Genome Research Day 2019


We’re excited to announce 23andMe’s third annual Genome Research Day, a meeting focused on human genomics and related research occurring in and around the Bay Area.


We are fortunate to live in a world-class hub of science, technology, and innovation. To foster more scientific exchange, we are hosting a free one-day meeting at our office in downtown Mountain View.

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 8am – 5pm PT
Location: 23andMe, 899 W. Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041


The schedule will feature talks and posters, and while we anticipate that some of those will be from 23andMe scientists, we sincerely hope that students and postdocs will submit abstracts to give talks and posters as well. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and the meeting will finish up with a happy hour on our rooftop deck.


Abstract submission is closed, but you can still register here:




8:00am           Registration and Breakfast
9:00am           Welcome
9:10am           Talks – Session 1

  • 9:10 – 9:30: Oceanian reference panels are crucial for understanding the impact of Polynesian-specific variant on adiposity in Native Hawaiians – Meng Lin, PhD, Chiang Lab, University of Southern California
  • 9:30 – 9:50: Phenome-wide burden of Copy Number Variation in UK Biobank – Matthew Aguirre, Rivas and Priest Labs, Stanford University
  • 9:50 – 10:10: Hubble: A deep learning approach to predicting CYP2D6 metabolic activity – Greg McInnes, Altman Lab, Stanford University
  • 10:10 – 10:30: A population specific reference panel for improved genotype imputation in African Americans – Jared O’Connell, PhD, Bioinformatician, 23andMe

10:30am         Break
10:50am         Talks – Session 2

  • 10:50 – 11:10: Ambient Air Pollution, Asthma Drug Response and Telomere Length in African American Youth – Eunice Lee, PhD, Burchard Lab, UCSF
  • 11:10 – 11:30: Natural selection on mutations affecting human complex traits – Yuval Simons, PhD, Pritchard Lab, Stanford University
  • 11:30 – 11:55: Creating the 23andMe Type 2 Diabetes Report – Michael Multhaup, PhD, Senior Product Scientist & Becca Krock, PhD, Product Scientist, 23andMe

12:00pm         Lunch
1:00pm           Concurrent info sessions:

  • Working at 23andMe/How to Collaborate

1:30pm           Poster Session
3:15pm           Keynote: Genotype First – Ali Torkamani, PhD, Scripps Research Translational Institute
4:00pm           Happy Hour

Directions & Parking


23andMe, 899 W. Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041


For those of you who are driving, there is a public structure at Lot 1, which is next to our building (Bryant St. between Evelyn Ave. and Villa St.). Complimentary day parking passes will be provided. Please inquire with the front receptionist upon check-in.

Please note that parking in a permit area or a two-hour space over two hours without a parking pass will result in a ticket issued by the city.

Public transportation

Our office is a 5-minute walk from the Caltrain Mountain View station.