I am passing along to you the announcement for our fast-approaching workshop on “the science and applications of microbial genomics.” Pamela Bertelson (pbertelson) will be following up shortly with a travel and logistics memo associated with your participation in this workshop.
I look forward to seeing you this coming June!
INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
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The Forum on Microbial Threats is pleased to announce a public workshop on:
The Science and Applications of Microbial Genomics
June 12-13, 2012
Keck Building, Room 100
500 Fifth St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
The first bacterial genome was sequenced in 1995 and took more than 13 months of work to complete. Today, a microorganism’s entire genome can be sequenced in a few days. These technological advancements and concurrent investments in the fields of microbial ecology, evolution, forensics, and epidemiology have transformed our ability to use genomic sequence information to explore the origins, evolution, and drivers associated with historical and contemporaneous disease outbreaks. Nucleic acid sequencing technologies now provide access to the previously ‘unculturable’ — and thus, undetected — microorganisms that comprise the majority of microbial life.
On June 12th and 13th 2012, the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats will host a public workshop to explore new scientific tools and methods for detecting and characterizing microbial species in order to better appreciate the microbial world around us.
The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A DRAFT Agenda for this meeting is attached for your information.
Click here to register.
Click here for the Meeting Website.