Genome Informatics

19 - 22 September 2016Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    This 16th Genome Informatics conference will focus on large-scale
    approaches to understanding the structure and biology of genomes. Biology
    is an experimental science that is experiencing an explosion of new data.
    This requires biologists to increase the scale and sophistication of the
    information technology used for their research.

    The conference scope encompasses a wide range of methods for the analysis
    of these data, including a focus on technologies such as variant-calling,
    transcriptomic analysis, and variant interpretation, applied to very
    large genomic data sets. This meeting alternates between Hinxton, UK and
    Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 13.00 on Monday, 19
    September and close at approximately 13.00 on Thursday, 22 September

    Scientific sessions

    • Personal and medical genomics
    • Transcriptomics, alternative splicing and gene predictions
    • Epigenomics and non-coding genome
    • Data curation and visualization
    • Comparative, evolutionary and metagenomics
    • Variant discovery and genome assembly
  • Organisers / Speakers

     Scientific programme committee
    Janet Kelso
    MPI-EVA, Germany
    Daniel MacArthur
    Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    Aaron Quinlan
    University of Utah, USA

    Keynote speakers
    Richard Durbin Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
    Elaine Mardis Washington University School of Medicine,

    Confirmed speakers
    Jessica Chong University of Washington, USA
    Meromit Singer Broad Institute, USA
    Davis McCarthy EMBL-EBI, UK 
    Alexandra-Chloé Villani Broad Institute, USA
    Katie Pollard University of California, San Francisco,
    Anshul Kundaje Stanford University School of Medicine,
    Kim Pruitt National Institutes of Health, USA
    Alex Bateman EMBL-EBI, UK
    Jared Simpson Ontario Institute for Cancer Research,
    Alicia Oshlack Murdoch Childrens Research Institute,
    Curtis Huttenhower Harvard School of Public Health,
    Alicia Martin Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

    Conference organiser
    Laura Hubbard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Student No accommodation £312.00
    Student On site twin accommodation £462.00
    Student On site single accommodation – SOLD OUT £555.00
    Student Holiday Inn Express, Duxford – Single accommodation £585.00
    Academic No accommodation £412.00
    Academic On site twin accommodation £562.00
    Academic On site single accommodation – SOLD OUT £655.00
    Academic Holiday Inn Express, Duxford – Single accommodation £685.00
    Commercial No accommodation £512.00
    Commercial On site twin accommodation £662.00
    Commercial On site single accommodation – SOLD OUT £755.00
    Commercial Holiday Inn Express, Duxford – Single accommodation £785.00

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
    sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
    during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
    booked accommodation.

    Registration deadline: Closed


    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 19, 20
    and 21September 2016. Please note: there is limited onsite
    accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served
    basis. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
    dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Please note that onsite accommodation has now sold

    Once the on site accommodation has reached full capacity
    accommodation will be available at the Holiday Inn Express,
    Duxford. For more details, please visit their website –

    A shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and the Wellcome
    Genome Campus Conference Centre.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
    confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK. 
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
    UK Border Agency website:

    Information for general visitors and business visitors:

  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
    meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
    presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the
    deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
    selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-
    portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the
    conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the

    Abstract deadline: Closed
    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
    to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from
    Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    The following documents will need to be provided:

    • Abstract
    • CV
    • Covering letter
    • Letter from supervisor

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: Closed

  • Sponsors

    We thank the following organisations for their support:


    If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this conference,
    please contact the organiser.