The Second Announcement Of The ICG-18

Release Date:2023/03/31

Zhangjiajie, Beijing, Xi'an, Nanjing, Wenzhou,

Shanghai, Singapore, Hangzhou, London (TBD)

The 18th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Genomics (ICG-18) is scheduled to be held from April 12th to 28th, 2023 in various locations including Zhangjiajie, Beijing, Xi'an, Nanjing, Wenzhou, Shanghai, Singapore, Hangzhou, and London (to be determined).

The ICG-18 will continue to promote the Spirit of the Human Genome Project (HGP), i.e. “Owned by All, Done by All, Shared by All”, and advocate global cooperation and sharing with all humankind, facilitates international cooperation among developing nations in particular.

The themes of the ICG-18 would cover Review and reflection on the 25th Anniversary of the Preparatory Meeting of the China Chapter;The 20th Anniversary of Completion of the International HGP&Biodiversity;HGP and Phenomics/Multiomics;HGP and Omics and Optometry;HGP and Regional Development of Life Sciences & Bioindustry in Central/Western China;HGP and Vocational Education;From the Electronic Century to the Biological Century;The 70th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA Double Helix and Life Science and Industry Forum in Yangtze Delta Region.

To contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals, the ICG-18 adopts the Standard for Green Meeting (T/CGDF 00027-2021) to effectively reduce biodiversity and carbon footprints, by promoting recycling of conference materials, enhancing reduction of energy consumption, printing materials, food waste and disposable bottled water, as well as holding online sessions and encouraging carbon offsets, etc.


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Zhangjiajie  April 12-13

April 12

● Opening Remark

Review and reflection on the 25th Anniversary of the Preparatory Meeting of the China Chapter, HGP-Round Table

Moderator:Jun YU (Honorary Research Fellow, Beijing Institute of Genomics National BioInformation Center)

● Precision Medicine and Rare Diseases

Moderator:Shuyang ZHANG (Director of Peking Union Medical College Hospital)

April 13

● Omics and Reproductive Medicine

Moderator:Hefeng HUANG (Academician of CAS, Reproductive Physician)

● Omics and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Moderator:Xiaolin TONG (Academician of CAS, Chinese Medicine Scientist)

● Closing Remark

Xi'an April 14


London April 14


Beijing April 14-15

April 14

● Opening Remark

● The 20th Anniversary of Completion of the International HGP

Moderator:Weicai YANG (Academician of CAS,  Director of Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS)

April 15

● Biodiversity

Moderator:Jinfeng ZHOU (Vice Chairman and Secretary General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation), Fred DUBEE (Co-chair of the ICG International Advisory Board), Sara Platto


● Closing Remark

Nanjing April 16


Wenzhou April 18


Shanghai April 21


Singapore April 22-23

April 22

● Opening Remark

● The 80th Anniversary of the “WHAT IS LIFE?” Lecture


● What Drives the Current Crisis and Inequality in Developing Countries

Moderator:Tilahun YILMA (Distinguished Professor of Virology, Emeritus Assoc Fellow, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences Member, US National Academy of Sciences Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology Department of Medical Micro/Immunol School of Medicine University of California Davis)

● Women in Science

Moderator:Laurie GOODMAN (GigaScience Chief Editor)

April 23

● The Pandemic and Future of Health in the Global South (TBD)

Moderator:Mohamed HASSAN (President, the Academy of Sciences for Developing Countries)

● Global Investment in Innovative Technologies and Pharmaceutical Processes


● Closing Remark

Hangzhou April 25-28

April 25

● Opening Remark

● The 70th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA Double Helix

Moderator:Huanming YANG

● Olympic Spirit & Daily Sports

Moderator:Vassilis KLISSOURAS (Honorary Professor, Department of Sports Medicine and Sports Activity Biology, University of Athens), Yannis PITSILADIS (Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, University of Brighton, UK)

● Spatiotemporal Omics & Cell therapeutics & Brain Science

Moderator:Long qi LIU (Executive Director of Hangzhou BGI Institute of Life Sciences), Shiping LIU (Director, Institute of Supercells, Shenzhen BGI Institute of Life Sciences)

● Dinner Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA Double Helix

April 26

● Strategies to increase access to cancer prevention

Moderator:Fred DUBEE (Co-chair of the ICG International Advisory Board)

● Omics & AI in the Next Decades

Moderator:Miltos LADIKAS (Senior Researcher, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany)

● Role of Research and Education in addressing the imbalances in health and development in the global south Panel Discussion Independently Organized by TWAS-TACC

Moderator:Huanming YANG (Academician of CAS, Co-founder of BGI Group)

April 27

● ACGA-ICG Joint Meeting

Moderator:Qing ZHOU (Professor, Zhejiang University)

● Omics and Evolution

Moderator:Manyuan LONG (Edna K Papazian Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago)

April 28

● Science of Healthy Cities

Moderator:Baoxing QIU (Expert in urbanization theory and urban planning, former deputy minister of housing and urban-rural development)

● Bioeconomy and New Growth


● Closing Remark


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● Zhangjiajie

Harmona Resort & Spa Zhangjiajie, Cili County, Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province

● Beijing

Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, Yard 1, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

● Xi'an


● London


● Nanjing

Nanjing Shangri-la Hotel, 329 Central Road,  Gulou District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province

● Wenzhou

Eye Valley, No. 100, Luodongbei Street, Yongzhong Street, Longwan District, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province

● Shanghai


● Singapore


● Hangzhou

Hangzhou Xixi Hotel, 803 Wen'er West Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

Conference Official Website

The ICG-18 Conference official website is now officially launched. The conference schedule will be continuously updated, and we welcome your attention. For the latest information on conference notifications, registration, abstract submission, and live streaming, please visit the official website.

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ICG is committed to providing an open communication platform for researchers in the field of life sciences, especially in the field of omics. The conference has a special abstract submission section: abstracts of relevant papers that have not been published in public journals can be submitted. The selected paper abstracts will be displayed in the poster session after being reviewed by experts. Excellent ones will have the opportunity to give oral presentations at the main venue of the conference. Everyone is welcome to actively submit abstracts. Please see the official website for submission methods.
Looking forward to meeting you in warm April with Spring blossoms!
Best regards,


Organizing Committee Chair:
Yang Huanming
Academic Committee Chair:
Liu Siqi
Executive Chair of Organizing Committee:
Yin Ye
International Advisory Committee Chairs:
L. Bolund & F. Dubee