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12-May-2003 Press Release

TIGR International Travel Fellowships

The Institute for Genomic Research is pleased to announce its new International Travel Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed to provide established researchers from developing countries with an interest in computational genomics...[more]

30-Apr-2003 Press Release

Anthrax: "A Soil Bug Gone Bad"

Scientists at TIGR and collaborators have deciphered the genome of the notorious Ames strain of the bacterium that causes anthrax, Bacillus anthracis. It is the first anthrax strain to be completely sequenced and analyzed.[more]

29-Apr-2003 Press Release

Genomic Sequencing and Analysis Conference

Genomic medicine, systems biology and "New Frontiers in Sequencing Technology" are among the hot topics to be discussed at TIGR's 15th International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference (GSAC XV), which will gather a wide...[more]

24-Apr-2003 Press Release

Strausberg, Leading Genomic Scientist, to Become TIGR's V.P. for Research

Genomics innovator Robert L. Strausberg, who directs the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Genomics Office, has been named as TIGR's Vice President for Research. Strausberg has played an important role in the development...[more]

24-Apr-2003 Press Release

Energy Department Awards $9 Million for Energy Related Genomic Research

Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives to Explore and Develop Clean Energy and Environmental Alternatives[more]

22-Apr-2003 Press Release

Study Sheds Light on Chlamydial Pathogens

Surprisingly subtle differences in gene content appear to account for the large number of diseases caused by the Chlamydiae family of bacteria in a wide range of animal hosts that the pathogens infect, according to a new study by...[more]

14-Apr-2003 Press Release

"Q Fever" Pathogen's Genome Is Deciphered

TIGR scientists and their collaborators have sequenced and analyzed the complete genome of Coxiella burnetii, a potential bioterror agent that causes Q Fever. The study is expected to allow scientists to develop a...[more]

09-Apr-2003 Press Release

TIGR Leads New Project to Sequence

TIGR and its scientific collaborators have received federal grants to sequence and analyze the genome of the single-celled model organism Tetrahymena thermophila. The project is expected to benefit a wide range of research, from...[more]

27-Mar-2003 Press Release

Genome Analysis Sheds Light on Mobile DNA's Role in Pathogen's Resistance to Vancomycin

TIGR's sequencing and analysis of the genome of a vancomycin-resistant strain of Enterococcus faecalis has found that nearly a third of the genome consists of "mobile elements" -- segments of DNA that can jump between organisms...[more]

20-Mar-2003 Press Release

Information about the 15th Annual Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference is available.

PRESS RELEASE Information about the 15th Annual Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference is available.[more]

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