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  Genome Informatics 2014
21-24 September 2014
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

This conference has reached full capacity. Please see details below to join the waitlist.
Conference hashtag: #GI2014

The 14th Genome Informatics conference will focus on large-scale genome informatics with a new emphasis on microbial and medical 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 to identify regulatory sequence motifs. This meeting alternates between Hinxton, UK and Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

Please note: Owing to building work to expand the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre in Hinxton, this meeting will take place in Churchill College - part of the historic University of Cambridge.

Scientific Programme Committee:
Jennifer Harrow Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Daniel MacArthur Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Michael Schatz Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Keynote Speakers:  
Roderic Guigo, CRG, Spain
Serafim Batzoglou, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Invited Speaker & Sessions Topics:  
Personal and Medical Genomics
Atul Butte, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Elizabeth Worthey, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

Epigenomics and Non-Coding Genome
Rafael Irizarry, Harvard School Of Public Health, USA
Zhiping Weng, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Databases, Data Mining, Visualization, Ontologies and Curation
Peter Robinson, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Jennifer Wortman, Broad Institute, USA

Sequencing Pipelines and Assembly
Zamin Iqbal, University of Oxford, UK
Jared Simpson, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada

Comparative, Evolutionary and Metagenomics
Janet Kelso, MPI-EVA, Germany
Nick Loman, Birmingham University, UK

Transcriptomics, Alternative Splicing and Gene Predictions
Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center, USA
John Marioni, EMBL-EBI, UK

Please note: Due to building work to expand the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre at Hinxton, this conference will be held at
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK - part of the historic University of Cambridge.

Conference Programme:
The conference will start at approximately 13.00 on Sunday, 21 September and close at approximately 13.00 on Wednesday, 24 September 2014.
Please click here for a copy of the programme.
Conference hashtag: #GI2014

Registration and Accommodation

Registration Fees:

Student No Accommodation £320.00
Student Twin Accommodation £449.00
Student Single Accommodation £530.00
Academic No Accommodation £420.00
Academic Twin Accommodation £549.00
Academic Single Accommodation £630.00
Commercial No Accommodation £520.00
Commercial Twin Accommodation £649.00
Commercial Single Accommodation £730.00

Please note that Genome Informatics 2014 has reached full capacity. At this time we are accepting waitlist requests. To join the waitlist please e-mail
Payment will not be requested at this time.

Please Note: Accommdation on site is no longer available. Please email to join the wait list. You will be contacted if a room becomes available.
For accommodation near the College we would recommend the Arundel House Hotel, a 15-20 minute walk from Churchill College.
Alternatively please visit for accommodation in Cambridge.

The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 21, 22 and 23 September 2014.

The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only. 

Abstract and Posters

Abstracts and Posters:
Abstract submission is strongly encouraged as a several presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

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 Laura on no later than 2 July 2014. Registration must be completed in order for your abstract to be considered.

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.

Abstract Deadline has closed

A limited number of bursaries are available offering up to 50% off registration fees. To apply please contact the conference organiser

All applicants need to be graduate students engaged in research relevant to the conference.
You will need the following information:
Covering letter
Letter from supervisor

The bursary deadline closed on Monday, 7th July.

Travel Visas:
If you require a letter of acceptance in order to obtain a travel Visa please e-mail

Conference organiser contact details:
Laura Hubbard
Direct dial: +44 (0) 1223 495110
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 495023

Delegates may also be interested in the following related, external, workshops:

Genome Reference Consortium Workshop

Ensembl Gene Annotation Workshop


We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations:

Genestack genomics operating system - 
universal platform for bioinformatics


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