Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, September 1994; 6(3):13
A Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology was inaugurated in August by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS). This consortium of Rutgers and Princeton universities, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Bellcore designed the Special Year to acquaint discrete mathematicians and theoretical computer scientists with molecular biology problems related to their fields and to foster collaborations and interdisciplinary research.
Joachim Messing and Fred Roberts (Rutgers University) are chairing the Special Year, with cochairs Lawrence Shepp (AT&T Bell Laboratories) and Michael Waterman (University of Southern California). A steering committee composed of leading experts from a number of collaborating institutions and industries is assisting in planning and implementing activities. (see Calendar of Genome-Related Events)
Special Year Activities
In addition to the many technical reports, journal articles, and conference volumes that usually result from a DIMACS special year, sponsors hope to produce a volume of papers, many of them expository, by leaders in the field. For dates and places of scheduled events and further information, contact DIMACS Center.
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University; P.O. Box 1179; Piscataway, NJ 08855-1179 (908/445-5928, Fax: -5932, Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org, Gopher: dimacs.rutgers.edu, WWW: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/, Telnet: telnet dimacs.rutgers.edu (log in as info)
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The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.