The 2012 Wellcome Trust meeting on Rat Genomics and Models will focus on the use of the rat (Rattus norvegicus) as a model for studying the etiology of complex diseases in humans, including hypertension, diabetes, renal failure, cancer and others. The scientific sessions will be organized based on disease and/or technology focus and the participants will present data generated using a broad array of genetics- and genomics-based approaches and disease models.
Considerable attention will also be focused on the generation and annotation of an updated assembly of the rat reference genome, as well as on the relationship between genetic variation identified through whole genome sequencing of multiple inbred rat strains and disease and/or molecular phenotypes.
Due to building work to expand the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre at Hinxton the conference will be held at the Moller Centre, Churchill College – part of the historic University of Cambridge.
Abstracts and Posters
Abstract submission is strongly encouraged as several talks will be selected from abstracts.
Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration. If you are not ready to up-load your abstract at the time of registration, please e-mail your abstract document to Jemma on firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8 October 2012.
Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.
- Edwin Cuppen, Hubrecht Institute (The Netherlands)
- Norbert Hubner, Max Delbruck Centrum for Molecular Medicine (Germany)
- Anne Kwitek, University of Iowa (USA)
- James Shull, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)