Beyond the Identification of Transcribed Sequences:
Functional, Evolutionary and Expression Analysis
12th International Workshop

October 25-28, 2002
Washington, DC

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy

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Meeting Objective

The 12th workshop in this series will be held in Washington D.C., Friday evening, October 25 through Monday afternoon, October 28, 2002.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 2D-gel and mass spectrometry proteomics, analysis of protein structure, function and modification

Abstracts from the 2001 Workshop

Program Planning Committee:

  • Tom Freeman, MRC Human Genome Programme, Hinxton, UK
  • Katheleen Gardiner, Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Denver, CO, USA
  • Bernhard Korn, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Blair Hedges, Penn State University, University Park, PA, 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 20-25 minute talks. Poster presentations are also available.

Workshop Site and Accommodations

The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  Room rates are $89/night for a single or a double.  All participants should make their own reservations and ask for the “BITS Workshop” room rates.  The Sheraton Worldwide Reservation Number is 1-800-325-3535.

The Sheraton Premiere is located at 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Virginia 22182.  The closest airport is Dulles International Airport.  Their direct phone is: 703-448-1234.  Directions to the hotel will be faxed or emailed upon receipt of registration. The hotel does not have a shuttle from the airport – the most convenient way to get there is by taxi.

For Questions or Additional Information, contact:

Katheleen Gardiner,

Nan Matthews,


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