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Keynote Speakers



Elodie Ghedin, PhD
New York University
Joakim Lundeberg, PhD
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Christopher E. Mason, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
 Sohrab Shah, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Elodie Ghedin, PhD
New York University

Elodie Ghedin, PhD is Director of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University, and Professor of Biology and Global Public Health. Her laboratory uses comparative genomics, evolutionary biology, and systems biology techniques to generate critical insight about host-pathogen interactions. Prof. Ghedin’s research program meets at the interface of molecular parasitology, microbiology, and genomics and focuses on the molecular basis of macroparasite (nematode) adaptation to niches in their human hosts, and microparasite (virus and bacteria) diversity and interaction in transmission and virulence.

Prof. Ghedin received her BS in Biology and PhD in Molecular Parasitology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2011), A Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow (2012), and an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow
(2017).

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Joakim Lundeberg, PhD
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Professor Joakim Lundeberg heads the Department of Gene Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and focus on molecular technology development. His research group is since May 2010 located at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), a national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. The current research focus of JL relates to spatially resolved gene expression studies in situ, Spatial Transcriptomics. RNA-sequencing offers the possibility to analyze the expression of all genes in a sample. However, the spatial information of gene expression is lost. In the pioneering work a method was described that allowed studies of gene expression in tissue sections using RNA-sequencing to uncover transcriptional patterns in situ (Ståhl et al, Science, 2016). The basic concept is remarkably simple; by placing tissue sections on arrayed reverse transcription oligonucleotides with positional barcodes, cDNA for RNA-sequencing can be generated with maintained positional information within the tissue. The quality of the obtained cDNA libraries is as high as with the best protocols for homogenized tissue. Applying this strategy has been demonstrated to work remarkably well and allows visualizing and quantifying the transcriptome in regular histological tissue sections, i.e. tissue domains can be matched to precise gene expression patterns. Furthermore, data driven methods can be applied to discover in an unsupervised manner transcriptomic patterns in space. Such patterns correspond to cell-types, microenvironments, or tissue components that allows for novel avenues of research.

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Christopher E. Mason, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine

The avalanche of easy-to-create genomics data has impacted almost all areas of medicine and science, from cancer patients and microbial diagnostics to molecular monitoring for astronauts in space. Recent technologies and algorithms from our laboratory and others demonstrate that an integrative, cross-kingdom view of patients (precision metagenomics) holds unprecedented biomedical potential to discern risk, improve diagnostic accuracy, and to map both genetic and epigenetic states around the world and in real-time. Finally, these methods and molecular tools work together to guide the most comprehensive, longitudinal, multi-omic view of human astronaut physiology in the NASA Twins Study, which lay the foundation for future long-duration spaceflight, including sequencing, quantifying, and engineering genomes in space.

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 Sohrab Shah, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sohrab Shah was appointed to MSK in April 2018 as the inaugural Chief of the Computational Oncology Service and is the incumbent of the Nicholls-Biondi Chair. He received a PhD in computer science from the University of British Columbia in 2008 and was appointed as a Principal Investigator to The British Columbia Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia in 2010 where he developed the roots of his research program. He is a University of British Columbia Killam laureate and a Susan G. Komen Foundation Scholar. His research focuses on cancer evolution, where he uses integrative approaches involving genomics and computational modeling. He has led major projects including the analysis team of the METABRIC consortium, and has published major works in breast and ovarian cancer genomics, including the first description of mutational evolution in a breast cancer patient (Shah et al. Nature 2009), the first mutational landscape of triple negative breast cancers (Shah et al. Nature 2012) and single cell resolution demonstration of clonal evolution in breast cancer xenografts (Eirew et al. Nature 2015).  More recently, he has made seminal contributions to understanding clonal evolution in ovarian cancer and discovered that specific mutational patterns related to foldback inversions in the genomes of ovarian cancers are prognostic in terms of treatment outcomes. Dr. Shah’s recent focus is in deciphering clonal evolution and mutational processes at single cell resolution. His work has been published in Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Methods, Cell, NEJM, Genome Research, Genome Biology, amongst others.


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Special Sessions



Coming Soon.


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Poster Presentation Submissions



Links within this page:
Submit a Poster Presentation | How to Submit your Abstract | Topics | Special Session on Cancer Systems Biology


Submit a Poster Presentation

The RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics invites abstracts for consideration for oral presentations or participation in a poster session. Abstracts may be either original unpublished work or original work that was published or accepted for publication at a high-impact journal between January 1, 2019 and November 1, 2019. Unpublished work will be considered for either an oral or a poster presentation. Work already accepted for publication will be considered for an oral presentation only.

Key Dates:
Abstract Submission for Poster deadline: Monday, September 9, 2019
- Author notifications will occur on or around Monday, September 30, 2019
Late Breaking Poster deadline: TBD
- Author notifications will occur on or around TBD
DREAM Poster Consideration deadline: TBD
- Author notifications will occur on or around TBD

Submission website: COMING SOON

Abstracts received before the due date will be considered for poster presentations.

Any abstracts submitted after the deadline will be included only at the discretion of the conference chairs, and will be eligible for poster presentations only.  Please also note that we can only allow one abstract per presenting author.

Authors reserve the right to publish their work elsewhere.

Poster Display Size: - When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 46 inches wide by 45 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board.

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How to Submit your Abstract


Please use this link to EasyChair to submit your abstract (400 words or less). You will be asked to provide information about yourself and your coauthors, including name, e-mail address, and affiliation. Please check one box for corresponding author to indicate who would be speaking or would be primarily responsible for your poster. You will also be asked to provide an abstract title, the text of your abstract, and keywords.

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Topics

This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation. Some possible topics include:

  • Network visualization and analysis
  • Regulatory motifs and modules
  • Epigenomics and chromatin state
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Regulatory networks
  • Co-transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational regulation
  • Signal transduction networks
  • Genetic, molecular, and phenotypic variation and human disease
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Single-cell transcriptomics
  • Single-cell proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Machine learning methods for systems biology
  • Translational systems biology

 
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Special Session on Cancer Systems Biology

Regulatory and Systems Genomics 2019 will include an abstract submissions track for a Special Session of Cancer Systems  We welcome submissions on computational and experimental advances in the systems-level modeling of cancer.  Topics include but are not limited to: regulatory programs and signaling pathways in cancer cells, tumor-immune interactions and the tumor microenvironment, developmental plasticity in tumors and epigenetic analyses, tumor metabolism, genetic and non-genetic sources of heterogeneity, drug response and precision oncology.  The session will include presentations from keynote speakers as well as talks from selected abstracts. This special session is sponsored by the Research Center for Cancer  Systems Immunology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an NCI-funded Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) Center.


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Register



Links within this page:
Registration Rates | ISCB Membership | Registration Instructions | Payment Options
VISA Invitation Letters | Cancellation Policy


Before registering please review the details below about the RSG w/ DREAM conference and its components.

Please note online registration closes Monday, October 28, 2019. After this date only on-site registration will be available at the conference registration desk at NYU Langone Health in New York City, New York. All early and online registration discounts are expired for on-site registration.

  • Early Discounted Registration: June 1, 2019 through October 7, 2019
  • Regular Registration: October 8, 2019 through October 28, 2019
  • On-site (Late Registration): Monday, November 4, 2019 through Wednesday, November 6, 2019

For additional information regarding registration rates please see the chart below.

Conference Registration Fees include:

  • Scientific sessions (Monday, November 4, 2019 through Wednesday, November 6, 2019)
  • Poster sessions (Monday, November 4, 2019 through Wednesday, November 6, 2019)*
  • Refreshment breaks (Monday, November 4, 2019 through Wednesday, November 6, 2019)

*Registration is for the main conference Monday, November 4, 2019 through Wednesday, November 6, 2019. We do ask that you select DREAM when registering if you are attending Monday's activities to assist us with an accurate headcount.

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Registration Rates
(all prices are US dollars)

Applicable Dates:
Must be registered by Oct. 29, 2018, 11:59 PM
ISCB Member Non-member
Conference
Registration
Conference
Registration
Professional/Corporate: $375.00 $575.00
Postdoc* $275.00 $475.00
Student*
$250.00 $450.00
* Advisor letter or student ID my be requested at the registration desk on-site at the conference to verify status.


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REGULAR REGISTRATION
Applicable Dates:
Must be registered by Dec. 3, 2018, 11:59 PM
ISCB Member Non-member
Conference
Registration
Conference
Registration
Professional/Corporate: $525.00 $725.00
Postdoc* $425.00 $525.00
Student* $400.00 $500.00
* Advisor letter or student ID my be requested at the registration desk on-site at the conference to verify status.


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LATE/ON-SITE REGISTRATION
Applicable Dates:
December 8-10, 2018
ISCB Member Non-member
Conference
Registration
Conference
Registration
Professional/Corporate: $625.00 $825.00
Postdoc* $525.00 $625.00
Student* $500.00 $600.00
* Advisor letter or student ID my be requested at the registration desk on-site at the conference to verify status.


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Please note online registration closes October 28, 2019 at 11:59PM. After this time registration will only be available onsite at the conference registration desk at MSKCC - Rockefeller Research Laboratories in New York City, New York.

430 E 67th St.
New York, New York 10065


Conference registration fees include:
Conference Registration Fees include:

  • Scientific sessions (Monday, November 4, 2019 through Wednesday, November 6, 2019)
  • Poster sessions (Monday, November 4, 2019 through Wednesday, November 6, 2019)*
  • Refreshment breaks (Monday, November 4, 2019 through Wednesday, November 6, 2019)


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ISCB Membership

(ISCB Membership Fee Chart available here)

ISCB MEMBERS: If you are a current member of ISCB, you must use the email address associated with your ISCB membership in order to register at the discounted member rates through the online system. If you do not know the email address you used to register with ISCB, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before proceeding with conference registration.

NONMEMBERS OF ISCB: Nonmembers will be able to join ISCB through the online conference registration system and immediately receive member rates for the RECOMB Conference on Regulatory and System Genomics, with DREAM Challenges. You can either join when you register for the conference or you can join the ISCB here and then immediately register for the conference at the member rates.

ISCB MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: If your ISCB membership is not current or will expire on or before Wednesday, November 6, 2019 you will be offered an opportunity to renew your membership as part of your registration fees through the online system.

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Registration Instructions


To pay by check make your payment payable (US$) to the International Society for Computational Biology and mail it with a copy of your invoice to:

RECOMB/ISCB RSGDREAM 2019 Registration
c/o Belinda Hanson - ISCB
525-K East Market Street, RM 330
Leesburg, Virginia 20176

To pay by wire transfer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request wire transfer instructions. PLEASE note a $25 wire administration fee will be added during registration for those choosing to pay by wire transfer. If you will be paying by ACH rather than an electronic wire transfer, please specify that as the detailed instructions are different. Please note that any bank fees must be paid by the participant. Should funds arrive with bank fees deducted, payment of the difference will be charged to the participant at on-site registration.

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Payment Options

All conference fees for the RECOMB ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Biology, with DREAM Challenges are charged in United States Dollars.

Credit cards
The following credit cards are accepted for registration: American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. For offline payment please use this form (.pdf).

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VISA Invitation Letters

Invitation letters required for visa applications will be sent with your confirmation after registration and full payment have been received. You must be registered and paid-in-full for the conference in order to receive an invitation letter.

International visitors to the United States
All international visitors, regardless of country of origin, must present a passport when entering the United States, and in many cases an entry visa is also required. It is essential that delegates arriving from outside the US have a valid passport with expiration at least six months after the planned date of entry, and any other required travel documents such as an entry visa. Please ensure that you allow enough time to apply for an entry visa should one be required for your arrival and participation at RECOMB /ISCB RSG with DREAM Challenges. Paid registration must be received by RECOMB /ISCB RSG with DREAM Challenges before a visa letter can be provided, so early registration is suggested for all delegates requiring an entry visa.


Details are available on a number of websites including:


ISCB and the RECOMB /ISCB RSG with DREAM Challenges conference organizers assume no responsibility for the accuracy of information on any of the above websites, and encourage you to communicate directly with the US Embassy or US Consulate office that services your particular needs for entry into the United States.

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Cancellation Policy

Requests for registration cancellation must be made in writing and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All refunds will be made in US dollars and processed following the conference. Refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Cancellations received on or before October 7, 2019 will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refund of fees will be made after October 8, 2019.


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Questions About Registration

For questions about your registration please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Key Dates



Oral Abstract and Poster Submission Deadline: Monday, September 9, 2019
Oral Abstract and Poster Submission Notification: Monday, September 30, 2019
DREAM Challenges Submission Deadline:
TBD
Early Registration Deadline:
Monday October 7, 2019
Online Registration Deadline:
Monday, October 28, 2019

 


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ISCB - A Safe Space (Code of Conduct)



ISCB works to maintain an environment that allows science and scientific careers to flourish through respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of others and is committed to providing a safe place for its members and nonmember participants. As a statement of principle, ISCB rejects discrimination and harassment by any means, based on factors such as ethnic or national origin, race, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or economic class. In addition, ISCB opposes all forms of bullying including threatening, humiliating, coercive, or intimidating conduct that causes harm to, interferes with, or sabotages scientific activity and careers. Discrimination, harassment (in any form), and bullying create a hostile environment that reduces the quality, integrity, and pace of the advancement of science by marginalizing individuals and communities. It also damages productivity and career advancement, and prevents the healthy exchange of ideas.

Our goal is to foster a culture that creates a safe and open working environment for all who are participating in ISCB activities, conferences, and programs. While ISCB is not an adjudicating body, ISCB has appointed Ombudspersons who can be consulted, give advice or help seek out appropriate authorities to further handle any form of harassment or assault. Our goal is to foster a culture that creates a safe and open working environment for all who are participating in ISCB activities, conferences, and programs. While ISCB is not an adjudicating body, ISCB has appointed Ombudspersons who can be consulted, give advice or help seek out appropriate authorities to further handle any form of harassment or assault.

All conference delegates are also expected to adhere to the ISCB Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.


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