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The ICG-7 and Bio-IT APAC 2012 to be held on Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2012, in Hong Kong

BGI Shenzhen

The 7th International Conference on Genomics & Bio-IT APAC 2012 (ICG-7 & Bio-IT APAC 2012), organized by BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, will be held on November 28-December 1, 2012 in Hong Kong, China. The conference will attract a truly international audience of the leading scientists in a variety of genomics-related fields. Growing rapidly over the last six years, ICG has become one of the top international scientific gatherings. This year Bio-IT APAC 2012 will be integrated with ICG-7, which will bring scientists in complementary fields together to promote collaboration and share the latest advances in data handling, analyses and global information.

Conference Scientific Committee:

Huanming Yang, BGI, China
Jun Wang, BGI, China
Phil Green, University of Washington, USA
Myles Axton, Editor at Nature Genetics, USA
Jeffrey Dean, University of Georgia Athens, USA
Ewan Birney, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Anders Krogh University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Rasmus Nielsen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Oluf Borbye Pedersen, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Dusko Ehrlich, National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), France
Sumio Sugano, Department of Frontier Sciences of Tokyo University, Japan

Conference Preliminary Sessions:

The three-day program with 7 sessions, of which about 100 presenting scientific advancement on next-generation sequencing (NGS), advanced bioinformatics technologies, high performance computing (HPC) technologies, and their growing applications in drug discovery and development, disease research, clinical diagnostics, agricultural breeding, and evolution and conservation. Please find the latest information in

Session 1: Genomics & Human Health

  • Reproductive Health
  • Rare Disease
  • Complex Diseases & Cancer
  • Evolution of the Human Genome
  • Genomic Applications in Clinical Medicine

    Session 2: Microbial Metagenomics

  • Microecosystems & Health
  • Microecosystems & Environment

    Session 3: Plant & Animal Genomics

  • Biodiversity
  • Applied Plant & Animal Genetics

    Session 4: Emerging Field of Genomics

  • Advanced Technology in Sequencing
  • Synthetic Biology

    Session 5: Ethical, Legal & Social Issues of Genome Research

    Session 6: Bioinformatics

  • Methodology
  • Bio-cloud
  • Databases & Gene-banks

    Session 7: e-Health

  • Data System
  • Application
  • Conference Registration:

    The early bird registration is available only until July 31, 2012. You can save up to USD 350! Please see the detailed information in

    Conference Program:

    The official ICG-7 & Bio-IT APAC 2012 Program will be developed in the following months, after review and acceptance of submitted abstracts. Details will be progressively uploaded on

    Conference Venue:

    The ICG-7 & Bio-IT APAC 2012 will take place at the The Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, which is located at the heart of the renowned shopping and entertainment district of Kowloon, close to all major public transportation routes. As one of the quintessential Kowloon hotels in Hong Kong, Kowloon Shangri-La offers guests some of the most spacious rooms in the city, with floor-to-ceiling bay windows affording panoramic views of the harbour and Hong Kong Island skyline.


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