Welcome to GeneMappers 2017
A warm welcome to the 12th GeneMappers Conference, to be held at the Novotel Hotel on the Waterfront in vibrant Geelong, Victoria, from Wednesday April 26th to Friday 28th 2017.
In the past, The GeneMappers Conference has focused on approaches for the genetic dissection of common human diseases. The next GeneMappers will expand this theme to include genomic analyses of other organisms, including human pathogens and species of agricultural and ecological interest. We will look towards the future: including sessions on mechanism of gene action and translation of genetic research.
Geelong is ideally placed at the entrance to the Bellarine Peninsula, with its wineries, fine dining and historic towns such as Queenscliff, and is also at the gateway to the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road. The conference venue is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and accommodation options in the midst of Geelong’s beautiful, revived waterfront. Our conference dinner on Friday evening will be a highlight and held on “The Pier”, within walking distance to the hotel and suspended over Port Philip Bay.
Geelong is only a 1 hr drive from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and Melbourne City, and only 20 kms from Avalon Airport. Both airports are connected to Geelong by road and regular public transport (bus) services.
This GeneMappers will be an excellent venue for families: we will be hosting a family break out room, there is an in-house swimming pool for Novotel guests, and there are plenty of walking and playground options nearby, including a child-safe beach. The conference is also outside Easter school holidays for most Australian States, and yet finishes at the start of a weekend, providing the family an opportunity to explore this exciting region.
We hope that this conference will inspire you and your work and we look forward to welcoming you to GeneMappers 2017, Geelong.
Please register your interest in this meeting via the link to your right. As meeting preparation progresses the website will be updated accordingly.