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[Molecular-evolution] Conference, Comparative Genomics, University of St Andrews

Daniel Barker via mol-evol%40net.bio.net (by db60 from st-andrews.ac.uk)
Tue Aug 4 11:14:32 EST 2009

Dear bionet.molbio.evolution,

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Comparative Genomics One-day International Conference
Date: 18th August 2009, 9:30 am
Location: Bute Building, University of St Andrews, UK

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This is a one day event - A day of exciting talks on comparative 
genomics from an array of international speakers.

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 new approaches.

Confirmed speakers:

o Prof MARK BLAXTER, University of Edinburgh. "Comparative Nematode 
o Prof GEOFF BARTON, University of Dundee. "A tale of three small RNAs".
o Prof DANNIE DURAND, Carnegie Mellon University. "The Evolution of 
Multidomain Families".
o Prof NEIL HALL, University of Liverpool. "Fast forward Genetics using 
second generation sequencing".
o Dr MATTHEW HEGARTY, Aberystwyth University. "Genomic mergers: the 
consequences of hybridisation and polyploidy in Senecio".
o Prof IAN KORF, University of California Davis Genome Center. "Intron 
mediated enhancement".
o Prof ALAN ARCHIBALD FRSE, Roslin Institute. "Comparative farm animal 
genomics - from synteny to synergy".
o Dr ZEMIN NING, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. "Cancer genome 
assemblies and variation detection between normal and tumor human cells".
o Prof ZIHENG YANG FRS, University College London. "Population genomics 
and human-chimpanzee speciation".
o Prof ANDY WATERS, University of Glasgow, "Translation of Translation: 
Comparative genomics yields practical insights into sexual development 
in malaria parasites".

More information can be found at http://www.sbforum.org/events.php?e_id=70

Registration details:

Early registration is encouraged. Registration fees are GBP 40; students 
can register for a reduced fee of GBP 20.

** Please register on-line at: http://www.sbforum.org/eregister.php?e_id=70

The event is preceded by a conference dinner, at a subsidized price for 
conference delegates. Please book in advance. 

The conference itself is followed by a networking buffet dinner, 
included in the registration fee.

Poster submission:

Delegates are welcome to submit an abstract on any aspect of comparative 
genomics. The poster abstract deadline has been extended to Thursday 
13th August.

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We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 18th August.

Best regards,


Daniel Barker
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland :
No SC013532

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