The first eukaryote sequenced, the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, laid the foundation in Europe for the new post-genomic era where we are dealing with this wealth of information.
Many of these organisms are models for particular biological processes, others are used in industry and many are pathogens of plants, animals and humans.
In this conference we bring together the experts from around the world to meet and discuss with interested participants the current state of and future of comparative genomics.
There will be opportunities for participants to present both short talks, as well as posters, which will be conducted interactively with plenty of time reserved for questions and discussions. In addition there will be interactive workshops on databases and bioinformatics.