WVU To Host National Conference on Biology

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 2005 annual conference on The Application of Systems Biology Methodologies to Environmental Research will be held Aug.1-3 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Morgantown.  

This conference will focus on the application of systems biology to problems

associated with environmental exposure to xenobiotics, or chemical substances that are foreign to the biological system, such as pesticides.  The meeting will also provide an introduction to systems biology techniques for scientists interested in applying these approaches to their own research programs.

The conference will feature 20 speakers, including Stephen Safe, Ph.D., of Texas A&M University, Andre Nel, Ph.D., of the University of California in Los Angeles, and Diana Aga, Ph.D. of the State University of New York in Buffalo.  A concluding panel discussion after each session will provide an opportunity for the speakers to interact with each other and the audience to maximize the exchange of ideas.

“We are really excited to host the conference for its first year as a national meeting,” said John Barnett, Ph.D., director of the WVU Center for Immunopathology & Microbial Pathogenesis.  “We have a number of internationally known speakers as well as some WVU faculty presenting at the conference.”

The conference is sponsored by the West Virginia University Research Corporation Systems Biology Initiative.

Additional information is available online at www.wvsysbio.org or by calling Tammy Miller at (304) 293-2495.

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For more information:
Tammy Miller, (304) 293-2495

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