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Rat Genomics and Models, Cambridge, 1-4th December 2014


Rat Genomics and Models
1-4 December 2014

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Register>     Abstract and Bursary Deadline: 20 October   |    Registration Deadline: 3 November

The 9th Rat Genomics and Models conference will focus on the use of the rat (Rattus norvegicus) as a model for studying the aetiology of complex diseases in humans, including hypertension, diabetes, renal failure, neurological disorders and cancer. The scientific sessions focus on disease and/or technology and participants will present data generated using a broad array of genetics- and genomics-based approaches and disease models.  
The diverse program will feature a variety of scientific sessions from genomics and integrative biology to modelling complex genetic disease and updates on the latest, state-of-the-art technologies and approaches for manipulating the rat genome. Abstract submissions from all areas relevant to rat genomics and rat models are encouraged, several oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Scientific sessions will include:
Manipulating the genome
Cardiovascular disease
Neurobiology and addiction
Tumour biology
Metabolism and inflammation
Integrative biology
Emerging areas

Scientific programme committee:
Edwin Cuppen Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
Aron Geurts Medical College of Wisconsin, USA,
Michael Gould University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Bina Joe University of Toledo, USA

Keynote Speakers:
Tim Aitman University of Edinburgh, UK
Anna Dominiczak University of Glasgow, UK

Invited Speakers:
Dusan Bartsch Central Institute of Mental Health, Germany
Dominique Gauguier INSERM, France
Victor Guryev ERIBA, Netherlands
Rikard Holmdahl Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Norbert Huebner Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Zsuzsanna Izsvák Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Randy Jirtle University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
John Mullins University of Edinburgh, UK
Eric Ostertag Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals Inc., USA
Abraham Palmer University of Chicago, USA
Michal Pravenec Institute of Physiology AS CR, Czech Republic
Nilesh Samani University of Leicester, UK
Bart Smits Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Leah Solberg Woods Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Charles Wang Loma Linda University, USA
Robert W. Williams The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Qi Zhou Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Additional speakers to be confirmed shortly.

The conference will open with registration from 13:00 on the 1 December 2014, with presentations starting at ~15:00.
The conference will close at ~13:30 on 4 December 2014.

Registration and Accommodation

Registration Fees:



No accommodation 
On Site Twin accommodation




On Site Single accommodation 



No accommodation 
On Site Twin accommodation



On Site Single accommodation 



No accommodation 
On Site Twin accommodation



On Site Single accommodation 



The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 1, 2 & 3 December 2014.

The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only.

Registration Deadline: 3 November 2014



Abstracts and Posters

Abstract Deadline: 20 October 2014

Abstract submission:

Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted. Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration.

After the deadline the scientific committee will assess your application and abstract and you will be notified whether you have been selected for a short talk or poster presentation

Please Note: abstracts will not be accepted if the presenting author is not registered.


Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material.

Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

Bursary Application:
A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from the Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences.
To apply, please contact Jemma Beard on by 20 October 2014.

Travel Visas:

If you require a letter to support your visa application, please contact Jemma Beard on

Please Note: We are unable to provide a letter of support for applicants that have not registered for the conference.



For further information about supporting this conference, please email us.

Posted on 01/10/2014

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