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Cell Symposia Express: 20 Years of the Human Genome: From Sequence to Substance
September 22, 2021 | 12 pm ET / 9 AM PT

This interactive event is free to attend. Registration will close on September 21 at 12 PM ET.


About Cell Symposia Express:
Cell Symposia Express is a short-format, online-only event that gives you the opportunity to interact with esteemed scientists in your field without having to travel or spend time away from the lab. We facilitate connections, spark new insights, and pave the way for cross-disciplinary collaborations with an engaging, highly interactive forum. This interactive event is free to attend.

Twenty years after publication of the first draft human genome sequence, scientists have made enormous strides in decoding who we are, where we came from, and in understanding genomic variations that underlie health and disease.  This Symposia Express will celebrate the immense progress made in sequencing and understanding the human genome over the past two decades, while simultaneously looking forward to the work left to be done to unravel its vast complexities, variability, and role in global health.

This Symposia Express will bring together leading scientists to discuss major milestones of human genome research over the last 20 years, as well as the latest research in human genetics and genomics. The meeting will span advances in sequencing and genomics technologies, the cataloguing of global variation in genome sequence and gene expression, and insights into the genetic etiology of human development and disease to prospects for predictive or interventional genomic medicine.


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Keynote speakers

Eric Green, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Melissa Gymrek
, University of California, San Diego


Qiaomei Fu, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Pontus Skoglund, Francis Crick Institute
Sarah Tishkoff, University of Pennsylvania
Genevieve Wojcik, Johns Hopkins University


Joyce Tung, Vice President, Research 23andMe
Hoon Cho, Schmidt Fellow, Principal Investigator, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Sarah Tishkoff, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Director of the Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity
Genevieve Wojcik, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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