The GTEx Community meeting has been an annual event that is open to the scientific community interested in learning more about the project and data, and/or scientists who are already using the data in their research. Prior meetings have been held at the Broad Institute (2014), the University of Chicago (2015), at Stanford University (2016), and in Barcelona, Spain (April, 2017), attracting a community of scientists from all over the world who are using or who plan to benefit from using the GTEx data. With data generation nearing an end, this will be the final community meeting of the project.
Our June 2017 meeting will highlight the final data set and data types available, the tools and methods developed to analyze these data, and the wide range of analyses, studies and insights gained from using the data. The relationship of the project to large scale projects and data sets, such as ENCODE, GWAS, BluePrint, FANTOM and other cancer projects will be highlighted, and strong emphasis will be placed on showcasing a range of scientific presentations that use GTEx data.
Invited speakers include Drs. Francis Collins, Eric Lander and Eric Green.
Meeting schedule & location
June 28th, 2017
Main meeting session: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Poster reception: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hilton Washington,DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Center in Rockville, MD.
We encourage your participation and submission of abstracts for talks or posters! Please describe how you are using or plan to use GTEx data. Abstracts can be submitted through registration and are due by June 15th, 2017.
About the Genotype-Tissue Expression project
The Genotype-Tissue Expression project (GTEx) aims to create a public atlas of human gene expression and its regulation across multiple tissue types, enabling the research community to dissect the effect of genetic variation and gene expression, and to aid in the functional interpretation of genetic associations with disease. GTEx data are now available at dbGaP and the GTEx Portal.