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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


Nomination Submission has closed.

Online voting will begin in November 2014 after the nominated members have been assembled. The Council Members voted in will serve from 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2017. 

Please note that only HUGO Members are eligible to cast their votes. To renew your membership, click here.











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

Registration and Abstract Submission are now open!

Register early to enjoy savings of up to USD 300! The deadline for abstract submission is on 28 November 2014.


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




  • 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.
  • HUGO Office will be closed on 13 May 2014. Operations will resume on 14 May 2014.
  • 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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