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  • Abstracts from speakers and poster sessions, including the joint meeting abstracts, available 30 days prior to the meeting (You can edit your own abstract from My Account page as well)

    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online before the meeting...these abstracts will be available in the Abstract Book at the meeting.

  • Full participant list, including joint meeting participants
  • Printable Invoices and Invitation Letters
  • Scholarship Information
  • Lodging Information

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This meeting will be conducted in English.

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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KSgenome

Understanding the Function of Human Genome Variation (K1)

Scientific Organizers: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh and Xavier Estivill


May 31—June 4, 2016

Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Uppsala, Sweden


Organized in collaboration with Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and Science for Life Laboratory


Abstract submission is closed. Registered attendees can bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Feb 1, 2016 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Feb 1, 2016 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Mar 15, 2016 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 31, 2016 [details]

Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2016-K1 "Understanding the Function of Human Genome Variation" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On February 1, 2016 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After February 1, 2016 until April 18, 2016 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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February 1, 2016 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 31, 2016 845.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After March 31, 2016 995.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 31, 2016 620.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After March 31, 2016 770.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
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Discounted Abstract Deadline: February 1, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract in the meeting Abstract Book
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is March 15, 2016)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2016


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract in the meeting Abstract Book
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is February 1, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: March 31, 2016


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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We are experimenting with a new format for poster abstracts at the upcoming May 31-June 4, 2016 conference on “Human Genome Variation” in Uppsala, Sweden. As always, abstracts will be available for viewing by registered participants on the password-protected account section of our website 30 or 7 days before the meeting begins, depending on the author’s preference, and on the meeting mobile app at eventmobi.com/16k1 starting May 10 unless the author opts out of this feature. On both of these platforms, you can search for abstracts by author name or any other keyword.

Although we will not provide a printed book of the poster abstracts, there will be a smaller book with content including the program, speaker abstracts and meeting participant list. This will be available in both printed and PDF form.

We hope you will support our efforts to reduce our environmental impact; however, as mentioned above, this is an experiment and we welcome your feedback about this change. Please email us at info@keystonesymposia.org with any questions or concerns. Also feel free to express your feedback when you complete the meeting survey.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Tuesday, May 31 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Saturday, June 4 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Sunday, June 5 in order to fully experience the meeting.

TUESDAY, MAY 31

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Foyer Level 3
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer Level 3

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotels
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/30/2016

Sal B
* Xavier Estivill, Center for Genomic Regulation and University Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Peter M. Visscher, University of Queensland, Australia
Estimation, Dissection and Understanding Human Genomic Variation for Complex Traits

09:30—12:00
Pleiotropy and Epistasis of Variants Involved in Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/30/2016

Sal B
* Joseph K. Pickrell, New York Genome Center, USA

Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Assessing Distant-Acting Enhancers in vivo

Michael Snyder, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Longitudinal Personal Genome Analysis

Dana C. Crawford, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Phenome-Wide Association Studies

Alexandra E. Fish, Vanderbilt University, USA
Short Talk: Statistical Associations Suggest an Absence of Biological Epistasis in Human Gene Regulation

Laura Kasak, University of Tartu, Estonia
Short Talk: Somatic CNVs in the Placental Genome and Link to Pregnancy Success

10:10—10:30
Coffee Break

Foyer Level 3
12:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

12:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sal C/Foyer Level 3
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sal C/Foyer Level 3
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer Level 3
17:00—19:15
Finding the Causative Variant(s)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/30/2016

Sal B
* Gill Bejerano, Stanford University, USA

Xavier Estivill, Center for Genomic Regulation and University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Deconstructing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Whole Exome Sequencing and Rare Variant Association Study

Heidi Rehm, Harvard Medical School, USA
Community Resources to Support Variant Interpretation

Nuria Lopez-Bigas, University Pompeu Fabra - UPF, Spain
Tumor Genomes Shed Light into Mutational Processes and Cancer Vulnerabilities

Fiona Allum, McGill University, Canada
Short Talk: Epigenome-Wide Association Studies of Blood Lipids Identify Tissue-Independent Disease Biomarkers

Seulkee Lee, KAIST, South Korea
Short Talk: Allele Imbalance Analysis Combined with Chromatin Interaction Data Predicts Functional Autoimmune Risk Loci

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sal C/Foyer Level 3
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sal C/Foyer Level 3

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotels
08:30—11:45
Connection between Selection and Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/30/2016

Sal B
* Cynthia M. Beall, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Elinor Karlsson, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Natural Selection and Cholera Resistance in Bangladesh

Joseph K. Pickrell, New York Genome Center, USA
Case-Control Association Mapping without Cases

Jessica Alfoldi, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Using Mammalian Conservation to Annotate Each Individual Base of the Human Genome – the 200 Mammals Project

Barak Alon Cohen, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Analysis of Combinatorial cis-regulation

Ryan N. Doan, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Short Talk: Mutations in Human Accelerated Regions (HARs) are Associated with Abnormal Social and Cognitive Behavior

Kang Seon Lee, KAIST, South Korea
Short Talk: Evolutionary Acceleration in the Regulatory Sequences of Human Brain Development

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Foyer Level 3
11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Sal C/Foyer Level 3
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sal C/Foyer Level 3
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer Level 3
17:00—19:00
Defining the Functional Elements in the Human Genome
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/30/2016

Sal B
* Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center & Columbia University, USA

Gill Bejerano, Stanford University, USA
Finding 'Bugs' in the Human Genome Code

Daniel Zerbino, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, UK
Functional Annotation of Genomes at Ensembl

William J. Greenleaf, Stanford University, USA
ATAC-Seq - Chromatin Accessibility at the Single Cell Level

Kaur Alasoo, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Short Talk: Fine-Mapping Condition-Specific Regulatory Variants in Human Macrophages using ATAC-seq

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sal C/Foyer Level 3
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sal C/Foyer Level 3

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotels
08:30—11:45
Human History, Migration and Evolution
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/30/2016

Sal B
* Tomas Marques-Bonet, Universitat Pompeu Fabra/CSIC, Spain

Sarah A. Tishkoff, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Genomic Studies of Human Evolution and Adaptation in Africa

Svante Pääbo, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Functional Genomics of Ancient Hominids

Jada BennTorres, University of Notre Dame, USA
Genomic Perspectives on Indigenous Caribbean Histories in the Lesser Antilles

Mattias Jakobsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
The Genomic Footprints of Neolithic Europeans

Stephane Peyregne, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Short Talk: Detecting Ancient Positive Selection in the Human Genome from Extended Lineage Sorting

Martin Bodner, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
Short Talk: Complete Mitogenomes of Ancient Human Bones from the Northeastern Andes in South America

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Foyer Level 3
11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Sal C/Foyer Level 3
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sal C/Foyer Level 3
12:15—16:30
Complimentary Optional Visit to SciLifeLab with Lunch, Guided Tour and Short Talks. Advanced registration is needed. Click link below for registration and information.

SciLifeLab
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer Level 3
17:00—19:00
Selection and Population Genetics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/30/2016

Sal B
* Cisca Wijmenga, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands

Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center & Columbia University, USA
Functional Variation in the Human Genome: Lessons from the Transcriptome

Cynthia M. Beall, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Hemoglobin Concentration and Reproductive Success of Tibetan Highlanders

Luis Quintana-Murci, Institut Pasteur, CNRS URA3012, France
Genetic and Evolutionary Determinants of Population Variation in Immune Responses

Corinne N. Simonti, Vanderbilt University, USA
Short Talk: High-Throughput Characterization of Phenotypic Effects of Recent Positive Selection and Archaic Introgression using Electronic Health Records Connected to Genotypes

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sal C/Foyer Level 3
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Sal C/Foyer Level 3

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotels
08:30—11:45
Complex Disease and Genetic Variation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/30/2016

Sal B
* Peter M. Visscher, University of Queensland, Australia

Cisca Wijmenga, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
The Genetic Architecture of Cytokine Responses and their Association with Complex Diseases

Michel A. J. Georges, University of Liège, Belgium
Cell Expression Profiles of Chronic Intestinal Inflammation

Iiris Hovatta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Modeling Genetic Variation and Anxiety in Mice

Nicole Soranzo, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Genetic and Epigenetic Variation in Population Based Cohorts Informs Cardiometabolic and Immune Disease Risk

Ramy Arnaout, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Counting Missing Mutations: Estimating Cancer Diversity in the Overall Population from 10,000 Cancer Exomes

Linda Marie Boettger, Broad Institute, USA
Short Talk: Recurring Exon Deletions in the Haptoglobin (HP) Gene Associate with Lower Blood Cholesterol Levels

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Foyer Level 3
11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer Level 3
17:00—18:45
Structural Variation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/30/2016

Sal B
* Jessica Alfoldi, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA

Evan E. Eichler, HHMI/University of Washington, USA
Duplications, Disease and the Evolution of the Human Genome

Tomas Marques-Bonet, Universitat Pompeu Fabra/CSIC, Spain
Upgrade on the Chimpanzee Reference Genome and Evolutionary Comparison of Tandem Repeat Variation

Jonathan Sebat, University of California, San Diego, USA
CNVs in Neuropsychiatric Disease

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)

Sal B
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sal D
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Sal D

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Science for Life Laboratory

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