The ENCODE Research Applications and Users Meeting (ENCODE 2020) is going fully virtual and will commence morning US eastern standard time on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 and end on Friday, October 2 afternoon (EST). Oral sessions will be confined to morning and early-afternoon sessions (EST), and recordings will be available to maximize access by participants from around the world.

ENCODE 2020 is a unique opportunity for researchers at all levels to learn how to leverage The ENCODE Project’s ~15,000 genomic datasets to accelerate research in genetics, cancer, neurobiology, immunology, cell engineering and computational biology. The meeting will have a special focus on the collection of ENCODE 3 publications released by Nature in the last July issue. The agenda will include Keynote speakers, Scientific Sessions by ENCODE researchers, Workshops / Hands-on Sessions, and Talks selected from abstracts. Attendees are highly encouraged to contribute talks about the usage of ENCODE data in their research. 

Keynote Speakers 
Piero Carninci | RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences. Wako,JP
Aravinda Chakravarti | NYU Langone Health. New York, US
Nicole Soranzo | Wellcome Sanger Institute. Hinxton, UK

Confirmed Discussion Leaders
Joe Ecker | Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Charles Epstein | The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Paul Flicek | European Bioinformatics Institute
Mark Gerstein | Yale School of Medicine
Tom Gingeras | Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Brenton Graveley | UConn Health
Roderic Guigó | Centre for Genomic Regulation
Ross Hardison | PennState, Eberly College of Science
Manolis Kellis | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Young-Sook Kim | Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
Wouter Meuleman | Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Ali Mortazavi | UCI School of Biological Sciences
Bing Ren | University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Mike Snyder | Stanford Medicine
John Stamatoyannopoulos | University of Washington Genome Sciences
Jeff Vierstra | Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Annika Weimer | Stanford Medicine
Zhiping Weng | UMass Medical School
Barbara Wold | California Institute of Technology

Workshops & Hands-on Sessions 
ENCODE DCC | ENCODE portal navigation
Weng Lab | Navigating The ENCODE Encyclopedia with SCREEN
Weng Lab | An interactive introduction to Factorbook
GENCODE Team | Using the GENCODE reference annotation of human and mouse genes and transcripts
ENCODE DCC | Running ENCODE uniform processing pipelines on Google Cloud using Caper server
Aiden Lab | Juicebox – visualizing the genome in 3D
Noble Lab | Ledidi: Designing genome edits that induce functional activity

Call for abstracts 
Are you an ENCODE data user? We are curious to know about your work! Please submit an  abstract on your results using ENCODE data.

No one should miss the ENCODE 2020. Visit the ENCODE 2020 website  and ENCODE publications for further information.


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