Génome Canada

Génome Canada

October 24, 2006 12:04 ET

Media Advisory/2020 Vision-Variation and Function in the Genome First Annual Genome Canada International Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 24, 2006) - Journalists are invited to Genome Canada's first international conference, which is designed to anticipate the future of genomic and proteomic science and its impact on society over the next decade and beyond. Participants will discuss emerging genomic tools and discoveries, with integrated consideration of scientific and ethical, economic, legal and other societal issues.



WHEN: October 25 to 27, 2006
WHERE: Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City


There will be sessions on human disease, molecular evolution and biosphere diversity, and emerging technologies and their possible implications. Please join us for a look into the future.

CONFERENCE OPENING SPEAKER:

October 25, 2006 - 12:00 pm - Salon Frontenac

Tom Hudson

President and Scientific Director, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Dr. Hudson is past Assistant Director of the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research. He returned to Canada and founded the Montreal Genome Centre in 1996 which expanded to become the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre in 2003. Dr. Hudson's interests in human genetic diseases focus on complex genetic diseases such as lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, coronary artery disease, asthma, diabetes and colon cancer.

A full program, including speaker biographies is available online at http://www.genomecanada.ca/conference/.

Media registration is free but you must register on site.

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