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  1000 Genomes Project and Beyond
24-26 June 2014
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

Abstract Deadline: Closed  |   Registration has now closed

This Wellcome Trust conference will focus on advances enabled by the 1000 Genomes Project, including the new directions in genetics and genomics that it has facilitated. It is the latest in the successful series of community meetings for the HapMap and 1000 Genomes Project, marking the end of the 1000 Genomes Project this summer.

The meeting will bring together leaders in genomic technology, data analysis, medical research and population genetics, who are applying advances in whole genome sequencing to scientific and medical research.  We are moving rapidly beyond the initial sequencing of a few thousand people’s genomes to widespread applications in clinical care and research. This meeting will address the latest results, technologies and opportunities in this rapidly changing landscape.

Scientific sessions will include:
Patterns of genetic variation within and between populations
Management and processing of whole genome sequence data
Whole genome sequencing in complex and rare diseases
Human evolution
Functional analysis of variation
Genome sequencing: the past, present and future

Scientific programme committee
Richard Durbin, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Gonçalo Abecasis, University of Michigan, USA
David Altshuler, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, USA
Lisa Brooks, National Human Genome Research Institute, USA
Gil McVean, University of Oxford, UK

Speakers include:
Goncalo Abecasis, University of Michigan, USA
Adam Auton, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Carlos Bustamante, Stanford University, USA
Richard Durbin, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Xiaosen Guo, BGI, China
David Hinds, 23andMe, Inc, USA
Augie Kong, deCODE Genetics, Iceland
Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center & Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Jim Lupski, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Jonathan Marchini, Oxford University, UK
Simon Myers, Oxford University, UK
Nazneen Rahman, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Nicole Soranzo, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Andrew Wilkie, Oxford University, UK
Cristen Willer, University of Michigan, USA

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 Tuesday, 24 June and close at approximately 14.00 on Thursday, 26 June 2014.

Please click here for a copy of the programme.

Registration and Accommodation

Registration Fees:

Student No Accommodation £79.00
Student Twin Accommodation £173.00
Student Single Accommodation £235.00
Academic No Accommodation £179.00
Academic Twin Accommodation £273.00
Academic Single Accommodation £335.00
Commercial No Accommodation £279.00
Commercial Twin Accommodation £373.00
Commercial Single Accommodation £435.00

The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 24 and 25 June 2014.

The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only.

Important – limited on-site accommodation Please book early to avoid disappointment.
As we have limited bedrooms on-site, bedrooms on at Churchill College will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Early registration is recommended. To view more information on Churchill College accommodation, please click here

Note: Please select the accommodation you prefer during the registration process

Registration has now closed.

Abstract and Posters

Abstracts and Posters:
Abstract submission is strongly encouraged as a several presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.  Although the abstract dealine for oral presentations has now passed, abstracts for consideration as poster presentations will be considered until 2 June.

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 June 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: Closed

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



We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations (for information on sponsoring this conference, please contact us



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