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Upcoming RNGS19 Abstract Deadline

17 January 2019

The VIB Tools & Technologies Conference Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing, taking place on 25-26 March 2019 in Antwerp, is approaching. Therefore we want to remind you that the deadline for submitting your research is 21 January 2019.

Abstracts can be submitted for an oral or poster presentation to the following topics:

  • Long reads, genome structure and mapping;
  • Epigenomics;
  • Metagenomics;
  • Spatial transcriptomics;
  • Population scale and clinical sequencing;
  • Emerging technologies;
  • Single Cell.

After 21 January 2019, the organizing committee will review the submissions and will notify you of your abstract acceptance by the beginning of February.

Speakers RNGS19

Enter your abstract on the website & swipe down to the yellow box. You do not have to register before submitting your abstract.

If you need some extra convincing, we’re happy to announce that VIB is awarding a poster prize for the best poster abstract! This meeting will focus on the front end of innovation and bring together key innovators from academia and industry. In other words, a very wide audience who can provide you with ample opportunities for new research paths, insights in your topic, new developments, which can take your work even further!

If you need a little bit of inspiration, you can get a glimpse of what the speakers will be talking about during their presentations. Below you can find a short selection of their talk titles:

Long reads, genome structure and mapping

  • Sonja Vernes - MPI, NL:
    • The Bat1k project: bat genomes, biology, and implications


  • Wolf Reik- Babraham Institute, UK:
    • Single-cell epigenome landscape of development and ageing


  • Julie Segre - National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, US:
    • Human skin microbiome: Integrating bacterial, fungal and viral communities

Emerging spatial transcriptomics technologies

  • Long Cai - California Institute of Technology, US:
    • Spatial Genomics and Dynamics by seqFISH

Population scale and clinical sequencing

  • Evan Eichler - University of Washington, US:
    • Long-read sequencing of complex genomes

Single Cell

  • Sarah Teichmann - Sanger institute, UK:
    • Reconstructing tissue architecture by single cell genomics

The full program is now on the website.

We’re looking forward to receiving your abstract.