(Previous HGVS & HUGO-MDI newsletters may be found on our website at: www.genomic.unimelb.edu.au/hgvs/newsletters.html, these may be helpful for new members to familiarize themselves with our projects).
The first council elections for HGVS were held between 6 to 16 March 2003. 50% of the membership participated in the vote. The Officers elected to Council were:
President: Richard Cotton (Melbourne, Australia)
Secretary/Treasurer: Bill Oetting (Minneapolis, U.S.A.)
Board of Directors:
3 year terms:
Den Dunnen Johan (Leiden, The Netherlands)
Lehvaslaiho Heikki (Cambridge, UK)
Scriver Charles (Montreal, Canada)
Shimizu Nobuyoshi (Keio, Japan)
2 year terms:
Auerbach Arleen (New York, U.S.A.)
Brookes Tony (Stockholm, Sweden)
Brown Alastair (Edinburgh, UK)
Vihinen Mauno (Tampere, Finland)
1 year term:
Beroud Christophe (Montpellier, France)
Cuticchia A. Jamie (North Carolina, U.S.A)
Talbot Jr. Conover (Baltimore, U.S.A.)
HGVS Scientific Meeting Cancun, 27th April; Still time to send an abstract by April 22-see details below.
Mutation Detection Workshop, Palm Cove, Australia; closing date for abstracts is 28 April. An impressive list of invited speakers. This is a satellite of the International Congress of Human Genetics in Melbourne.
All members who wish to make an announcement of interest to members in these newsletters please send a short paragraph to Rania at (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be included in the next issue.
Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKHD1; MIM 606702)
Curators: Carsten Bergmann, Klaus Zerres Dept. of Human Genetics, Aachen University, Aachen Germany
A resource of gene frequency data on human populations.
Curators: Kidd Lab, Genetics Dept. of the Yale School of Medicine, USA
Flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 (FMO3; MIM 136132) Trimethylaminuria (Fish Odour Syndrome)
Curators: Elizabeth A. Shephard, Sarah Addou Dept. Biochem. & Molecular Biol. Univ. College London & Ian R. Phillips Sch. Bio. Sc. Queen Mary, Univ. of London , UK
|Date:||Sunday 27th April, 2003|
|Time:||9:00AM - 1:30PM|
|Venue:||Xcaret Room 3, Cancun Convention Centre, Cancun, Mexico|
We are requesting abstracts to be sent in by April 22 NO LATER. All abstracts relating to human genome variation, especially those with a database of variations or nomenclature slant will be considered. Registrations without presentations are also accepted.
All HGVS members & others are invited to send in an abstract. (Note you do not need to submit an abstract to attend the meeting.)
Executive Secretary HGVS
R.G.H. Cotton, President HGVS
|Date:||Wed 2nd July - Sunday 6 July, 2003|
|Venue:||The Novotel Palm Cove Resort, Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland, Australia|
|Abstracts:||Closing date is April 28. Registrations without presentations are also accepted. Strictly a limited number of participants. Not limited to human mutations, any organism welcome.|
|Satellite of:||XIX International Congress of Genetics "Genomes-The Linkage to Life" 6 - 12 July, 2003 Melbourne, Australia|
|Scientific & Organizing Committee:||
Richard G. H. Cotton (Australia)
Ann-Christine Syvanen (Sweden)
Barney Rudzki (Australia)
Melissa Barker (Australia)
Andrej Kilian (Australia)
|Social Programme:||We have organised a great social programme including a trip to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef!|
|Date:||30 June to 3rd Iuly 2003|
|Venue:||International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO), Lyon, France|
|Goals:||One of our goals, apart from reviewing the state of the art on "Mutant p53", is to discuss the standardization of functional assays and of clinical annotations for future development of the p53 mutation database.|
|Contact:||Pierre Hainaut, Chief, Unit of Molecular Carcinogenesis IARC: email@example.com|
Tuesday 4th November 2003
The biggest HGVS event of the year! Mark this in your diary.
|Venue:||ASHG Conference Hotel: The Biltmore Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.|
|More Information:||To appear on our Website around May.|
|Abstracts:||Closing date is 12th October 2003. Registrations without presentations are also accepted.|
|Associated with:||An ancillary meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting|
||Coordinator Rania Horaitis firstname.lastname@example.org|