42nd European Mathematical Genetics Meeting (EMGM), Cologne

The early-bird registration and the abstract submission for the 42nd European
Mathematical Genetics Meeting (EMGM), to be held in Cologne, Germany, on April
1-2, 2014, are now open. The meeting offers an informal setting for the
presentation and discussion of the latest research into all aspects of
statistical genetics, including mathematical and statistical methods in
genetics, genetic epidemiology, population genetics, evolutionary genetics and
analysis of heterogeneous and high-dimensional data.

For registration and abstract submission, please go to


Deadline for both early-bird registration and abstract submission is January 31,
2014. More information on the venue and the city as well as contact and
practical information is also available from this web site.

UPCOMING EVENT: Next Generation Sequencing Congress 2013

The 5th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Congress will take place on the 18th &19th November 2013 in London, UK and this year will be co located with the Single Cell Analysis Congress.
Over two days, the congress will attract over 400 international experts from academia and the pharmaceutical industry, working in all aspects of NGS, including personalised medicine, clinical applications, diagnostics development, genomics, epigenetics, DNA methylation, RNA profiling, data management, human metagenomics, single cell analysis and transcriptomics. This prestigious event provides a forum for researchers to discuss current technologies and their applications, learn more about key solutions, network with peers and address key industry concerns. The combination of cutting edge conference presentations and an interactive exhibition room creates a busy environment and prompts people to fruitful discussions.
Included in the package will be:
  • Full access to the 2 days of conference presentations
  • All meals at the meeting
  • Access to all networking activities
  • Access to exhibition area
  • Conference workbook & on-line access to conference notes & presentations

The standard fee to attend the meeting is £799+VAT; however there is an offer for an academic rate of £499+VAT. 

If interested please contact Ben Tutt: b.tutt@oxfordglobal.co.uk 

ISHG Conference 2013

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Society of Human Genetics will take place on Friday 6th September 2013 in the Postgraduate Centre, Belfast City Hospital. Two leading international scientists will give keynote lectures at this year’s meeting: Dr. Beverly Searle, CEO, Unique-Understanding Chromosome Disorders and Prof. Peter Humphries of Trinity College Dublin.

The final meeting programme is available from this link . Meeting registration is now open. Please register before 23rd August to benefit from a reduced rate. The Meeting Registration Form is available at this link. If you cannot attend this year’s meeting but want to renew your membership of the society, please use this  Membership Form.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 12th European Symposium on Congenital Anomalies

The meeting, organised by the The European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies (EUROCAT) network, Croatian Society of Human Genetics and the Croatian Society for Rare Diseases, will take place on June 14 in Zagreb, Croatia. Further information and a brochure are available here: link1 link2.  

ISHG Council 2013

PRESIDENT: Anne Parle-McDermott (Nutritional Genetics, DCU) 
SECRETARY: Derek Morris (Psychiatric Genetics, TCD) 

Tony Bjourson (Genetics, UUJ)
Tom Moore (Developmental Genetics, UCC)
Sean Ennis (Medical Genetics, UCD & NCMG) 
Debbie Lambert (Genetic Counsellor, Children's University Hospital, Temple St.) 
Harinder Gill (Consultant in Medical Genetics, Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children) 
Celine Gervin (Cytogeneticist, NI Regional Genetics Centre)
Gianpiero Cavalleri (Population Genetics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
Johanna Kelly (Clinical Cytogenetist, NCMG Crumlin)
Deirdre Donnelly (Medical Genetics, Belfast City Hospital)