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20 December 2018 VI Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium

Barcelona, Spain

The symposium is organized together by the Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB) and the Section of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the Section of Genomics and Proteomics of the Societat Catalana de Biologia (SCB).

The main goal of this meeting is to foster scientific interaction between the different groups, by presenting the excellent research carried out in Catalonia in the fields of bioinformatics and genomics, such as healthcare applications, impact of recent genomic data on evolutionary science, new technological developments in genomics and bioinformatics, and new advances in our understanding of the genome in human and other organisms, among other areas.

Registration is required before December 13th 2018 at the symposium registration website. Registration is free for all members of the SCB, 20€ for students (undergraduate and PhD candidates) or members of the BIB institutions, and 40€ for other researchers. The abstract submission deadline is November 16th 2018.

http://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/events/67/vi-jornada-de-bioinformatica-i-genomica

9–11 June 2019 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2019)

Columbus, OH, USA

The 2019 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2019) will be held on June 9-11, 2019 in Columbus, OH, USA. Up to 20 travel awards are available to students/postdocs. Attendants are invited to contribute unpublished original work describing recent advances on all aspects of bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing, including but not restricted to the following topics:

1. Cancer Genomics
2. Metabolomics
3. Microbiome/Metagenomics
4. Translational pharmacoinformatics
5. Omics Integration
6. Medical Informatics
7. Scientific databases
8. Imaging informatics
9. Systems Biology
10. Algorithms/Artificial Intelligence
11. Single-cell analysis

http://icibm2019.org/

24–26 October 2018 2018 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to the 2018 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (8th ICBB) which will be held in Budapest, Hungary during October 24-26, 2018. The conference has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of biotechnology and bioengineering, and a focus will be given to major research advances, including: New Approaches & Methods; Cell and Immunology; Genomics & Molecular Biology; Biomaterials, Biopolymers & Bioenergy; Biomedicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology; Biomedical Engineering & Techniques; and other related aspects. More information about the conference can be found at http://icbb.apaset.org/

http://icbb.apaset.org

3–6 September 2018 FoodMicro 2018

Berlin, Germany

Functional and novel foods as well as previously unknown problems concerning spoilage and emerging pathogens necessitate the application of novel methods in food microbiology. To merge these different research areas we have chosen “Biodiversity of Foodborne Microbes” as the common theme of our conference. Participants will be offered an excellent programme, demonstrating scientific diversity and subject depth.

 

Main Topics:

  • Exploring biodiversity in microbial ecosystems along the food chain
  • Ecology and interactions in food-associated microbial communities
  • Impact of interventions during food production on microbial biodiversity
  • Microbiological spotlights

 

 

 

http://www.foodmicro2018.com

1–4 August 2018 ISEMPH 2018: International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health 2018

Park City, Utah

The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health is convening our fourth annual conference in spectacular Park City, Utah this summer. Health professionals, researchers, teachers and students from many scientific disciplines from around the world will gather to share their ideas, approaches and research findings at the intersection of evolutionary biology, medicine, and public health.

The main goals of this conference are to:

  • Catalyze new discoveries in the rapidly growing field of evolutionary medicine - including evolutionary dynamics of cancer, the microbiome, antibiotic resistance, infectious disease, health behavior, and much more!
  • Create new connections and increase the awareness of this exciting, important, and high impact area of scientific inquiry.

Park City, Utah is a turn-of-the-century mining town thriving in the present. Visitors will find retail shopping, restaurants, museums, and galleries in the historic downtown area. Outdoor adventurists will uncover hot springs, forests, and picturesque hiking and biking trails to enjoy with family and new friends.

Important dates:

January 17:       Abstract Submission Opens
February 1:       Meeting Registration Opens
March 1:           Abstract Submission Closes
March 31:         Abstract Decisions Announced
April 30:            Early Registration Deadline
July 20:             Regular Registration Deadline

Submit abstracts: https://easychair.org/cfp/ISEMPH2018

Register here! ISEMPH.org

Questions? Janice Mancuso, Conference Director; [email protected] or 505-506-4496

Connect with us on Twitter @ISEMPH and tag us with #ISEMPH2018

https://evolutionarymedicine.org/

17–21 June 2018 Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2018

Helsinki, Finland

We are pleased to welcome you to the third conference on the Ecology of Soil Microorganisms to be held in Helsinki, Finland in June 2018. The previous two meetings organised in Prague in 2011 and 2015 attracted almost 500 participants from all over the world. The ESM conference is an interdisciplinary platform addressing questions related to individual microbes (bacteria, fungi, archaea, protozoa and viruses), microbial communities and their ecological networks. Modern genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic methods are linked with approaches based on soil chemical, biochemical and functional analyses, exploration of soil fauna and plant ecology.

We cordially invite experts from all these disciplines to join us in Helsinki to promote state of the art research in the field of soil ecology and enjoy the northern midsummer madness!

https://www.lyyti.fi/p/ESM2018_9358

23–25 April 2018 Microbial Stress: from Systems to Molecules and Back

Kinsale, Cork Co., Ireland

Important Dates
December 20th, 2017 Abstract submission deadline - submitted should indicate if they want to be considered for an oral presentation
December 20th, 2017 Bursary Submission deadline
January 20th, 2018 Notification of abstract decisions and selection for oral / poster presentation
January 20th, 2018 Notification of Bursary decisions
January 31st, 2018 Deadline for Early Bird RegistrationMarch 17th, 2018 Deadline for full registration (subject to capacity)

 

http://www.efbiotechnology.org/microbialstress/

21–24 April 2018 ECCMID 2018 (Madrid, Spain, 21-24 April 2018)

Madrid, Spain

The 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 21 - 24 April 2018, the most important international congress in the field of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases and infection control.

http://www.eccmid.org/

20 December 2017 V Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium

Barcelona, Spain

The symposium is organized together by the Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB) and the Section of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the Section of Genomics and Proteomics of the Societat Catalana de Biologia (SCB). The main goal of this meeting is to foster scientific interaction between the different groups, by presenting the excellent research carried out in Catalonia in the fields of bioinformatics and genomics, such as healthcare applications, impact of recent genomic data on evolutionary science, new technological developments in genomics and bioinformatics, and new advances in our understanding of the genome in human and other organisms, among other areas.  

http://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/events/33/v-jornada-de-bioinformatica-i-genomica

4–5 December 2017 4th Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress

London, UK

The 4th Global Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress is one of 4 strands that make up the 4th 4BIO Summit. The other 4BIO strands are the 5th qPCR & Digital PCR Congress, 3rd Microfluidics Congress and new for 2017 the NGS Tech & Applications Congress.

The 4BIO Summit will provide an interactive networking forum to both further develop and answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, poster presentation sessions, expert led case study presentations and interactive Q&A sessions from a 100 + speaker faculty.

http://www.global-engage.com/event/synthetic-biology/

16–18 November 2017 SFG Meeting 2017—The CRISPR Revolution from Bacterial Immunity to Functional Genomics

Montpellier, France

The French Genetics Society (SFG, http://www.sfgenetique.org) will be pleased to welcome you to the congress on CRISPR/Cas9 in Montpellier, France, on 16–18 November 2017. This congress is organized in collaboration with the “School of DNA” of Nimes and the University of Montpellier.

The SFG chose to dedicate its next Annual Congress to the CRISPR/Cas9 technology, at the heart of fundamental and applied genetics. It will last 2.5 days and registration fees are voluntarily very low in order to attract national and European participants, estimated to 400 attendees. A general public conference followed by a Round Table (in French), giving the state-of-the-art and presenting societal and ethical aspects, will precede the scientific program of the congress organized in three sessions, each covering an important aspect of the genome editing CRISPR/Cas9 technology:

  • “Bacterial Immunity and Beyond” led by Sylvain Moineau (Laval University, Québec, Canada);
  • “Developmental and Physiological Genetics” led by Norbert Perrimon (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA);
  • “From Functional Genomics to Applications” led by Fabien Nogué (INRA, Versailles, France).

You can register and take a look at the program here:   http://congress.igh.cnrs.fr/SFG2017/

http://congress.igh.cnrs.fr/SFG2017/home.html

13–15 November 2017 Multidimensional Genomics: The 3D/4D organization of chromatin

Barcelona, Spain

Genomics is moving for a static monodimensional picture, to a time dependent 3D structure. Chromatin is not any more a magic word used to represent a portion of the cell absorbing more colorant than the rest. Chromatin is now a plastic supramolecular structure composed of DNA and protein whose conformation regulates accessibility of the genes to the protein machinery that regulate their function. Nothing of the activity of the cell can be understood without considering the time-dependent three dimensional structure of chromatin. The BioMed conference will be a forum to meet many of the most distinguished scientists in the field. We will learn from the basic physical principles governing the deformation of DNA to the last advances in the experimental techniques providing information on chromatin structure, from the nucleosome to the entire chromatin fiber. We will learn from how chromatin structure is regulated by specific cellular system, and how in turn, chromatin structure modulates the entire cellular live. I invite you to meet us in Barcelona and know more about these supramolecular structure.

http://www.irbbarcelona.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2017/07/irbevent_from_multidimensional_genomics_deadline_extended.html

5–8 November 2017 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference

BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK

The NCRI Cancer Conference is the largest annual cancer research meeting in the UK, attracting over 1,500 participants from across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical research. We are committed to share and make available to all attendees the best cancer research from all over the world and encourage cross-pollination. The Conference provides a high profile platform where key stakeholders of cancer research come together to discuss, present and showcase high-quality research. The programme covers six main themes - Diagnosis and therapy, Epidemiology and prevention, Health services research, Information, patients and the public, Survivorship and end of life care and the cancer cell and model systems – which are organised in sessions across 4 days. The Conference programme includes plenty of networking opportunities, allowing participants to make the most of their time in Liverpool.

Key dates:
Abstract submission: 3 April – 4 June
Earlybird registration: 3 April – 30 June
Standard registration: 1 July – 22 October
Late breaking abstract submission: 31 July – 28 August

http://conference.ncri.org.uk

18–20 October 2017 BioMicroWorld 2017 Conference

Madrid (Spain)

You are cordially invited to participate in the VII International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology - BioMicroWorld2017, which will be held in Madrid (Spain) from 18 to 20 October 2017:

The BioMicroWorld Conference is a well-established forum that has brought together researchers in the applied microbiology field every two years since 2005. This forum is aimed at communicating current research priorities and progress in the fields of industrial microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, food and medical microbiology and other related fields, as well as inspiring collaborations for future research. Have a look at the detailed list of topics proposed for the conference at: http://biomicroworld2017.org/topics/

Important deadlines:

- 31 May: early registration
- 27 June: abstract submission (for oral presentation)
- 20 July: abstract submission (for poster and virtual presentation)
- 5 September: late registration
- 2 November: full paper submission

http://biomicroworld2017.org

17–21 October 2017 ASHG 2017 Meeting

Orlando, Florida (USA)

The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will be held at the Orange County Convention Center South Building in Orlando, Florida, from Tuesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 21, 2017. The ASHG Annual Meeting is the largest human genetics meeting and exposition in the world. This year’s meeting is expected to attract over 6,500 scientific attendees, plus over 200 exhibiting companies. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science in all areas of human genetics.

ASHG members and leading scientists from around the world are selected to present their research findings at invited, platform, and poster sessions. Abstracts presented at the Annual Meeting are published online and are citable. ASHG’s Annual Meeting also features a trade show floor that offers attendees the opportunity to view state-of-the-art medical and laboratory equipment, products, services, and computer software designed to enhance human genetics research, teaching, and consultation.

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http://www.ashg.org/2017meeting/

9–10 October 2017 4th Annual Drug Discovery USA Congress

San Diego, USA

Oxford Global’s 4th Annual Drug Discovery USA Congress will take place on 9 – 10 October 2017 in San Diego, USA, bringing together over 250 key opinion leaders in drug discovery. This exciting conference showcases the latest technologies and approaches being utilised across Immuno-therapy, Autoimmune diseases, Neuroscience and Oncology. Further sessions consider the key updates in medicinal and computational chemistry. The two-day congress offers an interactive platform for high level discussions, ensuring valuable networking and interactive sessions.

View Agenda: http://bit.ly/1Li0Wd4

4 Interactive Streams:

  • Drug Discovery Innovation and Strategies, Enabling Technologies for Immuno-therapy, Autoimmune Diseases, Neuroscience & Oncology
  • Successful Phenotypic Drug Discovery: High Content Screening
  • Discovery Chemistry: Medicinal and Computational Chemistry
  • Discovery Chemistry: Medicinal Chemistry and Novel Approaches to Drug Design

Free Webinar Recording:

Advance in Fragmented-based Drug Discovery
Hosted by Vincent Stoll, Associate Director of Structural Biology, AbbVie
Download for Free: http://bit.ly/2cuVKoT

For further information regarding prices and possible discounts, please contact Guillaume Alonso on [email protected] or call +44 (0)1865 248 455.

http://bit.ly/1Li0Wd4

9–10 October 2017 2nd Annual Biomarkers & Precision Medicine USA Congress

San Diego, USA

Oxford Global Conferences are proud to present the 2nd Annual Biomarkers & Precision Medicine USA Congress co-located with our 4th Annual Drug Discovery USA Congress, taking place on the 09-10 October 2017 in San Diego, USA.

Over 250 delegates representing leading biotech companies, global pharma organisations and internationally renowned academic institutions.

Over 40 presentations, case studies and panel discussions focused on the key issues in biomarker research, companion diagnostics, personalised medicine and clinical biomarkers.

5 Interactive Streams:

  • Biomarkers in Drug Discovery and Development – Translation and Precision Medicine in Auto-Immune Diseases, CNS, Oncology, and Infectious Diseases
  • Personalised Medicine, Companion Diagnostics & Patient Testing
  • Innovations in Biomarker Research – Informatics, Data Management, Assay Development, Imaging Technologies
  • Biomarker in Clinical Development & Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Diagnostics, NGS & Genomic Markers and Genetic Testing

14 pre-scheduled one to one meetings, exhibition and informal networking opportunities. This event is co-located with our 4th Annual Drug Discovery USA Congress.

Free Pre-Congress Webinars

Translational Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics Development Consortium
22nd June 2017, 9 am. PST, 12 noon EST, 5 pm. BST

Click here to register today, for free.

Scientific and Regulatory Considerations for the Analytical Validation of Assays for the Qualification of Biomarkers

8th August 2017, 9 am. PST, 12 noon EST, 5 pm. BST
Click here to register today, for free.

Can’t make the dates? Still register and a copy of the webinar recording will be sent to you.

For further information, click here: http://bit.ly/22r99ki

http://bit.ly/22r99ki

11 September 2017 Joint Meeting of IUFRO's WP 7.03.05 & WP 7.03.10 Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment: Ecology, Monitoring & Genetics

Thessaloniki, Greece

THE MEETING
The Joint Meeting of IUFRO WP 7.03.05 and 7.03.10 brings together experts from different countries all sharing the same enthusiasm in Forest Entomology and Pathology thus advancing our science and Forest Protection. During this meeting, new and challenging ideas are being exchanged and fruitful discussions are taking place.

TOPICS
At the Joint Meeting of IUFRO WP 7.03.05 and 7.03.10 experts are presenting their up-to-date studies on a good number of topics, among which:
• Ecology and population dynamics of forest insects and pathogens
• Invasive forest pests
• Monitoring, surveillance methodology and management of forest pests
• Chemical ecology of forest insects
• Genetic analysis of forest insects and pathogens

THE PARTICIPANTS
IUFRO meetings are the main scientific events in the field of Forest Sciences in general. As such, these meetings bring together reputable scientists from all over the world. This Joint Meeting in particular examining forest insects and pathogens attracts scientists that are actively involved in shaping national and international policies regarding forest pests.

www.iufrogreece2017.com

19–21 June 2017 2017 IMB Conference: Gene Regulation by the Numbers: Quantitative Approaches to Study Transcription

Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Mainz, Germany

Key words: Molecular biology, genetics, epigenetics, DNA, RNA, gene regulation, bioinformatics, computational biology, transcription

Keynote speakers:

  • Eileen Furlong, European Molecular Biology Institute (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
  • Amos Tanay, The Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel  

Summary of our conference

The focus of the 2017 IMB Conference is on “Gene Regulation by the Numbers: Quantitative Approaches to Study Transcription”. Our conference will explore the latest findings and technological developments in the field of gene regulation. The regulation of gene expression is a highly complex process in which numerous different factors play a role, such as signalling pathways, transcription factors and epigenetic modifications. With the recent surge in the development of omics technologies, researchers have generated vast amounts of data describing the contribution of these factors to controlling gene activity. However, interpreting, validating and integrating the data remains a major challenge. A combination of quantitative analysis and experimental research is therefore crucial to draw a complete picture of gene regulation.

The conference will address major open questions in the field that quantitative approaches will help to address, for example:

  • How do gene regulatory networks make robust decisions in the face of intracellular and environmental fluctuations?
  • How do epigenetic mechanisms ensure that gene expression programmes are faithfully transmitted within cell lineages and from one generation to the next?
  • How do RNA-RNA and RNA-protein interactions control gene expression at the post-transcriptional level?
  • How do DNA sequence variations influence gene expression and phenotypic outcomes, and what are the long-term consequences of this on an evolutionary time scale?
  • How can dynamic models help us to understand signalling, gene regulation and cell fate decision making?
  • Can we improve the speed and accuracy of existing data analysis strategies?
  • What are the upcoming challenges in data analysis?

This conference will be a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the latest discoveries, talk about their own findings and initiate research partnerships. As well as scientific sessions, there will be many networking opportunities, including poster sessions, a conference dinner and an excursion to nearby Kloster Eberbach monastery. We hope that the ideas and concepts developed during the conference will result in exciting collaborations. Anyone interested is welcome to attend and can register online.

www.imb.de/2017conference

12–13 June 2017 Oxford Global’s - 18th Annual Drug Discovery Leaders’ Summit

Hotel Palace, Berlin, Germany

This summit brings together over 250 key opinion leaders and senior industry experts in drug discovery, to discuss the latest innovative discovery strategies in different therapeutic areas as well as the most effective enabling technologies and solutions. Our co-located 5th Discovery Chemistry & Drug Design Congress provides an unprecedented opportunity to gain insights from key presenters of the computational chemistry, discovery chemistry and medicinal field. 

 

8 interactive streams: 

  • Drug Discovery Innovation and Strategies, Enabling Technologies
  • Novel Drug Target Discovery for Immuno-Therapy, Autoimmune Diseases and Oncology
  • Successful Phenotypic Drug Discovery: High Content Screening
  • RNAi Screening, Cancer Genomics and Gene Editing for Drug Discovery
  • Discovery Chemistry, Medicinal and Computational Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design: Novel Approaches.

Agenda: http://bit.ly/2dUjWB5

Free Pre-Congress Webinars

Drug Discovery Open Innovation & Outsourcing
Hosted by Patrick Kleyn, Director of Drug Target Innovation, EMD Serono
Register for Free Today

Phenotypic Screening in Drug Discovery- Novel Tools & Applications
Hosted by Paul Andrews, Director of Operations, National Phenotypic Screening Centre (NPSC), School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
Register for Free Today

Disruptive Technologies & Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery
Hosted by Chris Gibson, CEO, Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Register for Free Today

For further information on the congress and the webinars, please contact Guillaume Alonso on [email protected] or call +44 (0) 1865 248 455.

http://bit.ly/2dUjWB5

12–13 June 2017 Microbiome Discovery and Development Congress

Berlin Germany

Oxford Global is proud to present the Microbiome Discovery and Development Congress taking place on 12 – 13 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany. This exciting conference showcases world-class speakers discussing novel strategies in microbiome research, challenges of commercialising the microbiome and latest therapeutic trends.

Including 3 Interactive Streams:

  • Microbiome Discovery: Novel Strategies and Technologies
  • Commercialising the Microbiome
  • Therapeutic Potential of the Microbiome

 

View the Agenda: http://bit.ly/2hC8ICR

Free Live Webinar:
Antibiotics & the Microbiome: Protection of the Gut Microbiome from Antibiotics
Hosted by Jean de Gunzburg, CSO, Da Volterra
Register for Free Today: http://bit.ly/2gI1USa

http://bit.ly/2hC8ICR

6–8 June 2017 CROPS 2017

Huntsville, AL, USA

CROPS 2017 is an international conference hosted by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and The University of Georgia.  This conference brings together leading genomic researchers and plant breeders to explore emerging applications of new genomic technology to crop improvement.

http://www.CROPSconference.org

10–11 May 2017 Genome Editing USA Congress

Boston, MA, USA

Genome Editing USA Congress:

Oxford Global is proud to present its Inaugural Genome Editing USA Congress, on the 10-11 May 2017 in Boston.

Over two days our event will bring together over 200 senior level attendees from academia, research institutes and pharma companies to discuss therapeutic and drug discovery applications, as well as novel gene-editing techniques and technologies. This event provides an ideal platform to participate in formal 1-2-1 meetings and informal networking drinks with other key industry figures, as well as providing opportunities to exchange ideas with some of the most influential professionals in the field. 

The conference programme will consist of 3 interactive streams covering: 

  • Genome Editing Technologies
  • Drug Discovery & Development Applications
  • Therapeutic Applications of Genome Editing 

To download the conference programme please click here. (Please could you link ‘click here’ to: http://www.genomeeditingusa-congress.com/download-agenda/

Contact Danielle Dalby for further information. [email protected] | +44(0)1865 248455

http://www.genomeeditingusa-congress.com

10–11 May 2017 Advances in Transgenic Technology USA Congress

Boston, MA, USA

Advances in Transgenic Technology USA Congress:

Oxford Global are proud to present our unmissable Advances in Transgenic Technology Congress, taking place on the 10-11 May 2017 in Boston.  

Over 200 senior level attendees, covering the hottest topic areas. Due to an increased sophistication in new technology becoming more widely available to researchers such as CRISPR, the transgenic market has grown significantly. 

  • On day one, our esteemed speakers will discussing state-of-the-art technologies for transgenic genome editing including CRISPR-Cas and genotyping strategies and tools technology focused workshops.
  • Day two of the congress presentations will focus on genetics and stem cell manipulation including pluripotent stem cell-based disease models and somatic cell nuclear transfer. Presentations will also cover novel transgenic technologies including novel implantation and injection systems. 

To download the conference programme please click here. (Please could you link ‘click here’ to: http://www.genomeeditingusa-congress.com/request-prices-agenda-transgenic-usa/ )

 TContact Danielle Dalby for further information. [email protected] | +44(0)1865 248455

http://www.genomeeditingusa-congress.com/request-prices-agenda-transgenic-usa/

25–26 April 2017 Precision Medicine Congress

London, UK

Oxford Global Conferences are proud to present the Inaugural Precision Medicine Congress, taking place on the 25-26 April 2017 in London.

175 delegates from world renowned academic institutions, hospitals, global pharmaceutical organisations and leading biotechnology companies

Over 20 presentations and case studies focusing on the key developments in precision medicine discovery, diagnostics, clinical development and genomics.

2 interactive streams:

  • Precision Medicine and Diagnostics in discovery and development
  • Precision Medicine and Genomics

14 pre-scheduled one to one meetings, exhibition and informal networking opportunities. This event is co-located with our Advances in Companion Diagnostics Congress

Free Pre-Congress Webinar

  1. Precision Medicine and Genomic Testing in both Cancer and Inherited Disease

Thursday 23rd February, 2017 3:00 PM GMT

Register for free today http://bit.ly/2e1dCHo

http://bit.ly/2cBHuNN

16–17 March 2017 5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Plant research and its associated technologies have improved dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs in gene editing technologies and reductions in the cost of sequencing. Many plants have now been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. As a result, plant scientists are now, more than ever, making use of state of the art technology platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and confer benefits such as crop improvement and breeding by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes.

http://www.global-engage.com/event/plant-genomics/

21–22 February 2017 12th Annual Biomarkers Congress

Manchester, UK

Over 250 delegates representing leading biotech companies, global pharma organisations and internationally renowned academic institutions. Over 55 presentations, case studies, round-table and panel discussions focused on the key innovations of biomarker research in discovery and development, companion diagnostics, data management, innovative biology, precision medicine and clinical biomarkers. 

6 Interactive Streams: 

  • Biomarkers in Drug Discovery & Development – Therapeutic areas: Autoimmune, Immuno-oncology, Neuroscience, Oncology
  • Personalised Medicine, Companion Diagnostics and Development
  • Biomarker Discovery, Verification & Validation, and Safety – Therapeutic areas: Cardiovascular, Rheumatology, COPD, Rare Diseases and Microbiome
  • Innovations in Biomarkers Research, Assay Development, Imaging, Data Management
  • Biomarker in Clinical Development & Clinical Trials
  • Innovative Biology- NGS & Genomic Markers, Clinical Testing and Diagnostics Development  

Visit the conference website at www.biomarkers-congress.com or contact Danielle Dalby for a copy of the conference programme: [email protected]

http://www.biomarkers-congress.com/

10–11 November 2016 8th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Congress 2016

London, UK

Over 450 senior-level delegates representing internationally renowned research & academic institutions, clinical research institutions, nutrition companies as well as leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Over 60 case studies and presentations focused on the developments in NGS technologies and platforms, NGS data management as well as clinical applications & diagnostics of NGS.

Including 3 interactive streams:

  • Advances In NGS Platforms And Key Therapeutic Applications
  • NGS Data Management And Bioinformatics
  • NGS Clinical Applications & Diagnostics

http://www.nextgenerationsequencing-congress.com/

20–22 October 2016 2016 IMB Conference: Epigenetics in Development

Mainz, Germany

The conference will cover the role of epigenetics in developmental processes from the level of individual cells to whole organisms. A central theme of the conference will be to explore how the epigenomic landscape changes between fertilisation and differentiation, what regulates these changes and what is their developmental significance.

https://www.imb-mainz.de/index.php?id=994

11–12 October 2016 6th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress 2016

Singapore

300 delegates representing leading sequencing centres, global pharmaceutical organisations and world-renowned research institutions.35 presentations and case studies focused on the key developments in sequencing, epigenetics and genomics.

Together with our Single Cell Analysis Congress we will have 4 interactive streams:

  • Advances In NGS Platforms And Key Therapeutic Applications
  • NGS: Data Analysis, Clinical Applications & Diagnostics
  • Single Cell ‘Omics
  • Single Cell Analysis Technology

http://www.ngsasia-congress.com/

3–4 October 2016 2nd Annual Next Generation Sequencing USA Congress

Boston, MA, USA

Over 250 delegates representing internationally renowned research & academic institutions, clinical and research institutions, as well as leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Over 60 presentations and case studies focused on novel next generation sequencing platforms & technologies, the applications of NGS & key developments in cancer drug development and clinical diagnostics.

http://www.nextgenerationsequencingusa-congress.com/

26–28 September 2016 Immunogenomics 2016

Huntsville, AL, USA

An international conference that brings together leaders and researchers exploring the application of genomic technologies to understand the immune system and development of disease.

http://hudsonalpha.org/immunogenomicsconference/

26–28 January 2016 Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus–Host Interactions

Pharmacenter, Basel, Switzerland

An international scientific conference sponsored by the journal Viruses under the patronage of the University of Basel.

http://sciforum.net/conference/viruses-2016

3–5 July 2014 DNA habitats and its RNA inhabitants

Salzburg, Austria

Further informations will be announced

http://rna-agents.at/?page_id=24

19 May 2014–23 May 2015 Mechanisms of Recombination: 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Holliday Model

Alicante, Spain

- Recombination mechanisms
- Links between replication and recombination
- Maintenance of genome stability
- Chromosome interactions and meiosis

http://www.abcam.com/index.html?pageconfig=resource&rid=15932&viapagetrap=recombination2014

30 April–3 May 2014 Translating Diabetes

Heidelberg, Germany

further informations will be announced

http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2014/EES14-01/

3–6 March 2014 Maintenance of Genome Stability 2014

St. Kitts, the Caribbean Sea

- DNA repair, replication and recombination
- Checkpoints and cell cycle control
- Control by post-translational modifications
- Links to nuclear architecture, chromosome biology, chromatin, transcription and other processes
- Genome instability in disease and ageing; diagnostic and therapeutic applications

http://www.abcam.com/index.html?pageconfig=resource&rid=15943&viapagetrap=mgs2014

10–15 January 2014 Nuclear Receptors: Biological Networks, Genome Dynamics and Disease (A3)

New Mexico, USA


Nuclear receptors (NRs) represent a large superfamily of transcription factors that function as ligand-dependent sensors for a diverse set of fat-soluble hormones, vitamins and dietary lipids. Together, NRs govern expression of genes involved in a broad range of reproductive, developmental, metabolic and immune response programs. For this reason, NRs have been investigated for over 20 years as promising targets for drugs to treat a multitude of therapeutic indices, including cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, inflammation and cholestasis. However, despite the success of numerous NR-based therapies, there remain significant hurdles exploiting NRs to develop newer classes of therapies that achieve targeted benefits with reduced side effects. Thus, understanding the mechanisms, transcriptional targets and networks of physiologic pathways that govern NR action has become an important new strategy for evaluating the role of NRs in health and disease. This effort is now beginning to produce exciting new avenues of research in the field. This meeting will bring together a key group of junior and senior investigators that are exploring these new directions and provide participants with a matrix of unique possibilities for them to investigate in both academic and pharmaceutical laboratory settings.

http://www.keystonesymposia.org/index.cfm?e=web.Meeting.Program&meetingid=1297

3–5 November 2013 EMBL Conference-Cancer Genomics

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

This conference will provide an opportunity to learn about, and keep up-to-date with, the rapidly progressing area of cancer genomics. It will cover presentations from cancer genome projects, the areas of cancer functional genomics, systems biology, cancer mouse models, and the translation and clinical impact of scientific results obtained. The meeting will bring together leading scientists from across these areas for a unique opportunity to interact and stimulate further integration of these efforts.

European Cancer Genomics research is particularly strong in the Heidelberg area, with three International Cancer Genome Consortium (www.icgc.org) projects being currently pursued with significant participation from Heidelberg institutions, including EMBL. As in our 2011 meeting, a large number of renowned speakers will be invited, with a strong representation of overseas speakers. The atmosphere at the conference will make this an exceptional event with cutting edge science, extensive scientific discussions, and ample possibilities for meetings between and after sessions, to facilitate in-depth discussions and new collaborations.

http://www.embl.de/training/events/2013/CAN13-01/index.html

9–12 October 2013 The Non-Coding Genome

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

This symposium will explore the diverse, dynamic and multifaceted roles of RNA across a spectrum of cellular processes. Yet, framed in interdisciplinary discussion of the roles of non-coding RNAs with the aim of enhancing our understanding of gene regulation and function. Topics will include recent discoveries in the fields of prokaryotic and eukaryotic long and short non-coding RNAs.  Collectively aiming to further understand the non-coding RNA transcriptional and regulatory landscape.

http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2013/EES13-04/index.html

9–12 July 2013 Ribosomes

Napa Valley, CA, USA

Protein synthesis by the ribosome plays a central role in connecting genotypes to phenotypes in biology. Ribosomes 2013 continues the long tradition of bringing together scientists who are unraveling ribosome function and structure. The 2013 meeting brings a new era in the study of the ribosome, with the accelerated pace of structural and mechanistic discoveries of how the ribosome is assembled, how it synthesizes proteins, and how it is regulated. Understanding all these processes at the molecular level is the major theme of this conference.

http://www.zingconferences.com/index.cfm?page=conference&intConferenceID=105&type=conference

29 June–2 July 2013 9th European cytogenetic conference of the European Cytogenetic Association (ECA)

Dublin, Ireland

The 9th European Cytogenetics Conference allows all cytogeneticists from Europe and further afield to come together to hear about and discuss the most exciting developments ranging from applications in prenatal or cancer diagnosis to chromosome biology in epigenetics and evolution.

http://www.e-c-a.eu/EN/

3–6 June 2013 World Biotechnology Congress 2013

Boston, MA, USA

This unique international conference provides a platform for researchers and decision makers in biotechnology to present their latest findings and learn about all the important developments in biotechnology. Many Nobel Laureates and many world renowned experts will participate at the conference.

The conference will cover the translational nature of biotechnological research, with emphasis on both the basic science as well as its applications in industry and academia. Presentations will include major research advances in biotechnology, business development, strategic alliances, partnering trends, product opportunities, growth business models and strategies, licensing and pharmaceutical biotechnology (e.g. vaccines, CNS, cancer, antibodies), medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, protein engineering, plant and environmental technologies, transgenic plant and crops, bioremediation, and microbial diversity research.

http://www.worldbiotechcongress.com/

8–12 May 2013 EMBO Conference Series-Chromatin and Epigenetics

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

The principal aim of this conference series is to present to an international community cutting edge developments in epigenetics and epigenomics. This meeting comes as a continuation of other three very successful conferences in this series. As epigenetics research is rapidly evolving the meeting plans to include also functional genomics and systems biology topics. This should provide a unique bridge to bring epigenetics and the systems biology community together for intense discussion and interactions. This pluridisciplinary angle should be most stimulating to develop collaboration and creative new lines of research.

http://www.embl.de/training/events/2013/CHR13-01/index.html

22–26 April 2013 12th International Symposium on Mutation in the Genome: mutation detection & genome sequencing- detecting variants one-by-one or genome wide

Lake Louise, Canada

The first meetings in this series concerned methodology which was developed to find mutations/variations in DNA. When we fast forward on 20 years we find cheaper and cheaper methods being used to do the same faster and faster. This has required different and new technologies to (a) analyze the output from the sequences (b) methods to assign pathogenicity to variants (c) databasing, (d) pre-conception testing and (e) personal genomes. The content of this meeting has moved in this direction.

We are all conscious of the disadvantages developing countries face in healthcare. In the area of genetic healthcare, sophisticated machines are beyond the reach of many, thus we are always wishing to showcase methodology that is affordable for all whether it be a new method or an old favourite with a new application. 

We are also always wishing to present the latest and best methodlogy for scanning and sequencing and new technologies will be presented as always.

http://wired.ivvy.com/event/MPZ4L2/

17–19 April 2013 BSGCT Conference 2013

London, UK

At the AGM in March 2012, the Society voted unanimously for a name change to British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (BSGCT) to reflect the increasing synergy between the field of gene therapy and cell biology, in particular stem cell biology. This aligns BSGCT with the European and American organisations, ESGCT and ASGCT. It also reflects the enthusiasm for change and greater interaction between the gene therapy and stem cell communities: A BSGT-sponsored workshop 'genetic modification meets stem cell biology' held at the April 2011 UK National Stem Cell Network meeting attracted far more delegates than any other parallel session in the Network's history. Equally, our Society's collaborative conference in Brighton with ESGCT in October 2011 attracted over 700 delegates and was a major international success. We are now building on these successes by assembling an outstanding speaker line-up to mix the best of gene and cell therapy with stem cell biology for the 2013 BSGCT conference (April 17-19, Royal Holloway, London). See below for more details and provisional programme.

http://www.bsgt.org/en/annualconference/annual-conference/annual-conference-2013.html

13–18 April 2013 Joint Conference of HGM 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics

Singapore City, Singapore

With the increasing size and age of human populations, the burden imposed by chronic diseases on public health and personal wellness is expanding. Advances in disease management will emerge from new insights into the molecular basis of pathologies unveiled by genetic and genomic investigations. Similarly, climate change, resource constraints, and environmental degradation raise the urgency for advanced biological solutions to the economic and ecological challenges posed by the growing and developing world population.

This conference will explore the interface between the health of individuals and the health of the planet. Besides the genetics and genomics of human diseases, including infectious diseases, cellular and gene therapies, personalised medicine, animal models, plant biology, comparative genomics, and basic genetic mechanisms, we will also consider food crop and livestock improvement, ecological genomics, advanced genomic technologies, government policy and the management of a genome centred bioeconomy.

http://www.hgm2013-icg.org/

18–21 March 2013 The Fourth Annual X-Gen Congress & Expo 2013

San Diego, CA, USA

On March 5 of this year, X-Gen Congress & Expo convened in San Diego, CA. 350 participants from 17 countries, and over 200 companies, spent three days networking and discussing the potential of established and emerging genomic technologies. The genomics revolution continues to present the following challenges and opportunities, along with exciting new applications, as well as, case studies, and best practices. Each program at X-Gen Congress & Expo 2012 featured 100 presentations and discussions offering different views and perspectives on poignant issues that the field currently faces, while also able to facilitate networking opportunities and peer collaborations.

http://www.xgencongress.com/

24–25 January 2013 Complex Disease Genetics for Clinicians

Hinxton, UK

Following a successful launch in 2012, this exciting new workshop will once again provide clinicians with an introduction to the field of complex disease genetics and its progress in recent years, including the success of genome-wide association studies, new biological insights and the transformative potential of next-generation sequencing technology. The course will combine lecture material from experts at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, computer-based practical sessions, and invited speakers from off-campus.

http://www.researchgate.net/conference/Complex_Disease_Genetics_for_Clinicians/

13–18 January 2013 New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Genetics beyond GWAS

Tahoe City, CA, USA

This meeting will highlight the latest advances in the field and new approaches in genomics and genetics applied to cardiovascular disease and risk factors. Research in the areas of DNA and RNA sequencing and bioinformatics, as it relates to heart failure, sudden cardiac death, and coronary artery disease will be presented from the perspectives of academia and industry around the world. Challenges in the pursuit of translating genetic findings into diagnostic tests and therapies will be discussed by leading experts who have identified new strategies. The sessions feature state-of-the-art talks in genome biology and genome sequencing for guiding medicine decisions, clinical trial designs, and tailored medical treatments. This meeting offers a rare and unique opportunity to explore the most current breakthroughs in genetics and personalized medicine from within and outside the field of cardiovascular biology. As such, the program for this meeting is highly likely to attract a wide variety of investigators, many of whom might not otherwise interact.

http://www.researchraven.com/conference/2013/1/13/new-frontiers-in-cardiovascular-genetics-beyond-gwas.aspx

3–4 December 2012 New Frontiers in Personal Genomics

Nijmegen, Netherlands

The 2012 NCMLS New Frontiers symposium aims at highlighting the advances in genomics in various biomedical research fields, as well as its implications in the clinic. The two-day symposium will feature the role of genomics in health and disease, and will highlight developments towards personal genomics. The symposium will constitute international keynote speakers as well as NCMLS top researchers, who will provide high-quality presentations on current achievements and challenges ahead. The 2012 New Frontiers will therefore provide an exceptional opportunity to bring together scientific leaders in genomics of health and disease.

http://www.ncmls.eu/new-frontiers/new-frontiers-2012/

19–21 November 2012 International Conference on Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

San Antonio, TX, USA

Gene Therapy-2012 is a remarkable event which brings together a unique and International mix of large and medium Genetic engineering and diagnostic companies, leading universities and clinical research institutions making the conference a perfect platform to share experience, foster collaborations across industry and academia and evaluate emerging technologies across the globe.

Conference highlights the following topics:

  • Gene Therapy
  • Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy
  • Molecular Therapy
  • Diagnosing Genetic Syndromes
  • Genetic Mapping Methods / Linkage Analysis
  • Developmental Genetics
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Gene Therapy for Autoimmune Diseases & Epigenetics
  • Applied Molecular Biology
  • Current Strategies In Gene Therapy
  • Clinical Genetics

http://www.omicsonline.org/genetherapy2012/

6–9 November 2012 24th EORTC-NCI-AACR symposium on “Molecular targets and Cancer Therapeutics”

Dublin, Ireland

For forthcoming announcements about the 24th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium please visit the website  www.ecco-org.eu, or contact the Congress Secretariat directly:

C/O  ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation
Avenue E. Mounier, 83
B-1200 Brussels
Belgium
Tel:  +32 2 775 02 01
Fax: +32 2 775 02 00
E-Mail: ena2012@ecco-org.eu

http://www.ecco-org.eu/Conferences-and-Events/EORTC-NCI-AACR-2012/page.aspx/2678

22–25 July 2012 Australasian Society of Human Genetics 36th Annual Scientific Meeting

Canberra, Australia

The Human Genetics Society of Australasia is proud to invite you to attend the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in Canberra, Australia from Sunday 22 to Wednesday 25 July 2012.

This meeting will have broad appeal for all scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals with an interest in human genetics. The meeting will be accredited for CPD points with the appropriate organisations.

http://www.hgsaconference.com.au/

22–25 July 2012 Notch Signaling in Development, Regeneration & Disease

Lewiston, ME, USA

The goal of the proposed Gordon Research Conference on Notch signaling in development, regeneration and disease is to provide a stimulating, international and cross disciplinary forum for the dissemination and discussion of new research, concepts and therapeutic opportunities at the forefront of Notch related biology.
The meeting will bring together a diverse community of scientists working in every model organism and on nearly every organ system from academia, biotech and the pharmaceutical industry. We aim to create a forum in which cutting edge technologies, ideas and discoveries can be exchanged. Most importantly, we aim to integrate students and postdocs in this academically intense and free environment into the study of Notch signaling.

http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2012&program=notchsig

7–12 May 2012 Keystone Symposia: Proteomics, Interactomes

Stockholm, Sweden

This Keystone Symposia conference will bring together world-leading researchers in the burgeoning field of proteomics, which is the large-scale study of the expressed proteins in biological systems. In comparison to genomics, proteomics has historically been limited by the available technology. However, this has now changed as the field has matured considerably over the last few years. Indeed, the proteomics field is at a critical junction, where very powerful technologies are now at our disposal. However, often the creativity evident within the proteomics disciplines does not extend to the creation of strategies that combine different approaches to study cellular phenomena. For instance, structural biologists use electron tomography of the entire cell and combine this with mass spectrometry to obtain a view of protein complexes or “machineries” that could not be achieved by each field working in isolation. The meeting will be unique in bringing together researchers from a diverse set of backgrounds that have now begun to transcend the boundaries of single-technology approaches.

This conference will address how to make best biological, biotechnology and clinical use of the tremendous opportunities that these technologies now provide. The speakers will lay out the achievements and the challenges of each field and illustrate the power of proteomics with specific cell biological or clinical applications. Importantly, many of the speakers will outline how they have begun to combine fundamentally different proteomics technologies to address biological questions. Participants can then together discuss and devise novel proteomic approaches to many biological and clinical questions.

http://www.keystonesymposia.org/12F2

25–26 April 2012 2nd Annual Biomarkers in Diagnostics & Therapeutics

Singapore, Singapore

Biomarker has become a buzz word in both the pharmaceuticals and diagnostics sectors within the last few years, with promising results in pharmacogenomics studies and molecular diagnostics; and especially in the field of drug-diagnostic co-development where it’s potential in companion diagnostics have been fuelling the ultimate promise of a future towards personalised healthcare.

2nd Annual BDT2012 endeavours to grow the discussion further by congregating the insights of leaders from the diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical and academic fields to evaluate developments that have materialised from the promise of biomarker R&D. We will review progresses in areas of companion diagnostics, clinical drug development and in personalising treatment options with a reality check on translating biomarker studies into clinical practice. Key hurdles in biomarker identification and validation will be handled, while technological solutions, new research targets and discovery strategies aiding in the translation of biomarker towards bedside applications will be critically examined.

http://www.eventprotocol.com/bdt2012.php

31 March–5 April 2012 Keystone Symposia: Non-Coding RNAs

Snowbird, Utah, USA

The goal of the Keystone Symposia meeting on Non-Coding RNAs is to highlight the similarities and differences in various model systems to better understand the role of long ncRNAs in the regulation of genomes. This is an entirely new emerging field of study that is on the forefront of modern biology. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Eukaryotic Transcription, which will share a plenary session with this meeting.

http://www.keystonesymposia.org/12Z1

16–17 February 2012 Quantitative Genetics & Genomics

Galveston, TX, USA

The Gordon Research Seminar on Quantitative Genetics & Genomics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

Identification of causal genetic variants underlying complex phenotypes is paramount to understanding disease, improving crops and livestock to feed a growing world, and elucidating evolutionary processes in nature. This Gordon Research Seminar provides a forum for emerging leaders in the field to discuss cutting-edge advances in genetics, genomics, statistics, bioinformatics, and evolutionary biology.

http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=grs_quant

14–15 February 2012 1st Biotechnology World Congress

Dubai, UAE

This unique international conference provides a platform for researchers and decision makers in biotechnology to present their latest findings and learn about all the important developments in biotechnology. Four Nobel Laureates and many world renowned experts will participate at the conference.

The conference will cover the translational nature of biotechnological research, with emphasis on both the basic science as well as its applications in industry and academia. Presentations will include latest researches, business development, strategic alliances, partnering trends, product opportunities, growth business models and strategies, licensing and pharmaceutical biotechnology (e.g. vaccines, CNS, cancer, antibodies), medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, protein engineering, plant and environmental technologies, transgenic plant and crops, bioremediation, and microbial diversity research.

Throughout the course of the two day conference, you will have the opportunity to both network and hear leaders from the international academic and corporate biotechnology communities.

The conference is organized by Eureka Science with the support of the Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, and it focuses on the interdisciplinary fields of biotechnology.

http://www.biotechworldcongress.com/

16–18 October 2011 Current Opinion in Structural Biology & DNA Repair. A Current Opinion in Structural Biology conference

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Structural Biology & DNA Repair is the third in a new and exciting series of conferences sponsored by the timely and popular Current Opinion journals. These conferences provide a new level of direct interaction between the leaders in the scientific field and the attending delegates. Emphasis will be placed on latest unpublished results, extended discussion periods and direct interactions with leaders in the field. No more sitting through long talks with very little time for discussion; each conference is designed to facilitate extended discussion periods with dedicated networking sessions.

This meeting considers the structural biology of the major pathways of DNA repair and their interface with all DNA transactions in cell biology. Topics will stress the involvement of DNA repair complexes in decisions points in cell biology including replication, recombination, and transcription processes. Talks will include the nature of the DNA damage, our understanding of repair detection, signally, and processing mechanisms, and the connections of DNA repair responses and human health.

The structural biology of DNA repair assemblies with their conformations and interactions provides the foundation for a unified understanding of the biochemistry, genetics, and cell biology. Indeed, the structural biology of DNA repair has profound implications for the interpretation of the genetic code, the consequences of DNA mutations in human disease, and the preservation of the species.

Overall, this conference provides a critical opportunity to bring together experts in diverse fields relating to basic mechanisms of DNA repair revealed by the structural biology of the complexes. The outcomes of integrated discussions will be fundamental insights into the challenges and opportunities of DNA repair structures for linking proteins to their biologically relevant states and assemblies.

The focus of the conference will be on the following themes:

  • Chromatin Remodeling and DNA repair
  • Replication, mismatch repair and genome fidelity
  • Nonhomologous end-joining
  • Compelling structural and mechanistic questions
  • Making Double strand break repair complexes speak
  • DNA Damage signaling and processing
  • Complex Lesions and Damage response Complexes
  • DNA repair and disease

http://www.current-opinion-dnarepairconference.com/

17–19 September 2011 Cancer Genomics

EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany


This symposium will provide an opportunity to learn about the rapidly progressing area of cancer genomics. It will incorporate presentations representing many of the major international cancer genome sequencing projects, as well as covering the areas of cancer epigenomics, mouse cancer models and the developments in both computational and bioinformatics fields that are required to manage, interpret and present these substantial datasets. The meeting will bring together scientists from across these areas for a unique opportunity to interact and stimulate further integration of these efforts.

http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2011/EES11-02/index.html

22–26 June 2011 Mouse Genetics 2011

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C., USA

You are invited to join the Complex Trait Community, International Mammalian Genome Society and Genetics Society of America for a joint conference discussing hot topics in mouse research including:

  • Disease Models
  • Large Scale Resources
  • Preclinical Translation
  • System Genetics

http://www.mousegenetics2011.org/

26–27 April 2011 3rd Annual Advances in qPCR conference and exhibition

Boston, MA, USA

Agenda Topics

  • qPCR in Diagnostics
  • Detection of Tumour Cells
  • microRNA/siRNA Applications
  • High Resolution Melt
  • Chip / location analysis
  • Single Cell qPCR
  • BioStatistics & Bioinformatics
  • Expression Profiling

http://www.selectbiosciences.com/conferences/AqPCR2011/

25–29 April 2011 BIT Life Sciences' 2nd World DNA and Genome Day

Dalian World Expo Center, Dalian, China

For the celebration of 50th anniversary of James Watson and Francis Crick’s publication of DNA Double Helix Structure on Nature, US Congress designated April 25 as National DNA Day, and the month April as Genome Month. It is a historic event, a multi lateral celebrations were held in April, 2003. To support the future celebration and provide services and supplies for the holiday, we have held the 1st World DNA and Genome Day in 2005 corporate with the Dalian Municipal Government. To continue the grand event, we will plan the 2nd World DNA and Genome Day which includes six cluster world-class conferences and Nobel Prize Laureates Forum in one week. Through the series of activities of WDD, and its’ celebrations to provide excellent networking and collaboration opportunities for whole life science industries, furthermore, WDD will provide top-level seminars, forums and classes, workshop for all level professionals to update their knowledge and skills.

WDD-2011 is expected to bring together bioscientists, industrial leaders and decision makers from all over the world in a great range of fields to celebrate the recent breaking researches through cluster conferences, expositions, excellent lectures, tech tours and training programs. WDD-2011 consists of six cluster conferences:

-2nd World DNA and Genome Day
-4th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology
-2nd Annual International Symposium of Enzymes and Biocatalysis
-2nd Annual World Congress of Petroleum Biotechnology
-1st Annual World Congress of Bioenergy
-1st Annual World Congress of Marine Biotechnology

These conferences will bring again the grand celebration of the discovery of the structure of DNA and new wave of biotechnology in various of industrial areas, particularly in the condition of life sciences and stage of 'white wave'. As we all know, today's advancement in the field of science may not have been possible without the great discovery and its developed breakthroughs. Based upon the mission of World DNA and Genome Day, we not only to provide a worldwide platform across cultural information exchanges and education/training program in life Sciences for next generation, but also hope to bring together representatives of the scientific community, economic life and general public as well as high-level decision makers to examine biotechnological opportunities and challenges both in the developing and developed world.

Dalian, as one of the most beautiful coastal cities in China, has successfully hosted annual Summer World Economy Forum- Davos twice in 2007 and 2009 correspondingly, which have generated great impact on the development of New Chinese economy model and beyond. With the increasingly demand on knowledge-based economy for designing and building “the Great Dalian”, it is also expected to be one of largest ideal conference centers in China with its nice natural environment, facilities and professional services.

http://www.dnaday.com/

30 March–3 April 2011 2011 Drosophila Research Conference

Town & Country Resort & Conference Center, San Diego, CA, USA

You are invited to attend the 52nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, sponsored by The Genetics Society of America. The Conference will be held March 30-April 3, 2011, at the Town & Country Resort & Conference Center in San Diego, CA.
The Conference will begin on Wednesday evening, March 30, with the Opening Session from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, followed by a mixer from 9:00 - 11:00 pm. The closing plenary session will take place from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM on Sunday, April 3.
Please watch for the abstract submission site which will open on September 22, 2010 and close on November 8, 2010.

http://www.drosophila-conf.org/2011/

15–20 March 2011 The 26th Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, USA


The Fungal Genetics Conference started as the Neurospora Information Conference and the first  meeting was held  in La Jolla, California March 2-4, 1961. Frederick de Serres was the chairman and D. M. Bonner, D. D. Perkins, R. W. Barratt and N. H. Horowitz made up the conference committee. The proceedings were published by the US National Academy of Sciences as their National Research Council publication number 950 (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 62-60014). In subsequent years, meeting proceedings were published in the Fungal Genetics Newsletter. Beginning in 1997, the proceedings of the meetings were published as an online supplement to the FGN, and after 2008, the Fungal Genetics Reports.

http://www.fgsc.net/26thFGC/index.htm

12 November 2010 The Genetics Society 2010 Autumn Meeting

The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London, UK

Lessons from Cancer for Biology and Genetics

Scientific organisers: Veronica van Heyningen (MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh), Terry Rabbitts (Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine) and Andrew Ward (University of Bath)

The meeting will include the 2010 Mendel Lecture to be delivered by Susan Lindquist, MIT Whitehead Institute.

Genetics has become one of the most widely used tools to study a broad range of biological phenomena. Studies in genetics require the presence of variation to compare and contrast the same system in different states opening the way to deciphering broader biological mechanisms. Cancer studies use the same principle of comparing the functioning of perturbed and "normal" tissues. Over the past three decades since the advent of molecular biology, we have learnt a great deal about developmental control and the functioning of normal cells from the study of aberrant cancers.

Our hopes for better cancer treatments are also based on our improved understanding of how malignant transformation and progression might be reverted to normal control.

The confirmed speakers are:

  • Dr Terry Rabbits, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, UK
  • Prof Ken Kinzler, JHMI, Baltimore, USA
  • Prof Ashok Venkitaraman, Cambridge Cancer Centre, UK
  • Sir David Lane, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Dr Andrew Feinberg, JHMI, Baltimore, USA
  • Prof Anne Ridley, King\'s College London, UK
  • Prof Peter Ratcliffe, Oxford, UK
  • Dr Stuart Orkin, Harvard, USA
  • Prof Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Laboratory, Utrecht, The Netherlands

http://www.genetics.org.uk/page/2750/2010-Autumn-Meeting-.html

3–5 November 2010 10th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Amsterdam, the Netherland

Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology have never been more important topics than they are today. In these exciting times, we are proud to announce the 10th edition of the highly successful international conference series on the Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID). Together, the MEEGID congress series and its companion journal, Infection, Genetics and Evolution, represent the main forum for cross-fertilization between evolutionary science and biomedical research on infectious diseases.

Scientific Topics: molecular epidemiology, evolutionary genetics, genomics, proteomics mathematical modeling & bio-informatics molecular diagnostics population biology genetics, population biology and morphometrics of vectors host genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases

http://www.meegidconference.com/

2–6 November 2010 60th Annual Meeting - The American Society of Human Genetics

Washington D.C.


The Society's annual meeting is held each fall in a major U.S. or Canadian city and attracts nearly 5000 scientific attendees and trainees, plus 1500 exhibit personnel (250 exhibiting companies), making it the largest human genetics meeting in the world. Highlighting each annual meeting are symposia, workshops and other sessions focusing on important research and clinical developments in human genetics that are presented by prominent professionals selected and invited by the program committee. ASHG members and others are selected to present their research findings at platform and poster sessions. Abstracts of work submitted for presentation at the annual meeting are published online and are citable. The annual meeting also offers the opportunity for attendees to survey services as well as state-of-the-art medical and laboratory equipment, products, and computer software designed to enhance human genetics research, teaching and consultation.

http://www.ashg.org/2010meeting/

14–15 October 2010 The 7th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT-2010)

Lafayette, Louisiana

HISTORY

The symposium started in Colorado Springs in 2004. It was held previously at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (2004, 2005 and 2007), at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah (2006), at the University of Texas at Arlington (2008), and at University of Nabraska-Lincoln (2009). Started as a regional event, now the symposium has become national and international symposium attracting research papers and poster contributions from all over the United States and several foreign countries. Extended version of selected papers from the Symposium have been published in special issues of the International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications (IJBRA). Because of its true multidisciplinary orientation and the high quality of the presented work, interest in this symposium and its reputation have been steadily growing over the years.

OBJECTIVE

The Symposium's objective is to showcase the state of the art research and development activities in the area of genome sequencing and annotation, functional and computational genomics, and transcriptomics. The other areas of bioinformatics and biotechnology are also welcome. The Symposium brings together scientists in multiple disciplines such as computer scientists, engineers, and researchers from biotechnology, bioinformatics, and the medical research community, and promote future interdisciplinary activity and research in these areas. We encourage graduate and post doctoral students to submit their contributions either as complete papers or as poster presentations.

Each field that BIOT attracts has its own tradition. For example, in computer science, it is customary to require the submission of full papers for review several months prior to a conference or symposium. Conferences in other disciplines generally require that an abstract or extended abstract be submitted for review. The organizing committee of BIOT understands these differences, and the speakers will be invited from both accepted papers and abstracts. Accepted papers and abstracts will be printed in the conference proceedings. Abstracts for poster presentation are also accepted. Extended version of selected papers from the Symposium will be published in special issues of the International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications (IJBRA).

http://www.biotconf.org/

13 October–16 September 2010 EMBO | EMBL Symposia 2010: The Non-Coding Genome

EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany

This symposium will provide an interdisciplinary discussion of the roles of non-coding RNAs with the aim of enhancing our understanding of gene regulation and function.  Topics will include recent discoveries in the fields of prokaryotic and eukaryotic long and short non-coding RNAs.  The functional roles of non-coding RNAs in a wide variety of cell processes will be discussed.

http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2010/EES10-03/contact/index.html

11–13 October 2010 Beyond the Genome: The true gene count, human evolution and disease genomics

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This international conference brings together leading researchers and industry representatives who will review recent progress in key areas of post-genomic research in biology and medicine and chart future developments, including the Human Microbiome Project and the resequencing of matched tumour and normal genomes from specific types of cancers. Those already coming are seeking to keep abreast with the latest developments in key areas and initiatives that are at the forefront of genomic research.

http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=89d8be73-d072-43f8-8e35-ec75c44b3a03

30 September–2 October 2010 5th Annual Meeting - German Society for Stem Cell Research

University of Lübeck, Germany

The conference will take place at the Campus of the University of Lübeck from 30 September – 2 October, 2010, and will bring together scientists from academia, industry and clinical research to stimulate and promote the exchange of ideas and information about stem cell biology. The meeting will cover a range of current topics of stem cell research including somatic and embryonic stem cells as well as induced pluripotent cells, tissue regeneration, ethical aspects and the biology of tumor stem cells.  

In particular, we encourage young scientists and students to take part in this meeting since we have arranged large space for poster presentations and short talks. There will be ample opportunities to discuss state of the art approaches and consult with the experts in both, informal discussions and formal panel sessions. Students will pay a very much reduced registration fee, and a discount will also be available to GSZ members.  

The Conference will take place in the Auditorium Maximum on the University
Campus. There will be many opportunities for the participants to join discussion
groups and to share interesting findings in stem cell biology studies. To stress the importance of the attendance of young investigators Poster Prices will be awarded.

Key Aspects:

  • Intrinsic regulatory factors
  • Extrinsic regulatory factors
  • Self renewal and plasticity
  • Hematopoietic differentiation
  • Cardiac differentiation
  • Neural differentiation
  • Other topics on proliferation, features and differentiation
  • Tumour stem cells
  • Induced pluripotency
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Ethical aspects

http://www.conventus.de/gsz2010/

15–19 September 2010 10th Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust Conference on Genome Informatics

Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

The tenth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust conference on Genome Informatics will be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. The meeting will begin in the evening on Wednesday, September 15, and end after lunch on Sunday, September 19, 2010.

The focus for this conference is large-scale genome informatics. Biology is an experimental science that is experiencing an explosion of new data. This requires biologists to increase the scale and sophistication in the information technology used for their research. The conference scope encompasses the management and the analysis of these data, such as whole genome comparisons within and among species and strains, the analysis of results from high throughput experiments to uncover cellular pathways and molecular interactions, and the design of effective algorithms to identify regulatory sequence motifs.

The conference brings together the leading scientists in this growing field, and we strongly encourage researchers from other large scale information handling disciplines to attend. The majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.

Tentative Topics:

  • Data Management, Mining & Curation
  • Assembly & Informatics for New Sequencing Technologies
  • Pathogens & Medical Genomics
  • Protein Informatics - Evolution, Interactions & Functional Prediction
  • Epigenomics & Gene Regulation
  • Comparative & Evolutionary Genomics
  • Images, Atlases & Reconstruction

http://meetings.cshl.edu/meetings/infouk10.shtml

12–15 September 2010 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust Conference on Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health

Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

The fourth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust conference on Infections Disease Genomics and Global Health will be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. The meeting will begin in the afternoon of Sunday September 12 (3pm), and end with a banquet on Tuesday evening, with departure on Wednesday morning, September 15, 2010.

The aim of the meeting is to explore how the recent progress in host, pathogen and vector genome data and other large data sets is changing the way we think about infectious diseases with an emphasis on global health issues.

Topics will include:

  • Genomics of neglected disease agents
  • Genotype-phenotype association
  • Population genetics and genomics
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Genomics

http://meetings.cshl.edu/meetings/pathuk10.shtml

6–10 September 2010 9th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference

Geneva, Switzerland

In September 2010, the 9th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference (ENFC) will take place at the International Conference Centre of Geneva, Switzerland. Since 1994, when the ENFC series began in Szeged, Hungary, this biennial conference evolved into a key meeting for scientists who share an interest in biological nitrogen fixation and related topics. Traditionally, the ENFC conference brings together senior scientists and junior researchers not only from Europe, but also from all over the world. It provides a unique platform to share novel information about nitrogen fixation research, to discuss emerging fields, and to stimulate interactions and collaborations among different groups.

The following topics will be covered:

- Evolution and biodiversity of diazotrophs and their hosts
- Global impact of biological nitrogen fixation
- Genomics and post-genomics of diazotrophs and their hosts
- Nitrogen-fixing associations with plants
- Novel tools and technologies to study diazotrophy
- Physiology of free-living and symbiotic diazotrophs
- Regulation of nitrogen fixation
- Structure, function and biosynthesis of nitrogenase

http://www.enfc2010.ch/

20–26 June 2010 EMBO Ceonference Series - The Molecular and Developmental Biology of Drosophila

Kolymbari, Greece

The principal theme of the workshop is the Molecular and developmental biology of Drosophila. The workshop has been supported by EMBO for thirty years and awarded the status of EMBO CONFERENCE in 2000. This will be the 17th biennial Crete meeting.

Its objective is to bring together an international group of scientists to present their findings on gene organisation and expression, development, pattern formation, neurobiology and the evolution of Drosophila.

The workshop is one of a small number of international workshops that cover a broad topic while maintaining its size in order to foster close interactions between the participants. It is a highly anticipated forum for researchers involved in the field of Drosophila molecular and developmental biology.

Approximately 110 participants will be selected from the applications by the vote of the organising committee. The participants are all expected to contribute to the subject coverage and are required to present a fifteen-minute talk on their work.

http://cwp.embo.org/cfs3-10-03/index.html

12–15 June 2010 Genetics 2010: Model Organisms to Human Biology

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Plenary Sessions:

- Personal Genomics
- Cancer as a Genetic Disease
- Models of Disease
- Sex and Gene Expression
- Neurogenetics: From Synapses to Senescence
- Modern Approach to Pathogenesis and Infectious Disease
- Analyzing Genomes
- Organismal Architecture and Developmental Disabilities
- Stem Cells: The Genetics of Commitment

http://www.mohb.org/

12–15 June 2010 European Human Genetics Conference 2010

Gothenburg, Sweden

Topics:

  • Genetic counseling, including Psychosocial aspects, Genetics education, Genetic services, and Public policy
  • Clinical genetics and Dysmorphology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Reproductive genetics
  • Prenatal and perinatal genetics
  • Cancer genetics
  • Cancer cytogenetics
  • Statistical genetics, includes Mapping, linkage and association methods
  • Complex traits and polygenic disorders
  • Evolutionary and population genetics, and Genetic epidemiology
  • Genomics, Genomic technology including bioinformatics methods, gene structure and gene product function and Epigenetics
  • Molecular basis of Mendelian disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Therapy for genetic disorders
  • Laboratory and quality management

https://www.eshg.org/eshg2010.html

27–28 May 2010 TEN YEARS AFTER - Mapping the societal landscape of genomics

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Objective

The conference TEN YEARS AFTER - Mapping the societal landscape of genomics aims to provide input for ongoing debates around current and future developments in genomics and post-genomics life sciences, involving a broad range of social science and humanities disciplines, in order to understand how the societal landscape of genomics is evolving.

http://www.society-genomics.nl/en/conference-2010.html

24 May–4 June 2010 QECG 2010: Quantitative Evolutionary and Comparative Genomics 2010

OIST Seaside House, Okinawa 904-0411, Japan

The theme of the 2010 Summer School is the phenomenon of strong (or extreme) sequence conservation, which will be explored from a quantitative and multidisciplinary perspective, and connections forged with parts of biology outside of genomics.

Sequence conservation forms the basis of comparative genomics, has already played a pivotal role in biology and medicine, and is likely to become increasingly important in the eras of abundant sequence data and the personalized genome. Ultra-conservation has led to a broad appreciation of the need for a reevaluation of how the action of selection is inferred from sequence comparison. It has raised basic questions about the character of "neutral drift," calling for new quantitative developments that may be facilitated by the cultures of mathematics, physics, computer science, and engineering; however, this pursuit - and the interpretation of genome sequence in general - ought to be firmly grounded in its biological context.

With a multitude of whole-genome sequences now publicly available, ultra-conservation is trivial to exhibit, but so far difficult to explain. Therefore it represents an ideal topic for a combined Summer School and Workshop, where the phenomenon can be appreciated by participants of diverse backgrounds, who can then bring their own perspectives to bear on the problem.

http://www.irp.oist.jp/qecg2010/

18–21 May 2010 2nd Moscow International Conference \"Molecular Phylogenetics MolPhy-2\"

Faculty of Biology of Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

The conference mission is to provide a stimulating platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences, cross-disciplinary interactions, and long-term national and international collaborations. Discussions will concern the modern state of phylogenetics and systematics, the interfaces between molecular and pheno-systematics, molecular phylogenetics of different organisms and development of natural classification systems, evolutionary genomics, applications of phylogenetics, development of state-of-the-art methods, algorithms and their implementations for analyses of genetic blueprints. The conference aims at gathering leading researchers in the field from around Russian Federation and abroad, with renowned scientists giving plenary lectures on hot subjects. Young specialists are encouraged to involve. Selected contributions will be accepted for extended publications in the conference proceedings.

http://www.en.molphy.ru/

11–15 May 2010 23rd Annual Meeting on Genome Science - The Biology of Genomes

Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA

We are pleased to host the 23rd annual meeting on genome science, The Biology of Genomes, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 and run thru lunch on Saturday, May 15.

The 2010 meeting will address DNA sequence variation and its role in molecular evolution, population genetics and 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 of genome research.

Topics:

  • Functional and Cancer Genomics
  • Genetics of Complex Traits
  • High Throughput Genomics & Genetics
  • Computational Genomics
  • Evolutionary Genomics
  • Population Genomic Variation
  • Genetics and Genomics of Non-Human Species

http://meetings.cshl.edu/meetings/genome10.shtml

23 April 2010 The Genetics Society 2010 Spring Meeting

Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Mouse Genetics – Think Globally, Act Locally

Scientific organisers: Ian Jackson (MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh), Anne Ferguson-Smith (University of Cambridge) and Andrew Ward (University of Bath)

The meeting will highlight complementary approaches at the forefront of mouse genetic research, from work focussed on specific genes or systems to large-scale genomics and mutagenesis programmes. It will include Lectures by Steve Brown (2009 Genetics Society Medal) and Andrew Jackson (2010 Balfour Lecture).

Speakers:

  • Dave Adams (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge)
  • Kathryn Cheah (University of Hong Kong)
  • Gary Churchill (The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, USA)
  • Elizabeth Fisher (Institute of Neurology, University College London)
  • Jane Hurst (University of Liverpool)
  • Bill Skarnes (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge)
  • Emma Whitelaw (Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia)

http://www.genetics.org.uk/page/2749/2010-Spring-Meeting.html

14–17 April 2010 4th ESF Conference on Functional Genomics and Disease

Dresden, Germany

Developments in functional genomics technologies together with the expanding concept of systems biology have led to exciting possibilities for the understanding of disease mechanisms. Following three highly successful conferences in Prague, Oslo and Innsbruck this conference will bring together world leaders in the field to discuss the challenges ahead and the technologies that will lead to novel solutions.

2010 topics include: whole genome associations, comparative genomics, RNomics & miRNA, proteomics, epigenetics, regulatory networks, systems biology, personalised medicine, oncogenomic, neurogenomic, ageing, lipidomics, bioinformatics, high throughput technologies, affinity proteomics, biobanking

http://www.esffg2010.org/

7–9 April 2010 EvoBIO 2010

Istanbul, Turkey

8th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics

The European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together researchers working in Bioinformatics that apply advanced techniques coming from Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning, and Data Mining to address important problems in molecular biology, proteomics, genomics and genetics. The primary focus of the conference is to present the latest advances of these approaches for Bioinformatics and to provide a forum for the discussion of new research directions.

http://www.evostar.org/

7–11 April 2010 51st Annual Drosophila Research Conference

Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, USA

You are invited to attend the 51st Annual Drosophila Research Conference. The Conference will be held April 7-11, 2010, at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

The Conference will open on Wednesday evening, April 7, with the Opening Session from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM, followed by a mixer from 9:00 PM until 12:00 midnight. The closing plenary session will take place from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM on Sunday, April 11.

Please watch for the abstract submission site which will open on September 22, 2009 and will close on December 4, 2009.

http://www.drosophila-conf.org/2010/index.shtml

13–14 March 2010 3rd Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

One of the major objectives of the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS) has been to bring together diverse expertise and resources pertaining to the field of medical genetics in the Arab World, thereby facilitating multidisciplinary research. The series of Pan Arab Human Genetic Conferences (PAHGC), organized and hosted by CAGS, started off in the year 2006 with exactly this aim in mind. The two previous conferences held under this umbrella successfully brought about a congregation of regional and international geneticists to discuss common issues. PAHGC is now a tradition for geneticists in this region, and it, therefore, gives us great pleasure to announce and welcome you to the third conference of this series.

Science is a collaborative effort, and nowhere else is this more apparent than in the discipline of medicine, particularly the field of medical genetics. Human genetics is a rapidly evolving area of study; an area in which, fortunately, the Arab World holds a wealth of expertise and resources. What is needed is an effort to bring these resources together and to work in a concerted manner towards the mitigation of our populations’ suffering from human genetic disorders that continue to plague the region. We hope that the PAHGC enables us to take those few crucial steps towards establishing fruitful co-operation among regional researchers.

We look forward to your presence and active participation at the Third Pan Arab Human Genetic Conference (PAHGC), to be held on the 13th and 14th of March 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

http://www.cags.org.ae/3rdpahgc.html

8–11 March 2010 Maintenance of Genome Stability 2010

Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua

Topics

  • replication, recombination and repair
  • genome instability, disease and aging
  • the DDR and chromatin
  • DNA repair and genome stability

http://www.abcam.com/index.html?pageconfig=resource&rid=12497

3–5 March 2010 EMBO Workshop - Visualizing Biological Data (VizBi)

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

A primary way that biologists interact with their data is through visualization systems, ranging from simple, stand-alone methods to complex, integrated software packages. However, the sheer volume and diversity of both data and of visualization systems presents an increasing challenge for biologists.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together, for the first time, researchers developing and using systems to visualize a broad range of biological data, including sequences, genomes, phylogenies, macromolecular structures, systems biology, microscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging. In selecting topics for this workshop, we have focused on the visualization of processed and annotated data in their biological context, rather than the processing of raw data.

The meeting will review the state-of-the-art and highlight current and future challenges across this broad range of visualization systems.

The underlying theme of the workshop is to provide a forum to help identify and exploit synergies. For example - cases for inter- operation, the re-use of methods or concepts, and common conventions in usability.

http://www.embl.de/training/courses_conferences/conference/2010/VIZ10-01/index.html

29–31 October 2009 11th EMBL International PhD Symposium

Heidelberg, Germany

"Puzzles in Biology - putting the pieces together"

The 11th EMBL PhD symposium will explore how new puzzles can be discovered, old ones integrated, multiple pieces ingeniously combined and how last elusive pieces can be found. World-renowned speakers will be invited to provide an overview of how one can approach or even solve challenging puzzles throughout biology. We will explore a diverse array of topics ranging from molecular interactions to population behavior. Participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own work in poster sessions and selected short talks.

http://phdsymposium.embl.org/

16–19 September 2009 Annual Conference of the German Genetics Society

Cologne, Germany

Topics

Cellular Genetic Mechanisms
Development
Epigenetics
Evolution
Human Genetics
Neurogenetics
Pathogens and Microbes
Plant Genetics

http://www.genetics2009.de/

11–13 September 2009 HGV2009

Tallinn, Estonia

The 11th International Meeting on Human Genome Variation and complex Genome Analysis

The 11th International Meeting on Human Genome Variation and Complex Genome Analysis will encompass studies of variation in the human genome and complex genome. Topics to be covered include methods/strategies for utilisation of different types of DNA variation (e.g., SNPs and copy number variations-CNVs), functional genomics applications, population genetics, bioinformatics, databases, algorithm development, personal genome sequencing, The 1000 Genomes Project, and the study of human disease.

http://askja.gene.le.ac.uk/hgv2009/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=8

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