[Arrays] First announcement for MGED13, Boston, USA, July 2010

Gavin Sherlock via arrays%40net.bio.net (by sherlock from genome.stanford.edu)
Tue Jan 12 18:39:09 EST 2010

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies if you receive this more than once.

It is the pleasure of the MGED society to announce the MGED13 meeting in
Boston, Massachusetts, USA, which will take place July 13-15, 2010, in
conjunction with the 18th Annual ISMB meeting.

Further information is available at http://mgedmeeting.org/ and key dates

Registration and Abstract Submission Opens: March 9th
Deadline for Abstract submission for consideration as an oral
presentation: May 1st
Notice of acceptance: May 15th
Early registration ends:  May 28th
Abstract submission closes: June 30th

The scientific focus of the meeting will be translational genomics and
ultra high throughput sequencing - as well as associated standards, data
handling issues and analysis techniques.  We will have tutorials again
this year, including a tutorial on analysis of high throughput sequencing
data.  Note, there will also be some available travel fellowships for

We have already lined up the following outstanding speakers:

Keynotes (confirmed)

- Eric Lander, Broad Institute, USA (joint Keynote with ISMB)
- Leena Peltonen, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
- Eric Schadt, Pacific Biosciences, USA

Plenary Speakers (confirmed):

- Maja Bucan, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Rick Bushman, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Howard Chang, Stanford University, USA
- Roderic Guigo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- Frank Holstege, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Tom Hudson, Ontario Cancer Research Institute, Canada
- Aviv Regev, Broad Institute, USA
- Jay Shendure, University of Washington, USA
- Keith Baggerly, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Tutorial (confirmed):

Analysis of High Throughput Sequencing Data - Cole Trapnell, Angela
Brooks, Steffen Durrinck

In addition, this year we will again be selecting half of the plenary
speakers from submitted abstracts, to encourage greater participation in
the MGED community.  Continuing from last year, we will again be running
a poster competition, with prizes for the best posters presented by
graduate and postdoctoral students.

We look forward to seeing you all in Boston,

Gavin Sherlock
On Behalf of The MGED Society

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