The 20th International Gene Forum 2021

The Institute of Genomics of the University of Tartu cordially invites you to

The 20th International Gene Forum 2021

25-27 August, 2021

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is not possible to organize the traditional conference and celebrate all together the 20th Gene Forum. The Institute of Genomics of the University of Tartu is gladly announcing that this year’s conference will be held online! It provides an opportunity for much wider audience to listen to presentations by top scientist in the field of genomics.

Due to its interdisciplinary scope, the conference brings together 18 distinguished experts from Europe, the US and Israel for discussion of the progress in the field. This year’s presentations will cover themes from the use of genomic data in personalized medicine and applications in healthcare, pharmacogenomics, regulatory genomics and molecular functions, population genomics and human microbiome interactions. Given the situation in the world, this yearbs Gene Forum will also have a session on COVID-19 research.

The organizers hope that the forthcoming Gene Forum 2021 will create an inspiring environment and be professionally stimulating.

After the conference, registered participants will have access to the recordings of the presentations. An access link will be active 5 days. The registration will be open until the 23rd of August.

Registration is open HERE.

Scientific Program Committee of Gene Forum 2021:

  • Assoc. Prof. Elin Org (Chair)
  • Prof. Andres Metspalu
  • Prof. Mait Metspalu
  • Prof. Tõnu Esko
  • Prof. Pärt Peterson
  • Prof. Ana Rebane
  • Lect. Kaur Alasoo

Participation Information


The 20th Gene Forum 2021 will be held on 25-27 August, 2021. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 20th Gene Forum will take place online via Zoom. Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants.

Conference Language

The official conference language is English.

  • Please register HERE.
  • The deadline for registration is the 23rd of August
  • A letter of confirmation including a Zoom link and conference booklet will be sent to all participants by the Conference Secretariat.
Participation fee

The 20th Gene Forum will be free of charge.

Further Information

For further information regarding the conference please contact the organizers by e-mail: