Keystone Symposia Conference on “Leveraging Genomic Diversity to Promote Animal and Human Health”

Event Start Date:
25th November 2018
Event End Date:
29th November 2018
Event Venue:
Speke Resort & Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda

Organized by Drs. Michèle Ramsay of University of the Witwatersrand, Han G. Brunner of Radboud UMC and Appolinaire Djikeng of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health at the University of Edinburgh, the four-day conference will:

  1. Present and discuss how genomic diversity is used in the context of translational genomics in humans and animals (ranging from clinical medicine to animal breeding for health and productivity);
  2. Explore synergies across the human and animal fields in terms of translational comparative genomics;
  3. Examine opportunities to leverage genomic diversity and the many data sets now available as a result of large-scale genomics initiatives (e.g., Genome England, Human Heredity and Health in African Consortium) for the purpose of promoting health.

Global Health Travel Awards are for investigators from LMICs where the topic of the meeting is a particular importance. Scholarships, requiring submission of an abstract, are available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from any nation. Short talk speakers will be chosen from all abstracts submitted by the abstract deadline.


  • Travel Award Application – June 26, 2018
  • Scholarship Applications and Discounted Abstract – July 25, 2018
  • Abstract – August 23, 2018
  • Discounted Registration – September 25, 2018

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Hashtag for this meeting: #KSgenomediv

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