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04-Jan-2005 Press Release

Genome Comparison of Four Campylobacter Strains Yields New Genetic Markers and Clues to Virulence

In a study that could benefit medical and food-safety research, scientists have used the tools of comparative genomics to find new clues about why some strains of the bacterium Campylobacter - which each year cause more than 400...[more]

15-Dec-2004 Press Release

Microbe's Genome Reveals Insights Into Ocean Ecology

Unexpected findings about the genetic makeup of a marine microbe have given scientists a new perspective on how bacteria make a living in the ocean - a view that may prove useful in wider studies of marine ecology. The analysis...[more]

10-Dec-2004 Press Release

Innovative Metagenomics Strategy Used To Study Oral Microbes

In an innovative new project, TIGR scientists and collaborators are using a metagenomics strategy to explore the complex mix of microbes in the human mouth. The research could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of...[more]

15-Nov-2004 Press Release

Influenza Genome Sequencing Project Is Launched

TIGR will sequence a large number of human isolates of the influenza virus as part of a landmark influenza genome sequencing project announced Monday by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of...[more]

08-Nov-2004 Press Release

TIGR and Virginia Tech Sign Memorandum for New Alliance

A new alliance between TIGR and Virginia Tech University is expected to enhance the Institute's computational and experimental capacity as well as enrich the university's basic research in the life sciences. The Memorandum of...[more]

28-Oct-2004 Press Release

TIGR's Fraser, Salzberg Honored As AAAS Fellows

TIGR President Claire M. Fraser and Senior Bioinformatics Director Steven L. Salzberg have been named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their contributions to genomics...[more]

12-Oct-2004 Press Release

Computational Genomics Conference To Attract Leading Scientists

Comparative genomics, sequence assembly, gene expression analysis and genome annotation are among the hot topics to be discussed at the 7th annual Conference on Computational Genomics, which will be held October 21-24 in Reston,...[more]

29-Sep-2004 Press Release

J. Craig Venter Announces Consolidation of Three Research Organizations Into One New Not-For-Profit Organization — The J.Craig Venter Institute

The Center for Advancement of Genomics (TCAG), Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives (IBEA), and J. Craig Venter Science Foundation Joint Technology Center (JTC) consolidated to form J. Craig Venter Institute[more]

21-Sep-2004 Press Release

Scientists Decipher Genome of Biothreat Pathogen

TIGR researchers have found that the horse pathogen Burkholderia mallei, which has been deployed in the past as a biological weapon, has an extremely regulated set of virulence genes and an unstable genome that may explain the...[more]

20-Sep-2004 Press Release

16TH International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference Features NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, Biologist E.O. Wilson and other Eminent Scientists

Environmental genomics, human genomic medicine, biological energy production, evolutionary biology and new DNA sequencing technologies will be among the topics at the 16th International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference,...[more]

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