Skip to main content

< Stowers Research Conferences

Genetics and Genomics - Stuck on Repeat

Stowers Research Conferences are biennial meetings that bring together researchers, faculty, and graduate students to inspire creative thought and collaboration in the basic sciences.

Oct 26-282022

Kansas City, MO

Stowers Research Conferences are biennial meetings that bring together researchers, faculty, and graduate students to inspire creative thought and collaboration in the basic sciences.

This one-of-a-kind meeting is intended to focus attention on the dynamics of repeated sequences in genomes. Chromosomes contain many types of repetitive DNA, such as centromeres, telomeres, transposons, satellites, and other repeated elements. Although these regions are often ignored, they have important functional roles and evolutionary patterns. We are excited to bring together thought leaders in this fascinating area of research to share ideas, discover common and unique themes, and forge new relationships.

Keynote Speakers

Headshot photo of Irene Chiolo

Irene Chiolo

University of Southern California

Headshot photo of Harmit Malik

Harmit Malik

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Headshot photo of Cedric Feschotte

Cedric Feschotte

Cornell University

Additional speakers

Laura Landweber

Columbia University

Jacob Mueller

University of Michigan

Amanda Larracuente

University of Rochester

Beth Sullivan

Duke University School of Medicine

Mia Levine

University of Pennsylvania

Mike Lampson

University of Pennsylvania

Julie Cooper

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Nicolas Altemose

University of California, Berkeley

Conference Venue

Stowers Institute

Foundational research is the focus of the Stowers Institute, a private nonprofit biomedical research institution. Every day, Stowers scientists work towards a greater understanding of the basic biological mechanisms that guide development, health, and disease.

Kansas City, MO

Faster, better, more thoughtfully-designed experiments are made possible by a unique relationship between lab researchers and the teams who operate our Technology Centers.

Additional Information

Virtual Details

Virtual option will be available via Zoom for speaker talks only. Virtual will NOT cover poster sessions, or other conference events.

Register for VIRTUAL ONLY


Don't hesitate to reach out to

Conference Details


Stowers Institute for Medical Research – 1000 E. 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110. For turn-by-turn directions to the Institute from where you are, click here.


Registration will start on Wednesday, October 26th at 3pm. Opening remarks and announcements will begin promptly at 4:45pm followed by the first keynote talk at 5pm.

Nearest Airport: Kansas City International Airport:


Book at the Courtyard Country Club Plaza by October 12, 2022 to receive a special group rate. There are several other nearby hotels located within 2 miles of the institute.

Book your group rate for Stowers Institute Genetics and Genomics Conference


Visitor parking is available in the parking structure located between the Administration Building (to your right as you enter the campus) and the Research Building (to your left). Please park on the 5th floor of the parking garage and take the elevator down to the 1st floor to enter the Research Building.

Speakers and Sessions

A full list of speakers is available above.


The conference will be a 2.5 day meeting starting in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 26th and ending in the evening on Friday, October 28th with a conference party at the Linda Hall Library. A more detailed agenda will be posted as the meeting approaches.

Registration costs

  • Undergraduate / Technician / Graduate Student - $50 USD
  • Postdoc / Senior Researcher / Faculty / Stowers Member / Other - $150 USD
    (Includes: welcome reception, scientific sessions and program book, coffee/snacks, Thursday dinner, and Friday conference party)

Registration deadline

October 19, 2022

Abstract Submission

Everyone is welcome to submit an abstract. On the submission form, you may choose to be considered for a short talk. There will be 14 talks chosen from abstracts.

Abstract Deadline

September 16, 2022


The meeting will conclude with an off-site conference party on the evening of Friday, October 28th at the Linda Hall Library. We welcome you to stay and explore Kansas City throughout the weekend!

Poster Dimensions

  • All posters should be horizontal in orientation.
  • Maximum poster dimensions: Width – 6 ft. (182 cm), Height – 4 ft. (121 cm)

Shipping and Printing

Local FedEx Office – 554 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111 US

International Attendees

Send requests for Visa letters to Registration is required prior to issuing the Visa letter.


Don't hesitate to reach out to

Join us in Kansas City this October!


1000 E 50th, Kansas City, MO 64110

Newsletter & Alerts