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We would like to express our sincere condolences for the people and families affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11. We pray for those who lost their lives, loved ones, and homes, and continue to support those helping in the recovery process ahead. The organizing committee is hopeful at this stage that the July meeting can be held as planned.
We will announce any changes as soon as possible. In light of this recent disaster, however, the theme of the 9th International Workshop on Advanced Genomics will be changed to "Revolution of Genome Science." We apologize for any resulting confusion and ask for your understanding.
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We deeply appreciate your support and cooperation.

Sumio Sugano, Chairperson
The 9th International Workshop on Advanced Genomics
 
In 2001, the two papers on the 1st draft sequence of the human genome were published. 2011 will mark the 10th anniversary of the draft papers. During this period, we observed the appearance of a new genome-based approach in biomedical research. It is characterized by the comprehensive data acquisition, the integration of the various data using informatics and by the attitude to understand living organisms as genome-based systems. The information and knowledge obtained from such novel approach is giving big impact on the areas such as medicine, pharmaceuticals, energy, environment and agriculture. Genomics will especially contribute to the personalized healthcare, such as personalized medical treatment and drug development. The breadth of information produced by next-generation sequencers is, now, accelerating the speed to that direction. It is important to understand the latest development in genomics in order to foresee the future of life sciences and biotechnologies. The main theme of the 9th International Workshop on Advanced Genomics planned in July 2011 is "Revolution of Genome Science." It will cover various new frontiers of genomics including "Personal Genome", "Cancer Genomics", "Epigenomicsh, gTranscriptomics" and "Metagenomics", as well as "Bioinformatics". The organizing committee wishes to maintain the spirit of the preceding workshops by stressing the presentations on "New-generation Technology" from both academia and from industries. The meeting is currently planned to have plenary lectures, symposia, and poster sessions, and we are expecting as many as 500 attendants. The workshop is organized by the 164th Committee of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and is supported by Japan Bioindustry Association, and the Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Associations of Japan.

Prof. Yoshiyuki Sakaki,
Honorary Chair of the International Workshop on Advanced Genomics:
Prof. Sumio Sugano,
Chairperson of Organizing Committee
Prof. Hiroyuki Aburatani,
Chairperson of Program Committee