Conservation Genomics at the Population Level

30 November–02 December 2022

Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

Genomic techniques and analytical approaches for species preservation


Population level analysis of complete genomes is becoming a reality for many species. This new conference will address the different challenges and applications of population-level conservation genomics. Sessions will focus on detecting adaptation and deleterious variation in populations, and linking genetic variation to phenotypic variation. New technologies for data collection and application of genomic insights for biodiversity conservation will be explored. The likely impact of genomic approaches on conservation efforts over the next decade will be discussed.

This meeting will bring together scientists addressing the challenges and opportunities arising from the rapid development of population-level conservation genomics. As the methods discussed will be cutting-edge, those interested in population and evolutionary genomics in other communities may benefit learning and applying similar techniques to their own research.


The conference will run from Wednesday 30 November 2022 until Friday 2 December 2022.

Topics covered will include:

  • Detecting adaptation in populations
  • Detecting and understanding the effects of deleterious variation
  • Linking genotypes to phenotypes for conservation
  • New tools for applying genomics to biodiversity conservation
  • Application of eDNA
  • Translating research into conservation efforts

Organisers and speakers

Scientific programme committee

Federica Di Palma
Genome British Columbia, Canada & Univeristy of East Anglia, UK

Klaus-Peter Koepfli
Smithsonian's National Zoo, USA

Beth Shapiro
University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Dario Valenzano
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany

Confirmed Speakers

A list of speakers will be released shortly.

Organisers - Wellcome Connecting Science

Jemma Hume – Conference Organiser
Jane Murphy – Scientific Programme Officer

Registration and accomodation

Details will be released shortly


A limited number of bursaries are available.

To apply, please complete your event registration and bursary application via this unique link (available shortly) before the bursary deadline. For your application to be considered and your place reserved, you must also submit the following supporting documents:

  • letter stating financial need and explaining how you will benefit from attending the event
  • brief CV.

We will be contact with the result of your application shortly after the bursary deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference organiser.


We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions below to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation. All those accepted for a poster presentation will be given the opportunity to upload a short video describing their work.

Uploading abstracts after completed registration:

  1. Login to your account via ‘My Account’.
  2. Click on ‘View account history’ to show a table of your event registrations.
  3. Select the appropriate conference
  4. Click on ‘Upload file’ (in right hand column).
  5. Select ‘Abstract’ and upload via the abstract form.
  6. If you wish to upload a second abstract, click on ‘Additional Abstract’ and again upload via the abstract form.

Please note: documents submitted via ‘Supporting Documents’ are for bursary applications only and cannot be seen during the abstract selection process.

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