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  Genome Informatics 2012
6-9 September
Robinson College, Cambridge, UK

Abstract submission is now closed   |   Registration is now closed

This twelfth Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory conference on Genome Informatics will focus on 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 of 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.  

Please click here for a copy of the programme

Scientific Organisers
Inanc Birol BC Cancer Agency, Canada 
Jennifer Harrow Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
James Taylor Emory University, USA


Keynote Speakers: 

Pavel Pevzner University of California, San Diego, USA 
Chris Ponting Oxford University, UK 

Invited Speakers and Sessions
Population and Personal Genomics
Kelly Frazer University of California, San Diego, USA
Janna Saarela University of Helsinki, Finland

Transcriptomics, Alternative Splicing and Gene Predictions
Martha Bulyk Harvard University, USA
Thomas Wu Genentech, Inc., USA

Epigenomics and Non-Coding Genome
Anne Ferguson-Smith University of Cambridge, UK
Andrew Smith University of Southern California, USA

Databases, Data Mining, Visualization and Curation
Inna Dubchak Genomics Division, DOE Joint Genome Institute, USA
Andrew Su Scripps Research Institute, USA

Sequencing Pipelines and Assembly
William McCombie Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Benedict Paten University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics
Mathieu Blanchette McGill University, Canada 
Elaine Ostrander National Institutes of Health, USA

The conference is due to open with registration at 16:00, the talks will start after dinner at 19:00 on the 6 September 2012. The conference is due to close with lunch at 13:00 on the 9 September 2012.

Abstract submission is strongly encouraged as 6 talks for each session will be selected from abstracts.

Due to building work to expand the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre at Hinxton the conference will be held at Robinson College  part of the historic University of Cambridge.

Related workshop (Ensembl)
Automatic gene annotation workshop, 4-5 September 2012, Cambridge. Please click here for full details. (Please note that this workshop is not part of the conference programme but may be of interest to attendees).


Registration and Accommodation
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The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 6, 7 and 8 September 2012. Please Note: Single rooms have a shared bathroom.
If you require additional nights this will be at an additional cost, please contact Jemma on directly for availability. The no accommodation packages includes registration and meals only.

Registration is now closed 

Abstracts and Posters

Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration.
If you are not ready to up-load your abstract at the time of registration, please e-mail your abstract document to Jemma later than 27 July 2012.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

Abstract deadline is now closed


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