Two decades of deCODE genetics

A thoughtful celebration and a recalibration of genomics for  human society.


On September 30th  2016, deCODE genetics celebrated its 20th anniversary with a conference at its headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland.

With distinguished invited speakers and an audience of more than 200 scientists, the conference reviewed the revolutionary changes that have taken place in human genetics during the last two decades and highlighted deCODE’s contributions during the period.

Dr. Myles Axton, Chief Editor of Nature Genetics, chaired the event.



Myles AxtonNature Genetics

Reading the genomes of Icelanders
Kari StefanssondeCODE genetics

Genetic revolution in Psychiatry – Recent discoveries and future potential
Ole A. AndreassenUniversity of Oslo

Genes and environmental factors in multiple sclerosis
Tomas OlssonKarolinska Institutet

Microbiome in precision medicine
Oluf Borbye PedersenUniversity of Copenhagen

Genomic landscape of the autism spectrum
Mark DalyHarvard University

Merging genetics and epidemiology for society
Camilla StoltenbergPublic Health Institute of Norway