2020 Fourth International Brainstorm Symposium – Update 11/22/2019


The Center for NeuroGenetics at the University of Florida is pleased to announce our next Brainstorm Symposium


The Fourth International Brainstorm Symposium:

The expanding role of repetitive sequences in disease

January 15-17, 2020

This two and a half-day symposium will bring together experts from around the world to discuss the role of repetitive sequences in disease and in addition to microsatellites, will also focus on the role of other repetitive elements in biology and disease including repetitive sequences at centromeres and telomeres, alu sequences, transposons, RNA and RAN proteins.


Keynote Speakers:

Harry Orr, University of Minnesota

Silvère M. van der Maarel, Leiden University Medical Center

Confirmed Speakers

Gary Bassell, Emory University School of Medicine

Ryan Boudreau, University of Iowa

Molly Hammell, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Ankur Jain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peng Jin, Emory University School of Medicine

E. Alice Lee, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

John-Min Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital

Stephen Lee, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Henry Levin, National Institutes of Health

Diane Merry, Thomas Jefferson University

Karen Miga, University of California Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

Christopher Pearson, Sick Kids Hospital

Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, University of Pennsylvania

Laura Ranum, University of Florida

Matt Scaglione, Duke University

Maurice Swanson, University of Florida

Leslie Thompson, University of California Irvine

Vanessa Wheeler, Harvard Medical School

Eric Wang, University of Florida



The host hotel will be the Hilton. If you are an attendee (excluding invited speakers) please follow this link to make your reservations!


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