Beyond the Genome 2011

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Beyond the Genome

Genome Biology, in conjunction with Genome Medicine, is pleased to host the second annual Beyond the Genome conference at The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, in theWashington DC Metro area from 19 – 22 September 2011. This year there is a Genome Informatics Workshop on 19 September, before the 3 day conference focuses on cancer genomics, the human microbiome and exome and genomic sequencing and how these approaches are being used to identify common and rare disease-causing mutations. Technological as well as medical or biological perspectives will be discussed.
All participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation. A significant number of talks will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Scientific committee

Clare Garvey, Genome Biology, London, UK
Elaine Mardis, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA
Karen Nelson, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, USA
Michael Schatz, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA
Jay Shendure, University of Washington, Seattle, USA


Josh AkeyUW Genome Sciences, USA
Sam AparicioBC Cancer Agency, Vancouver
Mark BoguskiHarvard Medical School, USA
Peter CampbellThe Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Matthew Ellis, Washington University in St Louis, USA
Maria Giovanni, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, UK
Sarah Highlander, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
David JaffeThe Broad Institute, USA
Sekar Kathiresan, Harvard Medical School, USA
Stephen Kingsmore, Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, USA
Ben LangmeadJohn Hopkins University, USA
Yinguri Li, Beijing Genomics Institute, China
Elaine Mardis, Washington University in St Louis, USA
Karen Nelson,  J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), USA
Charles M. PerouThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Mihai Pop, University of Maryland, USAMike Schatz, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, USA
Thomas Sicheritz-PontenTechnical University of Denmark
Jay ShendureUW Genome Sciences, USA
Lincoln SteinOntario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
James TaylorGalaxy, USA
Joris VeltmanNijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences
Ian WilsonThe Scripps Research institute, USA
Bryan WhiteUniversity of Illinois, USA
Matt Wood, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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