Human Genome Sequence Variation and the Inherited Basis of Common Disease
joint with Natural Variation and Quantitative Genetics in Model Organisms
Organizer(s): David M. Altshuler, Lon Cardon and Leonid KruglyakDate: January 08 - 13, 2004
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
The goal of this meeting is to understand patterns of sequence variation in the human genome and how they impact biology and disease. Specifically, the meeting will explore how genome sequences and patterns of gene expression vary in populations, and the forces that shaped these patterns (both molecular and demographic). We will review approaches to studying complex traits in both model systems and in human populations, including the genetic architecture of common human diseases. Finally, we will review recent examples of genetic contributions to common human diseases, and the impact of such information on biology, pharmaceutical development and medicine. The goal of the joint meetings is to bring together scientists and perspectives from population genetics, quantitative genetics, human genetics, genomics and epidemiology. The synthesis of these capabilities and frameworks will surely be required to make progress in the genetic analysis of common human disease.
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 15 2003
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 10 2003
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from: