Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition)

A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference
20 - 21 March 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
Presenting the 2nd edition
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Monday, 6 March, 2017
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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition)
A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference

Enabled by better cost-performance curves and novel technology developments, Next-Generation Sequencing technologies keep on pushing the boundaries of our scientific knowledge. The NGS-field is still expanding and to take advantage of new opportunities offered by these technologies in life sciences, VIB Conferences will host the second edition of Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing: Tools and Technologies.

After a sold-out 2015 edition, RNGS17 will look at emerging tools and approaches for:

  • Large-scale Sequencing
  • Applications for Current and Emerging Next-Generation Sequencing Platforms
  • Single-Cell Genomics
  • Epigenetics
  • Next-Generation Transcriptomics technologies
  • Ultra-long reads and Assembly
  • Computational genomics and data analysis

In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner and our ‘Meet the Expert’ session!

You can find more info about the sold out first edition here.

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Top speakers: 

Chuan He

University of Chicago, US

Jan Korbel

EMBL, DE

Francesca Demichelis

University Trento, IT

William Biggs

Head of Genomic Sequencing , Human Longevity, US

Ben Hindson

CSO, 10x Genomics, US

Deniz Kural

CEO, Seven Bridges Genomics

Diether Lambrechts

VIB Vesalius Research Center, KU Leuven, BE

Jo Vandesompele

CSO, Biogazelle, BE

Jurgen Del-Favero

CSO, Multiplicom, BE

Jean-Christophe Marine

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE

Wouter de Laat

Hubrecht Institute, NL

Geoff Smith

CEO, Cambridge Epigenetix, UK

Dennis Eastburn

CSO, Mission Bio, US

Molly He

Senior Director, Protein Engineering & Sequencing, Illumina, US

Todd Dickinson

CEO, Dovetail Genomics, US

Hans Cobben

CEO, Bluebee, NL

Kevin Corcoran

Sr. VP of Marketing Development, Pacific Biosciences, US

Jens Gundlach

University of Washington, US

Adam Siepel

CSHL, US

Hanlee Ji

Stanford, US

Steven Henck

Vice President at Genia Subsidiary of Roche Molecular Systems

Andy Felton

VP Marketing & Product Management, Ion Torrent Business, US

Florian Baumgartner

Interim CEO Spatial Transcriptomics, SE

Oliver Stegle

EMBL-EBI, UK

Peter Kharchenko

Harvard Medical School, US

Emmanouil Dermitzakis

University of Geneva, CH

Richard H. Ebright

Rutgers, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, US

Stuart Lindsay

Arizona State University, US

Eleftheria Zeggini

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Amos Tanay

Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

Elizabeth Reczek

CEO, SeqLL, US

Misha Kapushesky

CEO, Genestack, UK

Ronald Lebofsky

Sr. Staff Scientist, Advanced Research, Digital Biology Center, Bio-Rad, US
Submit an abstract: 
Upload your abstract for Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition)
Abstract submission closing date: 
Friday, 20 January, 2017
Submit abstract

Day 1 - 20 March 2017

Monday, 20 March, 2017
08:45 - 09:15
Registration & coffee
09:15 - 09:20
Welcome
Parallel session AM1: Population-scale and Clinical Sequencing
09:20 - 09:55
Presenter TBA
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:20
True Single Molecule Sequencing (tSMS™) for the Precision Medicine Era
Elizabeth Reczek
CEO, SeqLL, US
Company speaker
10:20 - 10:55
Emmanouil Dermitzakis
University of Geneva, CH
Academic speaker
10:55 - 11:25
Coffee break
11:25 - 11:50
William Biggs
Head of Genomic Sequencing , Human Longevity, US
Company speaker
11:50 - 12:25
Presenter TBA
Academic speaker
Parallel session AM2: Single-cell Genomics
09:20 - 09:55
Single cell transcriptomics to uncover the rules governing stem cell biology
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:20
High-throughput Genomic Analysis of tumors with droplet Microfluidics
Dennis Eastburn
CSO, Mission Bio, US
Company speaker
10:20 - 10:55
Single Cell Approaches for Studying Genome Regulation
Amos Tanay
Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
Academic speaker
10:55 - 11:25
Coffee break
11:25 - 11:50
The future of targeted resequencing
Jurgen Del-Favero
CSO, Multiplicom, BE
Company speaker
11:50 - 12:25
Statistical approaches for dissecting single-cell transcriptome and epigenome diversity
Oliver Stegle
EMBL-EBI, UK
Academic speaker
12:25 - 14:15
Lunch & Poster session
Parallel session PM1: Emerging DNA Sequencing technologies
14:15 - 14:50
Jens Gundlach
University of Washington, US
Academic speaker
14:50 - 15:15
Clive Brown
CTO, Oxford Nanopore, UK
Company speaker
15:15 - 15:40
Ben Hindson
CSO, 10x Genomics, US
Company speaker
15:40 - 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 - 16:50
Recognition Tunneling – a Super-sensitive Readout for Sequencing DNA and other Heteropolymers
Stuart Lindsay
Arizona State University, US
Academic speaker
16:50 - 17:15
Presenter TBA
Company speaker
17:15 - 17:40
Nano-, Micro- and Macro-Machines for DNA Sequencing
Steven Henck
Vice President at Genia Subsidiary of Roche Molecular Systems
Company speaker
Parallel session PM2: Current Applications and Platforms for Applied NGS
14:15 - 14:50
Academic speaker
14:50 - 15:25
Understanding melanoma intra-tumor heterogeneity and therapy resistance through lineage-tracing and single-cell sequencing approches
Jean-Christophe Marine
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Academic speaker
15:25 - 15:50
Illumina Sequencing: New technologies and applications
Molly He
Senior Director, Protein Engineering & Sequencing, Illumina, US
Company speaker
15:50 - 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 - 16:50
Academic speaker
16:50 - 17:15
Ion Torrent Sequencing – tools for oncology, inherited and infectious disease
Andy Felton
VP Marketing & Product Management, Ion Torrent Business, US
Company speaker
17:15 - 17:40
Ronald Lebofsky
Sr. Staff Scientist, Advanced Research, Digital Biology Center, Bio-Rad, US
Company speaker
17:40 - 18:40
Reception

Organizing Committee:

Mark Veugelers, PhD, VIB Senior Science Policy Manager
Diether Lambrechts, VIB Vesalius Research Center, KU Leuven
Albena Jordanova, VIB Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Antwerp
Halina Novak, PhD, VIB Senior Science Policy Manager
Evy Vierstraete, PhD, VIB Science Events Manager

Day 2 - 21 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
Parallel session AM1: Epigenomics
09:15 - 09:50
Mechanisms of Epigenetic Regulation in Stem cells and Development
Academic speaker
09:50 - 10:25
Visualization of transcription initiation genome-wide at single molecule resolution
Academic speaker
10:25 - 10:50
Geoff Smith
CEO, Cambridge Epigenetix, UK
Company speaker
10:50 - 11:20
Coffee break
11:20 - 11:55
DNA 5hmC as biomarker for human diseases
Chuan He
University of Chicago, USA
Academic speaker
11:55 - 12:30
Hypoxia and DNA methylation: a two-way interaction effect
Diether Lambrechts
VIB Vesalius Research Center, KU Leuven, BE
Academic speaker
Parallel session AM2: Long reads, Genome Structure and Genome Mapping
09:15 - 09:50
Hanlee Ji
Stanford, US
Academic speaker
09:50 - 10:25
Multi-Contact Chromosome Conformation Capture and Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis for Monogenetic Diseases
Wouter de Laat
Hubrecht Institute, NL
Academic speaker
10:25 - 10:50
Todd Dickinson
CEO, Dovetail Genomics, US
Company speaker
10:50 - 11:20
Coffee break
11:20 - 11:45
Advancements in Sequel™ SMRT Sequencing to better enable applications such as SV detection, minor variant detection, isoform sequencing and de novo genome assembly
Kevin Corcoran
Sr. VP of Marketing Development, Pacific Biosciences, US
Company speaker
11:45 - 12:20
From Genomic Variation to Molecular Mechanism
Jan Korbel
EMBL, DE
Academic speaker
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch & Poster session
Parallel session PM1: Next-Gen Transcriptomics
14:00 - 14:35
Francesca Storici
Georgia tech, US
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:10
Gene expression regulation at high resolution
Academic speaker
15:10 - 15:35
RNA capture sequencing enabled liquid biopsy screening
Jo Vandesompele
CSO, Biogazelle, BE
Company speaker
15:35 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:35
Peter Kharchenko
Harvard Medical School, US
Academic speaker
16:35 - 17:00
Exploring the space of 2D RNA sequencing
Florian Baumgartner
Interim CEO Spatial Transcriptomics, SE
Company speaker
17:00 - 17:35
Repurposing nanopore DNA sequencing for analysis of RNA polymerase translocation, pausing, and termination at sub-nanometer, sub-millisecond resolution
Richard H. Ebright
Rutgers, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, US
Academic speaker
Parallel session PM2: Computational Genomics and Data Analysis
14:00 - 14:35
Fast, Scalable Prediction of Deleterious Noncoding Variants from Genomic Data
Adam Siepel
CSHL, US
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:10
Francesca Demichelis
University Trento, IT
Academic speaker
15:10 - 15:35
Deniz Kural
CEO, Seven Bridges Genomics
Company speaker
15:35 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:35
The genomic landscape of osteoarthritis
Eleftheria Zeggini
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Academic speaker
16:35 - 17:00
Bringing NGS Analytics from the Research Lab to the Clinic
Hans Cobben
CEO, Bluebee, NL
Company speaker
17:00 - 17:25
Misha Kapushesky
CEO, Genestack, UK
Company speaker
17:35 - 17:45
Closing remarks
Hashtag: 
#RNGS17
Venue: 

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center
Koningin Astridplein 20-26
2018 Antwerp
Belgium

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Public transport: 

The venue is located next to the terminus trainstation 'Antwerpen Centraal'.

The national railway company of Belgium is called NMBS.
More info: NMBS - Belgian rail

Info on trams en busses can be found on the website of 'De Lijn'

Travel by car: 

Parking 'Antwerp Zoo' has 391 parking spots available (entry max height of 1,85 m). 4 min. walk from the venue

ADDRESS:
Van Schoonhovenstraat 25 
2060 Antwerpen
Belgium

More info on prices can be found on the website

Travel by plane: 

Regardless of how you arrive in Antwerp, the centre of the city is always easy to reach. Antwerp Airport offers direct flights to/from London and is only 15 minutes away from the city centre. There is a direct rail connection between Antwerp and Brussels International Airport (+/- 75 airlines and +/- 200 direct destinations), the train journey takes only 34 minutes. Antwerp has high speed rail connections with Paris, Amsterdam, London and Cologne.

The national railway company of Belgium is called NMBS.

More info: NMBS - Belgian rail

Housing: 

Park Inn by Radisson Antwerpen
Koningin Astridplein 14
2018 Antwerp

Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel
Koningin Astridplein 7 
B-2018 Antwerp 
Belgium

Leonardo Hotel Antwerpen
De Keyserlei 59
2018 Antwerpen
Belgium

Hyllit Hotel
De Keyserlei 28-30
2018 Antwerpen
Belgium

Astoria Hotel
Korte Herentalsestraat 5-13
B-2018 Antwerpen
Belgium

 

Contacts: 
Evy Vierstraete
+32 9 244 66 11