Human Genome Meeting 2018 to be held in Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama, Japan – The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) has announced the destination of the Human Genome Meeting (HGM) 2018 will be at PACIFICO in Yokohama, Japan.

Dr. Piero Carninci, Deputy Director of RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies was appointed as the Chair of Local Organizing Committee for the 22nd Human Genome Meeting, HGM2018. The announcement was made at the 21st Human Genome Meeting in Barcelona on Feb 7th, 2017.

The Human Genome Meeting (HGM) is the key annual conference organized by the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO). Initially structured as a dedicated meeting for Human Genome Mapping, the HGM has evolved into a major scientific conference for human genetics & genomics, genomic medicine, and genome biology. The HGM is also an excellent platform for industry partners and bio-technology companies as well as pharmaceutical giants. The HGM provides scientific depth and breadth and also gives networking opportunities to the delegates. With HUGO being an international organization, not locked into any specific continent or single country, HGM conferences have been taking places in a wide range of host countries across Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. Japan was chosen as the HGM venue for the second time, with the first HGM meeting in Japan being held in Kyoto in 2005.

Carninci says, ‘I am pleased to have such an important meeting placed in Japan again. It’s an honor to be selected as the Chair local organizing committee for HGM2018. I expect this meeting to attract researchers from inside and outside of Japan and it will contribute to HGM’s further expansion of Genome Sciences.

<Meeting Summary>

Human Genome Meeting 2018 (HGM2018)

  • Theme:Genome Data and Health
  • Date:13th-15th , March, 2018
  • Venue:Pacifico Yokohama (
  • Organizer:Human Genome Organisation (HUGO)
  • Local Organizing Committee
  • Chair: Piero Carninci, Ph.D. 
    (Deputy Director of RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies)
    Co-Chair: Sumio Sugano, Ph.D. 
    (Professor of Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
    Co-Chair: Hiroyuki Aburatani, M.D. 
    (Professor of Genome Science, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology)

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