Beyond the Genome: International conference brings together leading researchers and industry representatives
17 Mar 2010
BioMed Central recently launched 'Beyond the Genome', an international conference which brings together leading researchers and industry representatives from around the globe.
The conference, organised by BioMed Central, marks Genome Biology’s 10th anniversary and the recent launch of its sister journal Genome Medicine. Delegates will gather to review progress in key areas of post-genomic research in biology and medicine and to chart future developments, including the Human Microbiome Project and the resequencing of matched tumour and normal genomes from specific types of cancers.
At the conference, internationally renowned researchers will deliver cutting edge presentations and present their latest findings. Speakers include:
Elaine Mardis, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Steven Salzberg, University of Maryland Chris Ponting, University of Oxford Rob Knight, University of Colorado
The event is taking place between 11-13 October 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Media passes for the conference are available on request.
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Beyond the Genome: The true gene count, human evolution and disease genomics
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
11th – 13th October 2010
This international conference brings together leading researchers and industry representatives who will review recent progress in key areas of post-genomic research in biology and medicine and chart future developments, including the Human Microbiome Project and the resequencing of matched tumour and normal genomes from specific types of cancers. Those already coming are seeking to keep abreast with the latest developments in key areas and initiatives that are at the forefront of genomic research.
Genome Biology publishes articles from the full spectrum of biology. Subjects covered include any aspect of molecular, cellular, organismal or population biology studied from a genomic perspective, as well as genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, genomic methods (including structure prediction), computational biology, sequence analysis (including large-scale and cross-genome analyses), comparative biology and evolution. Genome Biology has an impact factor of 6.15.
Genome Medicine is an online peer-reviewed journal which publishes open access research articles of outstanding quality in all areas of medicine studied from a genomic or post-genomic perspective. The journal has a special focus on the latest technologies and findings that have an impact on the understanding and management of human health and disease.
BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All peer-reviewed research articles published by BioMed Central are made immediately and freely accessible online, and are licensed to allow redistribution and reuse. BioMed Central is part of Springer Science+Business Media, a leading global publisher in the STM sector.