Complex heritable conditions such as obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, schizophrenia and depression affect a significant proportion of the UK population.
It has become clear over the past five years that the genetic basis of these diseases does not primarily affect regions of the human genome that code for proteins but may affect the much larger part of the genome, called the regulatory genome, that controls where, when and by how much the expression of genes are turned on and off.
However, compared to protein coding sequences, which make up only 1.5% of the human genome, the regulatory genome remains poorly understood.
Thus, the focus of this conference will be to invite international leaders in the interdisciplinary study of the genetics of disease, the exploration of the regulatory genome and the in-depth biology of its activity and function, to interact and discuss their work.
By doing so it is hoped that we can reach a consensus on how we might coordinate international interdisciplinary efforts to understand the role of the regulatory genome in health and disease.
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Registration deadline: This event will close for bookings by 30/10/2020 or when it reaches capacity.
The meeting will have four themed open sessions over the three days, each featuring invited speakers together with contributed talks and posters selected from submitted abstracts. Further details on the sessions and confirmed speakers are on the draft programme and the event website.
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Session 1: The Non-Coding Genome in Health and Disease
Session 2: “Big Data” Approaches in Functional Genomics
Session 3: The Biology of Gene Regulation
Session 4: Epigenetics and Gene Regulation