Biology of Genomes
May 7 - 11, 2024
Abstract Deadline: February 16, 2024

Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center, KTH Royal Institute of Technology & SciLife Lab
Aaron Quinlan,
University of Utah
Jenny Tung, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University

The 37th annual meeting on Biology of Genomes will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, and run through lunch on Saturday, May 11.

The 2024 meeting will address DNA sequence variation and its role in molecular evolution, population genetics, 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.

Financial SupportThe James P. Taylor Foundation for Open Science will award six scholarships covering full conference registration to outstanding graduate students. Online application will open on January 1st, 2024. The deadline for applications is February 5th, 2024. For details and application instructions, visit here.

  • Population Genomics
  • Evolutionary & Non-human Genomics
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Computational & Statistical Genomics
  • Complex Traits & Genomic Medicine
  • Functional Genomics
  • Emerging Methods & Technologies

Keynote Speakers:
Peter Campbell, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University & the Flatiron Institute

Discussion Leaders:
Frank Albert, University of Minnesota
Melina Claussnitzer, Broad Institute
Lorin Crawford, Brown University/Microsoft Research
Nandita Garud, University of California, Los Angeles
Katie Hoadley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Marcin Imielinski, NYU Langone
Mara Lawniczak, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Po-Ru Loh, Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Rajiv McCoy, John Hopkins University
Karen Miga, University of California, Santa Cruz
Bogdan Pasaniuc, University of California, Los Angeles
Sohini Ramachandran, Brown University
Tim Reddy, Duke University
Ryan Tewhey, Jackson Laboratory

The Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Social Determinants of Health in Genomics Panel:

Lawrence Brody
, NIH/National Genome Research Institute

Gail E. Henderson
, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kristen Malecki, University of Illinois, Chicago
Keshia Pollack Porter, Johns Hopkins University

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

Abstracts: 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.

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 Kelley McGrath stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts. If you do not plan to submit an abstract, you may be eligible to attend virtually at a reduced fee. Eligible 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. 

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #BOG24. 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.

Meeting Sponsored by:

National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. 
Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA

In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,775
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,665
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,515
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,130
Student Package*: $1,410
Student No-Housing Package: $1,025
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,270
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,625

*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.

Virtual Fees:
Academic Virtual Package: $340
Grad Student Virtual Package: $210

Corporate Virtual Package: $505

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on May 2, 2024)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $440
Late Student Virtual Package: $310
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $605