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Stylianos E. Antonarakis is currently Professor and Chairman of Genetic Medicine at the University of Geneva Medical School, and the founding director of iGE3 (institute of Genetics and Genomics of Geneva). He is a medical, molecular, human geneticist, physician-scientist, who studied extensively the relationship between genomic and phenotypic variation.

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HUGO Council Election for 2015 - 2017


Online voting is now open.

Log on to the HUGO Members-only portal to cast your votes for the HUGO Council Election (2015 - 2017) by 28 December 2014

There are a total of 11 nominees and we will be electing 10 of them to the HUGO Council.

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Nominees' Cvs and details are available at http://hugo-international.org/vote.php, upon logging in. 

Each HUGO Member is eligible to cast one vote per candidate with a maximum of 10 votes in total. 

Kindly renew your membership for a username and password to access the special HUGO Members' only area on our website. 

For any enquiries, please email us at admin@hugo-international.org. 





HUMAN GENOME MEETING 2015 in KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 14 - 17 March 2015

Registration is now open!

Register and enjoy savings of up to USD 200!


This upcoming conference will be a platform for sharing research outcomes and the diverse cultural background which is rooted in each and every one of our ‘DNA’. The theme of the HGM 2015 – “Transforming Human Genomics for A Sustainable Tomorrow” relates to the foundations of scientific dynamics in formulating future agenda in human genetics for the betterment of humankind.

The HGM 2015 will provide geneticists, clinicians, bioinformaticians, and other health-care professionals a viable platform to deliberate, exchange views and experiences in sharing and discussing the latest discovery of their research to the world. We believe participants will gain related knowledge drawn from prominent speakers and experts present at this meeting.

For more information, please visit the official conference website.









Thank you for your nominations!

We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the following Chen Award 2014 Recipients:


Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Human Genetic and Genomic Research

Edison Liu
The Jackson Laboratory

Chen Award of Excellence

Piero Carninci
RIKEN Yokohama Institute


The award ceremony will be held on 30 April 2014 at the upcoming HGM 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information on the Chen Award recipients, click here





  • Imagined Futures: Capturing the Benefits of Genome Sequencing for Society. Click here for the full article!
  • Omics and the bioeconomy: Applications of genomics hold great potential for a future bio-based economy and sustainable development. Read the full article by Gerardo Jimenez-Sanchez & Jim Philp.
  • New articles are up on The HUGO Journal!
  • Read the latest HUGO Newsletter!
  • Trisomy 21 Effects Seen Genome-wide. Read about the study led by Stylianos Antonarakis.
  • Read the latest HUGO Newsletter!
  • Fred Sanger, the pioneer of DNA/protein chemistry and the inventor of sequencing technology, has passed away. Read more here.
  • Human Genome Meeting Heads to First U.S. Destination – Houston – in 2016. Read here!
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