The Biology of Genomes
May 10 - 14, 2022
Abstract Deadline: February 18, 2022

Christina Curtis, Stanford University
Hopi Hoekstra,
Harvard University
John Marioni,
European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Jay Shendure, University of Washington

Registration for The Biology of Genomes meeting has reached full capacity.  Virtual registration remains open. If you wish to be placed on a waitlist for in-person attendance, please select the Virtual Registration (in-person waitlist) meeting price option when registering.


COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster (when eligible) with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.


The 34th annual meeting on The Biology of Genomes will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 and run through lunch on Saturday, May 14.

Sample Schedule Outline

The 2022 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 as well as a session dedicated to helping trainees and early career researchers successfully navigate the NIH funding process.

  • Population Genomics
  • Evolutionary & Non-Human Genomics
  • Complex Traits & Microbiome
  • Functional Genomics & Epigenetics
  • Computational Genomics
  • Cancer & Medical Genomics
  • Developmental and Single Cell Genomics
Keynote Speakers:

Pardis Sabeti, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Jonathan Weissman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Discussion Leaders:

Sarah Kocher, Princeton University
Luis Barreiro,
University of Chicago
Lior Pachter,
California Institute of Technology
Corrie Moreau, Cornell University
Michael Desai, Harvard University
Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, Brown University
Jean Fan, Johns Hopkins University
Jenny Tung, Duke University/ Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Britt Adamson, Princeton University
Debora Marks, Harvard Medical School
Moritz Gerstung, European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Hani Goodarzi, University of California, San Francisco
Ami Bhatt, Stanford University
Elli Papaemmanuil, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

ELSI Panel Topic: Synthetic Biology: three perspectives on writing our future

Rene Sterling, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Joel Bader,
Johns Hopkins University
Rebecca Wilbanks, Johns Hopkins University
Megan Palmer, Stanford University

Unpublished material must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #BoG22. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This conference is supported in part by: National Human Genome Research Institute

This meeting is sponsored by:


In-Person Fees (Housing packages closed as of April 26, 2022)
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,655 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,555
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,415
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,055
Student Package*: $1,315
Student No-Housing Package: $955
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,115
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,515

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

Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

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.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Samantha Mastronardi

Virtual Fees
Academic Virtual Package: $295
Student Virtual Package: $180
Corporate Virtual Package: $435

Late Fees (registrations submitted after 5:00pm ET on May 4th)

Academic Virtual Package: $395
Student Virtual Package: $280
Corporate Virtual Package: $535