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Genome 10K and Genome Science 2017

We are delighted to host both the Genome 10K 2017 conference and the Genome Science 2017 conference in parallel here in Norwich.

Start date: 29 August 2017
End date: 01 September 2017
Time: 09h00 - 15h00
Venue: Earlham Institute, John Innes Conference Centre
Organiser: Emily Angiolini
Registration deadline: 31 July 2017
Cost: TBC

About the event

For the first time, Norwich, UK will host two distinguished conferences - Genome 10K 2017; the biannual conference exploring critical topics essential for understanding how complex animal life evolved through changes in DNA and how we can use this to help save dying species; and Genome Science 2017 - an annual meeting exploring advances in genomics technology and computational methodologies as well as innovation in its application.

The growing Genome 10K Community of Scientists (G10KCOS), made up of leading scientists representing major zoos, museums, research centers, and universities around the world, is dedicated to coordinating efforts in a major tissue specimen collection that will lay the groundwork for a large-scale sequencing and analysis project.

The mission of the Genome 10K COS is to assemble a genomic zoo of some 10,000 vertebrate species to help to understand how complex animal life evolved through changes in DNA and use this knowledge to become better stewards of the planet.

The Genome 10K Project was founded by David Haussler, Oliver Ryder, and Stephen O'Brien, who launched the project in April 2009 at a three-day meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The Genome Science meeting started out life in 2011 as the UK Next Generation Sequencing meeting, hosted by the DeepSeq facility at the University of Nottingham. Since then it has evolved and grown to be a successful event attracting in the region of 250 delegates each year. This meeting represents a fantastic opportunity for both academia and industry to engage, sharing advances, innovations and challenges in working with -omics data.

In addition to a programme packed full of interesting sessions, we have some fantastic invited speakers who will epitomise the prestige and strength of these conferences. There will also be plenty of networking opportunities, such as the social mixer and conference dinner, as well as the poster sessions. We believe training is crucial to the success of all research projects, including the G10K project and its long-term attainment of objectives. Alongside training for early career researchers we will also include parallel Special Interest Group sessions, which will monitor progress in the sector and set new milestones of the G10K project.

Register today.

Registration deadline: 31 July 2017

Participation: First come, first served