National Center for Genome Resources Hosts Symposium on Functional Genomics  
3/8/2012 6:08:41 AM

SANTA FE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) announced today that it will host the eighth annual New Mexico Bioinformatics, Science and Technology (NMBIST) symposium on March 22-23, 2012. The two-day symposium features a diverse lineup of speakers who will highlight cutting-edge genomic research addressing “Functional Genomics.” Multi-factorial diseases like type-2 diabetes will be featured, using integrative research strategies that study variation at the DNA, RNA, epigenome and protein levels to elucidate functionally important changes and their molecular mechanisms. Other topics include post-translational mechanisms of regulation, gene expression patterns of cancer initiation, and gene network study with computational and high throughput laboratory methods. Speakers include:

Matthew Fields, Ph.D., Montana State University, Bozeman, MT