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PIUG 2009 Boston Biotechnology Meeting

Sequence Searching and Beyond:
Build a Better Searcher, Build a Better Search

Overview | Program | Presentations (members only) | Accommodations | Travel | Workshops | Networking

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
8:00am - 4:30pm

Amgen Inc.
One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000,
Cambridge, MA


We are very pleased to announce the third annual PIUG 2009 Boston Biotechnology meeting, to be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, hosted by AMGEN, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Due to space considerations this meeting is limited to 100 attendees. The focus of this one-day meeting will be sequence searching and is entitled, "Sequence Searching and Beyond: Build a Better Searcher, Build a Better Search." Following are examples of issues to be addressed in this conference:
  • What Must One Know To Be a Sequence Searcher?
  • Developing a Sequence Search Strategy: Proteins; Antibodies; Fusion or Hybrid Molecules
  • Combining Sequence Searching With Other Searches (Keywords, Structure, Etc.)
  • Working With Clients
  • Developing a Lexicon
  • Sources Used and Deciding Where to Search For What
  • Is the Research Complete?
Preliminary Details
  • Meeting capacity: 100 registrants (pre-registration is strongly suggested)

  • Registration ends February 11, 2009.

  • Registration fees (USD):












    all registrants, after Jan. 28, 2009

PIUG gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:

Silver Sponsor Silver

Fiz Karlsruhe
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Christine Geluk (Christine_Geluk @

Planning Committee

Program Elyse Turner Merck & Co. Inc
  Alice Goshorn Bristol-Myers Squibb
  Ruben Diaz Genentech
  Robert Austin FIZ Karlsruhe
  Donald Walter Thomson Scientific
  Qin Meng Amgen Inc
Evaluation Sian Griffiths Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Registration Ken Koubek Rohm & Haas Company
  Kim Spytek Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Fundraising Christine Geluk Eisai Research Institute of Boston, Inc
Site Selection Amy Dasch  
Planning/Travel Qin Meng Amgen Inc
Web Pages Rick Williams Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  Tom Wolff Wolff Information Consulting LLC
Meeting Book Alison Taylor Threshold Information Inc.

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