technologies; Emerging Technologies: Zinc Finger Nucleases and Gene Targeting
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books   PCR books   Genomics books

February 10 – 12, 2012 The Future of Evo-devo-Genomes in Context: Systems, Populations and Environment
Portland OR, USA Further information
This symposium is intended to influence the future of the field of Evo-devo as genomic data becomes increasingly available and integration of biological systems from molecular biology to population genetics becomes a reality. We have deliberately capped registration for this symposium in order to facilitate a more intimate environment and to encourage free discussion between attendees and speakers. As such, if you are interested in attending, please register early to ensure that you will join us as we discuss the future of evolution, development and genomics.
Suggested reading:   Genomics books

February 16 – 18, 2012 Omics and Personalised Health
Heidelberg, Germany Further information
The use of experimental models for understanding functional effects of genetic and phenotypic variation, prognostic prediction modeling, new genome-based diagnostics and treatments, and the interdependence of these issues with health care policies. In addition, a major objective of this conference is to establish cross-disciplinary communication that does not currently exist. The conference brings together scientists who study complex, health-relevant phenotypes with systems approaches. It fosters communication between scientist and those integrating these advances into health care policy.
Suggested reading:   Genomics books

March 2012

March 4 – 7, 2012 Amoebiasis: Exploring the biology and the pathogenesis of entamoeba
Khajuraho, India Further information
EMBO Symposium. Amoebiasis 2012
Suggested reading: Essentials of Veterinary ParasitologyAnaerobic Parasitic Protozoa

March 4 – 7, 2012 US HUPO From Genes to Function
San Francisco, CA, USA Further information
The 8th Annual Conference US HUPO From Genes to Function
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

March 6 – 8, 2012 VIZBI 2012 Visualizing Biological Data
Heidelberg, Germany Further information
VIZBI 2012, the 3rd international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data. VIZBI brings together scientists, illustrators, and designers actively using or developing computational visualization to study a diverse range of biological data.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books   PCR books

March 12 – 13, 2012 2nd Annual International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology (BIOTECH 2012)
Bangkok, Thailand Further information
This multi-disciplinary conference aims to provide a challenging forum and vibrant opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to share their original research results and practical development experiences on specific new challenges and emerging issues.
Suggested reading:   Microbiology Books   Molecular Biology books

March 12 – 13, 2012 Bio-informatics and Computational Biology (BICB 2012)
Bangkok, Thailand Further information
The conference will feature original research in all areas of bio-informatics and computational biology, and covering the entire spectrum of underlying computational techniques in topics such as genome analysis sequence analysis, phylogenetics, analysis of high-throughput biological data, systems genetics, population analysis, as well as structural bioinformatics.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Phylogeny of Microorganisms   Microbial Population Genetics   Bioinformatics books

March 12 – 14, 2012 International Conference and Exhibition on Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine
Omaha, NE, USA Further information
NANO-2012 brings together an international mixture of large and medium pharmaceutical, health care, food technology, biotech and diagnostic companies, few of the research institutes to most of the leading universities; making the congress a perfect platform to share, experience, foster collaborations across industry and academia and evaluate emerging technology and engineering across the globe.
Suggested reading:   Nanotechnology in Water Treatment Applications   PCR books

March 13 – 14, 2012 2nd International Conference of the Flow Chemistry Society
Munich, Germany Further information
Select Biosciences Conference

March 13 – 14, 2012 ADME and Predictive Toxicology
Munich, Germany Further information
Select Biosciences Conference

March 13 – 14, 2012 Discovery Chemistry Congress
Munich, Germany Further information
Select Biosciences Conference

March 14 – 15, 2012 Perspectives in Clinical Proteomics Conference 2012
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. Perspectives in Clinical Proteomics is part of a series of open registration proteomics training workshops and a 2-day conference jointly sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

March 19 – 23, 2012 Addressing the Challenges of Drug Discovery. Novel Targets, New Chemical Space and Emerging Approaches
Tahoe City, CA, USA Further information
Keystone Symposium. This meeting will focus on challenges in drug discovery with an emphasis on novel biological targets, new chemical space and emerging organizational approaches to more effective translation.
Suggested reading:   Emerging Trends in Antibacterial Discovery

March 20 – 24, 2012 Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Conference. The conference is intended to foster cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and expertise between experimentalists and computational biologists interested in the organization and control of complex transcription networks in eukaryotes.
Suggested reading:   Bacterial Regulatory Networks   Systems Microbiology

March 21 – 24, 2012 Genomic Disorders 2012: The Genomics of Rare Diseases
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This year’s meeting will discuss the latest findings relating to the genomic basis of rare disorders, and the role of rare variants in common disease, as these can provide such powerful insights into human biology.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books   Genomics books

March 25 – 27, 2012 microRNA 2012: International Symposium
Sao Paulo, Brazil Further information
Covers various cover themes on microRNA research.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual   Viruses and Interferon

March 25 – 30, 2012 DNA Damage, Mutation and Cancer
Ventura, CA, USA Further information
GRC Gordon Research Conference. The 2012 conference on DNA Damage, Mutation, and Cancer is designed to address diverse research areas focused on DNA damage, mechanisms of mutagenesis and genetic instability, and the relationships between genetic instability and human cancer.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

March 27 – 29, 2012 RNAi 2012
Oxford, UK Further information
The 7th Annual Oxford RNAi Conference, RNAi2012, will address most aspects of biology and application of RNA interference, and welcomes proposals on endogenous and exogenous roles of small RNAs in gene regulation, health and disease.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual   Viruses and Interferon

March 28 – 29, 2012 Advances in Biodetection and Biosensors
Edinburgh, UK Further information
Select Biosciences Conference
Suggested reading:   Microbiology Books   Environmental Microbiology books

March 28 – 29, 2012 Advances in Microarray Technology
Edinburgh, UK Further information
Select Biosciences Conference
Suggested reading:   PCR Troubleshooting and Optimization   PCR books

March 28 – 29, 2012 Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress
Edinburgh, UK Further information
Select Biosciences Conference
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books   PCR books

March 28 – 29, 2012 Next Generation Sequencing Applications Asia
Singapore, Singapore Further information
Genomics/medical research institutes, universities, pharma and biotech companies, NGS system and other related solution providers discuss the latest sequencing technology updates and in-depth insights of current NGS technology applications in Asia Pacific region.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

March 28 – 29, 2012 Single Cell Analysis Europe
Edinburgh, UK Further information
Select Biosciences Conference
Suggested reading:   Microbiology Books

March 31 – April 5, 2012 Non-Coding RNAs
Snowbird, UT, USA Further information
Keystone Symposium. The goal of the Keystone Symposia meeting on Non-Coding RNAs is to highlight the similarities and differences in various model systems to better understand the role of long ncRNAs in the regulation of genomes.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual   Viruses and Interferon

April 2012

April 2 – 4, 2012 5th Internation Biocuration Conference (Biocuration2012)
Washington, DC, USA Further information
Opportunities to interact with groups interested in biocuration. This meeting will provide a forum for curators and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaboration, and foster a sense of community in this very active and growing area of research. Participants from academia, government, and industry interested in the methods and tools employed in curation of biological data are encouraged to attend.
Suggested reading: Microbiology BooksMolecular Biology booksBioinformatics books

April 10 – 12, 2012 Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Conference 2012
Bologna, Italy Further information
EMB2012 aims to explore the major advances, frontiers and applications of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology in the modern area of the knowledge-based bio and green economy. The conference will focus on the sustainable decontamination of polluted habitats, water resource purification and reuse, biofixation of climate change-inducing gases and the production of biobased chemicals, materials and fuels from biowaste or/and via the exploitation and management of novel microbes from non conventional or impacted habitats.
Suggested reading:   Metagenomics   Environmental Microbiology

April 15 – 24, 2012 Exome Sequencing
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This new, laboratory-based training course provides a comprehensive overview of exome sequencing, also known as pulldown, sequence capture and targeted sequencing.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books   PCR books   Bioinformatics books

April 19 – 19, 2012 Biotechnology Partnering Summit
Boston, MA, USA Further information
The Knowledge Foundation and Select Biosciences present a unique partnering and investing meeting designed for the diverse and growing biotechnology market. The Biotech Partnering Summit is designed to provide insight and answers to the investment and partnering strategies that have succeeded for others to help drive biotechnology innovations from concept to commercialization.
Suggested reading:   Genomics books

April 19 – 20, 2012 Genomics Research 2012
Boston, MA, USA Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Topics include RNAi and miRNA, Advances in qPCR, Epigenetics, Next Gen Sequencing, Genomic Biomarkers
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual

April 21 – 25, 2012 ASBMB Annual Meeting 2012. Experimental Biology
San Diego, CA, USA Further information
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Experimental Biology is an annual meeting comprised of 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and 30 guest societies. General fields of study include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, and pharmacology. EB 2012 is open to all members of the sponsoring and guest societies and nonmembers with interest in research and life sciences. The majority of scientists represent university and academic institutions as well as government agencies, non-profit organizations and private corporations.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

April 21 – 27, 2012 Analysis of small non-coding RNAs
Heidelberg, Germany Further information
EMBO Practical Course. Analysis of small non-coding RNAs: From massively parallel sequencing to in-situ hybridization, from discovery to validation
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual

April 23 – 24, 2012 Flow Chemistry Congress
Boston, MA, USA Further information
Select Biosciences Conference.

April 23 – 27, 2012 Epigenetics, Chromatin and Transcription
Suzhou, China Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics

April 23 – 27, 2012 Joint EMBL-EBI-Wellcome Trust Course: In silico Systems Biology
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This joint EMBL-EBI-Wellcome Trust course will combine lectures and led discussions to identify the key challenges, opportunities and bottlenecks, with practical sessions on network analysis and network-based modelling.
Suggested reading:   Systems Microbiology

April 24 – 27, 2012 Antigen presentation and processing
Amsterdam, The Netherlands Further information
EMBO Workshop.
Suggested reading:   Vaccine Design

April 29 – May 10, 2012 Computational molecular evolution
Heraklion, Greece Further information
EMBO Practical Course.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Phylogeny of Microorganisms

April 30 – May 3, 2012 34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemical
New Orleans, LA, USA Further information
SIM Meeting.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

April 30 – May 4, 2012 8th Annual PEGS 2012 – the Essential Protein Engineering Summit
Boston, MA, USA Further information
Topics span from discovery of new methods for protein expression and antibody engineering, to improved analytical techniques, and clinical results in the most promising areas of biotechnology.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

May 2012

May 1 – 2, 2012 RNAi, MicroRNAs 2012
Waltham, MA, USA Further information
International conference at the cutting edge of the life-science industry.
Suggested reading: Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene ExpressionEpigenetics: A Reference ManualViruses and Interferon

May 1 – 2, 2012 Single Cell Biology and Real-Time PCR 2012
Waltham, MA, USA Further information
International conference at the cutting edge of the life-science industry.
Suggested reading:   Quantitative Real-time PCR in Applied Microbiology   PCR books

May 1 – 2, 2012 Synthetic Biology, Biofuels and Green Chemistry
Waltham, MA, USA Further information
International conference at the cutting edge of the life-science industry.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

May 1 – 5, 2012 Molecular Chaperones and Stress Responses
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Conference. The meeting will feature advances in the areas of structure and mechanism of action of molecular chaperones; mechanisms of induction of the stress response; the role of chaperones in protein degradation, and chaperone function in disease, development and organellar homeostasis.
Suggested reading:   Stress Response in Microbiology   Bacterial Regulatory Networks   Systems Microbiology

May 4 – 6, 2012 World Congress on Biotechnology
Hyderabad, India Further information
Opportunities for researchers, industry practitioners, volunteers, students and fellow citizens to share their research experiences, research results, ideas, review of various aspects and practical development experiences on Bio tech, Informatics, and related fields.
Suggested reading:   Microbiology Books   Molecular Biology books   Bioinformatics books

May 6 – 10, 2012 Cellular organization and functions and their subversion by pathogens
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland Further information
EMBO Conference Series.
Suggested reading:   Bacterial Pathogenesis: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms

May 6 – 11, 2012 Genomic Epidemiology in Africa
Blantyre, Malawi Further information
Wellcome Trust. This course aims to describe the key aspects of population genetics and genome wide association studies (GWAS); participants will be able to perform analyses on their own data.
Suggested reading:   Microbiology Books   Virology books   Genomics books

May 7 – 9, 2012 Evolution in the genome era
Venice, Italy Further information
EMBO Workshop.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual

May 7 – 12, 2012 Proteomics, Interactomes
Stockholm, Sweden Further information
Keystone Symposium. This Keystone Symposia conference will bring together world-leading researchers in the burgeoning field of proteomics, which is the large-scale study of the expressed proteins in biological systems.
Suggested reading:   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual   Molecular Biology books

May 7 – 19, 2012 Bioinformatics and comparative genomes analyses
Napoli, Italy Further information
EMBO Workshop.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Phylogeny of Microorganisms

May 8 – 10, 2012 Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This new Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference will bring together leading scientists from the fields of microbiology, ecology, immunology, gastroenterology and paediatrics to discuss the latest developments in this fast developing field. Gut microflora play important roles in how we derive energy from our diet and how we store this energy. Recent studies have revealed the extraordinary complexity of the gut microbial ecology and its network connectivity to the metabolic regulation of important pathways in the host.
Suggested reading:   Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bifidobacteria   Bifidobacteria

May 8 – 12, 2012 The Biology Of Genomes
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Conference. The 2012 meeting will address DNA sequence variation and its role in molecular evolution, population genetics and complex diseases, comparative genomics, large-scale studies of gene and protein expression, and genomic approaches to ecological systems.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books   PCR books   Genomics books

May 10 – 11, 2012 Molecular Diagnostics Europe
London, UK Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Diagnostic Applications of Exosomes, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Disease Biomarkers, Circulating Tumour Cells
Suggested reading:   Microbiology Books   Molecular Biology books   Medical Microbiology books

May 13 – 18, 2012 Virus Discovery in the Clinical Setting
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This laboratory-based training course focuses on how to investigate an evolving outbreak of an infectious disease.
Suggested reading:   Microbiology Books   Virology books   Medical Microbiology books

May 30 – 31, 2012 European Lab Automation
Hamburg, Germany Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Biobanking: Preparation, Storage and Analysis; Drug Discovery Automation – Chemistry Automation and Compound Management; Drug Discovery Automation – HCS and Cell Based Assays; Informatics for Automation; Liquid Handling and Robotics; Nano and Microfluidics; Next-Gen Sequencing Automation; Separation and Detection
Suggested reading:   PCR books

June 2012

June 3 – 8, 2012 Biopolymers
Newport, RI, USA Further information
GRC Gordon Research Conference. The 2012 Biopolymers Gordon Research Conference will explore recent advances and future trends in understanding the relationship between structure and function of biological polymers (e.g. proteins, nucleic acids, macromolecular assemblies), with emphasis on physical and chemical principles underlying their behaviors in solution and in the cellular environment.
Suggested reading: Microbial Production of Biopolymers and Polymer Precursors

June 10 – 13, 2012 Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria 2012
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This meeting provides a common forum for malaria scientists and clinicians working at the interface of genome science and technology, epidemiology, and statistical and population genetics, with interest in understanding the clinical and biological consequences of genome variation in malaria-exposed populations.
Suggested reading:   Parasitology books

June 11 – 15, 2012 Plant bioinformatics: Going -OMICS
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
EMBO Practical Course.
Suggested reading:   Bioinformatics books

June 11 – 16, 2012 Antiviral RNAi: From Molecular Biology Towards Applications
Pultusk, Poland Further information
ESF-EMBO Symposium. RNAi-based strategies have been used to engineer plants that resist a large variety of viruses, and administration of antiviral small RNAs has been demonstrated to be highly efficient in inhibiting viral infections in mammals, and a number of clinical trials are currently ongoing to assess the safety and efficacy of this therapeutic strategy.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Viruses and Interferon

June 13 – 22, 2012 Functional Genomics and Systems Biology
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This intensive laboratory and computer-based training course introduces participants to a wide range of post-genome techniques including practical experience in performing RNAi experiments, expression profiling using the latest platforms, yeast 2-hybrid analyses and hands on experience with sample preparation procedures for Illumina high throughput sequencing.
Suggested reading:   Systems Microbiology   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   PCR books

June 14 – 17, 2012 C. elegans Neurobiology
Heidelberg, Germany Further information
Research on C.elegans plays an influential role across biology and has been at the forefront of genetics. Genetic analyses in C.elegans have led to advances in understanding many processes conserved throughout the animal kingdom, including establishment of cell polarity, developmental patterning, cell death, RNA interference, ageing, axon pathfinding, neuronal signaling and many others. Evidence of the impact of C.elegans research is the award of three Nobel prizes and a Lasker Award.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

June 16 – 21, 2012 Gene transcription in yeast
Girona, Spain Further information
EMBO EMBL Symposium. Gene transcription in yeast: From mechanisms to gene regulatory networks
Suggested reading:   Genomics books

June 17 – 22, 2012 Practical Aspects of Small Molecule Drug Discovery
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This residential course aims to give researchers of any discipline a broad introduction to the theoretical, practical and organisational aspects of small molecule drug discovery.
Suggested reading:   Vaccine Design   PCR books

June 18 – 21, 2012 Translational Genomics Pipeline: From Populations to Individuals
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. The Wellcome Trust in association with the European Network of Genetic and Genomic Epidemiology (ENGAGE) and the Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) is pleased to announce the first joint Summer School: Translational Genomics Pipeline: From Populations to Individuals.
Suggested reading:   Genomics books

June 18 – 29, 2012 Plant-microbe interactions
Norwich, UK Further information
EMBO Practical Course.
Suggested reading:   Recent Advances in Plant Virology

June 23 – 26, 2012 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution SMBE 2012 Annual Meeting
Dublin, Ireland Further information
SMBE 2012 will explore how cutting edge comparative molecular technologies have completely transformed our understanding of the evolution of genes, genomes, cells and organisms.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Phylogeny of Microorganisms   Molecular Biology books

June 25 – 29, 2012 8th International Conference on the Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure and Systems Biology
Novosibirsk, Russia Further information
BGRS SB-2012 Conference on the Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure and Systems Biology
Suggested reading:   Systems Microbiology   Molecular Phylogeny of Microorganisms

June 25 – 29, 2012 EBI–-Wellcome Trust Summer School in Bioinformatics 2012
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. The course will provide practical, hands-on training in bioinformatics in the context of the latest biomedical and biological research, as well as serving as a forum for the interchange of ideas and expertise between database providers and their users.
Suggested reading:   Bioinformatics books

June 26 – 27, 2012 Chromatin: from structure to epigenetics
Strasbourg, France Further information
This 2-day conference will link chromatin structure with epigenetics. The aim is to use chromatin structure and dynamics as foundations to understand epigenetics. The first session will be devoted to structural aspects covering the main biochemical and biophysical aspects of chromatin structure. The second session will bridge these two areas, and focus on studies using chromatin structure/dynamics to explain epigenetic phenomena. Session 3 will concentrate on epigenetic phenomena in vivo. This meeting aims to build a bridge between chromatin structure and epigenetics – two key pillars of modern biology.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression: Drivers of Natural Selection   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual

June 27 – 28, 2012 Stem Cells and Bioprocessing Europe
London, UK Further information
Select Biosciences Conference.
Suggested reading:   Medical Microbiology books

June 28 – 30, 2012 Biosignal 2012
Brno, Czech Republic Further information
21st Biennial International Conference. An international multidisciplinary group of researchers, engineers and medical doctors engaged in different aspects of fundamental and applied research of biological signal processing, medical imaging and bioinformatics fields.
Suggested reading:   Bacterial Regulatory Networks   Bioinformatics books

July 2012

July 2 – 6, 2012 Resources for Computational Drug Discovery
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This joint EBI-Wellcome Trust course aims to provide the participants with the principles of chemical biology and how to use computational methods to probe, explore and modulate biological systems using chemical tools. The course will be comprised of a mixture of lectures and hands-on components.
Suggested reading: Vaccine Design

July 2 – 13, 2012 Molecular genetics with fission yeast
Paris, France Further information
EMBO Practical Course.
Suggested reading:   Recent Advances in Plant Virology   Medical Mycology books

July 9 – 10, 2012 Epigenomics 2012
Boston, MA, USA Further information
International conference at the cutting edge of the life-science industry.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual

July 11 – 17, 2012 Human Genome Analysis: Genetic Analysis of Multifactorial Diseases
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. An intensive, residential, computer-based course aimed at scientists actively involved in genetic analysis of multifactorial traits.
Suggested reading:   PCR books   Genomics books

July 15 – 20, 2012 Nanostructure Fabrication
Biddeford, ME, USA Further information
GRC Gordon Research Conference. The 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Nanostructure Fabrication focuses on the latest developments in creating nanostructures, as well as their properties and applications.
Suggested reading:   Lab on a Chip   Nanotechnology in Water Treatment Applications

July 15 – 20, 2012 Plant Molecular Biology
Holderness, NH, USA Further information
GRC Gordon Research Conference. The 2012 Gordon Conference on Plant Molecular Biology will present cutting-edge research on molecular aspects of plant growth and development, with particular emphasis on recent discoveries in molecular mechanisms involved with plant signaling systems.
Suggested reading:   Recent Advances in Plant Virology   Molecular Biology books

July 16 – 20, 2012 Viruses of microbes
Brussels, Belgium Further information
EMBO Conference Series. Viruses of microbes: From exploration to applications in the -omics era.
Suggested reading:   Bacteriophage

July 22 – 25, 2012 RNA regulators of gene expression (72nd Harden Conference)
Cambridge, UK Further information
In the past few years novel regulatory RNA elements have been identified in both eukaryota and prokaryota, including siRNAs, piRNAs, miRNAs, sRNAs, CRISPRs, riboswitches and RNA thermometers. These elements can fine tune gene expression according to the output of complex signalling networks but also provide simple switches that respond to macroscopic changes in the cellular environment (e.g. temperature). The aim of this meeting is to provide a forum to discuss parallels and differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems, achieving a better understanding of the role of RNA in regulating gene expression.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual

July 25 – 27, 2012 Microfluidics 2012
Heidelberg, Germany Further information
Microfluidics is a quickly growing, highly interdisciplinary field at the interface of physics, engineering, chemistry and biology. Over the past years microfluidic approaches have been used for a variety of applications, including chemical synthesis, nucleotide sequencing, functional genomics and single molecule/ single cell/ single organism studies. Many of these applications, including next-generation sequencing devices, have been revolutionized by miniaturization, paving the way for global gene analysis and hence transforming biology.
Suggested reading:   Nanotechnology in Water Treatment Applications   Molecular Biology books

July 29 – August 2, 2012 XV IS-MPMI Kyoto 2012. International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Kyoto, Japan Further information
The XV International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions is recognized as the most important international meeting for plant-microbe interactions to discuss research and network with colleagues from around the world. This meeting is the global venue for presenting and discussing new research and developments in molecular plant-microbe interactions.
Suggested reading:   Recent Advances in Plant Virology   PCR books

August 2012

August 5 – 10, 2012 Molecular Basis of Microbial One-Carbon Metabolism
Lewiston, ME, USA Further information
GRC Gordon Research Conference. The Conference will bring together investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field.
Suggested reading: Microbiology BooksMolecular Biology books

August 12 – 20, 2012 Drosophila Genetics and Genomics
Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. The course will cover advanced topics in Drosophila genetic and genomics, including genome sequence analysis, transcriptomic and proteomic analysis, recombineering and imaging, chromatin and epigenetics, RNAi technologies, and high-throughput genetic screens.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics   PCR books

August 19 – 23, 2012 The Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomics
Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This is an opportunity for current scientific leaders to interact with future stars in the field, and for students to learn and be inspired by those that have shaped human genomics in the last decade.
Suggested reading:   Genomics books

August 19 – 25, 2012 Protein Interactions and Networks
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. This laboratory-based training course will provide training in the laboratory techniques and bioinformatics tools necessary to discover protein interactions and understand protein function.
Suggested reading:   PCR books   Bioinformatics books

August 25 – 28, 2012 Transcription and Chromatin
Heidelberg, Germany Further information
10th EMBL Conference
Suggested reading:   Nanotechnology in Water Treatment Applications   Molecular Biology books

August 28 – September 1, 2012 Regulatory and Non-Coding RNAs
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Conference. A new conference on Regulatory and Non-Coding RNAs to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics   Viruses and Interferon   Bacteriology books

September 2012

September 4 – 5, 2012 Genomics Research Europe
Frankfurt, Germany Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. RNAi & miRNA, Advances in qPCR, Epigenetics, Agrigenomics
Suggested reading: Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene ExpressionEpigenetics: A Reference ManualPCR Troubleshooting and Optimization

September 4 – 8, 2012 Translational Control
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Conference. The thirteenth conference on Translational Control to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Suggested reading:   Two-Component Systems in Bacteria   Bacterial Regulatory Networks   Quantitative Real-time PCR in Applied Microbiology

September 4 – 9, 2012 22nd IUBMB and 37th FEBS Congress
Sevilla, Spain Further information
IUBMB and FEBS Congress. From single molecules to systems biology.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

September 11 – 15, 2012 Epigenetics and Chromatin
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Conference. A new Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Epigenetics and Chromatin to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics   Viruses and Interferon

September 13 – 14, 2012 IDIBELL Cancer Conference (ICC) on Epigenetics in Lymphocyte Biology and Disease
Barcelona, Spain Further information
The goal of this meeting highlights progress in understanding epigenetic mechanisms underlying lymphocyte differentiation and function, reprogramming and misfunction in cancer and immune related disorders from a multidisciplinary point of view, from the molecular to the pathological level, and to create an exceptional framework for scientific discussion.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics

September 16 – 19, 2012 Reconstructing the essential bacterial cell cycle machinery
Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, Spain Further information
EMBO Workshop.
Suggested reading:   Nitrogen Cycling in Bacteria: Molecular Analysis

September 16 – 19, 2012 The reciprocal interactions of signalling pathways and non-coding RNA
Ascona, Switzerland Further information
EMBO Workshop.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual   Viruses and Interferon

September 19 – 22, 2012 The Genomics of Common Diseases 2012
Potomac, MD, USA Further information
Wellcome Trust. Nature Genetics in association with the Wellcome Trust is pleased to announce the sixth Genomics of Common Diseases meeting.
Suggested reading:   Genomics books

September 22 – 25, 2012 The EMBO Meeting 2012 – Advancing the life sciences
Nice, France Further information
The 4th EMBO Meeting.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

September 25 – 26, 2012 Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress
San Diego, CA, USA Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Point-of-Care Diagnostics; Single Cell Analysis; Microfabrication/Engineering; Life Science Applications
Suggested reading:   PCR books

September 25 – 26, 2012 Microarray World Congress
San Diego, CA, USA Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Advances in DNA Arrays; Advances in Protein and Antibody Arrays; Advances in Lipid and Tissue Arrays; Biomarker Validation ; Bioinformatics for Microarrays; Molecular Diagnostics; Emerging Technologies
Suggested reading:   PCR Troubleshooting and Optimization   Bioinformatics books

September 25 – 26, 2012 Molecular Diagnostics World Congress
San Diego, CA, USA Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Oncology Biomarkers; Companion Diagnostics ; Cancer Personalised Medicine ; MDx for Infectious Diseases; Next-Generation Sequencing: Its Impact on MDx; Emerging technologies in MDx; Emerging Classes of Biomarkers for MDx
Suggested reading:   PCR books

September 25 – 26, 2012 Single Cell Analysis Summit
San Diego, CA, USA Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Microarrays and Chips for Single Cell Analysis; Label-Free Routes to Single Cell Analysis; RT-qPCR in Single Cell Analysis; Single Cell Analysis in Genetic Disorders; Microfluidics and Single Cell Analysis; Single Cell Analysis in Signalling
Suggested reading:   PCR books

September 27 – 28, 2012 International Conference on Genomics ICG Americas
Philadelphia, USA Further information
ICG Americas will feature presentations on next-gen sequencing and advanced bioinformatics, and their growing application in drug discovery and development, disease research, clinical diagnostics, agricultural breeding, and evolution and diversity studies
Suggested reading:   Genomics books

October 2012

October 7 – 10, 2012 The complex life of mRNA
Heidelberg, Germany Further information
EMBO EMBL Symposium.
Suggested reading: Molecular Biology books

October 8 – 12, 2012 RNA Biology
Suzhou, China Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics   Viruses and Interferon

October 8 – 16, 2012 Next Generation Sequencing
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. The course will include theoretical and practical information on all of the next-generation sequencing systems available and those on the near horizon.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books   PCR books

October 12 – 15, 2012 Epigenomics of Common Diseases
Baltimore, MD, USA Further information
Wellcome Trust. ECD 2012 will bring together scientists from the fields of epigenomics, genetics and bioinformatics to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving field.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics

October 14 – 20, 2012 Computational biology: From genomes to cells and systems
Gerona, Spain Further information
EMBO Practical Course. Computational biology: From genomes to cells and systems
Suggested reading:   Molecular Phylogeny of Microorganisms   Bioinformatics books

October 16 – 17, 2012 Systems Biology Europe
Dublin, Ireland Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. The four conference tracks at this event include Cancer Proteomics, Informatics, Exosomes/Markers in Biological Fluids and Metabolic Profiling and Lipidomics. Registered delegates will have access to all four meetings

October 17 – 21, 2012 Experimental approaches to evolution and ecology using yeast
Heidelberg, Germany Further information
EMBO Conference Series.
Suggested reading:   Bioinformatics books   Environmental Microbiology books

October 25 – 26, 2012 Flow Chemistry Asia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Topics include Lab to Pilot Scale, Meso Flow Chemistry, Microfluidic Flow Chemistry, New Directions in Flow Chemistry
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

October 29 – 29, 2012 Flow Chemistry Symposium
Mumbai, India Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Will be held immediately prior to the Indian Lab Automation conference and will present the latest advances in flow chemistry delivered by an international panel of speakers.

October 29 – November 2, 2012 Plant Epigenetics, Stress and Evolution
Suzhou, China Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics   Recent Advances in Plant Virology

October 29 – November 3, 2012 Analysis of high-throughput sequencing data
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
EMBO Practical Course. Analysis of high-throughput sequencing data
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

October 30 – 31, 2012 Indian Lab Automation
Mumbai, India Further information
Select Biosciences Conference.

November 2012

November 5 – 18, 2012 Genetic Manipulation of ES Cells
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Further information
Wellcome Trust. The course will include a comprehensive overview and practical laboratory experience of the genetic manipulation of mouse ES cells for a broad range of applications.
Suggested reading: Molecular Biology booksPCR books

November 13 – 14, 2012 Genomics Research Asia
Daejeon, South Korea Further information
Select Biosciences Conference. Run in partnership with the TATAA Biocenter and Phile Korea, the event will focus on providing researchers with an in depth learning opportunity through a two track, two day conference programme full of international experts in the field. A selection of training courses will also be available, providing an opportunity to learn the practical applications of the tools and technologies being discussed throughout the conference.
Suggested reading:   Genomics books

November 14 – 17, 2012 Personal Genomes and Medical Genomics
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Conference. A new meeting on Personal Genomes and Medical Genomics which combines pervious CSHL meetings on personal genomes and on pharmacogenomics.
Suggested reading:   PCR books   Genomics books

November 17 – 20, 2012 From functional genomics to systems biology
Heidelberg, Germany Further information
EMBO Conference Series.
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

December 2012

December 10 – 14, 2012 Vaccine Design
Suzhou, China Further information
Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference.
Suggested reading: Vaccine Design

December 11 – 13, 2012 Biochemical Society. Annual Symposium: Epigenetic mechanisms in development and disease
Leeds, UK Further information
Epigenetic mechanisms play pivotal roles in development, differentiation and cell identity. Epigenetic regulation is influenced by environmental factors such as nutrition and inappropriate epigenetic regulation contributes to diseases such as diabetes and cancer. This meeting will cover our current understanding of epigenetic modifications and the functional role they play in regulating development and contributing to disease biology, as well as how CBD oil can play a role in managing pain symptoms with this disease.
Suggested reading:   Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression   Epigenetics: A Reference Manual

December 11 – 14, 2012 MBSJ Molecular Biology Society of Japan
Fukuoka, Japan further information
MBSJ The Molecular Biology Society of Japan Annual Meeting
Suggested reading:   Molecular Biology books

December 19 – 21, 2012 Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology
Cork, Ireland Further information
Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology: Biodiscovery, Biodiversity and Bioremediation
Suggested reading:   Metagenomics   Microbial Bioremediation of Non-metals   Environmental Microbiology

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September 21 – 24, 2013 The EMBO Meeting 2013. Advancing the life sciences
Amsterdam, The Netherlands Further information
EMBO Meeting. The EMBO Meeting 2013. Advancing the life sciences
Suggested reading: Molecular Biology books

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