Event Date/Time: Sep 10, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 18, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 18, 2008
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September 10 - 14, 2008
Abstract Deadline: June 18, 2008
Michele Clamp, The Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT, USA
James Kent, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee, UK

The eighth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust conference on Genome Informatics will be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. The meeting will begin in the evening on Wednesday, September 10, and end after lunch on Sunday, September 14, 2008.

The focus for this conference is large-scale genome informatics. Biology is an experimental science that is experiencing an explosion of new data. This requires biologists to increase the scale and sophistication in 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.

The conference brings together the leading scientists in this growing field, and we strongly encourage researchers from other large scale information handling disciplines to attend. The majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.

Topics and Discussion Leaders:
• Data Management, Mining & Curation
James Taylor, New York University, USA
• Assembly & Informatics for New Sequencing Technologies
Richard Durbin, Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
• Pathogens & Medical Genomics
Peter Taschner, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
James Galagan, Broad Institute at MIT & Harvard, USA
• Protein Informatics - Evolution, Interactions & Functional Prediction
Marc Vidal, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Tim Hubbard, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
• Epigenomics & Gene Regulation
Bing Ren, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, USA
Michael Eisen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
• Comparative & Evolutionary Genomics
Arend Sidow, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
• Images, Atlases & Reconstruction
Michael Hawrylycz, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Angela DePace, Harvard Medical School, USA

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to meetings@cshl.edu stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Hinxton in September.

Academic Package Single Occupancy* GBP700
Academic Package Double Occupancy* GBP625
Graduate/PhD Student Package Double Occupancy* GBP565
Corporate Package Single Occupancy* GBP900
Academic/Student No-Housing Package GBP450
Corporate No-Housing Package GBP590
Double Occupancy = 2 Separate Beds

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting. Where applicable, payments will be processed using the daily exchange rate.

Both single and double occupancy accomodation is available at Hinxton on a first-come-first-served basis. Once accomodations are full, delegates will be advised to make their own housing arrangements. The conference center will provide coaches for departure to airports and Central Cambridge only.


Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
United Kingdom

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registration will remain open if spaces are still available