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Functional Genomics and Systems Biology

Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
30 November 2009 - 2 December 2009

An event addressing post-genomic science in humans and other organisms.

The complete genome sequence of hundreds of organisms has provided the parts list required for large-scale studies of organism, cell and gene function. High-throughput functional genomic technologies are generating enormous amounts of information describing the nature of genes, proteins and their interactions within the cell. Whole genome association studies are providing us with an increasing number or potential disease genes. Through the combined use of computational and experimental techniques, we are beginning to achieve comprehensive mappings of cellular and molecular networks. A major challenge we currently face is how we should integrate these disparate data sources and use them to improve our understanding of biological systems and the molecular basis of disease.

Topics addressed at this event will include:

  • high throughput technologies and their applications;

  • cellular assays and imaging;

  • functional genomics of disease and model organisms;

  • single cell/molecule level analysis;

  • genome regulation;

  • human genetic variation and disease;

  • biological networks;

  • frontiers in computational biology.

Attendance fees range from £230 to £530. To register and/or to submit an abstract for a presentation, contact Pam Garland at or on +44 (0)1223 495 000.

Further details of this event are available on the Wellcome Trust website.