Event Date/Time: Apr 14, 2002 End Date/Time: Apr 17, 2002
Registration Date: Apr 17, 2002
Early Registration Date: Jan 31, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2001
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HUGO is delighted to invite anyone involved in or with an interest in the world-wide human genome initiative to Shanghai, China for HGM2002. Between the 14th and the 17th April 2002, Shanghai will host HGM2002, HUGO’s seventh annual international meeting on the human genome.

Shanghai is a metropolitan city enriched with a historic heritage. It is China's largest economic centre, with a comprehensive industrial base, renowned for its unique culture. A definite 'must see' for investors, students and business travellers alike. Half a century since the founding of the People's Republic, Shanghai has become one of the largest centres for industry, finance, science, technology, culture and trade. Modernisation in Shanghai has given the city a new fresh look. New buildings and immense shopping malls with attractive modern designs can be seen amongst traditional restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums. Shanghai is a vast city, with breath-taking diversity. You will be dazzled by its colour and vibrancy. Excellent transportation facilities also provide quick and easy access to other places of interest in China including the cities of Beijing where you can visit 'The Forbidden City', the 'Temple of Heaven', the Great Wall, and many other famous cultural and historical monuments. Also you can visit Xi'an to view one of the newest 'Wonders of the World', the Terracotta Army.

The newly built, contemporary Shanghai International Convention Centre will be the venue for HGM2002. Situated besides the Huangpu River, the convention centre is close to the city centre and within walking distance to the many famous attractions of Shanghai, such as the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bund. The Metro station is located a short walk from the convention centre making access to all the city hotels quick and easy.

The scientific programme for HGM2002 is focussed on the world wide Human Genome Project: variation, diversity and evolution; cancer genomics; model organisms; sequencing of large genomes; emerging technologies and SNP genotyping. Also there will be an ethics programme looking at subjects such as genetic privacy, and Human Genome Databases.