Presented by: Peter-Bram 't Hoen, Center for Human and Clinical Genetics, LUMC, Leiden, NL
GeNeYouS is an initiative by young scientists in genomics research. The term genomics is hereby defined as the separate and integral sciences of genetics, studies on the transcriptome, proteome, metabolome and bioinformatics. GeNeYouS aims to bring together PhD students, postdocs and other young scientists who work on genomics research projects, such as the NWO BioMolecular Informatics projects, the IOP Genomics projects and others. GeNeYouS is supported by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative and IOP Genomics. GeNeYouS offers a platform for information exchange between scientists working in the fast evolving field of genomics. Also, GeNeYouS promotes the interests of the young researchers. Through this platform, young scientists should fully benefit from existing expertise and communicate easily with other people in genomics research. These focus points are made clear also in the three commissions that have been formed: Education, Internet and Public Relations, and Interaction. The last commission is involved in the organization of the first GeNeYouS symposium. The symposium will be held on Tuesday January 20, 2004 in Utrecht. The overall theme of the symposium is: "Decisions in Genomics". When working in Genomics, you will have to deal with specific challenges of both scientific and non-scientific nature, that are related to the novelty, complexity, comprehensiveness and multi-disciplinarity of the field. These issues force you to make choices you never had to make before. The symposium will consist of several lectures and two workshops of your own choice that will demonstrate what the specific nature of the choices in the area of genomics are, and assist you in making decisions. Details on the symposium and other GeNeYouS activities can be found on www.geneyous.nl. During the ArrayNL-dag, you will be able to register for a free membership and for the symposium.