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Genomics Symposium Announcement

Eduardo Orias orias at lifesci.lscf.ucsb.edu
Wed Mar 10 11:31:08 EST 1999

Dear colleagues:

I'm announcing a symposium planned for the annual meeting of the Society 
of Protozoologists at the end of May at Raleigh, North Carolina. I am 
scheduled to give my Past President address at this meeting and I have 
used the opportunity to organize a symposium on "Genomics of Free-Living 
Microbial Eukaryotes - State of the Art and Promise". The title of my 
address, which in effect will be the first talk of the symposium, will 
be "Toward Sequencing the Tetrahymena Genome: Exploiting the Gift of 
Nuclear Dimorphism". The other symposium speakers will be Jasper Rine, 
UC Berkeley (yeast); Susan Dutcher, U. Colorado (Chlamydomonas); and 
Adam Kuspa, Baylor (Dictyostelium). I see the symposium as an 
opportunity to 1) share the excitement and the promise created by the 
availability of the complete genomic sequences and 2) to call attention 
to microbial eukaryotes which are important as model systems and whose 
genomes are being sequenced or are worthy of - and ready for - 

There will be two other symposia in this meeting: Molecular Mechanisms 
of Cell Motility and Emerging Opportunistic Protists. If you wish to 
attend and contribute work at this meeting, and/or to find out how other 
protists live and function, the abstract and early (cheaper) 
registration deadlines are both coming up this Monday, March 15. 
Relevant information and forms are available at the Society of 
Protozoologists web page:

Best wishes,

Ed Orias

Eduardo Orias, Research Professor of Genetics
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Office Phone: (805)893-3024
Fax: (805)893-4724
E-mail: orias at lifesci.lscf.ucsb.edu

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