RECOMB – Comparative Genomics

Rapid advances in high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies have led to a massive explosion of genomic sequence data, presenting unprecedented challenges for the study of computational comparative genomics. The comparison of related genome sequences provides great inferential power for analyses of genome evolution, gene function, ancestral genome organization, cellular processes, mechanisms of evolution, and cancer genomics evolution. The RECOMB-CG satellite conference brings together leading researchers in bioinformatics and genomics to discuss cutting edge research in comparative genomics, with an emphasis on computational approaches and analyses, as well as novel experimental results. The program of the RECOMB-CG includes both invited lectures, highlight talks, contributed talks and poster sessions. The conference has already made a lasting impact in the field of computational comparative genomics.

Contributions on any theoretical and/or empirical approach to genome-wide comparison are welcome. Topics of interest include:

  • genome rearrangements
  • genomic variation
  • genomic diversity and dynamics
  • gene identification and annotation
  • methods for genome assembly
  • cancer evolutionary genomics
  • comparative epigenomics
  • population genomics
  • phylogenomics, paleogenomics, epidemiology and related areas
  • Machine learning in genomics

We encourage submissions that offer new biological findings or otherwise highlight their relevance to biology.

The RECOMB-CG conference will hold its 18th edition online from 21–24 September 2021. (The 17th edition was held in Montpellier, France, in 2019.)

Key Dates

Paper submission opens Mon., March 15, 2021
Paper submission deadline Mon., June 7, 2021
Author notification for papers (Postponed to) Mon., July 12, 2021
Final paper version due Mon., Aug. 23, 2021

Poster submission deadline (Postponed to) Fri., Aug. 20, 2021
Author notification for posters Wed., Aug. 25, 2021

Registration opens Thu., Aug. 12, 2021
Registration ends Mon., Sept. 20, 2021
Conference starts Tue., Sept. 21, 2021 (evening, Singapore time)
Conference ends Fri., Sept. 24, 2021

Keynote Speakers


Steering Committee

  • Marília Braga (Bielefeld University, Germany)
  • Dannie Durand (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Jens Lagergren (Stockholm University, Norway)
  • Aoife McLysaght (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Luay Nakhleh (Rice University, USA)
  • David Sankoff (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Organizing Committee

  • Rohan Williams (Chair)(SCELSE, Life Sciences Institute)
  • Swaine Chen (Genome Inst. of Singapore)
  • Kim Hie Lim (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Vaibhav Rajan (National University of Singapore)
  • Jarkko T. Salojarvi (Nanyang Technological University)

Program Committee

         Louxin Zhang(Chair, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

  • Max Alekseyev (George Washington University, USA)
  • Mukul S. Bansal (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Paola Bonizzoni (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Marília Braga (Bielefeld University, Germany)
  • Broňa Brejová (Comenius Univ. in Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • Cedric Chauve (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Mohammed El-Kebir (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,USA)
  • Nadia El-Mabrouk (University of Montreal, Canada)
  • Martin Frith (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Pawel Gorecki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Wataru Iwasaki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Katharina Jahn (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Lingling Jin (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Hie Lim Kim (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Jaebum Kim (Konkuk University, South Korea)
  • Manuel Lafond (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
  • Yu Lin (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Simone Linz (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • István Miklós (Rnyi Institute, Hungary)
  • Siavash Mirarab (University of California at San Diego, USA)
  • Burkhard Morgenstern (University of Goettingen, Germany)
  • Luay Nakhleh (Rice University, USA)
  • Kang Ning (Huazhong University of Sci. and Tech., China)
  • Aida Ouangraoua (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
  • Yann Ponty (CNRS/LIX, Polytechnique, France)
  • Aakrosh Ratan (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Marie-France Sagot (INRIA, France)
  • Sagi Snir (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • Giltae Song (Pusan National University, South Korea)
  • Maureen Stolzer (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Yanni Sun (City University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Wing-Kin Sung (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Krister Swenson (CNRS, Université de Montpellier, France)
  • Tamir Tuller (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Lusheng Wang (City University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Yong Wang (Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, China)
  • Rohan Williams (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Yufeng Wu (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Xiuwei Zhang (Georgia Tech, USA)


Please send all inquiries to Alternatively, send inquiries to

Rohan Williams (Life Sciences Institute, National University of Singapore):, or
Louxin Zhang (Centre for Data Science and Machine Learning, National University of Singapore):

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