Beyond the Identification of Transcribed Sequences:
Functional and Expression Analysis

11th Annual Workshop

November 9-12, 2001
Washington D.C.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy

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Meeting Objective

The 11th workshop in this series will be held in Washington D.C., Friday evening, November 9 through approximately 3:00 pm on Monday, November 12, 2001. Interested investigators actively engaged in any aspect of the functional, expression or evolutionary analysis of transcribed sequences are invited to send an abstract.

Topics to be discussed include but are not limited to: mammalian gene and genome organization as determined from the construction of transcriptional maps and genomic sequence analysis; expression analysis of novel mammalian genes; analysis of genomic sequence, including gene and regulatory sequence prediction and verification, and annotation for public databases; expression and mutation analysis, and comparative mapping and genomic sequence analysis in model organisms (e.g. yeast, C.elegans, drosophila, zebrafish, pufferfish, chicken, mouse rat); construction and analysis of transgenic organisms; evolutionary comparisons; novel approaches for functional analysis of transcribed sequences; construction of full length and 5' specific cDNA libraries; cDNA array screening and analysis; RNA processing, including RNA editing, RNAi, antisense RNA and regulatory sequences; database construction, management and use in expression and functional analysis; and analysis of protein structure and function.

Highlights from the 2000 Workshop

  • See "Report of the 10th International Workshop on the Identification of Transcribed Sequences, 2000," Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics, Volume 92, pages 49-58, 2001

  • Giorgio Bernardi, Stazione Zoologica, Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy
  • Bernhard Korn, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
  • Katheleen Gardiner, Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Denver, CO, USA
  • Sherman Weissman, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
  • Thomas Werner, Institute for Saeugertiergenetik, Oberschleissheim, Germany


The format of the workshop is designed to foster general discussion with the majority of attendees presenting 15 minutes talks. Poster presentations are also available.

Workshop Site and Accommodations

The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Reston Hotel, in Reston, VA. Room rates will be $79 + taxes for the nights of November 9, 10, 11. Rates prior to November 9 and after November 11 will be $130 per night + taxes. All participants should make their own reservations and ask for the "BITS Workshop" room rates. Toll free reservation #: 1-800-392-7666. For non-North American attendees, please email Alice Walsh:

The Sheraton Reston Hotel is located at 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20191. Take highway I-495 to Exit 12W-Rt. 267 to Exit 12 (Old Reston Parkway). General Telephone number is 1-703-620-9000.

For Questions or Additional Information, contact:

Katheleen Gardiner,
Tel: 303-336-5652

Nan Matthews,
Tel: 303-843-6414


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