This is the first announcement for the 2012 Microbial Genomics Conference, which will take place at the UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, California, September 16-20, 2012.
Ashlee Earl, Jonathan Eisen, Elisabeth Raleigh and myself, this years co-organizers, have put together a partial program (see attached) for the 2012 Arrowhead Microbial Genomics meeting, which is part of a continuing series of interdisciplinary meetings centered on microbial genomics. The following link to the last meeting’s program gives information about the conference site and history: http://www.mimg.ucla.edu/arrowhead2010/ We hope to have the website for the new meeting up soon. This year’s registration fee for registering participants (excluding invited speakers) is $900, which covers all meals, lodging, and a chartered bus to and from LAX to the meeting site. The information on the website for the previous meeting is still valid for how to pay the registration fees, except that the amount is different from this year’s amount, due to increases in Arrowhead’s room rates.
I think this year’s meeting will be very exciting, and the preliminary program of invited speakers lists 30 of the total of 40 speakers. All but 2 (in asterisks) have accepted so far.
This conference is part of a yearly meeting initiated in 1991 to bring together genome sequencers, bioinformatics specialists, and biologists and geneticists, to forge interactions that would result in meaningful functional genomics. The goal of the meeting is to translate the influx of new genome sequencing information into useful biological studies. The Lake Arrowhead 2012 meeting will have a major focus on genomic and other studies of microbial communities and biodiversity, and in particular the human microbiome, comparative and functional genomics of pathogens, modeling and designing of circuits and pathways and bioenergetics.
Jeffrey H. Miller