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UPCOMING EVENT

General
Meeting
DATES
February 28-
March 3, 2022
LOCATION
Orlando, FL

This is the preeminent genome science and technology conference for top global researchers, leaders and innovators.

Francis

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

Dr Marco

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

Elodie

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

Richard M Myers

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

Luis Diaz

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.

Elaine Mardis

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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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.

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For more information contact: sarahw@agbt.org

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.

2022 SPEAKERS

Dr. Euan Ashley

Born in Scotland, Dr. Ashley graduated with 1st class Honors in Physiology and Medicine from the University of Glasgow. He completed medical residency and a PhD at the University of Oxford before moving to Stanford University where he trained in cardiology and advanced heart failure, joining the faculty in 2006. His group is focused on […]

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Dr. Fei Chen

Dr. Fei Chen is currently a Core Faculty member at the Broad Institute, and assistant professor at Harvard Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. During the course of his doctoral research, Chen co-invented expansion microscopy, a breakthrough technique that allows for super-resolution imaging of biological samples with conventional light microscopes. As an independent Fellow at the […]

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Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in the field of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at University of California, Davis.  She received a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and both an MS in Animal Science, and a PhD in Genetics from […]

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Dr. Neil Hanchard

Dr. Hanchard received his medical degree with Honours from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and his D.Phil. in Clinical Medicine and Human Genetics from the University of Oxford, UK, where he was a Rhodes Scholar in the laboratory of Prof. Dominic Kwiatkowski. Thereafter he completed his clinical training in the United […]

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Simone Immler

Simone Immler is Professor of Genetics and Reproduction at the University of East Anglia, UK. She was awarded both an European Research Council Starting Grant and an European Research Council Consolidator Grant and received a prestigious Wallenberg Academy Fellowship. Dr. Immler’s research focuses on the genetics and genomics of male reproduction and fertility and her […]

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Elinor Karlsson

Elinor Karlsson, PhD, is associate professor in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and director of Vertebrate Genomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Her research combines new technology, community science and the power of evolution to investigate diseases and discover the origins of exceptional mammalian traits.  Dr. […]

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Zach Lippman

Zach Lippman is a Professor of Plant Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator. His research group integrates genetics, development, genomics, and genome editing to study flowering and flower production in nature and agriculture. Taking advantage of natural and induced variation in these processes in tomato and related Solanaceae plants, Lippman’s group has shown […]

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Dr. Trevor D Lawley

Dr. Trevor Lawley is a Faculty member at the Wellcome Sanger Institute (www.lawleylab.com) and the Chief Scientific Officer of Microbiotica (www.microbiotica.com). Trevor’s research is focused on developing concepts, methods and tools to enable basic discoveries and translation of medicines and diagnostics from the human microbiome. His science uses large-scale genomics and data driven approaches in […]

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Dr. Mary J O’Connell

Dr Mary J O’Connell, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Comparative and Molecular Evolution at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her laboratory is focussed on uncovering the molecular mechanisms that underpin changes in phenotype and function. Her work is computational in nature and involves close collaboration with field, molecular and cellular biologists. She develops and […]

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Pardis Sabeti

Pardis Sabeti is a Professor at Harvard University, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and a Howard Hughes Investigator. Her computational genomic lab has contributed to widely varying fields — including human and microbial genomics, information theory, and rural infectious disease surveillance and education efforts in […]

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Dr. Ryan Tewhey

Dr. Ryan Tewhey is a human geneticist with expertise in developing large-scale screening methods to understand how genetic variation impacts human traits and disease. His primary focus is the investigation of non-coding regions of the genome that control gene expression. He has pioneered the use of massively parallel reporter assays (MPRA) and CRISPR based screens […]

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Olga Troyanskaya

Olga Troyanskaya is a Professor at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University and the Deputy Director for Genomics at the Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation. Her lab employs machine learning and statistical modeling techniques to decode genomes and understand cellular specificity, genotype-phenotype relationships, and evolution. Through developing integrative […]

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Dr. Alicia Zhou

Dr. Alicia Zhou is the Chief Science Officer at Color. She is responsible for leading research collaborations with academic institutions, biopharmaceutical companies, and large population initiatives. She and her team initiates and executes academic collaborations towards driving improved population health outcomes. In addition, Dr. Zhou is an active part of Color’s market development team for […]

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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