World Stem Cell Summit 2010

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Abstract Submission closes 11th December: Functional Genomics and Disease


Abstract submission deadline closes on...
11th December 2009

Don't miss out - Submit your abstract here

Join us and colleagues from all over the world in the city of Dresden situated in a beautiful valley on the River Elbe.


Developments in functional genomics technologies together with the expanding concept of systems biology have led to exciting possibilities for the understanding of disease mechanisms. Following three highly successful conferences in Prague, Oslo and Innsbruck this conference will bring together world leaders in the field to discuss the challenges ahead and the technologies that will lead to novel solutions.




  • Paul Flicek, Hinxton
  • Kelly Frazer, San Diego
  • Andy Futreal, Hinxton
  • Henrik Kaessmann, Lausanne
  • Manfred Kayser, Rotterdam
  • Matthias Mann, Martinsried
  • Gunter Meister, Martinsried
  • Gertjan van Ommen, Leiden
  • Leena Peltonen, Hinxton and Helsinki
  • Wolf Reik, Cambridge
  • Petra Schwille, Dresden
  • Kai Simons, Dresden
  • Marino Zerial, Dresden


The organisers are pleased to announce that a number of ESF Travel Bursaries are available to postgraduate students and young postdoctoral scientists to attend the 4th Functional Genomics and Disease Conference, taking place in April 2010. These will cover travel costs and registration fees of up to €500 each and are offered on a competitive basis based on a submitted poster presentation. 


  1. Applicants must submit an abstract for poster presentation
  2. Applicants must be undertaking a postgraduate degree, or be within 4 years of receiving their PhD
  3. Applicants must also submit a brief CV and an estimate of travel costs to
  4. Applicants for bursaries will be informed of a decision via email by mid-January 2010.


Abstract submission deadline: 11th December 2009

Oral and Poster submissions are now invited on the topics below.

  • Transcriptomics
  • Proteomics
  • Whole genome association studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems biology
  • Epigenetics
  • Disease specific studies
  • RNA world
  • Sequencing & other high throughput technologies
  • Other

Submit your abstract online here.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the journal New Biotechnology and prizes of €250 each will be awarded to the 4 best posters.


Registration Fees

Early Bird Industry (For registrations received before 22 January 2010): €500 + VAT at 19% = €595.00

Standard industry: €600 + VAT at 19% = €714.00

Early Bird Author/Academic (For registrations received before 22 January 2010): €400 + vat at 19% = €476.00

Author / Academic: €500 + VAT at 19% = €595.00

Students: €150 + VAT at 19% = €178.50
**Student registration forms must be accompanied by a signed letter from your head of department attesting to student status.

Conference Dinner: €50 + VAT at 19% = €59.50

Conference fee includes:
Lunch on Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Mid session refreshments
Drinks reception (Wednesday evening)
Poster session receptions (Thursday & Friday evening)

Optional conference dinner:
An optional conference party will be held on Friday 14th April. The venue has yet to be confirmed and more information regarding this event will be posted on the website shortly.

Register your attendance here


The conference will take place at the Maritim Hotel and International Congress Centre situated on the banks of the River Elbe in Dresden, Germany.

Dresden is one of Germany's most beautiful cities. Protected for centuries by mighty fortifications, the Saxon capital is testament to centuries of building and wealth with glorious architecture from the Renaissance, baroque and 19th century. In spite of vast destruction during the Second World War, the Old City part of Dresden has been rebuilt including the most famous symbol of reconstruction - the Dresden Frauenkirche Church with its magnificent baroque dome which dominates the city centre.

Dresden is full of character with numerous shops, restaurants and major attractions well within walking distance.

Dresden has excellent road and rail links to many European cities. Dresden Airport is located 9 km from the city centre with good rail links into the city.





Parallel symposia have been organised in collaboration with the European Commission, Directorate of Health by the following consortia: AffinityProteome, AtheroRemo, BBMRI, ELIXIR, ENFIN, HEROIC, LipidomicNet, LUPA, PROSPECTS, READNA, SIROCCO and SYBILLA.


  • Frank Buchholz, Dresden
  • Falk Butter, Martinsried
  • Mats Gullberg, Uppsala
  • Ivo Gut, Evry
  • Jon Hancock, Harwell
  • Henning Hermjakob, Hinxton
  • Andrew Heron, Oxford
  • Thomas Höfer, Heidelberg
  • Jörg Hoheisel, Heidelberg
  • Nina Hubner, Martinsried
  • Pascal Kahlem, Hinxton
  • Jørgen Kjems, Aarhus
  • Thomas Kolter, Bonn
  • Reijo Laaksonen, Tampere
  • Riitta Lahesmaa, Turku
  • Anngus Lamond, Dundee
  • Tosso Leeb, Bern
  • Terho Lehtimäki, Tampere
  • Anne-Sophie Lequarré, Liège
  • Kerstin Lindblad Toh, Uppsala
  • Emma Lundberg, Stockholm
  • Andrew Lyall, Hinxton
  • Matthias Mann, Martinsried
  • Winfried März, Heidelberg
  • Gunter Meister, Martinsried
  • Andres Metspalu, Tartu
  • Thomas Meyer, Berlin
  • Eric Miska, Cambridge
  • Mats Nilsson, Uppsala
  • Christine Orengo, London
  • Andreas Plϋckthun, Zurich
  • Mogjiborahman Salek, Oxford
  • Wolfgang Schamel, Frieburg
  • Gerd Schmitz, Regensburg
  • Francis Stewart, Dresden
  • Mike Taussig, Cambridge
  • Christian Wolfrum, Zurich




Programme Committee

  • Mike Taussig, UK
  • Cheryl Smythe, UK
  • Siv Andersson, Sweden
  • Christiane Branlant, France
  • Søren Brunak, Denmark
  • Christoph Dehio, Switzerland
  • Joachim Engels, Germany
  • Evelyne Friederich, Luxembourg
  • Michel Georges, Belgium
  • Hana Kovarova, Czech Republic
  • Andres Metspalu, Estonia
  • Aarno Palotie, Finland
  • Joanna Rytka, Poland
  • Francis Stewart, Germany
  • Kjetil Taskén, Norway
  • Alfonso Valencia, Spain
  • Christine van Broeckhoven, Belgium
  • Gertjan van Ommen, Netherlands
  • Isik Yulug, Turkey
  • Rudolph Zechner, Austria
  • Marino Zerial, Germany


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