ISMB/ECCB 2017 - Regulatory Genomics (RegGen) SIG Track


The program is now ready for RegGen SIG presentations at ISMB 2017. Please check the ISMB/ECCB 2017 web page ( for details!

Keynote speakers
Alexander Stark (
Decoding transcriptional regulation in Drosophila

Boris Lenhard (
TADs are ancient features that coincide with Metazoan clusters of extreme noncoding conservation

Cole Trapnell

Judith Zaugg (
Genetic and epigenetic variation in regulatory elements across individuals

Program Chairs
Stein Aerts, University of Leuven, Belgium
Jason Ernst, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Saurabh Sinha, University of Illinois Urbana, United States
Julia Zeitlinger, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Poster Committee
Sushmita Roy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States
Raluca Gordan, Duke University, United States
Ferhat Ay, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, United States
Ercument Cicek, Bilkent University, Turkey

Steering Committee Chairs
Finn Drablos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Lonnie Welch, Ohio University Athens, United States

Steering Committee
Tim Bailey, University of Queensland, Australia
Harmen Bussemaker, Columbia University, USA
Laura Elnitski, National Human Genome Research Institute, USA
Ana Teresa Freitas, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Eileen Furlong, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Roderic Guigo, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Alexander Hartemink, Duke University, USA
Manolis Kellis, MIT, USA
Kathleen Marchal, Professor University of Ghent and K. U. Leuven, Belgium
Pierre Nicolas, INRA, France
Isidore Rigoutsos, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM, USA
Kai Tan, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, USA
Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Esko Ukkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Martin Vingron, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Weixiong Zhang, Washington University, USA
Igor Zwir, University of Granada, Spain

Call for Abstracts in ISMB 2017 - Regulatory Genomics (RegGen) SIG


Call for Presentations

Submission Process: Please submit abstract for presentations via EasyChair ( Submission guidelines are given below.
Opens January 3, 2017

Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Regulatory genomics involves the study of the genomic "control system", which determines how, when and where to activate the "blueprint" encoded in the genome. Regulatory genomics is the topic of much research activity worldwide. Since computational methods are important in the study of gene regulation, the RegGen SIG meeting focuses on bioinformatics for regulatory genomics. An important goal of the meeting is to foster a collaborative community wherein scientists convene to solve difficult research problems in all areas of computational regulatory genomics.


Abstracts are solicited for oral and poster presentations. This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of computational regulatory genomics to submit abstracts presenting high quality original research papers, high impact articles published within the past year, and work in progress.


We invite the submission of abstracts for presentations at the RegGen SIG. Accepted presenters are required to make the presentation themselves, and must register and pay to attend the conference and the presenter should identify themselves as the corresponding author during the submission process.

Presenters are encouraged to submit details of both published work and unpublished work. Abstracts will be considered for both normal length talks and short "flash" talks.

Acceptance notifications will be sent no later than Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. The selected presentations will be presented in the RegGen SIG session at ISMB 2017.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Call for Abstracts Opens
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Abstracts Submission Deadline
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Abstracts Acceptance Notification


Review Criteria
Chair of COSI Review Committee: Lonnie Welch
All submissions will be evaluated by COSI Review Committee based on the quality of the work, significance of the problem, and demonstration of effectiveness of the methods.

Submission Guidelines
PDF files of abstracts must be submitted by April 13, 2017 (midnight by any time zone). No exceptions will be allowed. Abstracts should be 1 page in length (approximately 600 words).

Submissions should include the following:
  • Names and affiliations of all authors.
  • Email address of corresponding author.
  • An indication of whether the authors are willing to make a poster presentation, in the event that their abstract is not selected for oral presentation.
  • Only PDF submissions are acceptable.

  • Abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair (

    All questions pertaining to the Presentations Track should be directed to Lonnie Welch at