May 5 - 9, 2015
Abstract Deadline: February 13, 2015

The 2015 Biology of Genomes meeting is now oversubscribed and new registrations will be waitlisted.
Additional registrants may be selected from the wait list by the organizers on the basis of submitted abstracts and/or group representation.

Ewan Birney, EBI/EMBL, UK       Michel Georges, University of Liege, Belgium
Elaine Mardis, Washington University School of Medicine       Molly Przeworski, Columbia University

The 28th annual meeting on The Biology of Genomes will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and run through lunch on Saturday, May 9.

The 2015 meeting will address DNA sequence variation and its role in molecular evolution, population genetics and complex diseases, comparative genomics, large-scale studies of gene and protein expression, and genomic approaches to ecological systems. Both technologies and applications will be emphasized. In addition there will be a special session on the ethical, legal and social implications of genome research.

Translational Genomics & Genetics
Genetics of Complex Traits
Cancer & Medical Genomics
Functional Genomics
Computational Genomics
Evolutionary & Non-Human Genomics
Population Genomics

Keynote Speakers:
George Davey Smith, University of Bristol, UK
Francis S. Collins, National Institutes of Health

Discussion Leaders:
Doris Bachtrog, University of California, Berkeley

Kirsten Bomblies, Harvard University
Robert Darnell, New York Genome Center
Caroline Dive, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Jonathan Flint, University of Oxford-Wellcome Trust Centre, UK
Ben Hayes, Department of Environment & Primary Industries, Australia
Dennis Lo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

John Marioni, EMBL, UK
Franziska Michor, Harvard School of Public Health/Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Galina Petukhova, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Alkes Price, Harvard School of Public Health

Dan Roden, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nicole Soranzo, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
John Willis, Duke University

ELSI Panel: Genomic Data Sharing: Past, Present & Future
Moderator: Lawrence Brody, National Human Genome Research Institute    
NIH Panelists:
Laura Rodriguez, National Human Genome Research Institute; Eric Campbell, Harvard University; Daniel O'Connor, The Wellcome Trust, UK

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

 We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Demetria Mudar stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts. 

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in May.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:  National Human Genome Research Institute 

Academic Package $1,425
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,185
Corporate Package $1,835
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $965
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,230

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Demetria Mudar and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.