We foresee a time when the genomes of each of us will be sequenced at birth to enable the prediction and prevention of genetic diseases. However, genome sequence information is not sufficient. To strive to maintain wellness we need to integrate periodic measurements about our health status through the use of omic and biosensor technologies and, most importantly, we need to understand the molecular mechanisms that translate our differences in terms of genomic sequence and environmental experiences into the differences in disease predispositions and other medically relevant traits.
Towards this end we invite the leading scientists from different fields in basic biomedical research to clinical applications to discuss the most recent advances in the field of personalised health. The conference will cover the molecular basis of health and disease, experimental models to develop and validate systems-wide medical approaches before bringing them into humans, and clinical as well as ethical issues that must be considered to bring these new approaches into the public health.
This EMBL-Stanford conference is jointly organised between these two institutions and offers an unusually rich opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders in the efforts towards molecular approaches to personalised health from all over the world.
- Russ Altman – Stanford University Medical School, USA
- Niko Beerenwinkel – ETH Zurich, D-BSSE, Switzerland
- Ami Bhatt – Stanford School of Medicine, USA
- Ewan Birney – EMBL-EBI, UK
- Peer Bork – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
- Atul Butte – Stanford School of Medicine, USA
- Jan Ellenberg – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
- Henry T. (Hank) Greely – Stanford School of Medicine, USA
- Cornelius Gross – EMBL Monterotondo, Italy
- Tim Hubbard – King’s College London, UK
- Wolfgang Huber – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
- Jan Korbel – EMBL, Germany
- Tuuli Lappalainen – Columbia University, USA
- Christoph Merten – EMBL, Germany
- John Overington – EMBL-EBI, UK
- James Sharpe – Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
- Michael Snyder – Stanford University, USA
- Oliver Stegle – EMBL– EBI, UK
- Lars Steinmetz – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany & Stanford University, USA
- Christof von Kalle – Nationales Centrum für Tumorerkrankungen Heidelberg, Germany
- Matt Wilsey – Grace Wilsey Foundation, USA
- Judith Zaugg – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
- Thorsten Zenz – Nationales Centrum für Tumorerkrankungen Heidelberg, Germany
EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme Fellowships
A limited number of EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP) fellowships are available for this meeting in the form of both Registration Fee Waivers and Travel Grants. You may apply for an EMBL CPP Registration Fee Waiver and/or Travel Grant when submitting your abstract. Whilst submitting your abstract (Step 2 after you have registered your personal details) you will also be asked to complete a field with the name of your lab and the country in which it is based, and to answer some questions to detail your reasons for requesting this fellowship. A statement of support from your budget holding supervisor explaining a) their support for your attendance and b) support provided by the laboratory budget is required to complete the application.
Registration Fee Waiver
The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed.
Up to €400 for participants travelling from the European continent and up to €1000 for participants travelling from outside Europe (receipts of travel will be submitted to the EMBL Course and Conference Office and the exact sum for travel expenses up to the cap will be reimbursed).
Participants coming from the following countries will be given priority for travel grants:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey. Africa, South and Central America and Asia (excluding China, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea).
The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all fellowships during the abstract selection process.
If you are awarded a fellowship, you will be notified after the completion of the abstract selection. This is usually 8 weeks before the event start date. Please note that you must pay your registration fee by the payment deadline (6 weeks before the event start date). The EMBL Course & Conference Office will request your bank details and reimburse the registration fees after the event. Travel Grants can only be reimbursed after the event once the receipts have been submitted.
- Gwen Sanderson – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany