BITS 2001


A workshop “Beyond the Identification of Transcribed Sequences: Functional and Expression Analysis” will be held November 9-12, 2001, (see website for more information). This 11th international “BITS” workshop rotates back to the US this year and is being held in Reston, VA. During the past few BITS meetings, there has been a progressive shift in emphasis from the characterization of the RNA messages towards an analysis of gene function and expression. This new emphasis will help explain, for example, differences between our body’s tissues, their developmental history, and their adaptive responses. Among this year’s presentations by DOE-supported scientists, Dr. Richard Smith of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will describe the development of technology for high through put characterization of gene (protein) products made possible by the unique mass spectroscopy resources at PNNL.

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