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UPCOMING EVENT

General
Meeting
DATES
February 5-8, 2024
LOCATION
Orlando, Florida

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.

Learn More about Sponsorship – 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.

Criteria for Applying for a Next Gen Leadership Award: Eligibility

  • Graduate Student
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Early-Career Researcher (in the first five years of being an independent researcher)
  • Current Visa if applying from outside the United States

993

Attendees

188

Universities and Governments

239

Companies

130

CEOS, CMOS, and CSOS

Graphic shows: 2022 In-Person Demographics

2024 FEATURED SPEAKERS

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 […]

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Sean Eddy

Sean Eddy is a computational biologist at Harvard University. Before moving to Harvard in 2015, he was a group leader at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, and […]

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Michael Schatz

Johns Hopkins University Michael Schatz, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Biology at Johns Hopkins University, is among the world’s foremost experts in solving computational problems in genomics research. […]

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Melina Claussnitzer

Melina Claussnitzer is an institute member at the Broad Institute, and an assistant professor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (HMS). She also co-directs the Type 2 Diabetes […]

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Dr. Kristin Laidre

Dr. Kristin Laidre is a Principal Scientist at the Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington working on problems of applied animal ecology in the Arctic. She is […]

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Kirsten Bos

Kirsten Bos is a specialist in ancient DNA research, with a focus on bacterial pathogens. Most of her work has centered on evolutionary questions related to medieval plague, tuberculosis, salmonella […]

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Dr. Stephanie Hicks

Dr. Stephanie Hicks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins BSPH where she is also a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab, and has […]

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Angela Brooks

As a splicing specialist, Angela Brooks’s goal is to identify weaknesses in the cancer genome. A Pew Scholar, Brooks is an expert in the analysis of RNA sequencing data and […]

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Mark Blaxter

Mark Blaxter leads the Sanger’s Tree of Life programme, which is generating and analyzing reference genome sequences from many thousands of species across the tree of life. The initial focus […]

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Anshul Kundaje

Anshul Kundaje is Associate Professor of Genetics and Computer Science at Stanford University. The Kundaje lab develops statistical and machine learning methods for large-scale integrative analysis of functional genomic data […]

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Bridgett vonHoldt

Bridgett vonHoldt is an associate professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Her research focuses on evolutionary genomics of admixed species, hybrid zones, and consequence of natural selection […]

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Kathleen Rubins

Kathleen Rubins was selected by NASA in 2009.  Rubins completed her first spaceflight on Expedition 48/49, where she became the first person to sequence DNA in space. She holds a […]

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Elinor Karlsson, PhD

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Elinor Karlsson, PhD, is associate professor in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology at the UMass Chan Medical School, and director of Vertebrate Genomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. […]

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Elinor Karlsson

Elinor Karlsson, PhD, is associate professor in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology at the UMass Chan Medical School, and director of Vertebrate Genomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Christopher E. Mason

Dr. Christopher Mason is a Professor of Genomics, Physiology, and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Director of the WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction. He is also co-Founder and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Testimonials

Plenary speakers were fantastic and the one-on-one time with vendors is incredibly valuable.  No other meeting gives us this opportunity.

2023 AGBT General Meeting Attendee

It’s no wonder AGBT is internally renowned….Amazing speakers, cutting-edge science, and incredible networking opportunities.

2023 AGBT General Meeting Attendee

AGBT is the best meeting I attend all year.  In terms of content, the balance of talks/topics, variability of poster sessions, and the new collaborations that start.

2023 AGBT General Meeting Attendee