Genomics has entered a new era when its knowledge and tools are being actively applied to a broad spectrum of research fields, including medicine, agriculture, aquiculture, environment, and energy. The high-throughput technologies employed in genomics studies and the massive information thus generated lead to new conception and ambition, whereas “discovery-driven” or “data-driven” studies co-exist with “hypothesis-driven” studies. Therefore, data sharing, idea exchange, cross-field collaboration, and direct communication are all essential for fast-pace research activities. With this in mind, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), joining Genetics Society of China and Ocean University of China, organizes the 3rd International Conference of Genomics in 2013. We would like to invite the field’s leading scientists in China and from other part of the world to come together and to share their insights on the recent developments in genome science and information as well as to discuss the challenges and future development in this fast-advancing field.
As the chair of the 2013 International Conference of Genomics, I am honored to invite you to join us at this conference. We look forward to your attendance at the ICG 2013 in Qingdao!
Jun Yu, Ph.D.
Chair of 2013 International Conference of Genomics
Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS