*** We are inviting submissions of abstracts for posters. Maximum abstract length 200 words. Submission deadline: 13 August. Please send your abstract to cjanssen (at) sbforum.org ***
Comparative genomics is a new field of increasing power. Thousands of genome sequences are now available, and the amount of data on genomes continues to increase. This presents enormous opportunities to make discoveries of biological and medical interest, but also requires newapproaches. The bottleneck has shifted from the effort required to obtain genomic data, to the effort required to analyse them. However, exciting and novel results are already emerging, in a vast range of areas within biology and medicine. Internationally renowned invited speakers and a poster session will present new developments in this cutting-edge field.
- Prof MARK BLAXTER, University of Edinburgh. "Comparative Nematode Genomics".
- Prof GEOFF BARTON, University of Dundee. "A tale of three small RNAs".
- Prof DANNIE DURAND, Carnegie Mellon University. "The Evolution of Multidomain Families".
- Prof NEIL HALL, University of Liverpool. "Fast forward Genetics using second generation sequencing".
- Dr MATTHEW HEGARTY, Aberystwyth University. "Genomic mergers: the consequences of hybridisation and polyploidy in Senecio".
- Prof IAN KORF, University of California Davis Genome Center. "Intron mediated enhancement".
- Prof ALAN ARCHIBALD FRSE, Roslin Institute. "Comparative Farm Animal Genomics – From Synteny to Synergy".
- Dr ZEMIN NING, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. "Cancer genome assemblies and variation detection between normal and tumor human cells".
- Prof ZIHENG YANG FRS, University College London. "Population genomics and human-chimpanzee speciation".
- Prof ANDY WATERS, University of Glasgow, "Translation of Translation: Comparative genomics yields practical insights into sexual development in malaria parasites"
** Program available via link at bottom**
Early registration is encouraged. Registration fees are £40; students can register for a reduced fee of £20. Please register via the link below (bottom of page, "book this event"). Note: this conference is free for attendees of the summer school, who also do not need to register (www.genome-bioinformatics.org)
Fees can be paid by either cheque, credit card (NOT American Express, sorry), or bank transfer. Please make cheques payable to “the RSE Scotland Foundation”, and send to:
Scottish Bioinformatics Forum
Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
Information on our Bioinformatics and Comparative Genomics Summer School
To register for the conference AND for a three-day summer school on Bioinformatics and Comparative Genomics (15-17 August), please see: http://www.genome-bioinformatics.org for information.
Summer school/conference dinner
There will be a summer school/conference dinner held on the evening of Monday 17th August, the dinner will be located at the Links Trust Clubhouse, address is: Links Clubhouse, West Sands Road, St Andrews, KY16 9XL, please see: http://www.visit-standrews.co.uk/member.cfm?MemberID=71&Cat=Ea
All registered delegates have the opportunity to purchase a ticket if they wish. To book for this, please go to Supplement to Summer School - Conference Dinner event: http://www.sbforum.org/eregister.php?e_id=76
Registration will be in the Bute Building's Bell Pettigrew Museum: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/bellpet/location.aspx
Separate event in St Andrews - The Role of Behaviour in Speciation
There is a separate workshop at St Andrews, 20-22 August, arranged by the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network "SPECIATION". It may be of
interest to some people attending the Comparative Genomics one-day International Conference. Separate registration is required. For details
of "The Role of Behaviour in Speciation", see:
Getting to St Andrews
For travel advice please see:http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/visiting/GettingtoStAndrews
The conference will be held in the Bute Building, in the historic St Mary's area of the university in central St Andrews. The Bute Building may be reached from South Street or Queens Terrace:
Free on-street parking is available within 5-10 minutes walk of the Bute Building, for example on Langlands Road and Kinnessburn Road.
Staying in St Andrews
If you plan to stay in St Andrews, we recommend the following external web site: http://www.stayinstandrews.co.uk
General information on St Andrews
Some notes on visiting St Andrews and the surrounding area are available
If you require disabled access, please contact Daniel Barker for advice db60 (at) st-andrews.ac.uk in advance.