Monthly Archives: September 2009

1st Joint Meeting on HEREDITARY BREAST & OVARIAN CANCER, Bari Sept 10-12

The 1st Joint Meeting  on HEREDITARY BREAST & OVARIAN CANCER: RISKS AND CHALLENGES has been held  at the Medical School of Bari-Italy on September 10-12, 2009. The Joint Meeting “Hereditary breast & ovarian cancer: risks and challenges” represents a continuation of conferences independently held on this topic in the two Institution since 2003: 2nd International Workshop on Familial Breast… Read more »


9th National Congress of the Italian Society of Virology (SIV) – Orvieto 2009

The  9th NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE ITALIAN SOCIETY OF VIROLOGY  (SIV)has been held in Orvieto (TR) – ITALY on  September 7-9, 2009. Most of the oral presentation have been given by young scientists in all fields of virology (basic, medical, veterinary, plant virology). 10 presentations have been awarded with a free registration grant for the next year 4th EUROPEAN… Read more »


Mapping differences in 1001 genomes – multiple genomes are better than one

Sequencing multiple individuals from a single species allows researchers to ask key biological questions regarding, for example, the  diversity and population genetics of that species. The answers to many of these questions rely on the accurate mapping of polymorphisms between individual genomes. The Human 1000 genomes and the Arabidopsis 1001 genomes projects are taking advantage… Read more »


Celebrating the life and work of Mary Mandels

  Biotechnology for Biofuels has published a thematic series in recognition of the life and work of Mary Mandels.   Dr Mandels, who passed away in February 2008, spearheaded the US Army’s national bioconversion studies for four decades, and was an early proponent of efforts to convert biomass to useful products such as sugars and… Read more »


The summary message from the Malmö IPV Conference

We have just received the summary message from the 25th  IPV Conference Organizing Committee. Dear Colleagues…… With this “last announcement” we would like to summarize the 25th International Papillomavirus (IPV) Conference in Malmö, Sweden and thank all those who contributed to making the conference such an extraordinarily successful event.   Jubilee and Nobel Prize Celebration… Read more »