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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (4th edition)

11-12 March 2021, Ghent, Belgium
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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (4th edition)

A Tools and Technologies conference

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RNGS21 will be a hybrid conference, both live and virtual. VIB is monitoring the COVID-19 situation. If we need to switch to a fully virtual format, you will have the choice to cancel your participation with refund or to join the online event and receive a partial refund.


After three very successful editions (Jan 2015, Leuven, March 2017, Antwerp and March 2019, Antwerp), VIB is proud to present the fourth edition of this Tools & Technologies conference.

Next generation sequencing has been and is still revolutionizing discoveries across life sciences. While established sequencing technologies are now fully embedded in the clinic and diagnostic settings, novel technological advancements spur the next revolution in sequencing technologies. These will open new avenues for research and enable new genomics insights not possible before. This conference aims to bring together experts in both established and novel sequencing technologies along with top scientists in the field.

Over the past decade, technological advances that enable the characterization of single cells at the molecular level rather than in bulk tissues have led to significant breakthrough discoveries with revolutionary insights in diseases, such as cancer, inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, specific focus of this conference will be on advances in single cell sequencing, ranging from transcriptomics, genomics, proteomics to combined multi-omics analysis at the single cell level. On top, with spatial context of cells becoming increasingly important to unravel cell functioning and behavior, a dedicated session will focus on technological advancements in spatial sequencing and breakthrough scientific discoveries that these have enabled.

This exciting conference puts together an excellent program including renowned leaders in the field that will cover the following topics:

  • Long reads & genome structure
  • Single cell sequencing
  • Spatial sequencing technologies
  • Population scale and clinical sequencing
  • Technology trends


In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide many opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner and much more!

Information for oral and poster submissions:
Upload your abstract by clicking on the 'Submit an abstract'. You do not have to register before submitting your abstract. The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation. All posters are eligible for the RNGS21 Poster Prize. The best 6 abstracts will be selected for a poster pitch in the plenary program.

Travel grants
We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending RNGS21 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 18 December 2020. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of December.

No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant.

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Program

Day 1 - Thursday, 11 March, 2021

08:30
09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00
09:05
Welcome
Plenary session 1: Long reads & genome structure
09:05
09:40
Academic speaker
09:40
10:05

Emily Hatas

Senior Director of Business Development, PacBio, US
Company speaker
10:05
10:40

Karen Miga

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, University of California, US
Academic speaker
10:40
11:10
Coffee break
11:10
11:35
11:35
12:10

Elly Tanaka

Institute of Molecular Pathology Vienna BioCenter, AT
Academic speaker
12:10
12:40
Poster pitches
12:40
13:30
Lunch
13:30
14:15
Poster session
Parallel session 1: Single Cell
15:15
15:50
Academic speaker
Parallel session 2: Long reads
14:15
14:50
Academic speaker
15:15
15:50
15:50
16:15

Presenter to be announced

Company speaker
16:15
16:45
Coffee break
Plenary session 2: Single Cell
16:45
17:20
17:45
18:20

Presenter to be announced

Academic speaker
18:20
19:20
Reception
19:20
20:20
Social activity
20:30
22:30
Conference dinner

Day 2 - Friday, 12 March, 2021

08:30
09:00
Welcome coffee
Plenary session 3: Spatial technologies
09:00
09:35
Academic speaker
09:35
10:00

Nachiket Kashikar

Head of Business Development, Service, and Commercial Operations, Apollo Life Sciences, DE
Company speaker
10:25
10:55
Coffee break
12:20
13:05
Panel discussion
13:00
13:45
Lunch
13:45
14:30
Poster session
Parallel session 3: Population scale and clinical sequencing
15:30
16:05

Presenter to be announced

Academic speaker
16:05
16:30

Clare Kingsley

Director, Operations Lead, 100,000 Genomes Project, Illumina, UK
Company speaker
Parallel session 4: Technology trends
15:30
16:05
16:05
16:30

Presenter to be announced

Company speaker
16:30
17:00
Coffee break
Plenary session 4: Population scale and clinical sequencing
17:00
17:35
Academic speaker
18:10
18:20
Closing remarks

Organizing committee

Travel Grant

Submission closing date

Abstracts

Submit your abstract for this event

You can submit an abstract for a poster and/or oral presentation. You do not have to register before submitting your abstract.

Register before the early bird deadline if you would like your abstract in the program book.

Abstract submission closing date:   Monday, 11 January, 2021
Submit an abstract
The full list of abstracts will be available on 05-03-2021 until 02-04-2021
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 05-03-2021 until 02-04-2021
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

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