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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thank you for your interest in Functional Genomics 2010

Thank you for your interest in the 4th ESF Conference on Functional Genomics and Disease. I am delighted to inform you that there is still time to submit your abstract for presentation at the conference.

Don't miss out – Submit your abstract at by 11 December 2009.



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

All accepted abstracts will be published in the journal New Biotechnology. In addition, a number of papers will be selected to be published in a special issue of New Biotechnology,
prizes of €250 each will be awarded to the 4 best posters.


Don't miss out – Submit your abstract at by 11 December 2009.




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

Register your attendance online at


We look forward to welcoming you to Dresden in April.


Kind regards,


Kelly Rogers

4th ESF Conference on Functional Genomics and Disease


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