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October 30 - November 2, 2013
Abstract Deadline: September 3, 2013

Jennifer Harrow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Michael Schatz, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
James Taylor, Emory University

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The next Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory conference on Genome Informatics will be held at Cold Spring Harbor, New York (this meeting has alternated with Hinxton meeting started under the joint auspices of CSHL and the Wellcome Trust). The meeting will begin on at 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 30, and finish with lunch on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

The focus for this conference is large-scale genome informatics. Biology is an experimental science that is experiencing an explosion of new data. This requires biologists to increase the scale and sophistication in the information technology used for their research. The conference scope encompasses the management and the analysis of these data, such as whole genome comparisons within and among species and strains, the analysis of results from high throughput experiments to uncover cellular pathways and molecular interactions, and the design of effective algorithms to identify regulatory sequence motifs.

The conference brings together the leading scientists in this growing field, and we strongly encourage researchers from other large scale information handling disciplines to attend. The majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.

Keynote Speakers :
Lior Pachter, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Snyder, Stanford University School of Medicine

Topics & Discussion Leaders:
Population and Personal Genomics:
Daniel MacArthur and Yaniv Erlich

Transcriptomics, Alternative Splicing and Gene Predictions
Mario Stanke and Chris Burge

Epigenomics and Non-Coding Genome
Ryan Lister and Ana Marques

Databases, Data Mining, Visualization and Curation
Marc Fiume and Carol Bult

Sequencing Pipelines and Assembly
Ian Korf and Aaron Quinlan

Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics
Jian Ma and Hugues Roest Crollius

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 Kate Bradley ( stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

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

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

Academic Package $1100
Graduate/PhD Student Package $920
Corporate Package $1400
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $750

Corporate No-Housing Package $945

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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.



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