Project: Research project

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DESCRIPTION: This proposal
requests support for the travel expenses of a group of investigators for
the First and Second International Workshops on Human Chromosome 8. The
First International Workshop will be held on May 1-3, 1993 in Vancouver,
B.C., Canada. The purpose of this meeting is to survey and summarize a
large body of information on gene and genomic mapping on Chromosome 8
which is now being obtained in a number of laboratories around the world.
The meeting will cover 1) overview of the previous Chromosome 8 map; 2)
the latest information on physical mapping, including yeast artificial
chromosomes (YACs), cosmids, phage and plasmid clones, including
information on both genomic and cDNA clones; 3) the latest information
on genetic linkage mapping, including the Centre d'Etude du
Polymorphisme Humain (CEPH) consortium and NIH framework maps; and 4)
review of recent results on important disease genes which reside on this
chromosome. The organizers of this meeting are Drs. Stephen Wood, Dennis
Drayna, and Robin Leach. Drs. Wood and Drayna are Genome Data Base
(GDB) Editors for Chromosome 8 and the results of this meeting will be
immediately made available to the general scientific community through
both the GDB and CEPH. The majority of the costs of this meeting are
expected to be supported by applications now pending before the European
Economic Community (EEC) and Canadian Medical Research Council (MRC)
funding agencies. The Second International Chromosome 8 Workshop is
scheduled to take place at Oxford in the United Kingdom during the
summer of 1994. It will be organized by Drs. Nigel Spurr, Veronica
Buckle, Dennis Drayna, and Robin Leach. The format of the Second
Workshop will be similar to the first, and it is anticipated that many
of the same individuals will participate.
Effective start/end date4/21/937/31/97


  • National Institutes of Health: $12,014.00


  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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