16th Genome Informatics Conference 2016 Cambridge

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  • This 16th Genome Infor­mat­ics con­fer­ence will take place on Sep­tem­ber 1922, 2016 in Cam­bridge, United King­dom and will focus on large-​scale approaches to under­stand­ing the struc­ture and biol­ogy of genomes. Biol­ogy is an exper­i­men­tal sci­ence that is expe­ri­enc­ing an explo­sion of new data. This requires biol­o­gists to increase the scale and sophis­ti­ca­tion of the infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy used for their research.

    The con­fer­ence scope encom­passes a wide range of meth­ods for the analy­sis of these data, includ­ing a focus on tech­nolo­gies such as variant-​calling, tran­scrip­tomic analy­sis, and vari­ant inter­pre­ta­tion, applied to very large genomic data sets. This meet­ing alter­nates between Hinx­ton, UK and Cold Spring Har­bor, New York.

    Sci­en­tific ses­sion topics

    • Per­sonal and med­ical genomics
    • Tran­scrip­tomics, alter­na­tive splic­ing and gene predictions
    • Epige­nomics and non-​coding genome
    • Data cura­tion and visualization
    • Com­par­a­tive, evo­lu­tion­ary and metagenomics
    • Vari­ant dis­cov­ery and genome assembly

    Keynote speakers

    • Richard Durbin – Well­come Trust Sanger Insti­tute, UK
    • Elaine Mardis – Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity School of Med­i­cine, USA

    Con­firmed speakers

    • Jes­sica Chong – Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, USA
    • Meromit Singer – Broad Insti­tute, USA
    • Davis McCarthy – EMBL-​EBI, UK
    • Chloe Vil­lani – Broad Insti­tute, USA
    • Katie Pol­lard – Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cisco, USA
    • Anshul Kun­daje – Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity School of Med­i­cine, USA
    • Kim Pruitt – National Insti­tutes of Health, USA
    • Alex Bate­man – EMBL-​EBI, UK
    • Jared Simp­son – Ontario Insti­tute for Can­cer Research, USA
    • Ali­cia Osh­lack – Mur­doch Chil­drens Research Insti­tute, Australia
    • Cur­tis Hut­ten­hower – Har­vard School of Pub­lic Health, USA
    • Ali­cia Mar­tin – Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, USA

    Con­fer­ence Committee

    Sci­en­tific pro­gramme committee

    • Janet Kelso MPI-​EVA, Germany
    • Daniel MacArthur Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, USA
    • Aaron Quin­lan Uni­ver­sity of Utah, USA

    Con­fer­ence organiser

    • Laura Hub­bard – Well­come Genome Cam­pus, UK
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