||Abstract submittal deadline
FINAL Extension to 14 April- There will be no more extensions after this date!
Anthony Brookes, Chair (Leicester)
Christophe Beroud (Montpellier)
Alastair Brown (Edinburgh)
Richard Cotton (Melbourne)
C.Conover Talbot Jr. (Baltimore)
Rania Horaitis (Melbourne)
You may be interested in attending a related meeting that will be held before this one:
The Human Variome Project Planning Meeting
25 - 29 May, 2008
San Feliu de Guixols, Costa Brava, Spain
NEXT HGVS MEETING
Clinical Genetics & Human Genome Variation
11th November 2008
Philadelphia, PA, USA (satellite of ASHG)
How to Explore Human
Genotype to Phenotype Relationships
Saturday 31st May 2008
The HGVS organises two one day meetings per year as a
forum for scientists to exchange ideas and form collaborations. The meetings
are designed to update and increase knowledge of human genome variation
and generally attract a stimulating and interesting collection of abstracts
in all fields of human genome variation making it an ideal forum to share
information and results. We invite members and non-members alike to attend what promises to be a stimulating meeting.
How to Explore Human Genotype to Phenotype Relationships
Genetics research is driven by mankind’s desire to understand what makes us all individually unique. Right now, after several decades of basic research and technology development, the answers to that question could be within our grasp. We already know that human ‘genotypes’ (our DNA sequences) have a major influence upon virtually all human ‘phenotypes’ (e.g., disease, behaviour, drug responses). The challenge, however, is working out what number and combination of genetic variants, in what circumstances, impact each trait of interest. Current strategies and progress will be presented in the HGVS special topic session, entitled “How to Explore Human Genotype to Phenotype Relationships”. Distinguished speakers will report on inherited and somatic mutations, theory and practice, simple and complex variation, and a range of biomedical phenotypes – to illustrate where the field may be heading and how members of audience can best contribute to this fascinating field of research.
Prof. Stephan Beck, Head of Laboratory, University College London, UK
- "Reverse Phenotyping: Towards an integrated (epi)genomic approach to complex phenotypes and common disease"
Prof. John Burn, Medical Director, Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
-DNA diagnostics: the lessons of the urban motorway
Prof. Michael Stratton, Deputy Director, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
- Systematic resequencing of the coding exons of the X chromosome in X-linked Mental Retardation
Prof. John D. Rioux, Canada Research Chair in Genetics and Genomic Medicine of Inflammation, Associate Professor of Medicine Université de Montréal Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada
- Genome-wide association studies in inflammatory diseases - taking stock of what we have learned thus far.
The Human Genome Variation Society invites submissions of abstracts for the Symposium on How to Explore Human Genotype to Phenotype Relationships. There will be two classes of abstracts, those for Genotype to Phenotype and those on general human genome variation. You are welcome to attend the meeting without submitting an abstract. Only those registering are able to submit abstracts. Preference will be given to Genotype to Phenotype abstracts.
Saturday 31st May 2008
8:00AM to 4.00 PM (Registration is from 7:15 am)
Hotel Vincci Maritimo
Calle Llull, 340
(for those attending ESHG, the hotel is near (700metres) the CCIB convention centre!)
Fee includes administrative costs,
coffee breaks & lunch.
HGVS member: Euro 55 (click here to join, it only costs US$50 )
Non-HGVS member: Euro 85
All students: Euro 55
All costs in Euro.