Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition)

A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference
20 - 21 March 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
Final registration deadline extended until 10 March
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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.

Meet the Expert session with: ‘Dr. Elisabeth Reczek​ - CEO, SeqLL, US​’

We offer all junior researchers the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Reczek. During an informal round table discussion on the 20th of March, PhD students and postdocs will have the exclusive opportunity to ask any question/advise related to their research and careers. If you are interested in joining the session, then send an e-mail to conferences@vib.be. Seating is very limited so make sure to reserve a spot soon.

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

Deniz Kural

CEO, Seven Bridges Genomics, US

Diether Lambrechts

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, 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 McDermott

Senior Staff Scientist, 10x genomics, US

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

Jeroen Raes

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE

Jens Gundlach

University of Washington, US

Adam Siepel

CSHL, US

Hanlee Ji

Stanford School of Medicine, US

Steven Henck

Vice President at Genia Subsidiary of Roche Molecular Systems, US

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

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

Christopher Mason

Weill Cornell Medicine, US

Misha Kapushesky

CEO, Genestack, UK

Ronald Lebofsky

Sr. Staff Scientist, Advanced Research, Digital Biology Center, Bio-Rad, US

Edwin Cuppen

UMC Utrecht and Hartwig Medical Foundation, NL

Alli Gombolay

Georgia Institute of Technology, US

Clive Brown

CTO, Oxford Nanopore, UK

Bart Deplancke

EPFL Lausanne, CH

Xiaojing Yang

Scientist, Zymo Research Corporation, DE

Willem Welboren

Technical Sales Specialist, BD Genomics, NL
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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
Contribution of non-coding DNA to complex traits and cancer
Emmanouil Dermitzakis
University of Geneva, CH
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
National Scale Cancer Genome Sequencing in the Netherlands
Edwin Cuppen
UMC Utrecht and Hartwig Medical Foundation, NL
Academic speaker
10:55 - 11:00
Sponsored talk: Covaris: Gold standard sample preparation for NGS
Soraya Mezaib
Territory Manager Southern Europe, Covaris, FR
11:00 - 11:25
Coffee break
11:25 - 11:50
Population Scale Sequencing: Genomic Insights From Sequencing Over 10,000 Human Genomes
William Biggs
Head of Genomic Sequencing , Human Longevity, US
Company speaker
11:50 - 12:25
From Genomic Variation to Molecular Mechanism
Jan Korbel
EMBL, DE
Academic speaker
Parallel session AM2: Single-cell Genomics
09:20 - 09:55
Single cell Epigenomics
Amos Tanay
Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:20
High-throughput clonal analysis of tumors with droplet microfluidics
Dennis Eastburn
CSO, Mission Bio, US
Company speaker
10:20 - 10:55
Illumina®|Bio-Rad® Single-Cell RNASeq Solution
Ronald Lebofsky
Sr. Staff Scientist, Advanced Research, Digital Biology Center, Bio-Rad, US
Company speaker
10:45 - 10:50
Sponsored talk: PerkinElmer Genomic solutions to accelerate your NGS workflow from start to finish
Gawain Bennett
Field Applications Specialist, PerkinElmer, UK
10:50 - 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
Computational methods for dissecting the transcriptome and epigenome diversity between single cells
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
Nanopore Sequencing and Picometer-Resolution Measurements of Enzymes
Jens Gundlach
University of Washington, US
Academic speaker
14:50 - 15:15
Roche Nanotag Sequencing Platform
Steven Henck
Vice President at Genia Subsidiary of Roche Molecular Systems, US
Company speaker
15:15 - 15:40
The Chromium™ System: Delivering Linked-Reads and Single Cell gene expression for improved genomics
Geoff McDermott
Senior Staff Scientist, 10x genomics, US
Company speaker
15:40 - 15:45
Sponsored talk: Trinean: Using high-throughput QC to democratize NGS sample prep
Tony Montoye
Head of Marketing and Applications, Trinean, Belgium
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
Technologies in Single Cell Gene Expression
Willem Welboren
Technical Sales Specialist, BD Genomics, NL
Company speaker
17:15 - 17:40
The Latest Developments in Nanopore Sequencing of DNA and RNA
Clive Brown
CTO, Oxford Nanopore, UK
Company speaker
Parallel session PM2: Current Applications and Platforms for Applied NGS
14:15 - 14:50
International Space Station and Earth-based remote single-molecule sequencing
Christopher Mason
Weill Cornell Medicine, US
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
Improved Genome Sequencing Using an Engineered Transposase
Molly He
Senior Director, Protein Engineering & Sequencing, Illumina, US
Company speaker
15:50 - 15:55
Sponsored talk: Advanced Analytical Technologies: Current Applications and Platforms for Applied NGS
Markus Tilmes
European Sales Manager, Advanced Analytical Technologies Inc., US
Company speaker
15:55 - 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 - 16:50
Integrating Genome and Transcriptome NGS Data for Translational Oncology and Biomarker Discovery
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 - 17:50
Single cell transcriptomics to uncover the rules governing stem cell biology
Academic speaker
17:40 - 18:40
Reception

Organizing Committee:

Mark Veugelers, PhD, VIB Senior Science Policy Manager
Diether Lambrechts, PhD, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
Albena Jordanova, PhD,VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology
Halina Novak, PhD, VIB Life Sciences Technology Specialist
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
Epigenetics and Human Aging
Xiaojing Yang
Scientist, Zymo Research Corporation, DE
Company speaker
10:50 - 10:55
Sponsored talk: Lexogen: QuantSeq: an ideal gene expression profiling protocol ensures high multiplexing, sensitivity and reproducibility at lowest costs
Lukas Paul
Senior Manager of Scientific Affairs, Lexogen GmbH
10:55 - 11:20
Coffee break
11:20 - 11:55
DNA 5hmC as biomarker for human diseases
Chuan He
University of Chicago, US
Academic speaker
11:55 - 12:30
A two-way interaction between hypoxia and DNA methylation in tumors
Diether Lambrechts
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Academic speaker
Parallel session AM2: Long reads, Genome Structure and Genome Mapping
09:15 - 09:50
Towards population-level microbiome monitoring: the Flemish Gut Flora Project
Jeroen Raes
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE
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
Advancing biological understanding with chromosome-scale genome assemblies
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
Genomic Drivers and Cellular Determinants of Cancer Metastasis and Immunity at Single Molecule and Cell Resolution
Hanlee Ji
Stanford School of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch & Poster session
Parallel session PM1: Next-Gen Transcriptomics
14:00 - 14:35
Single-cell genomics: from one cell to millions of cells.
Peter Kharchenko
Harvard Medical School, 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
Single-cell RNA-seq-based characterisation of somatic stem cells
Bart Deplancke
EPFL Lausanne, CH
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
Ribose-Map: A Bioinformatics Toolkit to Profile rNMPs Embedded in DNA
Alli Gombolay
Georgia Institute of Technology, 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
Assessment of metastatic disease burden through the analysis of cfDNA in patients' circulation
Francesca Demichelis
University Trento, IT
Academic speaker
15:10 - 15:35
Genestack – metadata management, reproducible pipelines and interactive analytics for enterprise bioinformatics R&D
Misha Kapushesky
CEO, Genestack, UK
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
Improving Algorithms & Research Results with Large Scale Data in Genomics
Deniz Kural
CEO, Seven Bridges Genomics, US
Company speaker
17:35 - 17:45
Closing remarks

Organizing Committee:

Mark Veugelers, PhD, VIB Senior Science Policy Manager
Diether Lambrechts, PhD, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
Albena Jordanova, PhD,VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology
Halina Novak, PhD, VIB Life Sciences Technology Specialist
Evy Vierstraete, PhD, VIB Science Events Manager

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#RNGS17