The Biology of Genomes
May 9 - 13, 2023
Abstract Deadline: February 17, 2023


Christina Curtis, Stanford University
Hopi Hoekstra
, Harvard University
Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center & SciLife Lab
John Marioni, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL), UK

The 34th annual meeting on The Biology of Genomes will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, and run through lunch on Saturday, May 13.

The 2023 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 (ELSI) of genome research.

The James P. Taylor Foundation for Open Science will award six scholarships covering full conference registration to outstanding graduate students. Application deadline is February 6, 2023. For details and application instructions, visit here.

  • Population Genomics
  • Systems Genetics
  • Evolutionary & Non-human Genomics
  • Complex Traits & Microbiome
  • Functional Genomics & Epigenetics
  • Computational Genomics
  • Cancer & Medical Genomics
  • Developmental & Single Cell Genomics

Keynote Speakers:

Evan Eichler, University of Washington / HHMI
Erich Jarvis, Rockefeller University / HHMI

Discussion Leaders:

Doris Bachtrog, University of California, Berkeley
Ran Blekhman,
University of Chicago
Melina Claussnitzer,
Broad Institute
Douglas Fowler, University of Washington
Ekta Khurana,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Dan Landau, Weill Cornell Medicine
Ben Lehner,
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Xihong Lin, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Iain Mathieson, University of Pennsylvania
Marta Melé, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Shamil Sunyaev, Harvard Medical School
Peter Van Loo, 
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lars Velten,
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
James Zou,
Stanford University

ELSI Panel Topic: Scientists' Roles and Responsibilities in Combatting the Misuse of Genomic Research

Dave Kaufman, National Human Genome Research Institute

Kushan Dasgupta, UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics
Daphne Martschenko, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
Robbee Wedow, Purdue University
Ashley Smart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission, or any other matters may be directed to Samantha Mastronardi

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 Samantha Mastronardi stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

This conference is supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.  

Meeting Sponsored by:

In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1705
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1600
Academic Shared Room Package: $1455
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1085
Student Package/Double Occupancy: $1355
Student Package/No Housing Package: $985
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2180
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1560

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please inquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus.
Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Virtual Participation: Includes access to the oral sessions via Zoom, the digital poster gallery, the Slack discussion workspace, and the Leading Strand video archive.  If you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, please plan to attend the meeting in-person.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi.

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on May 4)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $425
Late Student Virtual Package: $300
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $580