VarI-SIG: Identification and annotation of genetic variants in the context of structure, function, and disease.
GENERAL INFO:WHAT: A one-day special interest group meeting
WHEN: July 11th, 2015
WHERE: Convention Center, Dublin, Ireland.
SIG AIMS:The primary goal of the VarI-SIG is to outline and discuss the recent advances in the methodology for the annotation and analysis of genetic variants.
Building upon the experience of the previous VarI-SIG and SNP-SIG editions (VarI-SIG 2014 in Boston, SNP-SIG 2013 in Berlin, SNP-SIG 2012 in Long Beach, SNP-SIG 2011 in Vienna) and other international workshops and meetings (e.g. AIMM2010, CAGI, HGVS 2010 and PSB2011) the VarI-SIG will serve to build a research network , facilitating the exchange of ideas and the establishment of new collaborations within the community. Thus, Vari-SIG will strive to meaningfully contribute to the management of the complexity of the analysis and evaluation of genetic variants.
We are interested in submissions describing original work in all the fields of genetic variants research including, but not limited to "genetic variants in":
TOPICS OF INTEREST:
Databases, data mining algorithms and visualization tools for genetic variants analysis
Methods for predicting regulatory/structural/functional impacts of genetic variants
Personal Genomics, GWAS studies and SNV prioritization
Population genomics and phylogenetic analysis