Gene Forum 2017, June 15-16, 2017
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The 17th International Gene Forum 2017

June 15-16, 2017, in Tartu, Estonia

An annual international high-level scientific conference on genetics and genomics, the major event in the Baltics, provides an excellent opportunity to establish and renew contacts in the region.

Due to its interdisciplinary scope, Gene Forum 2017 brings together 17-18 distinguished experts from Europe and US for discussion of the progress in the field.

The leading theme for Gene Forum 2017 is real world evidence – path to precision medicine, with the focus on genomics, lifestyle and environment. Speakers will discuss wide range of topics from personal complete DNA sequence data and potential in medical genomics applications, functional genomics as path towards precision medicine, gut microbiome role in health and disease from early childhood to late life, promise of customer purchase records as a measure of lifestyle and environment, genetic breakthroughs in understanding normal cognitive function and ageing. This year we will have again a special session on CRISPR-Cas9 technology, a breakthrough “gene editing”-tool which promises a cure for rare diseases, novel drug discoveries and fast interpretation of genomic variation.

The conference incorporates also an exhibition aimed at biotechnology related companies.

As the organizers, we hope that the forthcoming Gene Forum will create an inspiring environment to exchange ideas and experiences. The conference will take place in Tartu, the second biggest city of Estonia, rich in academic and historical traditions. We hope that your stay in Tartu will be both enjoyable and professionally stimulating.

Important Dates:

  • Early Bird registration: until May 25, 2017
  • Regular registration: until June 9, 2017

Scientific Program Committee:

  • Tõnu Esko (chair)
  • Andres Metspalu
  • Mait Metspalu
  • Elin Org