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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>The Gene Ontology Consortium is pleased to announce a meeting for users
of the Gene Ontology vocabulary.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>This
meeting will be held </span></font><st1:date Month="10" Day="15" Year="2001">Monday,
 October 15, 2001</st1:date>, at <st1:place><st1:PlaceName>Northwestern</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceType>University</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceName>Medical</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceType>School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> in <st1:place><st1:City>Chicago</st1:City>,
 <st1:State>IL</st1:State></st1:place> from <st1:time Hour="9" Minute="0">9 am
 - 5 pm</st1:time>.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>The GO Users meeting will provide an informal means of:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:39.2pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;
tab-stops:list 39.2pt'><![if !supportLists]><font size=3 face=Symbol><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'><font size=1
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       
</span></font></span></span></font><![endif]>learning about the Gene Ontology
project, <o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:39.2pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;
tab-stops:list 39.2pt'><![if !supportLists]><font size=3 face=Symbol><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'><font size=1
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       
</span></font></span></span></font><![endif]>meeting other developers and users
of GO,<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:39.2pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;
tab-stops:list 39.2pt'><![if !supportLists]><font size=3 face=Symbol><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'><font size=1
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       
</span></font></span></span></font><![endif]>hearing how the ontology is being
used by others, <o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:39.2pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;
tab-stops:list 39.2pt'><![if !supportLists]><font size=3 face=Symbol><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'><font size=1
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       
</span></font></span></span></font><![endif]>presenting the results of your
work using GO, <o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:39.2pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;
tab-stops:list 39.2pt'><![if !supportLists]><font size=3 face=Symbol><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'><font size=1
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       
</span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><span class=GramE>participating</span>
in breakout groups to discuss issues regarding the content of the ontology,
methods to annotate genes using the ontology, how to access files available
from the GO Consortium, etc.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:39.2pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;
tab-stops:list 39.2pt'><![if !supportLists]><font size=3 face=Symbol><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'><font size=1
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       
</span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><span class=GramE>and</span>
learning about software tools available to assist users of GO.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>The meeting will include both oral and poster presentations.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Registration will be required to attend the meeting.<span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>See <a
href="http://www.geneontology.org/Chicago_GO_meeting.html">http://www.geneontology.org/Chicago_GO_meeting.html</a>
for more information.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>For further information contact Kathy Burgess, Center for Genetic
Medicine, </span></font><st1:place><st1:PlaceName>Northwestern</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType>University</st1:PlaceType>
 <st1:PlaceName>Medical</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType>School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>Phone 312-503-3209.<span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>Email: k-burgess@northwestern.edu<o:p></o:p></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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