The air is filled with the scent
of spring and the anticipation
of summerand several new interest groups have sprouted since
our Nov.-Dec. issue.
First, the Chemistry Interest Group
is up and running with a home page at <http://chem.info.nih.gov/chemig>which
provides meeting time and place. Contacts are Ken Kirk, NIDDK
(496-2619; e-mail: <email@example.com.-nih.gov>);
Ken Jacobson, NIDDK (496-9024; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org.-gov>);
John Schwab, NIGMS (594-5560,e-mail: <email@example.com.-nih.gov>).
and Chromosomes Interest Group
time: 11:00 a.m.
place: Bldg. 32 Conf. Rm.
David Clark, NIDDK, 496-6966
group meets every other Thursday, with two speakers, usually
from different groups on campus, each time. Its scope now
includes nuclear structure and transport. May meetings featured
Misha Grigoriev, speaking on "A histone octamer acts
as a reflective barrier for spontaneous DNA branch migration,"
and Vasily Studitsky, speaking on "Transcription Through
the Nucleosome: Eukaryotic Polymerases," followed by
Adam Bell, speaking on "Identification of the Minimal
Sequences of the Chicken ß-globin Insulator," and
Toshi Tsukiyama: "Characterization of Yeast NURF-like
and Neck Biology Interest Group
time: 3:30 p.m.
place: Bldg. 10, Rm. 9C401
Frank Ondrey, 435-2072
group meets on the second Monday of every other month and
will have presentations by members and local guests aimed
at both clinical research and basic science. On April's agenda
were talks on gene therapy to increase salivary gland saliva
production and on the use of vegetable oil preparations as
atomized topical agents for the same purpose.
Hepatitis Interest Group
group held its first monthly meeting April 21 and was scheduled
to meet May 19, June 16, and July 14 (the third Monday of
the month, generally, except for July). The group anticipates
hearing informal presentations from member labs on current
time: 3:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Bldg. 10, Rm. 1C726 (Transfusion Medicine Conference
Contact: T. Jake Liang, 496-1721
Bioethics Interest Group
organizational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10,
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Building 45 (Natcher), G 1 and 2. Contact
Miriam Kelty, NIA, at 496-9322 for more information (e-mail
newly formed BTIG held an organizational meeting in late April.
Its purpose is to disseminate information to aid scientists
in their interactions with the biotechnology industry. Areas
to be addressed include but are not limited to technology
transfer, biotechnology start-ups, financing/funding, industry
collaborations, the relationships among biotechnology and
academics, career options, patents and licensing, and emerging
technologies. All interested parties are encouraged to participate.
Contact Dan Sullivan at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Biology Interest Group (BBIG)
to the May holiday, the June breast conference, and vacation
schedules in July and August, the next BBIG meeting will be
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was once called Youth and Family Development, but now it's
the Human Development Across the Life-Span Group. Members'
interests include such topics as behavioral problems in children,
fatherhood, child sexual abuse, and teenage pregnancy. Contact
Kim Roberts at <email@example.com.-nih.gov>
or Kim Kendziora, e-mail coordinator, at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.