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Génome Canada

March 24, 2005 12:33 ET

Media Advisory : Bovine Genome International Workshop in Houston


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FOR: GENOME CANADA

MARCH 24, 2005 - 12:33 ET

Media Advisory : Bovine Genome International Workshop
in Houston

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 24, 2005) - In October 2004,
leaders of the international Bovine Genome Sequencing project deposited
the first draft of the bovine genome sequence into freely available
public databases for use by biomedical and agricultural researchers
around the globe.

Researchers, industry, and governmental representatives from 13
countries will meet in Houston, Texas, from March 29-31, 2005, to plan
the next phase of this research. Topics will /include biological
applications of the genome sequence, disease resistance, reproduction,
and annotation of the sequencing. As well, participants will receive an
update on progress in completing the bovine genome sequence. The
workshop will provide a framework for the international research
community to organize and coordinate existing public resources and
information, to begin to develop a research strategy for the future, and
to explore methods of collaborating to efficiently and effectively
exploit the sequence information. The workshop program is available at
www.genomecanada.ca/GCprogrammesRecherche/initiativesInternationales/atel
iers.asp?l=e

Journalists are invited to observe the proceedings of the workshop and
will have access to participants. Those interested in attending must
register in advance by contacting Lori Leach at 301-221-8636
(leach@eversole.biz).

This workshop is sponsored by the Alliance for Animal Genome Research,
Genome Canada, the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS-USDA), and
the U.S. Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service
(CSREES-USDA).

For general information regarding the workshop or the sponsors, please
contact:
Cindy Bell, Genome Canada, (613) 751-4460 ext 18,
cbell@genomecanada.ca; or
Kellye Eversole, Alliance for Animal Genome Research, (301) 263-9445,
eversole@eversole.biz

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Media Contacts in Canada and the U.S:
    Genome Canada
    Marcel Chartrand
    (613) 751-4460 x 13
    or
    ARS-USDA & Workshop Steering Committee Co-Chair
    Steve Kappes
    (301) 504-5084
    or
    Alliance for Animal Genome Research
    Roger Wyse
    (415) 591-5416
    or
    CSREES-USDA
    Deb Hamernik
    (202) 401-4202