Center of Genomics, Evolution and Medicine

Geneforum 2021

Geneforum 2021

The Institute of Genomics of the University of Tartu cordially invites you to the

20th International Gene Forum 

August 25-27, 2021


In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we are no able to organize the traditional conference and celebrate all together the 20th Gene Forum. We are gladly announcing, that this year’s conference will be held online! It provides an opportunity for much wider audience to listen to presentations by top scientist in the field of genomics.

This year’s presentations will cover themes from the use of genomic data in personalized medicine and applications in healthcare, pharmacogenomics, regulatory genomics and molecular functions, population genomics and human microbiome interactions. Given the situation in the world, this year’s Gene Forume will also have session on COVID-19 research.

For registration go

Event’s webpage can be found here:

Programme can be found here:

Booklet of the event can be downloaded HERE!

Geneforum 2021 speakers are:

Peter Donnelly, Genomics PLC, UK

Samuli Ripatti, University of Helsinki/Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Finland

Gert Matthijs, KU Leuven, Belgium

Cathryn Lewis King’s College London, UK

Andres Merits University of Tartu, Estonia

Adrian Hayday, Francis Crick Institute and King’s College, UK

Andrea Ganna Senior researcher at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland/ instructor at the

Harvard Medical School / instructor at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Finland/USA

Charity Nofziger PharmGenetix GmbH, Austria

Ewan Pearson University of Dundee, Scotland

Jesse Swen LUMC, Netherland

Michael Zimmermann Structural and Computational Biology Unit, EMBL, Germany

Yingyuan Fu University of Gröningen, Netherland

Judith Zaugg EMBL, Germany

Urmo Võsa, University of Tartu, Estonia

Shai Shen-Orr Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Tilman Sanchez-Elsner University of Southampton, UK

Richard Oram, University of Exeter, UK

Matteo Fumagalli, Imperial Collage, UK

Additional information:

See you at the Gene Forum!

Yours sincerely

Gene Forum 2021 Organising Commitee