After many months on the road visiting conferences it’s nice when one comes to you. This weekend marks BGI’s annual big bash: the 6th International Conference on Genomics, this year held in the mock-Swiss splendor of the Shenzhen OCT East resort. With a great line-up featuring many of our editorial board members (including Stephan Beck, Wang Jun, Ming Qi, Sumio Sugano and Richard Durbin), there are sessions spanning many key areas of our scope, including cloud computing, metagenomics, epigenomics, and personalized medicine. Follow this blog, our twitter page, and the hashtag #icg6 for live updates from the meeting, and stay tuned for some important announcements regarding GigaScience.
After GigaScience being announced at last years meeting (and a nice plug in Nature Genetics coming from it), this year we will be making some important announcements at the welcome reception and press-conference on Saturday, as well as presenting on the Tuesday 15th November in the Bioinformatics session. Our editor-in-chief Laurie Goodman will also be chairing workshops on the final afternoon, so watch this space for news on how they go, as well as news and updates from the conference.