The First Announcement of the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Genomics (ICG-11)
Publish Date: 2016-06-02

Omics for All - Global Partnership

November 4 - 6, 2016

China National Genebank, Dapeng, Shenzhen, China 

June 1, 2016

The 11th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Genomics (ICG-11), organized by BGI, will take place from Friday, November 4 to Sunday, November 6, 2016, in the newly opened China National Genebank, Dapeng Peninsula, Shenzhen.

The ICG-11 website (www.icg-11.org) provides the preliminary program and other relevant information. Registration is now open.

Over the past decade, the ICG meetings have developed into one of the most influential annual meetings in the ‘omics’  research community, and have become a forum that facilitates international collaboration and global partnership.

ICG-11 will enable more innovation and inspiration to the scientific community - bringing together key scientific leaders and rising stars, as well as industry veterans, young researchers and scientific enthusiasts from all over the world.

Following the “Needed by All, Owned by All, Done by All, Shared by All” spirit of the Human Genome Project (“HGP Spirit”), the theme of ICG-11 is “Omics for All – Global Partnership”. The goal of this meeting is to reinforce and expand collaboration in omics research at all levels, as well as focus on topics related to precision medicine and healthcare; omic efforts to alleviate agriculture and poverty; green ecology and bio-economy; big data and biobanking; advanced intelligent manufacturing, and much more.

Early November is the best time to visit the Southeast region of China due to the good weather and flowers still in bloom. It is also the best time to appreciate the wonderful sea views and the developing natural beauty of the Dapeng Peninsula. The ICG-11 meeting will also represent a significant moment, as the new China National Genebank opens its doors to the public for the first time.

Join us and, in this wonderful setting, exchange ideas, experience technical breakthroughs, and meet with your colleagues and friends, both old and new. 

We look forward to you joining us in this significant event in Dapeng/Shenzhen.

The ICG-11 Organizing Committee


Proposed Topics (Call for Presentation and Poster Abstracts, Updated on September 8, 2016)

1. Actions toward Precision
    1.1 Precision Medicine
        1.1.1 Partnerships and Perspectives on Precision Medicine
        1.1.2 Precision Cancer Diagnostics & Treatment
        1.1.3 Rare Diseases and Monogenic Traits
        1.1.4 Aging and Age-related Diseases
        1.1.5 Preimplantation, Prenatal and Newborn Genetic Testing
    1.2 Precision Agriculture
        1.2.1 Omics-Based Precision Breeding 
        1.2.2 Agro-economy and Poverty Alleviation 
    1.3 Precision Manufacturing
        1.3.1 Innovation in Sequencing Technologies 
        1.3.2 Mass Spec and Other Omics Instruments 
        1.3.3 Intelligent Labs and Smart Devices
    1.4 Big Data and Genebanking 
        1.4.1 Genebanking and International Networks
        1.4.2 Big Data for Medicine and Life Sciences 
        1.4.3 Data Sharing and Analysis

2. Innovation by All
    2.1 Bio-economy Advancement
        2.1.1 Global Investment and Ventures
        2.1.2 Disruptive Innovation in Industry
        2.1.3 Incubators & Start-ups
    2.2 Technology Invention
        2.2.1 Genome Editing
        2.2.2 Synthetic Biology
        2.2.3 Immune Cell Engineering and Cancer Immunotherapy
        2.2.4 Proteomics and Trans-Omics
    2.3 Scientific Discovery 
        2.3.1 Microbiota Omics
        2.3.2 Evolution
        2.3.3 Genomic Modification and Expression
        2.3.4 Pathogenomes and Resistomes

3. Panel Discussion about the Future
    3.1 Cities of the Future – A Panel Discussion with Global Renowned Mayors
    3.2 Healthcare of the Future – A Panel Discussion with Global Leading Hospital Directors 
    3.3 Agriculture of the Future – A Panel Discussion with Global Agricultural Leaders
    3.4 Universities of the Future – A Panel Discussion with Global Top University Presidents
    3.5 Societies of the Future – A Panel Discussion with Global Social and Bioethics Experts
    3.6 Scientific Education and Popularization
        3.6.1 Elite Panel
        3.6.2 Dean Panel

4. Satellite Meetings
    4.1 Women in 'Omics
    4.2 Internet + DNA
    4.3 Bioinformatics on the Cloud
    4.4 Asian Bioethics Forum

The Secretariat of the ICG-11 Organizing Committee
Tel:         +86 (755) 3630 7214
Email:     icg@service.genomics.cn 
Website: www.icg-11.org