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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (Virtual 4th edition)

11-12 March 2021, Virtual edition
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Poster session - Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
Sponsor booths
Sponsor booths
Speaker Presenting Tools & Tech
Speaker Presenting Tools & Tech
Sponsor booth interaction
Sponsor booth interaction
ICC conference room - Ghent
ICC conference room - Ghent
Sponsor booths - Leuven
Sponsor booths - Leuven
Sponsor booth interaction
Sponsor booth interaction
Guided Tour Ghent
Guided Tour Ghent

Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (Virtual 4th edition)

Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (Virtual 4th edition)

A VIB Tools and Technologies conference

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After three very successful editions (Jan 2015, Leuven, March 2017, Antwerp and March 2019, Antwerp), VIB is proud to present the virtual 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 and much more!

VODs of the presentations (when consented by the speakers) will be available on Monday March 15th following the conference for those in attendance. The videos will be up for 4 weeks.

10 March: RNGS21 MGI Satellite Workshop
MGI has teamed up with VIB Conferences to offer a free satellite workshop on March 10 for all RNGS21 attendees. Find out more in the program below.

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Confirmed speakers

Manolis Kellis
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Manolis Kellis

Manolis Kellis

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab; Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, US
Rong Fan
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Rong Fan

Rong Fan

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, US
Xun Xu
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Xun Xu

Xun Xu

CEO, BGI Group; President, BGI Research, CN

Program

MGI Satellite - Wednesday, 10 March, 2021

The free registration for the RNGS21 MGI Satellite Workshop is separate from your RNGS21 ticket and can be done here: MGI Satellite registration.

13:00
13:10
Welcome by Dr. Yong Hou (BGI Group, CN)
Invited speakers
13:10
13:35
COVID-19 Test and Research in Sweden
13:30
14:00
On the origin of species - microbiota maturation throughout infancy and childhood
14:00
14:25
Single-cell transcriptomic atlas of Macaca fascicularis and its application to study human disease
14:25
14:50
Large field of view-spatially resolved transcriptomics at nanoscale resolution
14:50
15:00
Q&A

Day 1 - Thursday, 11 March, 2021

11:00
11:50
Virtual coffee
11:50
12:00
Welcome
Plenary session 1: Long reads & genome structure
12:00
12:30
Using single cell transcriptomics to understand regeneration competence across species

Elly Tanaka

Institute of Molecular Pathology Vienna BioCenter, AT
Academic speaker
12:30
12:50
The long and short of it
12:50
13:20
Assembling metagenomes with long reads: the good, the bad and the unknown
Academic speaker
13:20
13:40
Genome Insights in complex crop genomes facilitated by long reads
13:40
14:10
Understanding genetic variation using targeted long-read sequencing
14:10
14:40
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions
14:40
15:40
Poster & Booth session
Parallel Session 1: Single cell sequencing
15:40
16:10
Defining the breadth and specificity of drug response in heterogeneous immune cell populations
Academic speaker
16:10
16:30
Massively parallel quantification of phenotypic heterogeneity in single cell drug responses
16:30
17:00
Differential state analyses and beyond for single cell datasets
Academic speaker
17:00
17:20
A Single-cell Multi-omics Paradigm Elevating Existing NGS Workflows
17:20
17:25
Discover the next generation of automated NGS library prep - Beckman Coulter
Parallel Session 2: Long reads
15:40
16:10
Efficient de novo Assembly of Near-Complete Human Genomes using Long Reads
Academic speaker
16:10
16:30
The Long and Short of Sequencing - Why HiFi Reads are the Future
Company speaker
16:30
17:00
Telomere-to-Telomere Chromosome Assemblies: New Insights Into Genome Biology and Structure

Karen Miga

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, University of California, US
Academic speaker
17:00
17:20
Xdrop® Technology combined with long-read sequencing sheds light on complex genomic regions: repeats, gaps, unknown insertions, and structural variants
17:20
17:25
Sponsored talk: Beyond NGS

Wei Li

Novogene Europe Senior Product Manager, Novogene, UK
Sponsored talk
17:25
17:50
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions
Plenary Session 2: Single cell sequencing
17:50
18:20
From genomics to therapeutics: single-cell dissection and manipulation of disease circuitry

Manolis Kellis

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab; Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, US
Academic speaker
18:20
18:40
Spatially resolved transcriptomics in FFPE tissues
18:40
19:10
Symmetry Breaking and Self-Organization in Intestinal Organoids
Academic speaker
19:10
19:40
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions
19:40
21:00
Networking

Day 2 - Friday, 12 March, 2021

11:00
12:00
Virtual coffee
Plenary Session 3: Spatial technologies
12:00
12:30
The power of ONE: Immunology in the age of single cell genomics
Academic speaker
12:30
12:50
Molecular Cartography™ for Highly Multiplexed Spatial Analysis of mRNA

Nachiket Kashikar

Head of Business Development, Service, and Commercial Operations, Resolve BioSciences GmbH, DE
Company speaker
12:50
13:10
RNA-targeted In Situ Sequencing for high throughput, high multiplex, subcellular RNA analysis in a variety of tissues
Company speaker
13:10
13:40
DBiT-seq for Spatial Omics Mapping of Tissues at Cellular Level

Rong Fan

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, US
Academic speaker
13:40
13:50
Short break
13:50
14:10
Molecular atlassing with MERFISH reveals the spatial organization of mouse and human tissues

George Emanuel

Cofounder & Director of Technology and Partnerships, Vizgen, US
Company speaker
14:10
14:30
The Spatial Biology Revolution: development of spatially resolved technologies with unlimited multiplexing of RNA and Proteins for biobanked (FFPE) tissue samples using NGS readout of Digital Spatial Profiling (DSP)
Company speaker
14:30
15:15
Panel discussion

Spatial Omics: a look into the future

15:15
15:45
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions
15:45
16:30
Poster & Booth session
Parallel Session 3: Population scale and clinical sequencing
16:30
17:00
Long-read sequencing and optical genome mapping for comprehensive structural variant detection

Alexander Hoischen

Departments of Human Genetics and Internal Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center; NL
Academic speaker
17:00
17:30
Understanding genetic effects on gene expression in health and disease
17:30
18:00
Long-read sequencing resolves structural variants in SERPINC1 causing antithrombin deficiency and identifies a complex rearrangement and a retrotransposon insertion not characterized by routine diagnostic methods
18:00
18:20
Delivering the Genomic Medicine Service

Clare Kingsley

Senior Director of the Illumina Laboratory Services, Illumina, UK
Company speaker
18:20
18:25
Advancements in Methylation Detection using NGS
Sponsored talk
Parallel Session 4: Technology trends
16:30
16:50
Tracking the Gravity Assist COVID-19 Has Delivered to Sequencing Technology
16:50
17:10
Extreme Throughout Tx Platform and Spatio-Temporal enhanced Resolution Omics-Sequencing (Stereo-seq) powered by DNBSEQTM

Xun Xu

CEO, BGI Group; President, BGI Research, CN
Company speaker
17:10
17:40
Nanopore targeted sequencing – the long and short of it
17:40
18:00
High Accuracy, Low Cost, and Scalable GenapSys Sequencing Platform

Ali Nabi

Director Informatics, GenapSys Inc., US
Company speaker
18:00
18:05
Adventitious virus testing via NGS: No chance to hide!
18:05
18:10
OncNGS, The best for all, at all times
18:25
18:50
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions
Plenary Session 4: Population scale and clinical sequencing
18:50
19:20
A structural variation map of 499 Han Chinese individuals using long-read sequencing data
Academic speaker
19:20
19:50
Clonal Hematopoiesis and Telomere Variations Revealed by Astronauts’ Short, Long, and Linked-Read NGS
19:50
20:00
Closing remarks
20:00
20:30
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions

Organizing committee

Abstracts

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.