Genomes to Systems is a biannual conference held in Manchester covering the latest post-genome developments. Here are some brief and incomplete notes on some of the speakers and topics from day one of the 2008 conference.
- Andrew Cossins, University of Liverpool, opened the conference
- Nobel laureate Robert Huber gave a talk on serine proteases, (on the 20th anniversary of winning the nobel prize for determining the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre he must be getting a bit bored of giving talks about it!)
- Tom Gingeras, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (formery Affymetrix), discussed three different models (intragenic, intergenic and interleaved transcript model) of genome organisation and architecture in a talk titled Genome-wide transcriptional mapping of functional elements and regulatory strategies
- Greg Elgar, Queen Mary University of London talked about Functional analysis of highly conserved non-coding DNA
- Manolis Dermitzakis, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute discussed causes of regulatory variation in the human genome
- Sam Griffiths-Jones, University of Manchester talked about Genomic analysis of microRNA transcription, including miRBase: the home of microRNA data
- Plenary lecture by John Mattick, University of Queensland the eukaryotic genome as an RNA machine, everything we know is wrong! The central dogma of molecular biology is misleading, RNA plays a much more significant role in the information economy of the cell.
Session one: Deep Mining of Genomes