Functional Genomics for Conserved Gene Function Discovery (TAGC 2016)


Saturday, July 16, 2016, 8:00am to 10:00am


Orlando, FL

Functional genomics permits gene function discovery at large scale. The power of the approach increases when related genes in multiple species are shown to have similar functions. We bring together experts in functional genomics in single-cell, invertebrate and vertebrate models to present their effective platforms, with an emphasis on cross-species studies (e.g. parallel screens in multiple species or screens in one system followed up in another). Attendees will learn about functional genomics and analysis workflows, and discuss with experts how our communities can collaborate to harness the power of model species for functional genomics screens in new and disease-relevant ways.


Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto
Susan Dutcher, Washington University of St. Louis
Calum MacRae, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Norbert Perrimon, Harvard Medical School

Organizers: Organizers: Stephanie Mohr, Harvard Medical School; Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto; Susan Dutcher, Washington University in St. Louis; Norbert Perrimon, Harvard Medical School; and Yi Zhou, Children's Hospital Boston