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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


BEWARE of booking lodging through companies unaffiliated with Keystone Symposia. Click here for more details.

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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 on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • 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.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

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 on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • 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.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.

Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

For information on events, dining, and things to do in Uppsala check out Destination Uppsala.

Suggestion: To find other attendees who may want to join you in activities, use the message board located near the Registration Desk. Post your contact information and activity of interest, and be sure to check the message board during the meeting for posts by fellow attendees.
Sightseeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Uppsala Experience offers guided tours of the town to make your visit to Uppsala and Uppland a memorable one. Especially for Keystone Symposia attendees, they are offering a custom walking tour that departs from the Uppsala Konsert and Kongress Center on Thursday, June 2 at 1:00 pm. This tour that lasts 2.5 hours explores the main sites of the historic town with guided tours of Uppsala Cathedral and the Gustavianum, a museum focused on science based in the University of Uppsala that has the second oldest anatomical theater in the world.

Price for the tour is 350 SEK per person (approx. $43USD) and can be reserved by contacting Olga at info@uppsalaexperience.se.

Deadline to sign up for the tour is May 30th and space is limited to the first 30 people. A minimum of 10 people is needed for the tour to proceed.

SciLifeLab would like to invite all attendees of this Keystone Symposia meeting to a complimentary tour of their facilities with lunch and short talks. Advanced registration is required by clicking on the link below and space is limited.
SciLifeLab Tour Registration
For more information, a schedule of events/topics/presenters, and a contact person for questions, please view the PDF that is linked below.
SciLifeLab Tour Information

Things To Do in Uppsala
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Things To Do in Uppsala
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Many parks, gardens, and trails crisscross the unspoiled nature in and around the city of Uppsala. For more information and a list Uppsala Hiking
Biking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The easiest way for visitors to get around town is to rent a bike. There are bike paths and bike lanes all over and you can easily get around between the various neighborhoods to explore the complete beauty of Uppsala. For bike rentalsUppsala Bike Rentals

Fitness Center Walking distance Both hotels associated with this meeting have on site fitness centers. Inquire with the particular front desk or concierge for more information.
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Uppsala is a lively shopping city. There is a nice mix of modern malls, specialty shops, and boutiques. Shop, have a coffee or just enjoy the pulse of the city and the beautiful Uppsala surroundings.Uppsala Shopping
Spa Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required There are no spas at either of the hotels associated with this meeting, however, inquire with the front desk or concierge for their preferred partners to see if there are discounts or specials.

Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Museums in Uppsala
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Known for its distinct, unique, and modern flare, art and design in Sweden is unmistakable. For some store and gallery options Galleries in Uppsala
Live Music Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required For live music, theater, and other cultural happenings in Uppsala, check out their events page at Destination Uppsala

Coffee Shops Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Coffee and Cafes in Uppsala
Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Bars and Pubs in Uppsala
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Dining in Uppsala
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.