Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 29 Sep - 2 Oct 2019
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed
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The onsite course and conference programme at EMBL has been paused until the end of June 2020.


We aim to continue offering our advanced training for the scientific community however we safely can. While some events have been cancelled, many have been rescheduled for a later date and others will be delivered as virtual events.


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The programme, poster listingbus schedule and onsite handout (with logistical information) are now available for download. 

Symposium Overview

Next generation sequencing, genome editing, deep mutational scans and single cell biology are opening up unprecedented opportunities to understand how genetic variation alters molecular mechanisms to cause phenotypic variation amongst individuals, including quantitative traits and human disease. This first EMBO|EMBL Symposium on systems genetics will focus on the central questions of when and how changes in genotype result in changes in phenotype. This meeting will bring together groups using experimental, statistical and mechanistic modelling approaches to address these questions at different scales and in diverse model systems, including for human disease.

Session Topics

  • Deep mutational scans
  • Evolution
  • Gene regulation
  • Genetic interactions
  • Genetic prediction 
  • Genetics of human disease
  • Genotype-phenotype landscapes
  • Personal genomes
  • Quantitative traits
  • Reverse genetics and gene editing
  • Single cell genetics
  • Statistical methods
  • Variability and noise