Genome Sciences Building

Genome Sciences Building

Genome Sciences Building

Genome Sciences Building


University Day - Friday, October 12, 2012

Please join us on University Day, October 12, 2012 for a symposium celebrating interdisciplinary genomics at UNC Chapel Hill and the opening of the new state-of-the art Genome Sciences Building (GSB) at UNC Chapel Hill. The GSB has created 210,000 square feet of vital new space for genomics research, housing more than 400 faculty and researchers in the heart of the UNC campus. The open modern architectural design of the building was conceived with interdisciplinary research in mind, and integrates faculty from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Operations Research, and Computer Science, as well as serving as a home for genome-related core facilities. The certified LEED “green” certified building also features two 450-seat and 250-seat auditoriums and an entire floor of rooftop greenhouses to support research in plant genomics.


Dr. David Botstein
Anthony B Evnin Professor of Genomics
Princeton University
"Yeast, Evolution, & Cancer"
Dr. Joseph Ecker
HHMI Investigator,Professor, Plant Molecular & Cell Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
"Personal & Population Level Epigenome Dynamics"
Dr. Evan Eichler
HHMI Investigator, Professor of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
"Human Genome Structural Variation,
Disease, & Evolution
Dr. Ruth Ley
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Cornell University
"Gut microbiota in metabolic syndrome
& pregnancy"

Dr. Jason Lieb
Professor of Biology, Director, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences
UNC Chapel Hill
"An elegant solution for appendage
specification during development"

Dr. Alain Laederach
Assistant Professor of Biology
UNC Chapel Hill
"The genomics of RNA folding and disease"


8:30am Continental Breakfast and Sign-In
9:00am Welcome
9:10am-12:15pm Speaker Presentations
12:15-1:30pm Lunch and Poster Session - pdf of poster abstracts
1:30-3:00pm Speaker Presentations
3:00-3:25pm Final Remarks and Transition to Dedication
3:30-4:00pm Official Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Hosted by Chancellor Thorp
4:00-5:00pm Reception and Building Tours


Everyone is invited to attend the GSB symposium, but registration is required to attend the lunch and to ensure that there is sufficient seating and refreshments. If you would like to present a poster, please submit your abstract when you register or by emailing it to John Cornett, making sure to provide your full name, affiliation and the email address used to register.  All poster abstracts must be received by September 28, 2012.  Symposium registration will close on October 5, 2012.

To register, go here. Click the "Register for this event" button at the bottom of that page. If you are affilitated with UNC and have an Onyen, you can login to register using your UNC Onyen. If you do not have a UNC Onyen, you can continue to register without logging in by simply providing your email address.

You will receive a confirmation email upon completing registration. For further information, please contact John Cornett.


The Genome Sciences Building is located adjacent to the Bell Tower and across from the Carolina Union in the center of the UNC Campus.  The Ram’s Head Parking Deck provides convenient parking with an hourly rate for visitors. The symposium and opening will be held in the G200 auditorium.

Google Map for UNC Genome Sciences Building and Surrounding Campus

Driving Directions to the parking deck


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