Genome Informatics
November 6 - 9, 2019
Abstract Deadline: August 16, 2019 (Midnight US Eastern Standard Time)


Nicholas Loman, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Alicia Oshlack, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
Melissa Wilson, Arizona State University

The next Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory conference on Genome Informatics will be held at Cold Spring Harbor, New York (this meeting has alternated with the Hinxton meeting started under the joint auspices of CSHL and the Wellcome Trust). The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, and finish with lunch on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

  • Microbial and Metagenomics
  • Sequencing Algorithms, Variant Discovery and Genome Assembly
  • Evolution, Complex Traits and Phylogenetics
  • Personal and Medical Genomics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Genome Structure and Function
Keynote Speakers:

Dana Pe'er, Sloan Kettering Institute
Jonathan Pritchard, Stanford University

Discussion Leaders:

Ana Conesa, University of Florida
Lauren Cowley, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Alexander Dilthey, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Evan Eichler, University of Washington
William Hanage, Harvard University
Janet Kelso, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Ben Langmead, Johns Hopkins University
Karine Le Roch, University of California, Riverside
Heng Li, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Rob Patro, University of Maryland
Sohini Ramachandran, Brown University
Liz Worthey, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The 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. Please apply in writing via email to Catie Carr and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #gi2019. Due to the open culture of the Genome Informatics community, we have established an opt-out policy on the live-tweeting or discussing of talks, posters, or research results on social media.

This meeting is sponsored in part by: National Human Genome Research Institute


Academic Package: $1,220
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1,020
Corporate Package: $1,535
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $835
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,035

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