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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition)

25-26 March 2019 - Antwerp - Belgium
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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition)

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!

Conference dinner = SOLD OUT!

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.

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Program

Day 1 - 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
09:40
10:05
HiFi long reads for comprehensive genomic analysis
10:05
10:40
Applications of modification detection in nanopore sequencing
Academic speaker
10:40
11:05
From lizards to clinical genomes: the importance of recapturing long range genomic information
11:05
11:35
Coffee break
11:35
12:10
The Bat1k project: bat genomes, biology, and implications
12:10
12:35
How will Nanopore Technology develop in 2019?
12:35
12:50
Selected abstract: Structural variants identified by long read human genome sequencing
Selected from abstracts
12:50
13:35
Lunch
13:35
14:20
Poster session
14:20
17:50
Parallel session 1: Epigenomics

Chair: Bernard Thienpont

14:20
14:55
Single-cell epigenome landscape of development and ageing
14:55
15:20
Enabling ultra-low sample inputs and streamlining NGS workflows for epigenetic and other applications
15:20
15:55
Hit-and-run epigenetic editing prevents senescence entry in primary breast cells from healthy donors
Academic speaker
15:55
16:10
Selected abstract: Specialization and plasticity of biological systems: when social insects teach us to look further up
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
Sponsored talk
16:15
16:50
Coffee break
16:50
17:15
Revealing the living genome: direct decoding of DNA, RNA and modified bases using Depixus’ novel technology
17:15
17:50
Sequencing-based functional readouts to probe genome regulation
14:20
16:25
Parallel session 2: Metagenomics

Chair: Jeroen Raes

14:20
14:55
Tara oceans: Eco-systems biology at planetary scale
14:55
15:30
Human skin microbiome: Trans-Kingdom, host-immune interactions
Academic speaker
15:30
16:05
Uncovering extensive species and strain-level diversity in the human microbiome
16:05
16:20
Selected abstract: Characterization of microbial communities in harsh environments
16:20
16:25
Sponsored talk: Fully automated NGS approach for bacterial and fungal communities analysis
Sponsored talk
16:25
16:50
Coffee break
17:50
19:00
Reception
19:00
20:00
Social program
20:00
22:30
Conference dinner

Day 2 - 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
Academic speaker
09:35
10:00
In situ sequencing – the next generation tissue analysis
10:00
10:35
Spatially resolved transcriptomics using targeted in situ sequencing
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
Sponsored talk
10:40
11:10
Coffee break
11:10
11:45
The fabric of the neocortex
11:45
12:10
Development of an automated system to process solid tissues into single cells and nuclei
12:10
12:45
Building chromatin: histone variants and chaperones at work
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
09:35
10:00
An industry interface into population genomics at scale
10:00
10:35
Medical genetics: Identification of hidden structural variants with long-read sequencing
10:35
10:40
Sponsored talk: Taking PCR to the next level : Bio-Rad’s droplet PCR applications
Sponsored talk
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
11:35
12:10
Implementation of clinical grade whole genome sequencing: the Genome Analytics Platform
12:10
12:35
Bionano genome mapping: high-throughput mapping of structural variation in cancer and genetic disease
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
14:50
15:15
Accelerating biology: 10x Genomics products and vision
15:15
15:50
Preventing therapy-induced cancer stemness
15:50
16:15
Proteomics in the era of high-throughput single-cell sequencing via TotalSeq™
16:15
16:45
Coffee break
16:45
17:00
Selected abstract: Single cell profiling of different cancer types before and during immune checkpoint therapy
17:00
17:25
High-resolution analysis of tumor architecture and evolution with single-cell DNA sequencing
17:25
18:00
Single-cell multi-omics to study DNA mutation, genetic heterogeneity and disease
18:00
18:15
Closing remarks

Day 3 - Wednesday, 27 March, 2019

Nanopore Day

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

Organizing committee

Abstracts

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

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.