Eighth Annual RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Comparative Genomics (2010)

Saturday-Monday, October 9-11, 2010
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada

Comparison of related genomes offers enormous inferential power, revealing a wealth of knowledge about genome evolution itself and about genetic function and cellular processes. As the number of fully sequenced genomes grows, so do the opportunities and challenges for computational comparative genomics. This workshop brings together leading researchers in the mathematical, computational and life sciences to discuss cutting edge research in comparative genomics, with an emphasis on computational approaches and novel experimental results. The program will include both invited speakers and contributed talks.

Contributions to this computationally-oriented workshop are welcomed on any theoretical and/or empirical approach to genome-wide comparison such as genome evolution, algorithms for genome rearrangement, comparative tools for assembly, gene identification or annotation, comparison of functional networks, genomic variation in humans and model organisms, cancer genomics, duplication patterns of genes, segments and whole genomes, and comparative epigenetics. To compete for a place in the program, papers should be submitted electronically here, in order to be rated by a distinguished program committee.

The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of Ottawa beside the downtown area. Ottawa is served by direct flights from New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, Detroit, London, Frankfurt and many Canadian cities. The dates of the workshop coincide with the three-day Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, around the peak time for autumn foliage colour.