GENERAL MEETING PREVIOUS SPEAKER

Francis
Collins
WORK
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Two decades of breathtaking progress in genomics – but the best is yet to come

GENERAL MEETING PREVIOUS SPEAKER

Dr. Marco
Marra
WORK
Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

Towards a Canadian national program for genomic profiling of treatment resistant cancers

GENERAL MEETING PREVIOUS SPEAKER

Elodie
Ghedin
WORK
New York University

Characterizing influenza virus diversity within and across infected hosts, and the interactions of microbes in the respiratory tract, to better understand the dynamics of viral transmission

GENERAL MEETING PREVIOUS SPEAKER

Richard
M. Myers
WORK
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

How allelic variation and gene expression changes contribute to human traits, including diseases, behaviors and other phenotypes

GENERAL MEETING PREVIOUS SPEAKER

Luis
Diaz
WORK
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Clinical development of tumor-derived DNA as a biomarker for cancer screening, early detection, monitoring and measurement of early residual disease.

GENERAL MEETING PREVIOUS SPEAKER

Elaine
Mardis
WORK
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Co-Executive Director of the institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Nationwide Foundation: Endowed Chair of Genomic Medicine

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AGBT 2021 GENERAL MEETING IS NOW VIRTUAL 

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ABOUT

The General Meeting is AGBT’s flagship event for bringing together global leaders, researchers, and innovators.

Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) delivers a premier experience where heads of labs, institutions, businesses, financial analysts and other high-level stakeholders come together to advance the field and drive game-changing innovation. Significant scientific advances are announced and showcased, science and industry forge enduring partnerships, and significant investments and notable acquisitions are made.

The meeting format includes daytime plenary sessions that feature invited speakers and abstract-selected talks that highlight cutting-edge research across the broad landscape of genomics. The evening concurrent session includes experimental and computational approaches for effectively utilizing the latest DNA sequencing technologies.

DATES
March 1–3, 2021

LOCATION
Virtual

Detlev Arendt

Dr. Detlev Arendt, has been an ERC advanced investigator since 2012.  He has served as a group leader and senior scientist at EMBL since 2007.  In 2002 Dr. Arendt became a team  leader.  He received his PhD in 1999 from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany.

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Jef Boeke

Dr.Jef Boeke is the Founding Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is known for work on mechanistic and genomic aspects of retrotransposition, and develops technologies in genetics, genomics and synthetic biology. Research Interests: cancer, computational biology, genome integrity, genomics, microbiology, pharmacology, stem cell biology, systems biology, yeast, retrotransposon Dr. […]

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Catherine Brownstein

Dr. Catherine Brownstein is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a Research Associate in the Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital. As the Scientific Director for the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research Gene Discovery Core, Dr. Brownstein has been instrumental in the elucidation of several new disease genes […]

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Joshua Denny

Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. He has been involved in All of Us from its inception, first as a member of the Advisory Committee to the (NIH) Director Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group, which developed the program’s initial scientific blueprint. He led the program’s initial […]

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John Greally

Dr. John Greally is a tenured Professor in the Departments of Genetics (Chief, Division of Genomics), Medicine (Division of Hematology) and Pediatrics (Division of Genetics) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he has been on faculty since 2001.  He was also the first Affiliate Member appointed at the New York Genome Center. A […]

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Cheryl Hayashi

Dr. Cheryl Hayashi is a curator in the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology, a professor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School, the Leon Hess Director of Comparative Biology Research, and the Director of the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics. Dr. Hayashi is one of the world’s leading experts on spider silks. […]

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Edward (Eddie) Holmes

Dr. Eddie Holmes is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, with concurrent Professorial appointments in the School of Life & Environmental Sciences and Sydney Medical School. He will start an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship in 2018. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Dr. Holmes was the Verne […]

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Eimear Kenny

Dr. Eimear Kenny, PhD, is Founding Director of the Institute for Genomic Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Mount Sinai. She is a statistical and population geneticist. She leads a multidisciplinary team of geneticists, computer scientists, clinicians, and other medical professionals, working on problems at the interface of genetic ancestry, very large-scale […]

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Jin Billy Li

Dr. Li is Assistant Professor of Genetics at Stanford University. He received his undergraduate degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing China and graduate degree in Genetics from Washington University in St. Louis. His postdoctoral training with Professor George Church at Harvard Medical School focused on developing genomic tools coupled with next generation sequencing and applying […]

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Samantha Morris

Dr. Samantha Morris, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her laboratory studies the mechanisms of cell reprogramming, focusing on how pioneer transcription factors drive gene expression, epigenetic, and functional changes in cell identity. To enable these studies, her group develops novel, open-source single-cell experimental and […]

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Neville Sanjana

Dr. Neville Sanjana is a Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biology and of Neuroscience and Physiology at New York University. As a bioengineer, Dr. Sanjana creates new tools to understand the impact of genetic changes on the nervous system and cancer evolution. His lab […]

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Gregg Semenza

Dr. Gregg Semenza is a physician and scientist known for his investigations of how cells use and regulate oxygen and for the discovery of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), a molecule that is activated by reduced oxygen availability in cells and that plays a critical role in enabling cells to survive in certain disease states. Semenza’s research […]

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Bert Vogelstein

Bert Vogelstein is currently the co-Director of the Ludwig Center at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.   In the late 1980’s, he and his colleagues formulated the idea that cancer is caused by the sequential mutations of specific oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes.  In the […]

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2019 DEMOGRAPHICS

1033

Attendees

 

177

Universities and Governments

 

213

Companies

 

98

CEOS, CMOS, and CSOS

2021 Sponsors

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Penelope Bonnen

As an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bonnen is applying her acumen in bioinformatics and human genetics to gene discovery studies for an array of phenotypes and diseases including disorders caused by mitochondrial dysfunction and cancer. The Bonnen lab develops and applies methods for analyzing next-generation sequence data and interpretation of human […]

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Federica Di Palma

Federica Di Palma, is a Professor at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and the Founder and Director of Science is Global strategy and consulting. She is passionate about exploring and preserving Biodiversity around the world. She leads a number of multidisciplinary research programmes which use genomics approaches to understand how evolutionary […]

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Kimberly Doheny

Dr. Kimberly Doheny is an Associate Professor of Genetic Medicine and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  She is Director of the Center for Inherited Disease Research, Co-Director of Johns Hopkins Genomics, Co-Director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center Genomics Core and Director of the Laboratory Genetics and […]

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Stacey Gabriel

Institute Scientist and Senior Director of the Genomics Platform, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Stacey Gabriel is Senior Director of the Genomics Platform at Broad Institute, and has led platform development, execution and operation since the Institute’s founding. She is also Chair of Professional Scientists and serves on the Institute’s Executive Leadership Team. Gabriel […]

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Eric D. Green

Dr. Eric Green is the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is the third NHGRI Director, having been appointed by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins in 2009. Dr. Green has been at the Institute for more than 25 years, during which he has […]

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Martin Hirst

Dr. Hirst is a Senior Scientist and Head of Epigenomics at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Director of the Michael Smith Laboratory at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His research focuses on understanding epigenetic dysfunction in cancer and his laboratory […]

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Christopher E. Mason

Dr. Christopher Mason is an Associate Professor of Genomics, Physiology, and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Director of the WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction, as well as an affiliate of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Rockefeller University, Harvard Medical School, and Yale Law School. The Mason laboratory develops and deploys new biochemical […]

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John D. McPherson

Dr. McPherson is the Deputy Director of the UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. He has deep expertise in DNA sequencing and cancer genomics through his involvement in the Human Genome Project and large-scale tumor sequencing as a founding member of the International Cancer Genome Consortium. Within the ICGC, […]

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Stephen B. Montgomery

Stephen Montgomery’s laboratory at Stanford University studies genetic effects on gene regulation and gene expression to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms which define human traits. They focus on understanding the effects of genome variation on cellular phenotypes and cellular modeling of disease through genomic approaches such as next generation RNA sequencing in combination with […]

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Len Pennacchio

Dr. Len Pennacchio is a Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Deputy Director of the DOE Joint Genome Institute, and Adjunct Professor at the University of California Berkeley.  He received his PhD in Genetics from Stanford University in 1998 under Rick Myers and then served as a DOE Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Fellow at […]

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Beth Shapiro

Beth Shapiro is an evolutionary biologist who specializes in the genetics of ice age animals and plants. As Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz and HHMI Investigator, Beth uses DNA recovered from bones and other remains to study how species evolved through time and how human activities have affected and continue […]

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Michael Zody

Dr. Michael Zody is a computational biologist with over 15 years of experience writing bioinformatic software, analyzing genomic and transcriptomic sequence data, and managing engineers and researchers. He serves as the Scientific Director of Computational Biology at the New York Genome Center. He started his career at the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research (now […]

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Testimonials

AGBT is always the most important meeting I attend all year. The cutting edge scientific talks and the networking makes tremendous opportunities possible.

2019 AGBT Attendee

As it was my first time, I now know why AGBT is considered the best genomics meeting in the world…Every aspect of the conference was a highlight. Getting a cross-section of the current trends, the talks, the vendors,  the networking…everything.

2019 AGBT Attendee

I loved speaking to vendors and learning more about their new tech and how it could be applied to my lab…So many engaging talks and new connections.

2019 AGBT Attendee