Significant advances have been made in recent years in the assessment and interpretation of the non-coding DNA that comprises 98% of our genome. Researchers both within and outside of the ENCODE project are studying gene regulation and expression, non-coding RNA, and other non-coding genome genome functions using multiple data sets and wide-ranging methods including in vitro, high-throughput, statistical, machine learning, and other computational analyses. This year’s meeting will explore these studies and the effects of genetic variation on human disease and other phenotypes. The HGVS invites abstract for both oral and poster presentation. Please follow the instructions on the Abstract Webpage. ABSTRACT CLOSING DATE 15TH AUGUST 2016.


Ahituv, Nadav

PhD, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF
Functional Characterization of Gene Regulatory Elements The Ahituv lab is focused on... More

Troyanskaya, Olga

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Lewis-Sigler Institute of Integrative Genomics,... More

Nielsen, Rasmus

Professor, UC Berkeley
Rasmus Nielsen’s research focuses on statistical and computational aspects of... More

Xiao, Xinshu (Grace)

Professor, UCLA Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Professor Integrative Biology and Physiology, Molecular Biology Institute, Bioinformatics... More



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Venue Location

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place Way
British Columbia Canada V6C 3L5