Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing: Tools and Technologies

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15-16 January 2015, Leuven, Belgium
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VIB’s Tools and Technologies meeting series aims to provide a forum for both academic top speakers and scientists from emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions. Catalyzed by VIB’s Technology Scouting team, the Tools and Technologies  meetings focus on the front end of innovation and bring together key innovators in selected life sciences research fields.

Our meeting on Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing will look at emerging tools and approaches for Population scale sequencing, Sample prep, Next-Generation Sequencing Platforms, Single-Cell Genomics, Epigenetics, Next-Gen Transcriptomics, Ultralong reads and Assembly, and Bioinformatics.

In addition to a great scientific/technology program, we provide ample opportunity for networking during the meeting. The event will be flavored with some of the best things Belgium has to offer, including special chocolates during the breaks and a Belgian beer reception.
 
Our conference is fully subscribed, we will not take on-site registrations. Check back for our 2016 edition !

 

The members of the organizing committee are:

Mark Veugelers, VIB, Gent, Belgium
Peter Verhasselt, VIB Nucleomics Core Facility, Leuven, Belgium
Albena Jordanova, VIB Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Halina Novak, VIB, Gent, Belgium
Evy Vierstraete, VIB, Gent, Belgium

 

Top speakers: 

Johnsee Lee

CEO Personal Genomics, Inc., Taiwan

Radoje Drmanac

CSO Complete Genomics, USA

Eske Willerslev

Copenhagen University, Denmark

David Jaffe

Broad Institute, USA

Mark Akeson

University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Jan Korbel

EMBL, Germany

Max Van Min

CEO Cergentis, The Netherlands

Fuchou Tang

Peking University, China

Mats Nilsson

Stockholm University, Sweden

Ido Amit

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

David Johnson

CEO Gigagen, USA

Tobias Ost

R&D Manager Cambridge Epigenetix, UK

Jin Billy Li

Stanford University, USA

Alexander Seitz

CEO Lexogen, Austria

Jim Eberwine

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, US

Han Cao

CSO Bionano Genomics, USA

John Oliver

Vice President, Research & Development, Nabsys, USA

Peter Van Loo

Cancer Research UK London Research Institute / Francis Crick Institute

Ryan Lister

The University of Western Australia, Australia

James Taylor

Johns Hopkins University, USA

Gary Schroth

Distinguished Scientist, Product Development, Illumina, USA

Sharon Squazzo

Applications and Business Development Scientist, Diagenode Inc., USA

Mike Furness

Senior Account Manager DNAnexus, UK

Annabelle Gerard

R&D Manager, HiFiBio, France

Alex Dickinson

Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Illumina, USA

Paul Schaffer

Lifecycle Leader Sequencing Platforms Roche Diagnostics, USA

Evan Eichler

University of Washington, USA

Hans Karten

Chief Executive & Technology Officer Genalice, the Netherlands

Marie Just Mikkelsen

CTO Samplix, Denmark

Nick Loman

University of Birmingham, UK

Xu Xun

Executive Director, BGI Research, China

Ralph Vogelsang

Sales & Account Manager for Central/South Europe, Pacific Biosciences

Jeremy Gillespie

Director of Business Development, Enzymatics, USA

Gordon Hamilton

CEO PicoSeq, France

Roald Forsberg

VP Research and Development CLCBio-Qiagen, Denmark

Patrik Ståhl

SciLifeLab and Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Mike Lelivelt

Director of Bioinformatics and Software Products at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Life Technologies), USA
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Abstracts for Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing: Tools and Technologies
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Day 1 - 15 January 2015

Thursday, 15 January, 2015
08:30 - 09:20
Registration / Welcome coffee
Morning program - Parallel session 1
Science program
Parallel Science Session
09:20 - 09:30
Welcome
Halina Novak
VIB Headquarters
09:30 - 10:05
From genomic variation to molecular mechanism
Jan Korbel
EMBL, Germany
Academic speaker
10:05 - 10:30
Enabling large scale "perfect" personal genome sequencing
Radoje Drmanac
CSO Complete Genomics, USA
Company speaker
10:30 - 10:55
Performance Update for Ion Torrent Semiconductor Sequencing
Mike Lelivelt
Director of Bioinformatics and Software Products at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Life Technologies), USA
Company speaker
10:55 - 11:05
Outsourcing human genome interpretation
Peter Schols
CEO Diploid
Company speaker
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Peter Schols, CEO Diploid, BE
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:05
Single Cell Sequencing Technology and Applications
Xu Xun
Executive Director, BGI Research, China
Academic speaker
12:05 - 12:30
Geonomics: Sequencing at a Global Scale
Alex Dickinson
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Illumina, USA
Company speaker
12:30 - 12:40
Eppendorf and NGS Applications
Jurgen Goudmaeker
Sales Specialist Eppendorf, Belgium
Company speaker
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Jurgen Goudmaeker, Eppendorf, BE
Morning program - Parallel session 2
Science program
Parallel Science Session
09:20 - 09:30
Welcome
Mark Veugelers
VIB Headquarters
09:30 - 10:05
What can we learn from Ancient Genetics and Genomics
Eske Willerslev
Copenhagen University, Denmark
Academic speaker
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Eske Willerslev, Copenhagen University, DK
10:05 - 10:30
PINS – A New Front-end for Next Generation Sequencing
Marie Just Mikkelsen
CTO Samplix, Denmark
Company speaker
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Marie Just Mikkelsen, CTO Samplix, DK
10:30 - 10:55
NGS Library Construction-from Bench to Clinic
Jeremy Gillespie
Director of Business Development, Enzymatics, USA
Company speaker
10:55 - 11:05
Repair of FFPE DNA samples to improve NGS library yield and quality
Bjoern Textor
NGS Application Specialist, New England Biolabs, USA
Company speaker
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:05
Personal genome assembly
David Jaffe
Broad Institute, USA
Academic speaker
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David Jaffe, Broad Institute, US
12:05 - 12:30
Targeted locus amplification for hypothesis neutral next generation sequencing and haplotyping of selected genomic loci
Max Van Min
CEO Cergentis, The Netherlands
Company speaker
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Max Van Min, CEO Cergentis, NL
12:30 - 12:40
Enabling NGS
Paul Lomax
Strategic Business Development Genomics, Perkin Elmer, UK
Company speaker
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch & poster session
Afternoon program - Parallel session 1
Science program
Parallel Science Session
14:00 - 14:35
Resolving the structural variation complexity of genomes using single molecule real time sequencing technology
Evan Eichler
University of Washington, USA
Academic speaker
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Evan Eichler, University of Washington, US
14:35 - 15:00
Why long read, quick turn around time, single molecule sequencing is fit for the clinic
Paul Schaffer
Lifecycle Leader Sequencing Platforms Roche Diagnostics, USA
Company speaker
15:00 - 15:25
Optoelectronic Single-Molecule Sequencing: The Next Generation NGS for Clinical Applications
Johnsee Lee
CEO Personal Genomics, Inc., Taiwan
Company speaker
15:25 - 15:35
Improve input DNA/RNA sample QC using a standardized platform
Tony Montoye
Head of Marketing and Applications, Trinean, Belgium
Company speaker
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:35
Nanopore Sequencing Comes of Age
Mark Akeson
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Academic speaker
16:35 - 17:00
SIMDEQ – a Novel Technology for Single-Molecule Genetic & Epigenetic Analysis
Gordon Hamilton
CEO PicoSeq, France
Company speaker
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Gordon Hamilton, CEO PicoSeq, FR
17:00 - 17:10
Using the Fragment Analyzer to simplify your NGS Library QC
Markus Tilmes
European Sales Manager, Advanced Analytical Technologies Inc., USA
Company speaker
17:10 - 17:20
Sophia Genetics: Towards Data Driven Medicine
Audrey Coiffic
Business Development Manager, Sophia Genetics, Switzerland
Company speaker
17:20 - 17:30
NGS workflows for small and large panels, exomes, genomes
Geofrey Henno
Genomics Sales Agent Agilent, Belium
Company speaker
17:30 - 17:40
Macrogen: Advancing Through Genomics, Sequencing Service Overview
Marc Hahn
Product Specialist Macrogen, Korea
Company speaker
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Marc Hahn, Product specialist Macrogen, KR
Afternoon program - Parallel session 2
Science program
Parallel Science Session
14:00 - 14:35
Dissecting gene regulation network in human early embryos at single-cell and single-base resolution
Fuchou Tang
Peking University, China
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:10
In situ sequencing for expression and mutation profiling of fixed cells and tissue sections
Mats Nilsson
Stockholm University, Sweden
Academic speaker
15:10 - 15:20
The SMARTer way to low input RNA-seq
Francois-Xavier Sicot
Senior Product Manager NGS Takara Clontech, France
Company speaker
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:35
Shaping the blood: Lessons from Chromatin and single cell RNA-seq dynamics
Ido Amit
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Academic speaker
16:35 - 17:00
Title TBA
David Johnson
CEO Gigagen, USA
Company speaker
17:00 - 17:25
Biomarker Discovery and Validation Using Low Coverage Sequencing of Single cells
Jay West
Senior Director Of Research & Development Fluidigm, USA
Company speaker
17:25 - 17:35
An end-to-end solution for strand-specific RNA-seq using picogram amounts of total RNA or single cell lysates
Svenja Debey-Pascher
Technical Support Scientist Nugen Technologies Europe, the Netherlands
Company speaker
17:35 - 19:00
Closing drink

Day 2 - 16 January 2015

Friday, 16 January, 2015
09:00 - 09:30
Registration & coffee
Morning program - Parallel session 1
Science program
Parallel Science Session
09:30 - 10:05
Global Epigenomic Reconfiguration During Mammalian Brain Development
Ryan Lister
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Academic speaker
10:05 - 10:30
Oxidative Bisulfite - a new way to look at true methylation and hydroxymethylation
Tobias Ost
R&D Manager Cambridge Epigenetix, UK
Company speaker
10:30 - 10:55
Enabling Solutions for Reproducible ChIP-Seq and Epigenetic Analyses
Sharon Squazzo
Applications and Business Development Scientist, Diagenode Inc., USA
Company speaker
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 11:50
Hardy-Weinberg theorem based identification of imprinted loci from large-scale omics data
Tim De Meyer
Ghent University, Belgium
Academic speaker
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Tim De Meyer, Ghent University, Belgium
11:50 - 12:15
Epigenetic characterization of rare cell populations using droplet based microfluidics
Annabelle Gerard
R&D Manager, HiFiBio, France
Company speaker
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Annabelle Gerard, R&D Manager, HiFiBio, FR
Morning program - Parallel session 2
Science program
Parallel Science Session
09:30 - 10:05
Regulatory and Functional Landscape of RNA Editing
Jin Billy Li
Stanford University, USA
Academic speaker
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Jin Billy Li, Stanford University, US
10:05 - 10:30
RNA-Seq does not need to be complicated
Alexander Seitz
CEO Lexogen, Austria
Company speaker
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Alexander Seitz, CEO Lexogen, AT
10:30 - 10:55
Advanced Topics in RNA Sequencing – FFPE, Fusions and Viruses
Gary Schroth
Distinguished Scientist, Product Development, Illumina, USA
Company speaker
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:05
The Theory of Cellular Deconstruction – Expression Variability, Translational Regulation and Functional Genomics
Jim Eberwine
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
12:05 - 12:40
Spatial Transcriptomics - Transcriptome Sequencing of Single Cells in a Spatial Tissue Context
Patrik Ståhl
SciLifeLab and Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Academic speaker
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch & poster session
Afternoon program: Parallel session 1
Science program
Parallel Science Session
14:00 - 14:35
NGS method development for infection and oncology research
Adam Ameur
Uppsala Genome Center, Science for Life Laboratory Uppsala, Sweden
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:00
Single-Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT™) DNA Sequencing: Technology Update and Recent Applications
Ralph Vogelsang
Sales & Account Manager for Central/South Europe, Pacific Biosciences
Company speaker
15:00 - 15:25
Mapping the “Dark Matter” of Genome – Long repeats, Complex Structural Variations and Towards True Contiguity of de novo Assembly with Nanochannel Technology
Han Cao
CSO Bionano Genomics, USA
Company speaker
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Han Cao, CSO Bionano Genomics, US
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:35
What can we do with real-time nanopore sequencing?
Nick Loman
University of Birmingham, UK
Academic speaker
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Nick Loman, University of Birmingham, UK
16:35 - 17:00
Nanochannels and Electronic Detection for Single-Molecule Based Mapping of Genomes
John Oliver
Vice President, Research & Development, Nabsys, USA
Company speaker
17:00 - 17:20
Polymerase specific error rates identified by single molecule sequencing
Matthew Hestand
Department of Human Genetics, KULeuven, Belgium
Academic speaker
Afternoon program: Parallel session 2
Science program
Parallel Science Session
14:00 - 14:35
Accessible and Reproducible Genomics at Scale with Galaxy
James Taylor
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Academic speaker
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James Taylor, Johns Hopkins University, US
14:35 - 15:00
Taking definitive care of the NGS big data deluge
Hans Karten
Chief Executive & Technology Officer Genalice, the Netherlands
Company speaker
15:00 - 15:25
The need for a compact high speed processing in NGS
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:35
Molecular archaeology of cancer
Peter Van Loo
Cancer Research UK London Research Institute / Francis Crick Institute
Academic speaker
16:35 - 17:00
Genome-based Medicine – networking science
Mike Furness
Senior Account Manager DNAnexus, UK
Company speaker
17:00 - 17:25
QIAGEN Bioinformatics - a comprehensive informatics platform for analysis, interpretation and services
Roald Forsberg
VP Research and Development CLCBio-Qiagen, Denmark
Company speaker
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Roald Forsberg, VP R&D CLCBio-Qiagen, DK
17:30 - 19:00
Closing drink