Welcome Message

 

Welcome Message from the Organizing Committee of the HGM2017

On behalf of the local organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 2017 Human Genome Meeting which will be held in Barcelona from 5th to 7th February 2017.

In the last decade Barcelona has established itself as the major science hub in southern Europe with a strong focus on basic and applied biomedical research and application of genomics. The theme of the HGM2017 – “From Genomics to Therapy” reflects the maturity of genomics and shows how it is becoming a tool that now can be used for the immediate benefit of patients. HGM2017 aims to highlight the progress that has been made in this important aspect of our lives.

We are delighted to host HGM2017 in Barcelona. The city Christopher Columbus returned to after his discovery of the New World, the cradle of Modernism with its greatest expression in Antoni Gaudí’s works, the host of the 1992 Summer Olympics, the home of the famous FC Barcelona football team, Barcelona is one of the most vibrant and dynamic European city, where you will have the opportunity to experience stunning architecture and art, rich historic and cultural heritage, and enjoy the pleasant Mediterranean climate and creative gastronomy.

HGM2017 will bring together high-level researchers involved in the clinical translation of genomics technologies and results. We will have sessions on the state-of-the-art and utility of genome tools, prominent keynote lectures, roundtables and discussions addressing the most recent advances in the translation of biomedical research results in clinical applications.

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Barcelona!

ProfStylianosAntonarakis
Prof. Stylianos E. Antonarakis
President of HUGO
University of Geneva Medical School

CLee
Prof. Charles Lee
President Elect, HUGO
The Jackson Laboratory

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Ivo Glynne Gut
Chair of Local Organising Committee
Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG)