Genomic Medicine 2017 Benelux, is the second annual genomics event – following on from NGS 2016 Benleux – that takes place in Brussels and is held between 14th & 16th November 2017 at the Musée de la Médecine (Museum of Medicine), Campus Erasme, Brussels.
The conference will take place on 15th & 16th November and is a partnership between Biotexcel, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) & the University Hospital Erasme, BRIGHTcore & the Centre for Medical Genetics VUB- UZ Brussel – and the scientific committee is made up of staff from all these organizations.
In conjunction with the conference there will be a one day Workshop on 14th November that will provide Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis training to those working in the wetlab who want to be able to analyse the data and understand the data analysis workflows.
The conference will look at the latest developments in the use of Genomics tools & technologies focusing on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to understand human disease. Aside from the routine NGS applications such as Exome, Genome and Transcriptome sequencing the audience will get a chance to hear about evolving tools and applications. We hope to take a look at interesting case studies, applications with limiting sample input, linkage between the microbiome and human disease, cancer genomics new data analysis and storage solutions and many other topics.
Please bookmark this page and continue to check for updates to the agenda for further information.
NETWORKING: in addition to the excellent science, Genomic Medicine 2017 Benelux will allow delegates to interact with each other during networking events. These networking opportunities will include:
ACADEMIC POSTER SUBMISSIONS: We welcome academic poster presentation at our events. If you have some material to present, please send us an abstract by 6th October. This will be reviewed by our scientific committee and if approved you will receive a 15% discount off the conference registration fee.
If you would like to submit a poster, please send us an abstract using our CONTACT US FORM
Who should attend:
…and others interested in the latest developments of:
|09.00 – 10.30:||Registration, Coffee & Networking|
|10.30 – 11.00:||Ed Quazi – Networking and Collaborations Workshop|
|SESSION CHAIR: Dr Björn Fischer-Zirnsak|
|11.00 – 11.30:||Prof Marc Abramowicz, Medical Genetics, ULB
Assessing evidence for Genomic Medicine
|11.30 – 12.00:||Prof Wim Vranken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
MutaFrame: A software framework for identifying molecular causes of human diseases
|12.00 – 12.30:||TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Dr Björn Textor, New England Biolabs (NEB)
Novel sample preparation approaches for translational genomics
|12.30 – 13.30:||Lunch, Exhibition, Networking|
|SESSION CHAIR: Dr Jana Jeschke|
|13.30 – 14.00:||Prof Aarno Palotie, FIMM, University of Helsinki, Finland
Using Nordic Health Register data and a population isolate in disease genetics
|14.00 – 14.30:||Prof Nisha Limaye, Institut de Duve
Venous Malformation: From gene discovery to targeted therapy, powered by NGS
|14.30 – 15.00:||TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION|
|15.00 – 15.30:||Coffee, Exhibition & Networking|
|15.30 – 16.00:||Prof Edwin Cuppen, Hartwig Medical Foundation, The Netherlands
National scale tumor whole genome sequencing for personalized cancer treatment in the Netherlands
|16.00 – 16.30:||Prof Jean-Louis Mandel, University of Strasbourg
GenIDA project: a family-oriented international online clinical database for genetic forms of intellectual disability
|16.00 – 16.30:||Prof Gert Matthijs, KU Leuven
Genomic Medicine: How should the National Health System deal with it?
|16.30 – 17.30:||PANEL DEBATE: Topical issues and Bottlenecks|
|19.30:||NETWORKING DINNER (booking required)|
|SESSION CHAIR: Prof Nisha Limaye|
|09.00 – 09.30:||Dr Claude Houdayer, Institut Curie – Oncogenetics, Paris
Panel testing in hereditary cancer
|09.30 – 10.00:||Dr Björn Fischer-Zirnsak, Charité, Berlin
Progeroid connective tissue disorders: NGS approaches and functional studies
|10.00 – 10.30:||TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION|
|10.30 – 11.00:||Coffee, Exhibition & Networking|
|11.00 – 11.30:||Dr Yahya Anvar, Leiden University Medical Center
Personalized therapeutics: from genome to functional divergence
|11.30 – 12.00:||Prof Tom Lenaerts, ULB & VUB
Towards the automatic identification of digenic diseases; from data to the first predictors
|12.00 – 12.30:||TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION|
|12.30 – 13.30:||Lunch, Exhibition & Networking|
|SESSION CHAIR: Prof Wim Vranken|
|13.30 – 14.00:||Prof Rejko Krüger, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
From genes to therapy – new concepts for personalized medicine and clinical decision support in Parkinson’s disease
|14.00 – 14.30:||Prof Geert Mortier, Antwerp University Hospital
Whole Exome Sequencing in a Clinical setting
|14.30 – 15.00:||Dr Erik Sistermans, VU University Medical Center
NIPT and Liquid Biopsies
|15.00 – 15.30:||Coffee, Exhibition & Networking|
|15.30 – 16.00:||Dr Jana Jeschke, Lab of Cancer Epigenetics, ULB
Epigenetics and epigenomics in health and disease
|16.00 – 16.30:||Prof Tim Hubbard, Genomics England, UK
The 100,000 Genomes Project – transforming mainstream healthcare
Delegate laptops should meet the following minimum requirements by having:
PLEASE NOTE: During the workshop the attendees may use real patient data which must be deleted at the end of the workshop. Your registration to this event provides your agreement to this condition.
Is this workshop ideal for you?
The course will be useful to those working the wet lab who want to learn about bioinformatics workflows so that they can begin to analyse data themselves or keep an overview of the analysis that their own bioinformatic colleagues are providing for them.
DRAFT AGENDA – WORKSHOP 14TH NOVEMBER BY BRIGHTCORE IN COLLABORATION WITH (IB)2
|08:00 – 09:00:||Registration|
|09:00-11:00:||Introduction to NGS data interpretation: variant annotation and filtering – teachers: Sonia Van Dooren & Guillaume Smits|
|11:00 – 11:30:||Coffee Break|
|11:30-13:00:||A practical approach for NGS variant interpretation (Highlander) – teacher: Raphaël Helaers – assistants: Julie Soblet & Dorien Daneels|
|13:00 – 14:00:||Lunch|
|14:00 – 15:30:||The future of NGS analysis (part I):
– Semi-automated variant classification (GeVaCT) – teacher: Dorien Daneels – assistants: Isel Grau & Sonia Van Dooren
– Analysing digenic inheritance (DIDA) – teacher: Tom Lenaerts – assistants: Dorien Daneels & Andrea Gazzo
|15:30 – 16:00:||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 17:30:||The future of NGS analysis (part II):
– Clinical phenotyping & genotype-phenotype correlation (CliniPhenome) – teacher: Dipankar Sengupta – assistants: Didier Croes & Satyam Kapoor
– Single amino acid variants: towards molecular phenotyping (Mutaframe and DEOGEN) – teacher: Wim Vranken – assistants: Daniele Raimondi & Ibrahim Tanyalcin
ULB – Campus Erasme
Room B1.004 (Building B on the campus map)
1070 Anderlecht (Brussels)
TEL: +32 2 555 34 31
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For directions on how to get to ULB Erasme Campus, please view the ‘Venue & Directions’ tab.
If you have any queries about the workshop, feel free to CONTACT US
The fees below are displayed in EUR, but you will be able to choose whether to pay in Euros or Pound Sterling. Registration fees include:
NETWORKING DINNER: a 3-course dinner will take place on the evening of 16th November at restaurant Vert de Gris in Brussels city Centre. This is not included in the registration fee and must be added to your booking if you wish to take part. Please note that wine is included in the price and transport from conference venue to the restaurant will be provided.
WORKSHOP: The NGS Data Analysis Workshop can only be booked together with the conference at present. If you are interested in the workshop only, please contact us and we may be able to accommodate your request closer to the date.
UP TO 15 SEPT
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|FROM 11 NOV
|CONF ONLY – STUDENT||180 EUR||240 EUR||290 EUR|
|CONF ONLY – ACADEMIC||220 EUR||290 EUR||340 EUR|
|CONF ONLY – INDUSTRY||390 EUR||490 EUR||520 EUR|
|CONF + WORKSHOP – STUDENT||290 EUR||350 EUR||430 EUR|
|CONF + WORKSHOP – ACADEMIC||330 EUR||390 EUR||480 EUR|
|CONF + WORKSHOP – INDUSTRY||590 EUR||640 EUR||720 EUR|
|NETWORKING DINNER||55 EUR||55 EUR||60 EUR|
IMPORTANT NOTES ON PRICING – PLEASE READ
VAT: Prices above are exclusive of 20% VAT. If you are registering from a European Institution/Company (excluding UK), please enter your VAT number at time of booking. Entering a valid VAT number will eliminate the VAT charge. If you do not enter a valid VAT number, 20% VAT will be automatically added to your fee.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: the registration fees above include full access to the conference, delegate bag, coffee, refreshments and lunch.
DINNER: the networking dinner is not included in the registration fees and can be purchased at time of booking.
DISCOUNTS: we can offer discounts for 3 or more people attending from the same Institution/Company. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.
PAYMENT: please note that payment must be made in full at time of booking in order to confirm your registration and guarantee access to the event.
ACCOMMODATION: this is NOT included in the fees above and delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Please click on the Venue & Directions tab for some information.
VISA: It is sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her own visa requirements. Biotexcel can issue an invitation letter only after the registration has been completed and payment has been received in full.
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We encourage dialogue and interaction amongst all participants and we welcome the presence of sponsors to highlight new technologies, services and solutions within the relevant areas. We have many sponsoring opportunities to suit all budgets, but we can also tailor specific packages to suit your needs. Some examples of sponsorship ideas are below, but please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to give you more details and talk about your requirements:
For more information please contact us.
NEB: Founded in the mid-1970s as a collective of scientists committed to developing innovative products for the life sciences industry, New England Biolabs (NEB) is now a recognized world leader in the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research.
NEB is renowned for consistently providing exceptional product quality and unsurpassed technical support. For over four decades, NEB has been shaping the landscape of bioscience research by discovering, developing and supporting innovative and superior research reagents and optimized enzymatic workflow solutions. NEB is continuously expanding its product offerings into new areas including Next-Generation-Sequencing, Epigenetics and Cellular Imaging.
BIOKÉ: Founded in 2004 in Leiden The Netherlands, BIOKÉ is an experienced and knowledgeable company that provides innovative products with the highest quality in the life science industry throughout Europe.
Since July 2009 we are the official EMEA base of operations for Cell Signaling Technology (CST). CST is the market leader in the development of high quality antibody products and technologies.
BIOKÉ delivers unique and high-performance applications and workflows for genomics, protein and cellular analysis and cell biology. Our team of professionals is carefully selected to form a company which has everything to make a collaboration a success. We provide you with customized solutions, including service support – not as a contractor, but as a knowledge partner.
Bluebee offers a cloud-based accelerated genomics analysis platform that facilitates fast and affordable data processing. Bluebee enables research and clinical labs to substantially reduce cost, complexity and throughput time of their data analysis and helps sequencing service providers as well as diagnostic test providers to effectively expand their offering and market reach. The highly secured platform offers scalable yet localized data processing and storage, while providing full control for configuration, sharing and collaboration. The combination of domain experts in the development and deployment of large scale mission-critical infrastructure, seasoned bioinformaticians and renowned academic researchers in high performance computing, led to the use of two disruptive technologies – cloud and HPC – combined to deliver a unique service.
Roche Diagnostics offers the industry’s broadest range of diagnostic tests. Our pioneering technologies can detect risk of disease, give an accurate diagnosis, predict how disease may progress, and even help prevent disease. We enable the right treatment decision to be made at the first opportunity. To help patients be in control of their chronic conditions, we enable them and their physicians to monitor their treatment. By building successful partnerships with laboratories, we provide the fast and reliable results needed for life-changing decisions. As a leading solution provider in IVD testing, we support you as the one partner including any technologies we have in the centralized and decentralized settings, in molecular and tissue testing as well as automation and IT solutions. We have the power to move beyond diagnosis and reach a new phase of sustainable healthcare in disease prevention and management. And with our leading Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics businesses under one roof, Roche is better positioned to deliver Personalised Healthcare than any other company. The more questions we answer, the more lives we save.
Advanced Analytical Technologies Inc. (AATI) develops, manufactures and markets high-throughput, fully-automated nucleic acid and genetic analysis systems. The company’s products have both commercial and research applications and are designed to improve processes within the molecular diagnostics, pharmaceutical, life science, agricultural and biofuels industries. The company’s product portfolio includes instruments for the parallel analysis of biomolecules, DNA, RNA, genomic DNA, double-stranded DNA, gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9), pharmaceutical compounds and proteins using capillary electrophoresis (CE) with fluorescence detection or UV absorbance. The company’s flagship product, the Fragment Analyzer, is recognized as the best-in-class, multi-channel, automated fluorescence-based CE detection system for the simultaneous analysis of the quantity and quality of nucleic acids, including: dsDNA fragments, gDNA, NGS fragments and RNA (total and messenger) and microsatellites (SSR). Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI) simplifies complex genomics workflows to accelerate research and discovery in pharmaceuticals, life science, biofuels, biotechnology and healthcare. The company has facilities in Ames, Iowa, USA and Heidelberg, Germany. We support customers through a global network of distributors and support centers.
BGI was established in 1999 with participation in the original Human Genome Project. Since then, BGI has grown in to one of the world’s largest genomics organisations, experienced in genomic research, commercial NGS services and sequencer manufacturing. We are committed to providing solutions to address the research, pharmaceutical and clinical markets. With a focus on improving human health, we provide high quality sequencing services from our ISO15189 accredited laboratories, including WGS and exome sequencing, as well as a wide range of affordable genetic tests including non-invasive prenatal testing, carrier screening and hereditary cancer screening. To learn more, visit our website www.bgi.com/global/.
CONFERENCE VENUE: The Museum of Medicine (Musée de la Médecine) is located in the south of Brussels and is very conveniently connected by the Metro to Brussels City Centre. Below you can find a detailed map of the campus.
Museum of Medicine
Campus Erasme – Place Facultaire
1070 Anderlecht (Brussels)
TEL: +32 2 555 34 31
WORKSHOP VENUE (14th Nov only): the workshop will take place in room B1.004 at Campus Erasme. This is located in Building B, please refer to the campus map.
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CONFERENCE VENUE (15th & 16th Nov):
Musée de la Médecine is building number 17 on the map.
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HOW TO GET TO ULB – CAMPUS ERASME
From the Brussels ‘Ring, take the exit “ULB Erasme” (N°16 or N° 15a), follow the signposts “ULB Hôpital Erasme”.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Underground: Line 1B direction “Erasme”, stop at “Hôpital Erasme” (terminus).
Tram: Line 23 direction “Heysel”, stop at “Montgomery”, take the underground line 1B and stop at “Hôpital Erasme” (terminus).
Bus: Line 98 : this bus ride between “Square des Héros”, “Uccle Stalle” and “Hôpital Erasme”.
This bus line is not available at night or Saturday, Sunday or bank holidays.
Bus De Lijn: 190 (from Brussels North Station to Anderlecht “Erasme”).
This bus line travels from “Porte d’anvers” to the underground’s lines “Ribaucourt”, “Gare de l’Ouest”, “Jacques Brel” and arrives to the Hôpital Erasme. via Chaussee de Mons.
141 (Brussels Chapel-Lennik-Leerbeek)
142 (Brussels Chapel-Gaasbeek-Leerbeek), through “Gare du Midi”.
There are 2 supervised payable car parks near the hospital. Parking is also possible on the street.
Car park “Erasme”: A covered car park open 24 hours a day located within the campus. The cost is €14.30 for 24 hours.
Car park “Lennik”: This is located just outside the campus and it’s open weekdays from 6:30am to 10:30pm. Closed on weekends and bank holidays. The cost is around €5 per day. Phone : 02/217 98 86
Click HERE for more Information about Campus Erasme