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Functional Genomics and Systems Biology 2013
21-23 November 2013
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Abstract deadline: Closed   |  Registration deadline extended: Closed                           
Bursary deadline: Closed

The complete genome sequences of hundreds of organisms have provided the list of components required to make an organism viable. High-throughput functional genomic technologies continue to generate vast amounts of information describing the functions and interactions of these components within the cell. Through the combined use of computational and experimental techniques, we are achieving comprehensive mappings of cellular and molecular networks. However, there are major challenges to interpret these data in a biologically meaningful fashion: how should we integrate these disparate data sources, and utilise them to improve our understanding of complex biological systems and diseases?

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 progress in others. Additional speakers will be selected to speak from submitted abstracts.

Scientific sessions
This conference will provide a forum for discussions about post-genomic research in humans and other organisms. Rather than focusing on a particular subject, we will cover a diverse selection of areas in post-genomic science. Topics will include:
- High throughput technologies and their applications
- Functional genomics of disease and model organisms
- Single cell/molecule level analysis
- Genome regulation
- Human genetic variation and disease
- Visualisation and modelling of biological networks and pathways

Scientific organising committee
Alvis Brazma EMBL-EBI, UK
Tom Freeman University of Edinburgh, UK
Nicholas Luscombe University College London, UK

Confirmed speakers
Ruedi Aebersold ETH Zurich, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, Switzerland
David Balding University College London, UK
Peter Campbell Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Ron Germain National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
Suzana Hadjur University College London, UK
Tom Hudson Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Olli Kallioniemi University of Helsinki, Finland
Paul Kellam Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Tuuli Lappalainen Stanford University, USA
Quaid Morris University of Toronto, Canada
Duncan Odom University of Cambridge, UK
Rickard Sandberg Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Timm Schroeder ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Jussi Taipale Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Sarah Teichmann EMBL-EBI, UK
Ashok Venkitaraman Hutchison/MRC Research Centre, UK
Levi Waldron City University of New York, USA
Michael White University of Manchester, UK

Please click here for a copy of the draft programme.
The conference will open with registration from 09:00 on the 21 November 2013 with talks starting at 11:00. The conference will close at approx. 14:00 on 23 November 2013.

Registration and Accommodation

Registration Fees


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The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 21 and 22 November 2013.
The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only.

On-site accommodation is now full.
Important limited on-site accommodation. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
As we have limited bedrooms on-site, bedrooms on the Hinxton campus will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Early registration is recommended. To view more information on the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre accommodation, please click here

Off-site accommodation is now full at the Holiday Inn Express, Whittlesford. Complimentary shuttle services will be provided to the Conference Centre in the morning and back in the evening. The newly opened Holiday Inn, Whittlesford, is 3 miles from the Conference Centre. To view more information on the Holiday Inn, please click here

Registration Deadline Extended: Closed


Abstracts and Posters

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstracts has now closed.

Please Note: abstracts will not be accepted if the presenting author is not registered.

After the abstract deadline the scientific committee will assess your abstract and you will be notified whether you have been selected for a short talk or poster presentation.

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.

Application deadline: now closed - Bursary applications are no longer being accepted.

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