International Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis (iEOS)

SECOND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ‘OMICS SYNTHESIS CONFERENCE

University of Liverpool, UK, 15th – 18th September 2014

http://www.environmentalomics.org/ieos2014

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the second International Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis (iEOS) conference on ‘omics applications, tools and resources focused on the environmental sciences.

The meeting covers genomics, metabolomics and other high-throughput approaches in biology (‘omics). The meeting is targeted both at current and future users of ‘omics, and for developers of bioinformatics and ‘omics technologies.

The conference includes dedicated introductory talks and training sessions on day one, for those who are new to the field, followed by two days of world-class science presentations delivered by several international leaders in environmental ‘omics. These are followed by a full day of advanced computational biology training and a workshop on Adverse Outcome Pathway Risk Assessment. The conference will promote exchange of ideas between all of these groups.

We encourage submission of abstracts to be considered for oral and poster presentation, and in particular encourage submissions from PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Bursaries may be available.

To register – with optional submission of an abstract – see: http://environmentalomics.org/ieos2014-registration/

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 28th July 2014

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

· Prof Neil Hall, University of Liverpool
· Prof Gerald Ankley, US Environmental Protection Agency

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:

SESSION I. Archaeological ‘Omics – Learning from the past to inform the future

Prof Dan Bradley, Trinity College Dublin – Ancient population genomics: do it all or not at all
Dr Logan Kistler, Pennsylvania State University – Megafauna, climate change, and domestication: Using archaeogenomics and integrated datasets to study crop plant evolution in ancient ecosystems.

SESSION II. Evolutionary Genomics

Prof Stuart Piertney, University of Aberdeen
Prof Jon Slate, University of Sheffield

SESSION III. Meta-omic analysis of biome composition and function

Prof Jeroen Raes, KU Leuven, Belgium
Dr Xin Zhou, Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) China

SESSION IV. Epigenetic basis of phenotypic plasticity underpinning acclimatisation

Prof Frank Lyko, DKFZ (German Cancer Research Centre), Heidelberg – Epigenetic regulation and phenotypic plasticity in Marbled Crayfish
Dr Jana Asselman, Environmental Toxicology Lab (GhEnToxLab), Ghent University – Changes in DNA methylation patterns in response to environmental stress in different genotypes of Daphnia

SESSION V. Systems Ecotoxicology

Prof Mark Viant, University of Birmingham
Dr Edward Perkins, US Army Engineer Research & Development Centre – De novo chemical: gene associations and network inference of chemicals causing biological effects in fathead minnows exposed near effluent sites in the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan, USA

DRAFT PROGRAMME: http://environmentalomics.org/ieos2014-agenda/

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