The meeting will start at 9:00 AM CDT on November 6 and end around 12:00 PM CDT on November 9.

De Novo Gene Birth

De novo genes represent a major source of genetic variation with a profound impact on adaptation, phenotypic variation, and evolutionary innovation.

This meeting will fulfill the need to:

  • Provide a synthesis of the current knowledge of de novo gene evolution and function
  • Develop shared guidelines concerning the annotation of de novo genes, particularly those encoding small proteins
  • Identify critical areas and compelling questions at the intersection of evolutionary biology, functional genomics, and other disciplines where future interdisciplinary research efforts should concentrate
  • Promote novel opportunities for collaboration among investigators from different fields
  • Provide recommendations for improved annotation tools to identify functional de novo genes




Hotel rooms can be booked at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, where the conference will be hosted.



Guests who would like more personalized attention may also reach our Group Reservations department directly by calling the hotel at (979) 260-2235 and selecting Option 2 for Group Reservations.  The Hotel team may also be reached at reservations@texasamhotelcc.com.

Abstract submission is now open!

Abstracts must contain a title, names and affiliation of all co-authors, and up to 250 words of text. The deadline to submit abstracts is October 31st.

Late registration fees apply after August 31st