Genome 10K and Genome Science Conference

Genome 10K and Genome Science Conference

For the first time, Norwich will host two distinguished conferences – Genome 10K 2017; the biannual conference exploring critical topics essential for understanding how complex animal life evolved through changes in DNA and how we can use this to help save dying species; and Genome Science 2017 – an annual meeting exploring advances in genomics technology and computational methodologies as well as innovation in its application.

The growing Genome 10K Community of Scientists (G10KCOS), made up of leading scientists representing major zoos, museums, research centers, and universities around the world, is dedicated to coordinating efforts in a major tissue specimen collection that will lay the groundwork for a large-scale sequencing and analysis project.

The mission of the Genome 10K COS is to assemble a genomic zoo of some 10,000 vertebrate species to help to understand how complex animal life evolved through changes in DNA and use this knowledge to become better stewards of the planet. It was founded by David Haussler, Oliver Ryder, and Stephen O’Brien, who launched the project in April 2009 at a three-day meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Greater Norwich are proud to be sponsoring the event, being held at the Earlham Institute, Norwich Research Park, from Tuesday 29 August to Friday 1 September.

Further details on the event can be found here