FIRST INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL 'OMICS SYNTHESIS CONFERENCE
Cardiff University, UK, 9-11 September 2013
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS
We are pleased to announce an extended deadline for abstract submission, for the first ever conference on 'omics applications, tools and resources focused on the environmental sciences.
The meeting covers genomics, metabolomics and other high-throughput approaches in biology ('omics). The meeting is targeted both at current and future users of 'omics, and for developers of bioinformatics and 'omics technologies.
The conference includes dedicated introductory talks and training sessions on day one, for those who are new to the field, followed by two days of world-class science presentations delivered by several international leaders in environmental 'omics. The conference will promote exchange of ideas between all of these groups.
We encourage submission of abstracts to be considered for oral and poster presentation, and in particular encourage submissions from PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
To register - with optional submission of an abstract - see:
NEW ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 31 July 2013
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 August 2013
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
- Professor ESKE WILLERSLEV, Natural History Museum of Denmark
- Professor JACK GILBERT, University of Chicago
- Professor JOHN COLBOURNE, University of Birmingham
CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:
Archeaological 'Omics: Learning from the past to inform the future
- Professor TERRY BROWN, University of Manchester
- Professor ROBIN ALLABY, University of Warwick
Ecological 'Omics: From biodiversity to molecular adaptation
- Dr ANDREW WHITEHEAD, University of California, Davis
- Professor CAROLE GOBLE, University of Manchester
Epigenetics: From Molecules to Phenotypes
- Professor KEVIN CHIPMAN, University of Birmingham
Evolutionary 'Omics: Phylogenetics and the Tree of Life
- Professor SANDRA BALDAUF, Uppsala University
- Professor MARGARET RILEY, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Professor MIKE BRUFORD, Cardiff University
Integrated and Systems 'Omics: Towards environmental systems biology
- Dr JOE SHAW, Indiana University
- Professor FRANCESCO FALCIANI, University of Birmingham
Community Ecology: Community profiling (metagenomics and metabarcoding) to function
- Professor DOUGLAS YU, Kunming Institute of Zoology
- Professor PHILIP POOLE, John Innes Centre
DRAFT PROGRAM: http://environmentalomics.org/ieos_agenda
SPONSORED in part by the Natural Environment Research Council, UK (NERC); the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Cambio; and BGI.
This conference is coordinated by the NERC Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Centre: http://environmentalomics.org
We hope to see you in Cardiff in September.
Dr Daniel Barker
Lecturer in Biology, University of St Andrews
db60 from st-andrews.ac.uk
On behalf of the organising committee:
Dr Peter Kille, University of Cardiff;
Dr Mesude Bicak and Dr Tracey Timms-Wilson, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology;
Dr Daniel Barker, University of St Andrews;
Dr Claire Gachon, Scottish Association for Marine Science; and
Professor Mark Viant, University of Birmingham.
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland :