Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition)

A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference
25-26 March 2019 - Antwerp - Belgium
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Monday, 11 March, 2019
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€ 250,00 
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€ 350,00 
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€ 250,00 
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€ 350,00 
Academic (Early Bird)
€ 300,00 
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€ 390,00 
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€ 300,00 
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€ 390,00 
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€ 500,00 
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€ 600,00 
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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 form both industry and academia. They will discuss emerging tools and approaches in several sessions such as:

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

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

Confirmed speakers

Sarah Teichmann

Sanger institute, UK

Paul Jones

Illumina, US

Evan Eichler

University of Washington, US

Serge Saxonov

10XGenomics, US

Sven Bocklandt

Bionano Genomics, Inc., US

Mats Nilsson

Stockholm University, SE

Nick Loman

University of Birmingham, UK

Clive Brown

CTO, Oxford Nanopore, UK

Thierry Voet

KU Leuven, BE

Todd Dickinson

CEO, Dovetail Genomics, US

Kristopher Nazor

BioLegend, US

Wolf Reik

Babraham Institute, UK

Gabriella Ficz

Barts Cancer Institute, UK

Long Cai

California Institute of Technology, US

Andreas Tolias

Baylor College of Medicine, US

Malte Kühnemund

Cartana, SE

Stevan Jovanovich

S2 Genomics, US

Dennis Eastburn

CSO, 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


Julie Segre

National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, US

Gordon Hamilton

CEO Depixus, FR
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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition)
Abstract submission closing date
Monday, 21 January, 2019
Submit abstract

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.


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


BluePoint Antwerpen
Filip Williotstraat 9
2600 Berchem

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Public transport

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

BluePoint Antwerp business center is located in a green and peaceful environment, 10 minutes from Berchem station and offers easy car park facilities, above and underground.

BluePoint Antwerpen
Filip Williotstraat 9
2600 Berchem

Travel by plane

The main airport of Belgium is located in Zaventem.

More info: Brussels airport

An alternative is Charleroi airport, located 40 minutes to the south of Brussels.

More info: Brussels South - Charleroi airport


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