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QUANTITATIVE GENOMICS 2018

Quantitative Genomics 2018 is a one-day conference for early-career researchers and graduate students, bringing together researchers from around the world, working at the forefront of mathematical and statistical genomics.
Register, submit an abstract (optional) to present your work, and discuss the hottest topics in the field in an informal environment that is ideal for building lasting networks.

The conference date is 14 June 2018, the venue is University College London (UCL).

Cutting edge research

Register to join and see the hot topics in quantitative genomics.
Submit an abstract and present your research as a poster or as a podium talk.

Keynote speakers

Learn from our keynote speakers who are invited to present their own cutting edge research and give their insights into current and future directions.

Networking opportunity

Be at the centre of the field and extend your professional network of peers and collaborators in a friendly and supportive environment

The #quantgen18 conference programme is now online!

VENUE

Join #quantgen18 in London

Roberts Ambrose Fleming lecture theatre

University College London (UCL)

G06, Roberts Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We invite high profile researchers to present a topic of their choice

Gil McVean
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Gil McVean

Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

Inês Barroso
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Inês Barroso

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Inês Barroso

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Genomic and expression signatures of glycaemic traits

Glycaemic traits are used to diagnose and monitor diabetes, are associated with cardiovascular complications, and can inform pathophysiology in type 2 diabetes. Within MAGIC (Meta-Analysis of Glucose and Insulin-related traits Consortium) we have analysed large-scale genetic data (exome-array and standard genome-wide array) across five ancestries (71% European, 13% East Asian, 7% Hispanic, 6% African-American and 3% South Asian) relating to four glycaemic traits (fasting glucose, fasting insulin, 2h glucose and HbA1c). Combining genetic results with additional genomic datasets (genomic feature annotation and expression datasets) has provided insights into genomic and expression signatures of each glycaemic trait. In my talk I will present results relating to the similarities and differences observed between glycaemic traits, insights gained from trans-ethnic fine-mapping, and pathway and gene set analysis. These data provide additional biological insights relating to glycaemic traits, and can provide mechanistic insights into type 2 diabetes pathophysiology.

Gil McVean

Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

Mapping the genetic architecture of common human diseases from routine healthcare data

Population-scale analysis of genomic variation linked to individual-level data on disease, treatment and response, has the potential to answer many key questions in biomedical research. However, the analysis of medical data obtained from routine sources and through self-reporting has many challenges. I will describe work using the UK Biobank data to characterise the genetic architecture and heterogeneity of common human diseases.

Keynote speakers from previous events

Richard Durbin

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Sarah Teichmann

EMBL-EBI & WT Sanger Institute

Brian Charlesworth

University of Edinburgh

Nicole Soranzo

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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REGISTER

Join the #quantgen18 conference

Early-bird

£40

  • Conference book
  • Lunch provided
  • All sessions
  • Coffee breaks & networking
  • Post-conference dinner & drinks

1 February — 31 March

Standard

£60

  • Conference book
  • Lunch provided
  • All sessions
  • Coffee breaks & networking
  • Post-conference dinner & drinks

1 April — 31 May

Same day

£100

  • Limited to availability

14 June

If you cannot register using the form provided on this website, please contact us directly via email: mail@quantitative-genomics.com

Registration and payment are processed by the University of Cambridge.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

You can submit your abstract to present your research

Abstract submission:   19 February — 31 March

Poster sessions take place in between podium talk sessions and during coffee, lunch, and networking breaks.

Your poster can be in size DIN A0 or A1. If your poster is in A0 format, please use portrait format (upright, height longer than width), as you will be sharing poster boards where space may be limited.

Please bring your poster to the registration desk on the day of the conference.

A short podium talk is like a long podium talk, but shorter.

5 minutes, without time for Q&A. You can answer all questions during our networking sessions.

Your presentation has to be in PowerPoint or PDF format.

If your abstract has been accepted for a podium presentation you will be notified and required to confirm.

A long podium talk is like a short podium talk, but longer.

12 minutes talk + 3 minutes for Q&A.

Your presentation has to be in PowerPoint or PDF format.

If your abstract has been accepted for a podium presentation you will be notified and required to confirm.

The abstract submission period has ended.

ORGANISERS

The team behind the scenes of #quantgen18

Hannah Meyer
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Hannah Meyer

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge

Nils Eling
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Nils Eling

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge

Alice Mann
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Alice Mann

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge

Daniel Kunz
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Daniel Kunz

The Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Oliver Pain
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Oliver Pain

MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University

Patrick K. Albers
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Patrick K. Albers

Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

Fernando Riveros Mckay Aguilera
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Fernando Riveros Mckay Aguilera

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge

Do you want to organise 2019?

We are looking for volunteers to organise the next conference

Quantitative Genomics is a conference organised by volunteers. To continue in this now established tradition, we need you! If you have been to QG18 or one of the previous conferences, you know how it should go and perhaps how to improve organisation. The team is typically joined by graduate students and early career researchers, who enjoy working together to make this conference a success. The previous team will provide you with advice on how to get started. You can join, too. Simply your interest is required.

You can contact the #quantgen18 team if you have any questions about the conference

If you cannot contact us using the form provided on this website, please contact us directly via email: mail@quantitative-genomics.com
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