The ENCODE Research Applications  and Users Meeting (ENCODE 2020) is going  fully virtual and will commence morning US eastern standard time on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, and end on Friday, October 2 afternoon (EST). Oral sessions will be confined to morning and early-afternoon sessions (EST), and recordings will be available to maximize access by participants from around the world.

ENCODE 2020 is a unique opportunity for researchers at all levels to learn how to leverage the ENCODE Project’s ~15,000 genomic datasets to accelerate research in genetics, cancer, neurobiology, immunology, cell engineering and computational biology. The meeting will have a special focus on the collection of ENCODE 3 publications released by Nature in the last July issue. The agenda will include Keynote speakers, Scientific Sessions by ENCODE researchers, Workshops / Hands-on Sessions, and Talks selected from abstracts. Attendees are highly encouraged to contribute talks about the usage of ENCODE data in their research. 

Keynote Speakers

Piero Carninci | RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences. Wako, JP

Aravinda Chakravarti | NYU Langone Health. New York, US

Nicole Soranzo | Wellcome Sanger Institute. Hinxton, UK

Confirmed Discussion Leaders

Alessandra Breschi | Tempus

Joe Ecker | Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Paul Flicek | European Bioinformatics Institute

Mark Gerstein | Yale School of Medicine

Brenton Graveley | UConn Health

Ross Hardison | PennState, Eberly College of Science

Manolis Kellis | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Young-Sook Kim | Duke University

Wouter Meuleman | Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences

Stephanie Morris | NIH/NHGRI

Ali Mortazavi | UCI School of Biological Sciences

Bing Ren | University of California San Diego School of Medicine

Mike Snyder | Stanford Medicine

John Stamatoyannopoulos | University of Washington Genome Sciences

Jeff Vierstra | Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences

Annika Weimer | Stanford Medicine

Zhiping Weng | UMass Medical School

Workshops and Hands-on Sessions

ENCODE DCC | ENCODE portal navigation                 

Weng Lab | Navigating The ENCODE Encyclopedia with SCREEN

Weng Lab | An interactive introduction to Factorbook

GENCODE Team | Using the GENCODE reference annotation of human and mouse genes and transcripts

ENCODE DCC | Running ENCODE uniform processing pipelines on Google Cloud using Caper server
Aiden Lab | Juicebox – visualizing the genome in 3D
Noble Lab | Ledidi: Designing genome edits that induce functional activity