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PIUG 2010 Biotechnology Meeting

New Biologics: Proteins & Beyond

Wednesday, February 10, 2011

Amgen Inc.
360 Binney Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
(One Kendall Square, Building 1000)


We are very pleased to announce the fourth annual PIUG 2010 Boston Biotechnology meeting, to be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 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, "Managing Biosequences: Retrieval to Results." Following are examples of issues to be addressed in this conference:

Post Processing
  • Document navigation
  • Merging data sets
  • Sorting, indexing, bucketing, pruning
  • Reports, charts and visualization
  • Statistical analysis
  • Automated processing of records (e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel macros; alerts)
  • Annotation & mark-up
Biosequence Searching and Informatics
  • Designing queries that strike a balance between casting a broad net and cherry-picking the best results
  • How to merge sequence and text results to tell the best story
  • BLAST summit: settings, comparison to other algorithms, and sensitivity/specificity trade-offs
Preliminary Details
  • Meeting capacity: 100 registrants (pre-registration is strongly suggested)
  • Registration ends February 10, 2010.
  • Registration fees (USD):











all registrants, after Feb. 3, 2010 and prior to meeting day

  100.00   on-site registration
  30.00   Reduced rate for students, retirees, and unemployed attendees

PIUG gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:

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BizInt Smart Charts

Silver SponsorGold

STN International

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Silver Sponsor Bronze
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IFI Patent Intelligence
Silver Sponsor Bronze
SequenceBase Corporation
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Christine Geluk (Christine_Geluk @

2010 Planning Committee

Program: Ruben Diaz Genentech
  Elyse Turner Merck & Co. Inc
  Alice Goshorn Bristol-Myers Squibb
  Seth Mendelson Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
  Monica Weiss-Nolen Sanofi Pasteur
  Kristine Atkinson Boston Scientific
  Qin Meng Amgen Inc
Evaluation: Sian Griffiths Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Registration: Ken Koubek  
  Kim Spytek Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
  Moninder Tank Sagacious Research
Fundraising: Christine Geluk Eisai Corporation of North America
  Helen Oen Eisai Corporation of North America
Planning/Travel: Qin Meng Amgen Inc
Web Pages: Rick Williams Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  Tom Wolff Wolff Information Consulting LLC
Meeting Book: Alison Taylor Abbott Laboratories

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