SLST Hosts Genetics and Genomics Conference
Author:School of Life Science and Technology            Date:2017-10-25            Browse:629

ShanghaiTech’s School of Life Science and Technology (SLST) held the 5th Annual ShanghaiTech BioFrontier Conference -- Frontier of Genetics and Genomics (FoGG2017) on October 20-21st, 2017, in the auditorium of the newly completed L building, the home of SLST.

 

Nearly 300 researchers from leading institutions gathered at the conference to present and discuss cutting-edge progress in a broad spectrum of genetics and genomics, to meet old friends and make new ones. The conference was divided into 8 sessions including neural, developmental, -omic, synthetic, high-throughput and epigenetic fields. ShanghaiTech University Vice President and Provost Professor Yin Jie delivered the opening remarks, introducing the dramatic progresses in all directions that ShanghaiTech University has been achieved since it was founded four years ago. SLST Vice Dean Professor Ji-Long Liu introduced the school to the attendees.

 

This two-day event featured 24 speakers from 15 institutions, as well as the iGEM ShanghaiTech 2017 team of SLST undergraduate students who will travel to Boston to participate in an international competition this November. The attendees were passionate and professional with the scientific exchanges at all sessions. Nearly 50 poster presenters introduced their exciting research to the audience during the evening poster session, which also featured a performance by ShanghaiTech’s student orchestra which created an enthusiastic and relaxed atmosphere.

 

The awards session was a closing highlight of the conference. Twelve flash talk presenters, 10 poster presenters and more than 38 volunteers were recognized by the organizing committee.

 

ShanghaiTech BioFrontier is an annual event hosted by SLST, with a specific topic in a given year. In the past 5 years, topics have included metabolism, neuroscience, cancer biology, cell biology, and genetics and genomics. The 6th Annual ShanghaiTech BioFrontier conference will be held in 2018.

 

FoGG2017 Speaker List

No.

Name

Affiliation

1

ANTOS, Christopher

ShanghaiTech University

2

CHEN, Yelin

IRCBC, CAS

3

DING, Mei

IGDB, CAS

4

XIAO, Changchun

Xiamen University

5

GU, Hongzhou

Fudan University

6

HUANG, Pengyu

ShanghaiTech University

7

JIANG, Jin

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 

8

LEU, Jun-Yi

IMB, Academia Sinica

9

NI, Jianquan

Tsinghua University

10

NI, Ting

Fudan University

11

SONG, Yan

Peking University

12

WANG, Dong

Tsinghua University

13

WANG, Hongyan

Duke-NUS

14

WEI, Lai

Sun Yat-sen University

15

WEI, Ping

Peking University

16

XIANG, Hua

Institute of Microbiology, CAS

17

XUE, Yu

Huazhong UST

18

YANG, Li

PICB, CAS

19

YANG, Yang

ShanghaiTech University

20

YU, Wenqiang

Fudan University

21

YU, Yongchun

Fudan University

22

ZHAO, Suwen

ShanghaiTech University

23

ZHOU, Jinqiu

SIBCB, CAS

24

ZHUANG, Min

ShanghaiTech University