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16-Apr-2013

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BGI Shenzhen

BGI hosts its '2nd International Conference on Genomics in the Americas'

Sacramento, CA, April 16, 2013 - BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, will hold its second International Conference on Genomics in the Americas (ICG Americas 2013) on September 12-13, 2013 in Sacramento, CA. This conference, co-organized by University of California, Davis, will feature presentations from ground-breaking research in basic and applied genomics to new approaches in sequencing and bioinformatics, and offer a dynamic, interactive forum to interact directly with genomics luminaries, scientific thought leaders, senior-level decision makers, top pharmaceutical executives, influential policy makers and industry pioneers.

The two-day program will present the latest developments in human, animal, plant and microbial genome sciences, comprising sessions on disease research, clinical diagnostics, microbes and evolution diversity, drug discovery and development, agricultural breeding, advanced bioinformatics technologies, etc.

Included among the featured speakers will be Nobel laureates, famous scientists and university leaders, company directors, senior executives and CEOs from organizations such as National Academy of Sciences, University of California, Davis, University of Pennsylvania, Oregon State University, University of Copenhagen & UC Berkeley, AstraZeneca, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, New England Biolabs, Sanofi Oncology, United Nations Global Compact, Roche, H3 Biomedicine, Amgen, Inc., Bayer Crop Science, and many more.

Additional highlights of ICG Americas 2013 are pre-conference training programs from the UC Davis Genome Center and pre-conference microbial genomics meeting hosted by the FDA. In addition, a full-service dinner that brings Napa Valley to Sacramento with wine tasting, demonstration and live entertainment will be exclusively offered for conference speakers, luminaries and other conference attendees. Moreover, the conference venue offers close proximity to multiple international life sciences companies in the Bay Area and within great access to multiple national historical sites and museums in Sacramento and to world-class outdoor recreation in Lake Tahoe.

"The past ICG Americas has achieved great success. This year we are excited to present the 2nd ICG Americas in Sacramento", said Professor Huanming Yang, Chairman of BGI, "I believe it will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers, academia and industries to exchange information, generate new ideas and accelerate applications of genomic data and to forge partnerships in Genomics and related fields."

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The list of speakers and program details are available at http://www.icg-americas.org



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