RECOMB Comparative Genomics 2018

With the advent of high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies, more and more genome-related data are available and the challenges for computational comparative genomics are also increasing. The comparison of related genomes provides a great inferential power for analyses of genome evolution, gene function, ancestral genome organization, cellular processes, mechanisms of evolution and cancer genomics evolution.

The RECOMB-CG satellite conference brings together leading researchers in the mathematical, computational and life sciences to discuss cutting edge research in comparative genomics, with an emphasis on computational approaches and novel experimental results. The program includes both invited speakers, contributed talks and poster sessions.

Contributions to the conference are welcomed on any theoretical and/or empirical approach to genome-wide comparison. Topics of interest include genome evolution, population genomics, genome rearrangements, genomic variation, diversity and dynamics, phylogenomics, comparative tools for genome assembly, comparison of functional networks, gene identification or annotation, cancer evolutionary genomics, comparative epigenomics, paleogenomics, epidemiology and related areas. We encourage submissions that offer new biological findings or otherwise highlight their relevance to biology. In 2018, the RECOMB-CG conference will be at its 16th edition, and it has already made a lasting impact in the field of computational comparative genomics.

The conference will be held at the « Manoir des Sables hotel », located in the Eastern Townships tourist region (Magog-Orford) in Québec, near Sherbrooke, Canada. The dates of the workshop coincide with a period when the flamboyant fall colors are particularly beautiful in the region.