On 19 and 20 July, Barcelona will host a meeting of the data-analysis group of ENCODE, one of the most important projects of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), which aims to identify all the functional elements of the human genome sequence. After the success of the pilot program that analyzed a specific portion of the human genome sequence, now the ENCODE project is focusing on scaling the project to analyze the entire human genome. The initiative is structured through an open consortium of researchers from around the world with complementary experience and expertise, in both data analysis and production.
This is the first meeting of its kind to be held outside the United States, and it coincides with the tenth anniversary of the announcement that the first draft of the human genome sequence had been completed. The meeting brought together top-notch researchers and directors, who debated the challenges of analyzing the huge amount of data produced in this project.
The International Center for Scientific Debate (ICSD) –and initiative of Biocat with support from “la Caixa” Welfare Projects– and the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) are proud to invite the scientific community of Catalonia to participate in the symposium The ENCODE Project: 10 years after the Human Genome Sequencing, which will feature experts from this project.
The symposium will be structured into 12 open work sessions and conferences given by the project’s top researchers covering different areas of genomics and data analysis. One of the highlights will be the conference by Dr. Peter Good and Dr. Elise Feingold on the challenges of the coming decade in the field of genomics, and in particular that of human genome sequencing.
Dates: 19-20 July 2011
Place: PRBB Building. Dr. Aiguader, 88. Barcelona, Spain