The 2nd International Conference on the Progress of “1000 Plant & Animal Reference Genomes Project”

On behalf of organization committee, we would be very pleased to invite you to attend the 2nd International Conference on the Progress of “1000 Plant & Animal Reference Genomes Project”, which will be held from 10th to 12th, July, 2011 in Shenzhen, China.

Animals, plants, and microbes, together with human, consist of the ecological environment of the earth. At this genomic era, it is an urgent task to research the genome of these organisms, which will allow researchers to further understand the genetic bases of evolution and economically/environmentally important traits, thus define biological research on them through the coming decades.

Along with the completion of many animal and plant genome projects, the “1000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes Project” has reached a substantial level. Now, more and more collaborative projects have been initiated, and more collaborators are expected to join. It is very timely to have this conference, which aims to provide a platform for idea exchange and leading-edge research discussion on further exploring important species resources, collecting important samples, expanding the coverage of sequencing and building an unprecedented large genome database, which will usher in a new era of global genomics research.

As the organization committee, BGI has established its own technical platforms based on large-scale genome sequencing and efficient bioinformatics analyses. It has more ample experience for the different aspects of the genetics, genomics and biotechnology in plants and animals.


Keynote Speaker

Stephen J.O’Brien
Chief of the The Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, USA

Haoran Lin
Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Huanming Yang
Chairman and Professor, BGI
Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Provisional Conference Agenda
















Plenary session 1:

The progress and prospects of  1000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes Project & G10KCOS

Stephen J.O’Brien Huanming Yang

Plenary session 2:

New developments in sequencing and bioinformatics technology (Sequencing of complex genomes )

Stephen J.O’Brien Huanming Yang





Workshop 1: Plant genomics: sequencing to breed better crops

Hon Ming Lam
Michiel van Eijk
Shunquan Lin




Workshop 2: Animal genomics: sequencing to unlock genetic secrets

Haoran Lin
Subha Bhassu


Program Download

Conference Time and Venue

Kingkey Palace Hotel Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen, China

10th - 12th, July, 2011 (Register onsite on 10th, July, 2011)

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submission is 00:00 21st, June (Beijing time). All abstract will be peer-reviewed by the Academic Committee, and authors will be notified if they are to give oral presentations before 30th, June. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Book.

Registration Fees

Category Fee
Domestic Participant RMB1500
Domestic Student (Student ID needed) RMB1200
International Participant USD250
International Student (Student ID needed) USD200

Registration fee includes:

     • A copy of the conference booklet includes all paper abstracts and the program 
     • Coffee, tea and cookies at session breaks
     • Buffets for the lunches of two days 
     • Banquet in the first meeting day

Registration fee does not include: 
      • Lodging 
      • Transportation

Contact us

Meeting Organization Group

Main Building Beishan Industral Zone, Yantian Distract, Shenzhen, China

Tel: +86-755-25273340/25273092

Fax: +86-755-25273092



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