10th Annual PQG Conference


The Program in Quantitative Genomics will host its 10th Annual Conference, “Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis: Comprehensive Capture of Genetic Variants” on November 3-4, 2016 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.

The theme of this year’s conference is extremely timely given the large number of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) samples that are being generated by the community through the NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program, the NHLBI TopMed Program, and other initiatives. The conference will be centered on the following three topics:

SESSION 1:  Path to Genomics
SESSION 2:  Scaling up Phenotypes
SESSION 3:  New Horizons in Population Genetics

Keynote Speakers:

Nancy Cox, Vanderbilt University
Stacey Gabriel, Broad Institute
Jonathan Pritchard, Stanford University

Distinguished Speakers:

Gonçalo Abecasis, University of Michigan
Joshua Akey, University of Washington
Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Columbia University
Zak Kohane, Harvard Medical School
Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center
Mark McCarthy, University of Oxford
Steve McCarroll, Broad Institute
David Reich, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Tishkoff, University of Pennsylvania

** Three abstracts will be selected to be presented as 10-minute platform talks. Each of these speakers will receive an award of up to $500 for travel assistance or other conference expenses. Submit an abstract now!