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Empowering Environmental Health Sciences Research with New Technologies

A Conference on Omics Applications in the Environmental Health Sciences

Dec. 4 - 6, 2006
William and Ida Friday Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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In 2000 the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences embraced the application of emerging high data content techniques with the establishment of the National Center for Toxicogenomics. In 2001, the NIEHS built on that intramural research effort by developing the Toxicogenomics Research Consortium to facilitate the application of genomic approaches to the Environmental Health Sciences. This effort was followed by solicitations in Functional Proteomics in 2002 and Metabolomics Applications in 2005. During this time, the biomedical field has rapidly accepted these technological approaches to the global assessment on biological processes and has begun to develop approaches for integrating across these levels of biological organization to gain true understanding of human disease processes. This conference will celebrate the contributions of these four activities to the development of their respective fields and point the way for interdisciplinary approaches to integrating the resulting knowledge and the translation of these findings into clinical and public health application.


  • NIEHS National Center for Toxicogenomics
  • NIEHS Toxicogenomics Research Consortium(/research/supported/centers/trc/index.cfm)
  • NIEHS Functional Proteomics: Applications to Environmental Health
  • NIEHS Metabolomics: Application to Environmental Health Research


The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina ( Exit NIEHS


David Balshaw, Ph.D.
NIEHS Contact
Tel (919) 541-2448

Ivan Rusyn, M.D., Ph.D.
UNC Contact
Telr (919) 843-2596



  • For those participating in Poster Presentations, a poster abstract will be required for uploading during the registration process.
  • Meeting speakers will also be required to upload an abstract during registration.
  • Only Word (.doc) and text files (.txt) will be accepted for poster and speaker abstracts.

Travel Information

Air travel: The Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) airport is within 15 miles of Chapel Hill, where the UNC campus and conference facilities are located.

  • Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill ( Exit NIEHS
    100 Marriott Way
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    Tel (919) 883-0700
    Toll Free: (888) 236-2427
    Fax (919) 883-0701

    A limited block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate of $99 per night plus tax. Once all blocked rooms have been reserved, regular rates will apply. Please be certain that you have guaranteed your reservation at the Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill with your credit card BEFORE December 1, 2006. Please indicate that you are attending the "Omics Meeting".

    The Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill is next door to the Friday Center. More information can be found on Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill website: ( Exit NIEHS

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