Tenth Annual RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Comparative Genomics

October 17-19, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói, Brazil


The increasing amount of genome-related data is a fruitful source for biological research. By comparing complete or partial genomes it is possible to infer a great amount of new biological information, including gene function, evolutionary relationship between species and ancestral genome organization. Due to the dimension of the available data, efficient computational tools are imperative to accomplish these tasks.

The RECOMB CG satellite workshop 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 and contributed talks.

Contributions to the workshop are welcomed on any theoretical and/or empirical approach to genome-wide comparison. This includes genome evolution, algorithms for genome rearrangement, comparative tools for assembly, gene identification or annotation, comparison of functional networks, genomic variation in humans and model organisms, cancer genomics, duplication patterns of genes, segments and whole genomes, and comparative epigenetics. We encourage paper submissions that offer new biological findings or otherwise highlight their relevance to biology. Refereed papers are published as open-access manuscripts in the journal BMC Bioinformatics.

The workshop was held on the campus of the Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Niterói, Brazil. Niterói is 14 km (8.7 mi) distant from Rio de Janeiro city, to which it is linked by the Rio-Niterói bridge and a ferry-boat service. 


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