Thu Feb 17-Fri Feb 18, 2011 – Lausanne Genomics Days 2011

Lausanne Genomics Days is an annual event sponsored by the University of Lausanne and the Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale (CUSO). This 2-day event will bring to Lausanne investigators from Europe, Canada and the United States to present and discuss the newest developments in genomics and genomic technologies and their impact on biological research. February 17 is devoted to “Genomics in Ecology and Evolution” and February 18 to “Genomics in Biology and Medicine”. The February 18 session will also include the announcement of the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine European Grant winners

Detailed information about the course

Title Lausanne Genomics Days
Dates 17.02-18.02.2011
Speakers Lausanne Genomics Days 2011
February 17 & 18, 2011
University of Lausanne
Genopode Building, Auditorium C
(Registration is NOT necessary)

Genomics in Ecology and Evolution, Thursday February 17 (beginning at 9h25)

9h30-10h15:  Siv Andersson, University of Uppsala – Evolutionary genomics of endosymbionts
10h15-11h00:  Dimitri Petrov, Stanford University – Genomics of adaptation in Drosophila and humans

11h00-11h30:  COFFEE BREAK

11h30-12h15:  Miltos Tsiantis, Oxford University – Towards understanding the genetic basis for change in leaf form
12h15-13h00:  François Parcy
, CNRS, Grenoble – Prediction and evolution of regulations by the LEAFY transcription factor in land plants

13h00-14h30:  LUNCH (sandwiches and drinks provided in Exhibition Hall)

14h30-15h15:  Patrick Cramer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – Global mechanisms of gene transcription
15h15-16h00:  Greg Wray
, Duke University – Regulatory mechanisms, natural selection and the evolution of the human transcriptome
16h00-16h45:  Ken Wolfe
, Trinity College, Dublin – Mechanisms of gene loss after whole-genome duplication in yeast


Genomics in Biology and Medicine, Friday February 18 (beginning at 9h25)

9h30-10h15:  Daniel Zenklusen, University of Montreal – Dissecting gene expression regulation in yeast – one molecule at a time
10h15-11h00:  Gary Karpen, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab – Chromatin regulation of genome stability in heterochromatin

11h00-11h30:  COFFEE BREAK

11h30-12h15:  Stefan Mundlos, Max Planck Institute, Berlin – Defects of long range regulation
12h15-13h00:  Joris Veltman
, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre – A de novo paradigm for mental retardation

13h00-14h30:  LUNCH (sandwiches and drinks provided in Exhibition Hall)

14h30-15h15:  Emmanouil Dermitzakis, University of Geneva – Cellular population genomics in humans
15h15-16h00:  Announcement of Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine European Grant Winners

Organizers Keith Harshman (Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne)
Otto Hagenbüchle (Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne)
Alexandre Reymond (Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne)
Jacques Beckmann (Department of Medical Genetics, University of Lausanne)
Felix Naef (School of Life Sciences, EPFL)
Christian Fankhauser (Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne)
Christian Hardtke (Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne)
Tadeusz Kawecki (Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne)

Location UNIL, Le Génopode, Auditorium C
Registration No need to register, but don’t forget to sign the participation list!
Places 150
Deadline 17.02.2011