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Genomic Medicine 2017 Nordic

November 7 - November 9

The fourth annual Genomic Medicine 2017 Nordic Conference (following on from NGS 2016 Nordic) will take place at Medicon Village in Lund on 8th & 9th November and is organised in partnership with the Kennedy Centre at Rigshospitalet, Odense University Hospital, the Department of Clinical Genetics at Aarhus University Hospital, Lund Cancer Centre & the Department of Clinical Genetics in Lund.


This year we also have a clinical NGS Data Analysis Workshop on 7th November at Lund University.  This will be led by our partners Genome Diagnostics Nijmegen.


The conference, will focus on the use of Genomics & Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies and tools to look at human disease whether in a research or a clinical setting.


We will cover the following areas: Genomics, Next Generation Sequencing Applications and Workflows, Personalized Genomics, the Metagenomics link to health/disease, Non-invasive Prenatal testing (NIPT), Cancer and Rare Disease genetics as well as Data Analysis and Storage.


NETWORKING: in addition to the scientific program, Genomic Medicine 2017 Nordic will allow delegates to interact with each other during networking events. These networking opportunities will include:



  • Introductory networking session on Day 1
  • Panel debate
  • Networking dinner on the evening of 8th November


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:


  • NGS users, researchers and students
  • Bioinformaticians
  • NHS & Private Labs, Biotech Companies, CRO’s, Service Providers


…and others interested in the latest developments of:


  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomarkers
  • Computational Biology
  • Data Analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Infectious and Inherited Diseases
  • NGS Data Storage
  • Informatics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Molecular Diagnostics



Day 1 

09.00 – 10.30: Registration, Coffee & Networking
10.30 – 11.00: Ed Quazi – Networking and Collaborations Workshop
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Pål Møller, Medical Genetics, Oslo University Hospital
11.30 – 12.00: Prof Thomas Werge, iPsych, University of Copenhagen
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Dr Steve Glavas, 10x Genomics
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
13.30 – 14.00: Prof Päivi Peltomäki, Medical and Clinical Genetics, University of Helsinki
14.00 – 14.30: Prof David Gisselsson Nord, Lund University & Skåne Region
A geography of clones: mapping the tumour genome over anatomic space in children with cancer
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Dr Bjoern Textor, New England Biolabs
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Prof Uffe Birk Jensen, Clinical Genetics, Aarhus University
16.00 – 16.30: Dr Tord Jonson & Dr Paul Piccinelli, Clinical Genetics, Lund University
16.30 – 17.30: PANEL DEBATE: Topical issues and Bottlenecks
19.30: NETWORKING DINNER (booking required)

Day 2

09.00 – 09.30: Dr Anna Lindstrand, Karolinska Institutet, TBA
09.30 – 10.00: Dr Erik-Jan Kamsteeg, Genome Diagnostics Nijmegen
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Brage Storstein Andresen, University of Southern Denmark
11.30 – 12.00: Dr Malin Melin, Head of Facility, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
13.30 – 14.00: Prof Estrid Høgdall, Herlev Hospital, Denmark
14.00 – 14.30: Dr Many Arumugam, University of Copenhagen
14.30 – 15.00: Dr Simon Rasmussen, Technical University of Denmark
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Dr Anders Johannes Hansen, Natural History Museum of Denmark,
University of Copenhagen
16.00 – 16.30: Speaker TBA

Led by Genome Diagnostics Nijmegen

This workshop will be hands-on, so all delegates will need to bring their own laptop.


Delegate laptops should meet the following minimum requirements by having:
– Java 7 or 8
– System requirement: at least 4GB RAM and 10 GB of free hard disc space.
– Microsoft Excel (English language setting)
– Internet access (WIFI will be provided at the venue)
– Windows laptops are preferred as the course instructors have experience with these.  Macs are not encouraged for this workshop as they may not be fully supported by the course instructors.
– Delegates should ideally install FASTQC and IGV (and test if possible) to save time.  If not possible, instructions will be provided at the workshop but this could slow down the course slightly.


PLEASE NOTE: During the workshop the attendees will use real patient data which must be deleted at the end of the workshop.  Your registration to this event provides your agreement that you will abide with this condition and comply appropriately.



Is this workshop ideal for you?  


The course will be useful for people who are not too experienced in data-analysis but have already some knowledge about NGS.
The course will start by providing a good overview of the raw sequencing data, an explanation about the formats and how delegates can check the quality of the data. Following on from this and during the NGS Diagnostics interpretation sections delegates will learn how to work with the analyzed data, how they should interpret the data and how to prioritize the variants to look for the interesting ones.
At the conclusion of the course, delegates will be asked to solve diagnostic patient cases by searching for the pathogenic variant(s).
The course is expected to finish around 17:00 hrs with some flexibility




Presenters – Maartje van de Vorst and Jordi Corominas Galbany


09.30 – 10.00: Coffee & Registration – Belfragesalen Room D1539a
10.00 – 10.10: Introduction
10.10 – 10.30: Introduction to NGS
10.30 – 10.40: Introduction to Workshop
10.40 – 12.10: NGS Basics
12.10 – 13.10: Lunch
13.10 – 14.40: NGS Diagnostic Interpretation I
14.40 – 15.00: Tea & Coffee
15.00 –16.30: NGS Diagnostic Interpretation II








Belfrage Lecture Hall
Biomedical Center (BMC)
floor D15
entrance at Klinikgatan 32
222 42 Lund


BMC Reception – Tel:  +46 46-222 06 60


The lecture hall is on the top floor as it can be seen in the picture.



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:


  • Full access to the conference
  • Delegate bag
  • Coffee, Refreshments and Lunch on both days


NETWORKING DINNER: a 3-course dinner will take place on the evening of 8th November at the restaurant at Medicon Village. 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.


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.



Early Bird
up to 30 Sept
1 Oct to
5 November
From 6 Nov
and on-site
CONF ONLY – Student 240 EUR 290 EUR 370 EUR
CONF ONLY – Academic 310 EUR 360 EUR 440 EUR
CONF ONLY – Industry 440 EUR 540 EUR 630 EUR
CONF + WORKSHOP – Student 360 EUR 480 EUR 480 EUR
CONF + WORKSHOP – Academic 430 EUR 550 EUR 534 EUR
CONF + WORKSHOP – Industry 640 EUR 740 EUR 830 EUR





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.


Click here to view our registration-terms-conditions


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:


  • Gold Sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Exhibitor
  • Technology Presentation
  • Drinks Reception (includes short presentation)
  • Event Documentation


For more information please contact us.




10x Genomics meets the critical need for long range, structural and cellular information, with an innovative system that transforms short-read sequencing technologies. Our Chromium System supports comprehensive genomics and high-throughput single cell transcriptomics. It enables researchers to discover previously inaccessible genomic information at unprecedented scale, including phased structural variants, phased single nucleotide variants, and dynamic gene expression of individual cells—while leveraging their existing sequencing systems and workflows.





The BioNordika offering consists of products and services focused in the areas of Cell & Molecular Biology, including tools for next generation sequencing. BioNordika represents a unique combination of life science Premium Brands of products being stored, supported and marketed locally in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
New England BioLabs – Founded in the mid-1970s committed to developing innovative products for the life sciences industry, now a recognized world leader in the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. The innovative NEBNext product line supports next generation sequencing with sample preparation tools that streamline workflows, minimize inputs, and improve library yields and quality. The new NEBNext® Ultra™ II RNA Library Prep kit allows you to generate high quality libraries even when you have only limited amounts of input RNA.




Kem-En-Tec was founded in 1987 by a team of Danish scientists from the Protein Laboratory at the University of Copenhagen. Kem-En-Tec Nordic is a strong and reliable partner and our success is based on reliability, high service level, flexibility and a high technological knowledge and support. We consider ourselves your service partner more than an “over the desk” supplier. Kem-En-Tec’s fundamental concept is to apply, offer and support the ideas and results of research & development by representing new and better quality products, ensuring improved results and more efficient use of resources for our customers. Our trained scientific staff isn’t hidden behind a call center, and we take pride in the fact that you will quickly receive a qualified reply – also if you choose to contact us by E-mail. Our services include extensive pre- as well as post selling support. Currently Kem-En-Tec repressent a platform of products from more than 100 companies in the field of Protein Technology, Molecular Biology, Cellularbiology, Diagnostics and Environmental studies.



Founded in 1990, GATC Biotech has established itself as a leader in DNA and RNA sequencing. More than 10,000 researchers worldwide rely on the company’s services for processing any number of samples from any kind of starting material. GATC Biotech offers all leading sequencing technologies in its own laboratories. The company’s proprietary workflows deliver ready-for-diagnostics results backed by ISO17025 certification and ISO13485 accreditation. From Sanger to next generation sequencing, GATC Biotech offers unmatched flexibility to customers interested in any kind of genomics such as transcriptome, microbiome, epigenome, exome or whole genome analysis.  The company offers a large portfolio of oncology-related products, such as the world’s most comprehensive liquid biopsy service line, GATCLIQUID. The liquid biopsy-based assays offer whole exome sequencing of cell-free DNA, targeted panel sequencing of more than 600 genomic regions or ultra-sensitive monitoring of the most important mutation in a particular case. All services are also available for FFPE samples. GATC Biotech remains committed to offering the highest quality data to help advance the field of personalised medicine.



Founded 1975 Techtum has provided laboratories with innovative instruments and consumables. Techtum is especially appreciated for its skilled staff, fast personal contacts, trusted support and service also after purchase. Our goal is to offer our customers innovative / smart / cost effective products to help in research and diagnostics. Our focus areas: Easy to use robots for NGS library preparation. True Digital PCR system – leading RainDrop platform for liquid biopsy and for creating more uniform NGS libraries. Smarter kits for NGS library preparation, cancer panels and cell freezing media etc. Accurate measuring concentrations of dsDNA/ssDNA/RNA/Proteins/cells – DropSense16/96. Safe sample storage for biobanks incl tubes, scanners, software and cappers/decappers.




is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables and services for liquid handling, sample handling and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microliter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the range of highest-quality premium products. Eppendorf offers a broad range of high quality, smart consumables and precise instruments to perform all steps upstream of the sequencing itself: from sample generation and storage via sample preparation/purification, library preparation, and quantification to PCR amplification. Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production and quality assurance. Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1945 and has about 2,930 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 25 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.












Auditorium “Hörsalen” & Café Inspira


Scheelevägen 2

223 81  Lund


Tel:  +46 46 275 60 00




The Medicon Village is conveniently located close to Lund city centre and can be easily reached by bus from the central station.  Bus route 1 and 6 run regularly (every 10 minutes) and the journey takes only 8 minutes.  The closest stop to the Medicon Village is Lund Sparta which is only 200 m away from the entrance. More detailed information on buses and timetables can be found on this website:



Alternatively the Medicon Village can also be reached by a short taxi ride from Lund Central Station (around 4 Km).



Whether you are travelling from the south or the north you’ll probably approach Lund from the E22 motorway.  Take exit 22 (Lund Nord) into the E6 motorway and leave at the first exit.  Turn left at the first roundabout and follow Scheelevägen for 1 km until you find the Medicon Village (n. 2) on your right hand side.




Please note that the workshop will take place at the Biomedical Centre (BMC) of Lund University.  The address is below and you can find more details and a map in the Workshop Tab.


Belfrage Lecture Hall
Biomedical Center (BMC)
floor D15
entrance at Klinikgatan 32
222 42 Lund






COPENHAGEN AIRPORT is located around 50 Km from Lund.  It’s directly connected to many international destinations and offers scheduled flights operated by most airlines including many low cost airlines.   Copenhagen Airport is connected to Lund Central Station by regular trains:  journey time is around 45 minutes and the price of a second class ticket is 142 SEK. The ticket office is located in Terminal 3 above the railway station.  You can visit to plan your journey.


MALMO AIRPORT:  Malmö Airport is located 30 km from Malmö, and offers scheduled flights as well as charter flights to a number of destinations including various Eastern European cities. Flygbussarna Airport Coaches operates buses between the airport and Lund Central Station.  The buses depart directly outside the airport terminal and travel time is around 40-50 minutes depending on the traffic.  A return ticket costs around 200 SEK.  More information can be found on the Flygbussarna website:



Lund has been on the main railway line between Malmö and Stockholm since 1857.  Today there are direct connections to Copenhagen and Elsinore via the Oresund Bridge.  This connections are mainly served by the Öresundståg.  There are regular direct trains from:


Copenhagen Airport – 35 minutes journey

Copenhagen – 50 minutes journey

Malmo – 10 minutes journey

Gothenburg – 3 hours journey

Stockholm – just over 4 hours

Odense – there are no direct trains from Odense to Lund, but you can change in Copenhagen and total journey time will be less than 3 hours

You can visit to plan your journey.



Lund can be easily reached by car and below you can find an indication of some of the distances:

Malmo – 20 Km

Copenhagen – 65 Km (road has toll)

Odense – 215 Km (road has toll)

Gothenburg – 260 Km

Aarhus – 240 Km (via ferry)


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