Ⅰ. The 2nd Annual Women in 'Omics Conference

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Date: November 3, 2016

Venue: Room 203, 2F, China National GeneBank, Jin Sha Avenue, Dapeng District, Shenzhen


The Women in 'Omics conference, is a satellite meeting of the International Conference on Genomics (ICG-11) that will take place in Shenzhen, China, on November 3, 2016. Women in 'Omics is hosted by BGI.

The conference provides an international forum that brings together top female researchers in big-data science. This is a scientific conference with topics spanning a broad range of fields, including chromosome and genome evolution, genomics in cancer, reproductive health, technology, and informatics. In addition to the exploration and sharing of scientific advances, this venue also provides an opportunity for young women researchers to interact with senior women in science, gain mentors, and discuss issues that women may face when working in the sciences and ways the senior researchers dealt with these problems.

This conference is open to women researchers only.

Unique Sponsorship Opportunity: Women in ‘Omics Sponsorship

Promoting Women in Science, Technology, Engineerting, and Mathematics (STEM) 

Women in ‘Omics Conference Sponsor – CNY 60,000 / USD 9,600

*Acknowledgement as sponsor in promotional material

*Logo on the webpage of Women in ‘Omics Conference

*Logo in the conference book of the ICG-11

*Logo in the onsite signage of Women in ‘Omics Conference

*Acknowledgement as exclusive sponsor on the screen and the program of Women in ‘Omics Conference

*An X-panel from the sponsor set up next to the conference room of Women in ‘Omics Conference

*Pop-up display or distribution of company brochures next to the conference room of Women in ‘Omics Conference

*An executive of the sponsor to be invited to make a speech in the welcome reception of Women in ‘Omics Conference

*A discount rate for the registrants of the ICG-11 (20% off)

2nd Annual Women in 'Omics Conference







Laurie Goodman





Marilyn M Li (Keynote)

My Career Beyond Cancer Genomics: Learning the Skill of Balancing

Vice Chief of the Division of Genomic Diagnostics

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Ya Cao


Director of Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Invasion

Chinese Ministry of Education




Xin Zhao

Liquid Biopsy in Precision Oncology

Researcher and Lab Manager



Yosra Ressaissi


PhD Candidate and Winner of Women Scientist's Travel Award

National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia


Snezana Drmanac

Advanced Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing and Applications

Senior Director of Research

Complete Genomics

12:00- 1:30



Li Peng

Energy Storage and Beyond

Professor, School of Life Sciences

Tsinghua University


Qiaomei Fu

 Large-Scale Analysis of Ancient Nuclear DNA Allows Tracing Modern Human History in Eurasia

Professor, Head of the Ancient DNA Laboratory

Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, China


Junxia Min

The Revolution of Cancer Genomics-Target Discovery in TNBC

Professor, Institute of Translational Medicine, School of Medicine

Zhejiang University, China




Monica Munoz-Torres

Shaping my Career through Biocuration

Bioinformatics Scientist

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA


Fiona Nielsen

From Bioinformatics Scientist to Entrepreneur

Founder and CEO

DNADigest, UK


Susan Wallace


Lecturer of Population and Public Health Sciences, the Department of Health Sciences

University of Leicester, UK


Marilyn M Li

Conference Close

Vice Chief of the Division of Genomic Diagnostics

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia




. Bioinformatics and the Cloud Session

Time: 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm 

Date: November 5, 2016

Venue: Room 502, 5F, China National GeneBank, Jin Sha Avenue, Dapeng District, Shenzhen


Most of the bioinformatics applications have required data intensive high performance computation capabilities for multi-omics data processing and analysis. From 2006, bioinformatics cloud computing platforms, such as EasyGenomics, DNANexus, SBG and BGI online have been widely applied to internal or external large scaled omics data analysis. This session will review or introduce many parts of the technology, appliance, data and tools of bioinformatics on the cloud technology.

The First Dialogue of Aisa-Oceania Genomics Bioethics Network

Time: 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Date: November 6, 2016

Venue: Room 203, 2F, China National GeneBank, Jin Sha Avenue, Dapeng District, Shenzhen


Genomics is of the important feature of "cooperation" and "big data"; which has been the part of the world trend of "globalization" and "digital". Particularly in Asia and Oceania, the genetic diversity is extremely rich, and economic growth of the region forms a broader market in the world. It can be foreseen that relying on national efforts and international cooperation, biotechnology with genomics will get more extensive development and application in the 21st century for the region.

Concerted with biodiversity in Asia and Oceania, the regional civilization has a long history and colorful vision. In ancient times, various species and ideas were exchanged along the silk road. Today, although our understanding of life is inconsistent, the conflicts of biotechnology and social norms continually is bringing new ethical challenges to us. These challenges range from science and technology to social factors, becoming the focus of biology and ethics.

For these challenges, the First Asia-Oceania Genomics Bioethics Dialogue will be held during the 11th International genome Conference on November 6th-7th, 2016 at China National GeneBank (CNGB) in Shenzhen, China. This ethical dialogue will involve a serious of today's genetic research and applications hot problem, including genetic screening, editing of gene diagnostics, gene and gene therapy, gene patents, synthetic biology, etc. It will show the view and thinking of the bioethicists in this region on the bioethics of genetics.

The organizer will also take advantage of this valuable opportunity, preparations to establish Asia-Oceania Genomics Bioethics Network. The network aims to seek common ground and enhance Asian and Oceanian consensus on the ethics of gene to help peoples in this region all benefit from the progress of life sciences.

We hope to make the communication on genetic ethics sustained and promote the good interaction of technology and ethics, science and humanity.