We welcome you to the 24th Human Genome Meeting HGM2020 to be held here on the banks of the beautiful Swan River in Perth Western Australia.

We have an exciting program planned including sessions on:


Confirmed speakers so far:

Aleksandra Filipovska, Australia
Alicia Oshlack, Australia
Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Australia
Herawati Sudoyo, Indonesia
Janet Kelso, Germany
Juliet French, Australia
Karen Miga, USA
Karen Temple, United Kingdom
Kathryn North, Australia
Lea Starita, USA
Minette Liu, USA
Razelle Kurzrock, USA
Siana Nkya, Tanzania
Jantina de Vries, South Africa

Azure Hermes, Australia
Daniel Geschwind, USA
Daniel Macarthur, USA
Joseph Powell, Australia
Musa Mhlanga, South Africa
Nicholas Luscombe, United Kingdom
Peter Heutink, Germany
Rory Johnson, Switzerland
Ryan Lister, Australia
Ryan Taft, USA
Vinod Scaria, India
Wensheng Wei, China
Simon Easteal, Australia
Ernst Wolvetang, Australia

Equity statement:

We are aiming for a 50:50 gender representation at HGM2020. As of March 2019 we are on track with equal numbers of male and female speakers and organising committee members.


Images of Perth/Western Australia courtesy of Tourism Western Australia 

HUGO 2020 HGM Goes Virtual!

The HGM2020 organising committee and the HUGO council have continued to monitor the growing global COVID-19 outbreak. Given the current government regulations HUGO HGM 2020 will be delivered completely as a virtual meeting.

Here is what you need to know:

  • HGM2020 will be 100% virtual.
  • The entire meeting will be streamed live with the ability for questioning and answering in real time. To benefit those in different time zones, meeting content will also be available on demand.
  • Presentations will be delivered at the local Perth time – the home of HUGO HGM 2020, please check for local time zones
  • Existing registrations will automatically be converted into online registrations. Login details will be sent via email to registered delegates, if you do not receive this please contact the organisers Encanta at
  • Since the physical meeting is cancelled, all associated social events are also cancelled.