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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (Virtual 4th edition)

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

Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (Virtual 4th edition)

A VIB Tools and Technologies conference

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As it seems rather unlikely to hold live international conferences during spring next year, the organizing committee has decided to switch the format of ‘Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (4th edition)’.

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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 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!

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. All posters are eligible for the RNGS21 Poster Prize. The best 6 abstracts will be selected for a poster pitch in the plenary program.

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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

Program

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

Elly Tanaka

Institute of Molecular Pathology Vienna BioCenter, AT
Academic speaker
12:30
12:50
12:50
13:20

Karen Miga

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, University of California, US
Academic speaker
13:40
14:10
Academic speaker
14:10
14:40
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions
14:40
15:40
Poster & Booth session
Parallel Session 1: Single cell
16:30
17:00
Academic speaker
Parallel Session 2: Long reads
15:40
16:10
Academic speaker
16:10
16:30

Emily Hatas

Senior Director of Business Development, PacBio, US
Company speaker
16:30
17:00
17:00
17:20

Presenter to be announced

Company speaker
17:20
17:50
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions
Plenary Session 2: Single Cell
17:50
18:20

Manolis Kellis

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab; Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, US
Academic speaker
18:20
18:40
18:40
19:10
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
Academic speaker
12:30
12:50

Nachiket Kashikar

Head of Business Development, Service, and Commercial Operations, Apollo Life Sciences, DE
Company speaker
12:50
13:10
Company speaker
13:40
13:50
Short break
14:30
15:15
Panel discussion
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
17:50
18:10

Clare Kingsley

Director, Operations Lead, 100,000 Genomes Project, Illumina, UK
Company speaker
Parallel Session 4: Technology trends
17:20
17:50
17:50
18:10

Ali Nabi

Director Informatics, GenapSys Inc., US
Company speaker
18:10
18:40
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions
Plenary Session 4: Population scale and clinical sequencing
18:40
19:10
Academic speaker
19:40
19:50
Closing remarks
19:50
20:20
Virtual coffee break / Meet the speaker sessions

Organizing committee

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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