2016 AGBT General Meeting Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2016 AGBT General Meeting Speakers To Include Nobel Laureate, Genomic and Diagnostic Pioneers, and Technology Visionaries

August 5, 2015, St. Louis, Mo. –The Genome Partnership, organizers of Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meetings, (AGBT) announced today the featured speakers for its February 10-February 13, 2016 General Meeting taking place at the J.W. Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

The esteemed speakers include:

  • Harold Varmus, M.D., Nobel Laureate, former Director of the National Institute of Health and the former Director of the National Cancer Institute
  • Anne Wojcicki, CEO and Co-Founder 23andMe.
  • Pardis Sabeti, M.D. D.Phil., Harvard University and the Harvard School of Public Health
  • Jay Flatley, President and CEO, Illumina
  • Luis Diaz, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Debbie Nickerson, Ph. D., University of Washington
  • Sean Eddy, Harvard University
  • Sam Aparicio, BM, BCh, Ph.D., FRCPath, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre
  • Susan Rosenberg, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
  • Edward M. (Eddy) Rubin, M.D.,Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Director of DOE Joint Genome Institute
  • Eske Willerslev, Centre for GeoGenetics University of Copenhagen
  • David Haussler, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Nicholas (Nick) Loman, Institute for Microbiology and infection, University of Birmingham
  • Felicity Jones, Ph.D., Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society
  • Richard McCombie, Ph.D., Stanley Institute for Cognitive Genomics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

For more information about AGBT conferences or for sponsorship opportunities contact:

Leisa Zigman

President, The Genome Partnership

314-615-6360

leisaz@agbt.org