Monday, January 14, 2008

International Congress of Genetics --- you should all go ---

OK - I am a bit biased as I am chairing a session at this "International Congress of Genetics" meeting. But it does look pretty good. Plenary talks by Richard Axel, Liz Blackburn, Mario Capecchi, Rudy Kaenisch, Eric Lander, Svante Paabo and Phil Sharp. Sessions on many things, including (hint hint) - metagenomics. Other speakers are listed below. So - you really should consider going ...check out the website here.

Chairs/Speakers
The following Chairs/Speakers (in alphabetical order) have been confirmed so far:

Ruedi Aebersold (ETH Zuerich, Zuerich, Switzerland) Steve Kay (Univ. California, USA)
Leif Andersson (Univ. Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden) Brian Kennedy (Washington Univ., Seattle, USA)
Siv Andersson (Univ. Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden) Daniel Kevles (Yale Univ., New Haven, USA)
Hiroyuki Araki (NIG, Mishima, Japan) Amar Klar (NCI, Frederick, USA)
Ana Barahona (UNAM, Tialpan, Mexico) Narry Kim (Seoul National Univ., Seoul, South Korea)
Cori Bargmann (Columbia University, New York, USA) Arne Klungland (Univ. Oslo, Oslo, Norway)
Nick Barton (Univ. Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Britain) Bartha Knoppers (Univ. Montreal, Montreal, Canada)
David Baulcombe (Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, Britain) Daphne Koller (Stanford Univ., Standford, USA)
Stephan Beck (UCL, London, UK) Arash Komeili (Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA)
Hugo Bellen (Baylor College of Med., Houston, USA) Charalambos Kyriacou (Univ. Leicester, Leicester, Britain)
Jeffrey Bennetzen (Univ. Georgia, Athens, USA) Ruth Lehmann (Skirball Institute, NYU, New York, USA)
Shelley Berger (Wistar Inst., Philadelphia, USA) Ottoline Leyser (Univ. York, York, UK)
Casey Bergman (Univ. Manchester, Manchester, UK) Thomas Lindahl (CRUK, South Mimms, UK)
Anton Berns (nki, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Klaus Lindpainter (Hoffmann-LaRoche, Basel, Switzerland)
Bruce Beutler (Scripps Res. Inst., La Jolla, USA)

Edison Liu (Genome Institute, Singapore)

Ewan Birney (EMBL, Hinxton, UK)

John M. Logsdon (Univ. Iowa, USA)

Maria Blasco (CNIO, Madrid, Spain)

Trudy Mackay (NCSU, Raleigh, USA)

D.I. Boomsma (Netherlands Twin Register, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Partha P. Majumder (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India)

Paola Bonfante (CNR, Torino, Italy)

Marjori Matzke (Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, Austria)

Nancy Bonini (Univ. Penn., Philadelphia, USA)

Gunter Meister, MPI, Martinsried, Germany)

Peer Bork (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)

Gilean McVean (Univ. Oxford, Oxford, UK)

Dan Bradley (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)

David A. Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA)

Steve Briggs (Univ. California, San Diego, USA)

Andrew Moore (EMBO, Heidelberg, Germany)

Maja Bucan (Pennsylvania Univ. Philadelphia, USA)

Joe Nadeau (CWR Univ., Cleveland, USA)

Margaret Buckingham (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)

Wolfgang Nellen (Univ. Kassel, Kassel, Germany)

Edward Buckler (Cornwell Univ., Ithaka, USA)

Laura Niedernhofer (Univ. Pittsburg, Pittsburg, USA)

Jeremy Burdon (CSIRO-Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia)

Jens Nielsen (Biocentrum, Lyngby, Denmark)

A. Bernardo Carvalho (Rio de Janeiro Univ., Brazil)

Howard Ochman (Uni. Arizona, Tucson, USA)

Aravinda Chakravarti (Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, USA) Peter Oefner (Univ. Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)
Deborah Charlesworth (Univ. Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Britain) Steve Oliver (Cambridge Univ., Cambridge, UK)
Judy Cho (Yale Univ., New Haven, USA) Allen Orr (Univ. Rochester, Rochester, USA)
George Church (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA) Terry Orr-Weaver (MIT / Whitehead, Cambridge, USA)
Andy Clark (Cornwell Univ., Ithaka, USA) Elaine Ostrander (National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, USA)
Lynn Cooley (Yale Univ., New Haven, USA) Sven Panke (ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland)
Max Cooper (Univ. Alabama, Birmingham, USA) Susan Parkhurst (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Res. Centre, Seattle, USA)
Arjan de Visser (Univ. Wageningen, The Netherlands) Martin Parniske (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany)
Alain Dessein (Univ. de la Méditérranée, Marseille, France) Renato Paro (ETH Zürich, Basel, Switzerland)
Barry Dickson (IMP, Vienna, Austria) Linda Partridge (Univ. College, London, UK)
Andrew Dillin (Salk Inst., La Jolla, USA) Dinshaw Patel (Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, USA)

Anna Di Rienzo (Univ. Chicago, Chicago, USA)

Hervé Philippe (Univ. Montreal, Montreal, Canada)

John Doebley (College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Madison, USA)

Alfred Pühler (Univ. Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany)
Denis Duboule (Univ. Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland) Nazneen Rahman (Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, UK)
Evan Eichler (Univ. Washington, Seattle, USA) Klaus Rajewsky (Harvard Univ., Boston, USA)

Jonathan Eisen (Univ. California, Davis, USA)

Erez Raz (MPI, Göttingen, Germany)

Hans Ellengren (Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala Univ., Sweden)

André Reis (Univ. Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany)

Jonathan Flint (Wellcome Trust, Oxford, UK)

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (MPI, Berlin, Germany)

Veronica Franklin-Tong (Univ. Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)

Francisco Rodriguez-Valera (Univ. Alicante, Spain)
Kelly Frazer (Scripps, La Jolla, USA) Outi Savolainen (Univ. of Oulu, Oulu, Finland)
Wolf Frommer (Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, USA) John Schimenti (Cornell Univ. New York, USA)
Martin Fussenegger (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland) Eran Segal (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
Anne-Claude Gavin (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany) Hee-Sup Shin (KIST, Seoul, South Korea)
Michel Georges (Univ. Liège, Liège, Belgium) Akira Shizuo (Osaka Univ., Osaka, Japan)
Carla Green (Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, USA) Mikiko Siomi (Univ. Tokushima, Kuramoto, Japan)
Jonathan Gressel (Weizmann Inst., Rehovot, Israel) Christina Smolke (Caltech, Pasadena, USA)
Anthony Griffiths (Univ. British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) David Smyth (Monash Univ., Melbourne, Australia)
Roderic Guigó (CRG, Barcelona, Spain) Marla Sokolowski (Toronto Univ., Toronto, Canada)
Chris Haley (Roslin Inst., Roslin, Britain) Allan Spradling (Carnegie Institution, Baltimore, USA)
Mike Hall (Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland) Didier Stainier (Univ. California, San Francisco, USA)
Michael F. Hammer (Univ. Arizona, Tucson, USA)

Karen Steel (Sanger Inst., Hinxton, Britain)

Min Han (Univ. Colorado, Boulder, USA)

Kári Stefánsson (deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland)

Mitsuyasa Hasebe (National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan)

Lars Steinmetz (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)

Christian Heintzen (Univ. Manchester, UK) Michael Stratton (Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Britain)
Steven Henikoff (Fred Hutchinson CRC, Seattle, USA) Azim Surani (Cambridge Univ., Cambridge, Britain)
Martin L. Hibberd (Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore) Joseph Takahashi (Northwestern University, Evanston, USA)
Adrian Hill (Oxford Univ., Oxford, UK) Diethard Tautz (MPI, Plön, Germany)
Helen Hobbs (Univ. Texas, Dallas, USA) Chau-Ti Ting (National Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan)
Eric Holub (Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne, UK) Franck Uhlman (Cancer Research UK, London, UK)
Elisa Izaurralde (MPI, Tuebingen, Germany) John Wakeley (Harvard Univ., Cambridge, USA)
Janet Jansson (Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden) Detlef Weigel (MPI, Tuebingen, Germany)
Urs Jenal (Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland) Sue Wessler (Univ. Georgia, Athens, USA)
Nancy Jenkins (Biopolis, Singapore)

Eric Wieschaus (Princeton Univ., Princeton, USA) (Nobel Laureate)

Julie Johnson (Univ., Florida, USA)

Shinya Yamanaka (Univ. Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan)

Regine Kahmann (MPI, Margburg, Germany)

Zhu Zhen (Genetics Inst., Beijing, China)

Thomas Kaufman (Indiana Univ., Bloomington, USA)

Huda Y. Zoghbi (Baylor College of Med., Houston, USA)

Stefan Kaufmann (MPI, Berlin, Germany)

2 comments:

  1. A quick scan of the speaker list is amusing because of the typos:

    Brian Kennedy (Washington Univ., Seattle, USA)

    Hehe. Wash U is in St. Louis, Univ. of Washington is in Seattle.

    Edward Buckler (Cornwell Univ., Ithaka, USA)

    I assume they mean "cornell univ." And it's in Ithaca. Ithaka is in greece.

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  2. you never know - some of these may be on purpose ...

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