The Biology of Genomes
May 5 - 8, 2020 Virtual Meeting
Abstract Deadline: Closed
Christina Curtis, Stanford University
John Marioni, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Elaine Ostrander, National Human Genome Research Institute
Jay Shendure, University of Washington
The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us - we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.
The 32nd annual meeting on The Biology of Genomes is going fully virtual and will now likely commence mid-morning US eastern standard time on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and end on Friday, May 8 late afternoon (EST). Oral sessions will be confined to later morning and afternoon sessions (EST) to maximize access by participants from around the world.
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. There will be a special session on the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research.
|Day ||Time (EST) ||Session # ||Session Name |
||Population Genomics |
||Evolutionary and Non-human Genomics |
||Complex Traits and Microbiome |
||Functional Genomics and Epigenetics |
||Computational Genomics |
||Cancer and Medical Genomics |
||ELSI Panel and Discussion |
||Guest Speakers |
||Developmental and Single Cell Genomics |
||Virtual Poster Session |
Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University
Svante Paabo, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology
Oregon Health and Science University
EMBL-EBI, United Kingdom
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
IRB Barcelona, Spain
Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Austria
University of Pennsylvania
New York Genome Center
University of Chicago
University of Washington
University of California, San Francisco
University of Michigan
ELSI Panel Topic:
What’s the Risk? ELSI Considerations of Polygenic Scores in the Clinic
Dave Kaufman, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute
Paul S. Appelbaum, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
Julianne O'Daniel, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine Department of Genetics
Ioanna Tzoulaki, Imperial College London Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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 participation in the virtual meeting may be directed to Catie Carr.
We may be able to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Catie Carr stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.
This virtual conference is supported in part with funds provided by: National Human Genome Research Institute
Virtual Attendance Package: $300
Virtual Graduate Student Package: $175
Late Registration Fees (registrations submitted after midnight EST on Thursday April 30)
Virtual Attendance Package: $350
Virtual Graduate Student Package: $225
Virtual Attendance packages include registration, access to online Zoom-based oral sessions, access to the digital posters, a dedicated Slack channel and access to the video archive on the Leading Strand for ~six weeks following the meeting.