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ASHG 2021 – American Society of Human Genetics

September 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

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The annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will convene in a virtual format 12-14 October 2021.

With over 7,000 expected attendees, the ASHG 2021 Virtual Meeting is a diverse, global community that engages and welcomes diverse voices and alliances among scientists of all nationalities.

Highlighted posters or presentations include:

  • Building Genomic Data Science Capacity for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa
  • Benefits of Hybrid Capture for Viral Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2
  • Emerging public policy and perspectives on biometrics (including DNA and facial imaging) in the US
  • Downregulation of exhausted cytotoxic T cells in gene expression networks of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
  • Using metagenomics to assess global levels of antimicrobial resistance
  • HLA Fine Mapping and Genetic Risk Factors in Tuberculosis
  • Genotype-by-infection interactions: Single cell RNASeq profiling of in-vivo host immune response to malaria reveals cell type and infection-specific eQTLs
  • High-resolution genomic architecture of COVID-19 severe disease using multi-ethnic whole genome sequencing data
  • A comprehensive repository of clinical, lab assay, and genetic data for studies of innate and adaptive immune responses during acute COVID-19 infection and convalescence
  • Codon bias analysis of wildtype SARS-CoV-2 and prevalent variants indicates a mutational trajectory independent of human pulmonary tissue and genomic bias
  • Common and rare variant analyses combined with single-cell multiomics reveal cell-type-specific molecular mechanisms of COVID-19 severity
  • Identification of causal genetic variants in invasive pneumococcal diseases by exome analysis in children
  • Analysis of genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 host factors ACE2, NRP1, TMPRSS2, and FURIN in Japanese population from IRUD whole-exome sequencing data
  • The long-term effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on host genetic regulation
  • A computational approach for detecting physiological homogeneity in the midst of genetic heterogeneity
  • A genome-wide association study identifies two novel loci for respiratory infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Data-driven analysis exploring age and sex effects on gene expression for dengue hemorrhagic fever
  • Assessing the potential correlation of polymorphisms in the IL6R gene with relative IL-6 elevation in severely ill COVID-19 patients
  • Association of CXCR6 with COVID-19 severity: host genetic factors underlying transcriptomic regulation in 3p21.31 locus

The conference offers:

  • 16 Plenary abstract talks (abstract-driven)
  • 198 Platform talks (abstract-driven)
  • 16 Invited sessions (member proposed sessions)
  • 80 rapid-fire poster talks selected from the top scoring posters
  • Almost 2000 dynamic posters (abstract-driven) with a dedicated time slot on Monday, October 18 for author presentations and interactions
  • The Presidential Symposium and a late breaking abstract-driven plenary session
  • Enhanced capabilities for virtual networking through video and chat channels
  • Opportunities for collaboration with an interdisciplinary network of emerging and leading scientists
  • Industry-driven technology solutions
  • Live and on-demand content
  • CEUs and CMEs available

ASHG is a global interdisciplinary community of 8,000 researchers who investigate fundamental working of genes and genomic variation, and who translate new genetic knowledge to propel biomedical research, improve human health, and understand our common ancestral origins.

Please visit the ASHG 2021 Meeting website for more information.



September 24, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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American Society of Human Genetics
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