ASMS 2023: Previewing the Opening Plenary and Welcome Reception


ASMS 2023 is excited to be hosting its annual conference in Houston, Texas. Here is what to expect on Sunday evening.

ASMS 2023 in Houston kicks off on Sunday June 4th with an Opening Plenary lecture, starting at 6:45 pm. This year’s Opening Plenary speaker will be Richard V. Gibbs from the Baylor College of Medicine.

Gibbs is the founder and director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC), which was established at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1996. The HGSC’s core mission is to advance medical care through research and translation of genomics. The group was one of the five worldwide sites to undertake and complete the Human Genome Project. The group subsequently collaborated to sequence many key species and to generate the first comprehensive map of human genetic variation. You can read more about Gibbs’s background and selected publications at the following link:

Joseph Loo from UCLA, who is the ASMS VP of Programs, will preside over the session. Gibb’s talk is titled, “From Human Genome Project to Precision Medicine – A Journey in Chemistry and Technology.”

Following the Opening Plenary from 7:45–9:30 pm in the Exhibit-Poster Hall at the George R. Brown Convention Center, a Welcome Reception will take place. Conference attendees will be able to celebrate the conference opening and visit the exhibit booths. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, free beer, and soft drinks will be served, and there will also be a cash bar for wine. The Welcome Reception is an opportunity for conference attendees to meet up with colleagues and friends.

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