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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Registration Open - Functional Genomics and Systems Biology: From Model Organisms

This long-running Wellcome Trust conference will bring together leading scientists from the fields of genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics and cellular networks to discuss the latest developments and challenges in systems biology.

Advances in DNA sequencing and other high throughput technologies over the past decade have resulted in a wealth of data describing the functions and interactions of various components within the cell. High-resolution maps of genome-wide transcription factors are shedding light on the mechanisms that regulate gene expression. Large-scale interaction networks are improving our understanding of biological systems. To improve our understanding of complex biological systems relevant to health and disease, these data, generated from disparate sources, need to be integrated in a biologically meaningful way.

This conference is an ideal forum to discuss the integration, interpretation and analysis of complex biological data from experimental and computational sources. We welcome the submission of abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Topics will include
High throughput technologies: applications and analysis
Functional genomics of disease
Model organisms
Single cell analysis
Genome and epigenome regulation
Human genetic variation
Complex networks
Modelling biological networks and pathways

Scientific programme committee
Alvis Brazma EMBL-EBI, UK
Tom Freeman University of Edinburgh, UK
Anne-Claude Gavin EMBL, Germany
Tuuli Lappalainen New York Genome Center, USA
Nicholas Luscombe University College London, UK

Confirmed speakers
Ruedi Aebersold ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Emmanuelle Charpentier Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany
Peter Fraser Babraham Institute, UK
Marc Friedlander SciLifeLab/Stockholm University, Sweden
Eileen Furlong EMBL, Germany
Roderic Guigo Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Tim Hughes University of Toronto, Canada
Jan Korbel EMBL, Germany
Laura Landweber Princeton University, USA
Ben Lehner Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Leopold Parts Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
James Sharpe Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Sarah Teichmann EMBL-EBI, UK
Marian Walhout University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Michael Yaffe Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Judith Zaugg EMBL, Germany

Dates for your diary:
Abstract & Bursary deadline: 16 September

Registration deadline: 30 September

URL: https://registration.hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk/display_info.asp?id=517

Contact Person: Treasa Creavin (treasa.creavin@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk)