Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 29 Sep - 2 Oct 2019
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

The programme, poster listing and bus schedule are now available for download. 

If you are interested in attending or submitting a late abstract for a poster presentation, please contact Lisa Trinh. Registration has officially closed for this symposium, but places are still available so it is worth enquiring. Abstract submissions for oral presentations and Financial Assistance are, however, no longer possible.

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