The Biology of Genomes
May 5 - 9, 2020
Abstract Deadline: February 14, 2020


Christina Curtis, Stanford University
John Marioni,
European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Elaine Ostrander,
National Human Genome Research Institute
Jay Shendure, University of Washington

The 32nd annual meeting on The Biology of Genomes will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and run through lunch on Saturday, May 9.

The 2020 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.

  • Population Genomics
  • Evolutionary & Non-Human Genomics
  • Complex Traits & Microbiome
  • Functional Genomics & Epigenetics
  • Computational Genomics
  • Cancer & Medical Genomics
  • Genome Engineering & Editing
  • Ethical Legal & Social Implications
Keynote Speakers:


Discussion Leaders:


ELSI Panel Topic: to be announced 



Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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.

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

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 Catie Carr at stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

This conference may be supported in part with funds provided by: National Human Genome Research Institute

This meeting is sponsored by:



Academic Package: $XXX
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $XXX
Corporate Package: $XXX
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $XXX
Corporate No-Housing Package: $XXX

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.