Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition)

A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference
25-26 March 2019 - Antwerp - Belgium
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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition)
A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference

After two successful editions (Jan 2015, Leuven and March 2017, Antwerp), VIB is proud to present the third edition of this Tools & Technologies conference.

VIB believes that the revolutionary discoveries enabled by NGS are not yet at its zenith and that the technology can go much further. During this 3rd edition VIB will bring together over 30 top scientists and technology developers from both industry and academia. They will discuss emerging tools and approaches in several sessions such as:

  • Long reads, Genome Structure and Mapping
  • Epigenomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Emerging technologies
  • Population Scale and Clinical Sequencing
  • Single Cell Sequencing

In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions and the conference dinner.

Also young scientists are encouraged to showcase their own work to the international research community by oral or poster presentation!

Information for poster submissions:

The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Nanopore Day Antwerp

The conference will be followed by the Nanopore Day Antwerp on Wednesday 27 March 2019, an initiative from Oxford Nanopore Technologies, with CTO Clive Brown who is speaking on Monday 25 March .

Nanopore Days are an opportunity for people to hear the latest tech updates from Oxford Nanopore as well as hearing from local users about their latest projects using nanopore sequencing. The Nanopore Day in Antwerp will also include product display and a technical Q&A with the Nanopore team. The agenda of the day is yet to be confirmed.

Would you like to be part of this interesting complementary day of RNGS19? Please book a place via the link below as pre-registration is required.

Book a place

Confirmed speakers

Sarah Teichmann

Wellcome Sanger institute, UK

Paul Jones

Illumina, US

Evan Eichler

University of Washington, US

Serge Saxonov

10XGenomics, US

Wolf Reik

Babraham Institute, UK

Yannick Delpu

Bionano Genomics, US

Mats Nilsson

Stockholm University, SE

Nick Loman

University of Birmingham, UK

Clive Brown

Oxford Nanopore, UK

Thierry Voet

KU Leuven, BE

Todd Dickinson

Dovetail Genomics, US

Kristopher Nazor

BioLegend, US

Long Cai

California Institute of Technology, US

Andreas Tolias

Baylor College of Medicine, US

Malte Kühnemund

Cartana, SE

John Bashkin

S2 Genomics, US

Dennis Eastburn

Mission Bio, US

Winston Timp

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, US

Alexander Hoischen

Radboud University Medical Center, NL

Vladimir Makarov

Swift Bioscience, US

Chris Bowler

IBENS, FR

Julie Segre

National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, US

Gordon Hamilton

Depixus, FR

Nicola Segata

CIBIO - University of Trento, IT

Jean-Christophe Marine

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE

Genevieve Almouzni

Institut Curie, PSL Research University, FR

Joris Vermeesch

KU Leuven, BE

Allen Nguyen

Integrated DNA Technologies, US

Ralph Vogelsang

Pacific Biosciences, DE

Emily Saunderson

Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Monday 25 March 2019

Monday, 25 March, 2019
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 09:05
Welcome
09:05 - 12:50
Plenary session 1: Long reads, genome structure and mapping

Chair: Mojca Strazisar

09:05 - 09:40
Long nanopore reads in the clinic
Nick Loman
University of Birmingham, UK
Academic speaker
09:40 - 10:05
HiFi long reads for comprehensive genomic analysis
Ralph Vogelsang
Pacific Biosciences, DE
Company speaker
10:05 - 10:40
Applications of modification detection in nanopore sequencing
Winston Timp
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, US
Academic speaker
10:40 - 11:05
Todd Dickinson
Dovetail Genomics, US
Company speaker
11:05 - 11:35
Coffee break
11:35 - 12:10
The Bat1k project: bat genomes, biology, and implications
Academic speaker
12:10 - 12:35
How will Nanopore Technology develop in 2019?
Clive Brown
Oxford Nanopore, UK
Company speaker
12:35 - 12:50
Selected abstract: Structural variants identified by long read human genome sequencing
Wouter De Coster
VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE
12:50 - 13:35
Lunch
13:35 - 14:20
Poster session
14:20 - 18:05
Parallel session 1: Epigenomics

Chair: Bernard Thienpont

14:20 - 14:55
Single-cell epigenome landscape of development and ageing
Wolf Reik
Babraham Institute, UK
Academic speaker
14:55 - 15:20
Enabling ultra low sample inputs and streamlining NGS workflow for epigenetic and other applications
Vladimir Makarov
Swift Bioscience, US
Company speaker
15:20 - 15:55
Hit-and-run epigenetic editing prevents senescence entry in primary breast cells from healthy donors
Emily Saunderson
Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Academic speaker
15:55 - 16:10
Selected abstract: Specialization and plasticity of biological systems: when social insects teach us to look further up
Solenn Patalano
Fleming Institute, GR
16:10 - 16:15
Sponsored talk: TeloPrime for cap-specific full-length RNA sequencing on Nanopore and PacBio platforms
Lukas Paul
Senior Manager of Scientific Affairs, Lexogen, AT
16:30 - 17:00
Coffee break
17:00 - 17:25
Revealing the living genome: direct decoding of DNA, RNA and modified bases using Depixus’ novel technology
Gordon Hamilton
Depixus, FR
Company speaker
17:25 - 18:00
Sequencing-based functional readouts to probe genome regulation
Academic speaker
14:20 - 16:25
Parallel session 2: Metagenomics

Chair: Jeroen Raes

14:20 - 14:55
Tara oceans: Eco-systems biology at planetary scale
Chris Bowler
IBENS, FR
Academic speaker
14:55 - 15:30
Human skin microbiome: Trans-Kingdom, host-immune interactions
Julie Segre
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, US
Academic speaker
15:30 - 16:05
Uncovering extensive species and strain-level diversity in the human microbiome
Nicola Segata
CIBIO - University of Trento, IT
Academic speaker
16:05 - 16:20
Selected abstract: Characterization of microbial communities in harsh environments
Camilla Urbaniak
NASA-JPL, US
16:20 - 16:25
Sponsored talk: Fully automated NGS approach for bacterial and fungal communities analysis
Pedro Echave
NGS Sample Prep Expert, Perkin Elmer, BE
18:00 - 19:00
Reception
19:00 - 20:00
Social program
20:00 - 22:30
Conference dinner

Organizing committee:

Bernard Thienpont - KU Leuven, BE
Jeroen Raes - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE
Mojca Strazisar - VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE
Silvie Van den Hoecke - VIB Headquarters, BE
Stefaan Derveaux - VIB Nucleomics Core, BE
Evy Vierstraete - VIB Science Events Manager, BE

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
08:30 - 09:00
Coffee
09:00 - 12:45
Parallel session 3: Emerging technologies

Chairs: Stefaan Derveaux & Silvie Van den Hoecke

09:00 - 09:35
Spatial genomics: dynamics and organization of the nascent transcriptome by Intron SeqFISH
Long Cai
California Institute of Technology, US
Academic speaker
09:35 - 10:00
In situ sequencing – the next generation tissue analysis
Malte Kühnemund
Cartana, SE
Company speaker
10:00 - 10:35
Spatially resolved transcriptomics using targeted in situ sequencing
Mats Nilsson
Stockholm University, SE
Academic speaker
10:35 - 10:40
Sponsored talk: Advances in single-cell RNA-seq for deciphering mechanisms of disease
Matthieu Pesant
NGS product manager - scientific support specialist, Takara Bio Europe, FR
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45
The fabric of the neocortex
Andreas Tolias
Baylor College of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
11:45 - 12:10
Development of the singulator™ system to process solid tissues into single-cells and nuclei
John Bashkin
S2 Genomics, US
Company speaker
12:10 - 12:45
Chromatin plasticity: a versatile landscape that underlies cell fate and identity
Genevieve Almouzni
Institut Curie, PSL Research University, FR
Academic speaker
09:00 - 12:35
Parallel session 4: Population scale and clinical sequencing

Chair: Bernard Thienpont

09:00 - 09:35
Long-read sequencing of structurally variant genomes
Evan Eichler
University of Washington, US
Academic speaker
09:35 - 10:00
An industry interface into population genomics at scale
Paul Jones
Illumina, US
Company speaker
10:00 - 10:35
Medical genetics: Identification of hidden structural variants with long-read sequencing
Alexander Hoischen
Radboud University Medical Center, NL
Academic speaker
10:35 - 10:40
Sponsored talk: Taking PCR to the next level : Bio-Rad’s droplet PCR applications
Koen De Gelas
Regional Sales Specialist ddPCR, Bio-Rad, BE
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:35
rhAmpSeq™ -- a novel, elegant targeted amplicon sequencing system leveraging the power of IDT’s proprietary rhPCR chemistry
Allen Nguyen
Integrated DNA Technologies, US
Company speaker
11:35 - 12:10
Implementation of clinical grade whole genome sequencing: the Genome Analytics Platform
Joris Vermeesch
KU Leuven, BE
Academic speaker
12:10 - 12:35
Bionano genome mapping: high-throughput mapping of structural variation in cancer and genetic disease
Yannick Delpu
Bionano Genomics, US
Company speaker
12:45 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:15
Poster session
14:15 - 18:00
Plenary session 2: Single Cell

Chairs: Bernard Thienpont & Silvie Van den Hoecke

14:15 - 14:50
Reconstructing tissue architecture by single cell genomics
Sarah Teichmann
Wellcome Sanger institute, UK
Academic speaker
14:50 - 15:15
Accelerating biology: 10x Genomics products and vision
Serge Saxonov
10XGenomics, US
Company speaker
15:15 - 15:50
Non-genetic mechanisms as key drivers of cancer evolution and therapy resistance
Jean-Christophe Marine
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Academic speaker
15:50 - 16:15
Proteomics in the era of high-throughput single-cell sequencing
Kristopher Nazor
BioLegend, US
Company speaker
16:15 - 16:45
Coffee
16:45 - 17:00
Selected abstract: Single cell profiling of different cancer types before and during immune checkpoint therapy
Marlies Vanden Bempt
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
17:00 - 17:25
High-resolution analysis of tumor architecture and evolution with single-cell DNA sequencing
Dennis Eastburn
Mission Bio, US
Company speaker
17:25 - 18:00
Single-cell multi-omics to study DNA mutation, genetic heterogeneity and disease
Thierry Voet
KU Leuven, BE
Academic speaker
18:00 - 18:15
Closing remarks

Organizing committee:

Bernard Thienpont - KU Leuven, BE
Jeroen Raes - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE
Mojca Strazisar - VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE
Silvie Van den Hoecke - VIB Headquarters, BE
Stefaan Derveaux - VIB Nucleomics Core, BE
Evy Vierstraete - VIB Science Events Manager, BE

Nanopore Day Antwerp

Wednesday, 27 March, 2019

Nanopore Days are an opportunity for people to hear the latest tech updates from Oxford Nanopore as well as hearing from local users about their latest projects using nanopore sequencing. The Nanopore Day in Antwerp will also include product display and a technical Q&A with the Nanopore team. The agenda of the day is yet to be finalized.

Would you like to be part of this interesting complementary day of RNGS19? Please book a place via the link below as pre-registration is required.

Book a place

09:00 - 09:30
Registration
09:30 - 17:00
Nanopore Day Sessions
17:00 - 18:00
Reception
Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 19-03-2019 until 09-04-2019.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 19-03-2019 until 09-04-2019.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.

Venue

BluePoint Antwerpen
Filip Williotstraat 9
2600 Berchem

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