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#031--October 19, 1999; MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact: Merrik Bush-Pirkle
phone: 415/338-1665

Advances in Genomic Research

Four national leaders in gene research discuss their breakthrough projects
and perspectives during a special symposium at San Francisco State University.

WHAT: Wednesday, October 20, 1999, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Ctr, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave.

WHO: 1:00 - 1:45: "The Genomic Revolution, the Biotechnology Perspective," Dr. Gordon Perry, Chief Scientist, Cancer Division, Berlex Biosciences, Schering Pharmaceuticals;

2:00 - 2:45: "Genomics, Genes and Cancer," Dr. Joe Gray, Director, Breast Cancer Research Division, University of California San Francisco;

3:00 - 3:45: "The Complete Genome of a Flowering Plant, Implications and Applications," Dr. Sue Rhee, Director, The Arabidopsis Information Resource at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Plant Biology;

4:00 - 4:45: "Molecular Studies of Microbial Community Dynamics in Biocomplex environments," Dr. Chris Kitts, Associate Director, Environmental Biotechnology Institute, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

WHAT: Sponsored by SFSU's Department of Biology and the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, the special symposium highlights a week's worth of events honoring a visiting delegation of 12 Chinese scientists.

The symposium is free and open to the public.


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