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Functional Genomics and Systems Biology Workshop 
Monday 30 November - Wednesday 2 December 2009   

The complete genome sequence of hundreds of organisms has provided the parts list required for large-scale studies of organism, cell and gene function.  High-throughput functional genomic technologies are generating enormous amounts of information describing the nature of genes, proteins and their interactions within the cell. Whole genome association studies are providing us with an increasing number or potential disease genes. Through the combined use of computational and experimental techniques, we are beginning to achieve comprehensive mappings of cellular and molecular networks. A major challenge we currently face is how we should integrate these disparate data sources and use them to improve our understanding of biological systems and the molecular basis of disease.


This meeting will provide a forum for discussions on post-genomic science in human and other organisms. Rather than focusing on any particular subject we aim to cover as disperse area of post-genomics science as possible. The topics will include:

         High throughput technologies and their applications

         Cellular assays and imaging

         Functional genomics of disease and model organisms

         Single cell/molecule level analysis

         Genome regulation

         Human genetic variation and disease

         Biological networks

         Frontiers in computational biology





The meeting will take place at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, in the convivial setting of the Hinxton Genome Campus where some of the world's leading scientists can discuss advances in their field and learn about recent progess in others.

Additional speakers will be selected to speak from submitted abstracts.

Participant numbers are limited so we advise early registration to avoid disappointment.


Workshop Organisers:

Tom Freeman, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Alvis Brazma, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton
Nick Luscombe, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton


Confirmed Speakers

Jurg Bahler, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute/UCL, UK
Keith Baggerly, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Bill Cookson, Imperial College London, UK

Eileen Furlong, EMBL, Germany
Mark Gerstein, Yale, USA
Seth Grant, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
John Hogenesch, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Frank Holstege, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Wolfgang Huber, EMBL-EBI, UK
Douglas Kell, University of Manchester, UK
MarK McCarthy, University of Oxford, UK
Steve Oliver, University of Cambridge, UK
Luis Serrano, CRG, Spain
Gavin Sherlock, Stanford University, USA
Jussi Taipale, University of Helsinki, Finland
Mathias Uhlen, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Gert-Jan van Ommen, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands


To view the full programme, please click here


the abstract submission is closed.

Registration Fees

StudentNo Accommodation                        230          
StudentSingle Accommodation              330
Student               Twin Accommodation           280
AcademicNo Accommodation330
AcademicSingle Accommodation430
AcademicTwin Accommodation380
CommercialNo Accommodation430
CommercialSingle Accommodation530
CommercialTwin Accommodation                480



Registration fees include accommodation for the nights of Monday 30th November and Tuesday 1st December, and meals for the duration of the workshop.

Onsite Accommodation is no longer available, please contact Jemma on for information on local hotels. 

For further information and to book accommodation for additional nights at the Conference Centre, please contact Jemma Beard at


 Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK   tel:+44 (0)20 7611 8888