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Genomic Medicine 2018 Nordic

October 2 - October 3

Genomic Medicine 2018 Nordic

Workshop: 1 October / Conference: 2 - 3 October

The fifth annual Genomic Medicine 2018 Nordic Conference will take place at the South Denmark University (SDU) in Odense on 2nd & 3rd October and is organised in partnership with the Odense University Hospital, Kennedy Centre at Rigshospitalet and the Department of Clinical Genetics at Aarhus University Hospital.

There will be a clinical NGS Data Analysis Workshop on 1st October at the SDU.  This will be led by the bioinformatics team at Odense University Hospital.  The workshop is aimed at analysis of the data as well as the clinical interpretation of the variants.

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

As a running theme we hope to cover advances in 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 and many more emerging research applications as well as their translation into their clinic.

NETWORKING: in addition to the scientific program, Genomic Medicine 2018 Nordic will allow delegates to interact with each other during specific networking events.  In addition to the excellent science showcased at our events the networking events acts as a signature to our events because delegates get the opportunity to meet other scientists and attendees to the conference.  Delegates always get the chance to leave the meeting with new contacts and friendships.

These networking opportunities include:

  • Introductory networking session on Day 1
  • Panel debate
  • Networking dinner at Brewery Flakhaven on the evening of 2nd October

ACADEMIC POSTER SUBMISSIONS: We welcome academic poster presentation at our events. If you have some material to present, please send us an abstract by 31st August. 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
Please submit your poster before registering for the conference as retrospective discount will not be possible.

Who should attend this event:

  • NGS users, group leaders, opinion leaders, researchers and students
  • Bioinformaticians
  • NHS & Private Labs, University labs, Biotech Companies, CRO’s, Service Providers etc

…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 Torben Kruse, Odense University Hospital
Opening Talk & Introduction
Clonal evolution in breast cancer metastasis: exome and deep sequencing
11.30 – 12.00: Prof Niels Tommerup, Wilhelm Johannsen Centre for Functional Genome Research. Uni of Copenhagen
Regulatory Mutations
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Dr Bjoern Textor, New England Biolabs
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
13.30 – 14.00: Dr Leonardo A. Meza-Zepeda, Oslo University Hospital
Liquid biopsies, a non-invasive insight into the tumour’s genome
14.00 – 14.30: Prof Lauri Aaltonen, Genome-Scale Biology Program, University of Helsinki
Integrated data analysis of uterine leiomyomas
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Dr Samuel Myllykangas, Blueprint Genetics
Disruptive innovation in NGS technology – the emerging trends in sequencing human genome
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Dr Maria Soller, Dept Clinical Genetics, Karolinska University Hospital
Clinical implementation of whole genome sequencing – The Karolinska experience
16.00 – 16.30: Prof Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Dept of Biomedicine, Aarhus University
Genome-wide lentiviral CRISPR libraries for identification of cancer drug resistance genes
16.30 – 17.30: PANEL DEBATE: Would you sequence your genome and publish the data? And other topical Issues from the morning
Host:  Ed Quazi (Biotexcel)
18.30: NETWORKING DINNER at Brewery Flakhaven (booking required)


09.00 – 09.30: Prof Brage Storstein Andresen, Institute for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, South Denmark University
NGS-CLIP mapping of splicing regulatory sites enables design of therapeutic Splice Switching Oligonucleotides (SSOs)
09.30 – 10.00: Dr Rosellina Mancina, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
Genetic diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia by targeted next-generation sequencing”
10.00 – 10.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Dr Klaus Tangsgård Nielsen, Kem-En-Tec Nordic
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
11.00 – 11.30: Dr Niels Grarup, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Centre for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen
Genetics of type 2 diabetes and obesity: Lessons learned from the isolated Greenlandic Inuit population
11.30 – 12.00: Prof Klaus Brusgaard, Odense University Hospital
Molecular genetic characterization of children with disturbed insulin regulation
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Limbus Medical Technologies
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
13.30 – 14.00: Dr Adam Ameur, National Genomics Infrastructure, SciLifeLab
Making long-read sequencing ready for diagnostic use
14.00 – 14.30: Dr Kasper Thorsten, Aarhus University Hospital
NGS in Clinical Diagnostics at Aarhus University Hospital
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Thermo Fisher Scientific
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Prof Zeynep Tumer, Kennedy Centre at Rigshospitalet
NGS in neurodevelopmental disorders
16.00 – 16.30: Dr Cathrine Jespersgaard, Department of Clinical Genetics, Copenhagen University Hospital
Targeted panel re-sequencing and copy number variation analysis in inherited retinal dystrophy
16.30 – 17.00: Dr Asli Silahtaroglu, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen
Single Molecule Optical Mapping as a complementary technique for NGS

Led by the Bioinformatics team at Odense University Hospital (OUH)

This workshop will be hands-on, so all delegates will need to bring their own laptopFull laptop spec will be available soon.
If you already booked the workshop we will inform you as soon as possible.

The NGS Data Analysis workshop will take place at the SDU (please see venue tab for conference).
The workshop will aim to go over the steps from acquisition of sequencing data to the generation of the bam- and vcf- files that will be used in the subsequent filtering for variants. Variants will be evaluated using various databases and prediction tools to establish potential pathogenic variants. Workshop delegates will be given tutorials and examples and will be expected to handle the data themselves on their own laptops.

The bioinformatics team will consist of the following teachers;
Marin Larsen, ass. Prof., PhD, molecular biologist, bioinformatician at OUH in charge of the clinical sequencing data acquisition.
Mark Burton, ass. Prof., PhD, molecular biologist, bioinformatician handling quantitative sequencing data and statistics
Lars Andersen, PhD-student, mathematician, handling various models requiring advanced computation.
Klaus Brusgaard, assoc Prof., PhD, molecular biologist, evaluating genetic variants using various databases and prediction tools.


09.00 – 09.30: Coffee & Registration
09.30 – 10.00: Introduction
10.00 – 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 –17.30: NGS Diagnostic Interpretation II

If you have any queries about the workshop, feel free to CONTACT US

The registration fees below 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 2nd October at Brewery Flakhaven. This is not included in the registration fee and must be added to your booking if you wish to take part. Please note that 3 drinks (beer, wine or soft drink) are 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 online 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.



The prices above are EXCLUSIVE of 20% VAT.  If you are registering from a European Institution/Company (excluding the UK), you do not have to pay VAT.  Please enter your Institution/Company VAT number at time of booking and your price will stay as listed above. If you do not enter a valid VAT number, 20% VAT will be added to your fee.


WHAT’S INCLUDED: the registration fees above include full access to the conference, delegate bag, coffee, refreshments and lunch on both days.

DINNER: the networking dinner at Brewery Flakhaven is not included in the registration fees and can be purchased at time of booking.  Transport to the dinner will be provided free of charge.

DISCOUNTS: we can offer discounts for 3 or more people attending as a group from the same Institution/Company.
If you would like to find out more, contact us before you book as retrospective discounts will not possible.

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 about hotels.

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.

You can view our Terms & Conditions of booking here:  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
  • Event Documentation

For more information please contact us.


Blueprint Genetics is a genetic diagnostic company that provides comprehensive genetics testing for all medical specialties. Our innovative technologies in human rare diseases enable improved tests with higher quality, lower cost and faster turnaround time. We offer full transparency to our technology, quality and performance, and analytic validations of our technologies. Our expert team of geneticists and clinicians together with our AI empowered data-crunching tools provide top quality clinical interpretation and reports, changing the standards of molecular diagnostics. We are accredited by ISO 15189 and CAP (#9257331) and certified by CLIA (#99D2092375). For more information, visit www.blueprintgenetics.com.


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.


Limbus Medical Technologies is a medical device manufacturer located at the Baltic Sea in Rostock, Germany, who provides software solutions for clinical genetics. We offer varvis™, a cloud-based genomics platform designed for clinical diagnostics. varvis™ is a complete solution for the entire NGS workflow, supporting automated NGS raw data processing, genomics data management, and variant interpretation. Our clinically validated CNV analysis is fully automated and completely integrated into the NGS workflow. It significantly increases the efficiency and diagnostic yield in clinical genetics.  Convenient filtering options such as inheritance filters allow you to filter from thousands of detected SNVs and CNVs to the most promising candidate variants. Our service offering also comprises first class support, validation, documentation and training. varvis™ is a CE approved medical device class I and compliant with EU regulations. For more information, visit www.varvis.com.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Through our Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen brands, we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and support. As a company, Thermo Fisher has made a significant commitment to advancing precision medicine by developing enabling technologies and strengthening our capabilities to support customers.


Covaris is the recognized industry leader for DNA fragmentation.  Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA™) is the gold standard for shearing DNA and RNA in Next-Generation Sequencing applications, without GC bias or thermal-induced damage. The Covaris AFA process is extensively cited in peer-reviewed research articles on DNA fragmentation using all available NGS systems. Covaris Focused-ultrasonicators are recommended by all major sequencing platform providers, and are used by leading Genome Centers worldwide including: the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Broad Institute, and BGI. For more information, please visit: www.covaris.com.


Triolab AS is a professional sales organization, specialized in the import, marketing, sales, and technical support of IVD products. We have more than 25 years of experience in this field and are proud to offer an extensive product range covering a large variety of clinical diagnostic areas. Our skillful and highly committed personnel has a deep understanding of the market and our customers’​ needs, and they always meet our customers with an open mind, a friendly  attitude, and a strong desire to find the best possible solution for each individual customer. Quality is always in focus, and Triolab is certified according to ISO 9001:2015. Please visit www.triolab.dk for further information.


BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance cellular studies and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes. The company partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD has more than 45,000 associates across 50 countries who work in close collaboration with customers and partners to help enhance outcomes, lower health care delivery costs, increase efficiencies, improve health care safety and expand access to health.


Hamilton Robotics designs and manufactures fully automated robotic systems for sample preparation and storage. The products range from unique, custom laboratory automation solutions (turnkey solutions) on standard applications validated through partnership programs with renowned biotechnology companies as well as OEM solutions to the top ten diagnostic companies. The combination of great know-how of the engineers and experienced scientists in biotechnology, drug discovery, diagnostics and software as well as the constant development and improvement allows Hamilton to satisfy customers’ needs. Precision, innovation, reliability and quality are the philosophy of the technology leader Hamilton Robotics.
Hamilton partners with leaders in the Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) industry to provide automation solutions for the long and complex workflows of NGS library preparation. When it comes to NGS, sample preparation is not only anymore a bottleneck for high throughput labs but also a key factor when it comes to reproducibility and process safety, even when analyzing only small batches of samples. We are looking forward of meeting you and are happy to help you get the best solution for your specific needs.


Robot and Laboratory automation from Beckman Coulter
Ramcon offers powerful and intelligent automation from Beckman Coulter that adapt to changing situations. From its easy-to-use, icon-driven software and available application methods to its enhanced work surface with interchangeable tools, Biomek robots are designed to help you streamline your workflow and automate your laboratory today and tomorrow.
We offer everything from total automation solutions to modular pipetting robots, designed to support your research or production within NGS, genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, drug discovery and forensics.
Automated DNA, RNA, PCR and sequencing purification systems from Beckman Coulter
Automated purification systems from Beckman Coulter for purification of nucleic acids from cultured cells, whole blood, tissue, virus, fresh, frozen or fixed formalin, paraffin-embedded tissue and PCR products.


Global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, SOPHiA GENETICS is a health tech company which has developed SOPHiA Artificial Intelligence (AI), the most advanced technology for clinical genomics, helping healthcare professionals better diagnose and treat patients. The global network of over 450 institutions from 60 countries that use the SOPHiA DDM® analytical platform powered by SOPHiA form the world’s largest clinical genomics community.By enabling the rapid adoption of genomic testing worldwide, turning data into actionable clinical insights, and sharing knowledge through its community, SOPHiA GENETICS is democratizing Data-Driven Medicine to help save lives.


Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.
From the Diagnostics and Research part, Agilent gives doctors a head start in the fight against cancer and other diseases. Our solutions help pathology laboratories deliver fast, accurate information to the doctors, hospitals and medical centers they serve. We help medical professionals make more accurate diagnoses so patients can receive the most effective therapies.
Most life sciences and diagnostics research is done at top-tier universities, with funding from governments around the world. Agilent is helping these researchers learn more about cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism and other ailments. Our instruments, software and sample preparation solutions help scientists conduct faster, more accurate research.
Read about the Agilent products and solutions that serve these markets.
Discuss your laboratory needs with an Agilent expert.





Restaurant & Lecture Theatre
South Denmark University (SDU)
Campus 55,
5230 Odense M

The SDU campus is located around 5 km south of Odense city centre and is well connected by public transport (bus).  A taxi ride will take around 15 minutes.  You can find more information below.

The best way to arrange your journey from your arrival airport to Odense is by using the Journey Planner at www.rejseplanen.dk.

Arriving at Copenhagen Airport:

When arriving in Copenhagen, the easiest way to get to Odense is by train. The train departures directly from the airport and arrives in Odense approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes later. The trains depart frequently. Everything you need, ticketing office and exit to the platforms, is available from the lobby in Terminal 3 at Copenhagen Airport.

Using the Journey Planner: Type: From “Copenhagen Airport” to “Odense st”.

Arriving at Billund Airport:

From Billund, there is no direct means of transportation to Odense. Therefore, the journey from Billund to Odense is by both bus and train. This journey takes approximately two hours.

Using the Journey Planner: Type: From “Billund Airport” To “Odense st”.

Arriving in Odense:

In all likelihood, the train station and adjacent bus station will be your hub of transportation. From here, city bus lines (40, 41 and 42) depart regularly. Their terminus is the main entrance of the university, which is on the Southern outskirts of Odense. The taxi hub is on the North of the station, the city buses stop at the ground floor of the station.

Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee and delegates are responsible for arranging their own.  Below you can find some suggestions based on location.  Please note that Biotexcel does not have any association with the hotels and websites listed below.

This hotel is conveniently located just 5 minute walk from Odense Central Station.  We have negotiated a rate of 900 DKK per night for a single room including breakfast at this hotel.  You can contact the hotel directly and quote the Biotexcel allocation (12INS290918) to receive this rate.  Please note that we have a limited number of rooms on allocation and these will only be available till 1st September so we recommend to book early in order to avoid disappointment.

From the First Grand Hotel you can reach the South Denmark University (SDU) by bus or by taxi.  Bus lines 40, 41 and 42 leave from the main bus hub opposite the train station and will reach the University Campus in around 25 minutes.  If travelling by taxi, the journey will take around 15-20 minutes depending on the traffic.

Please note that if you will be attending the networking dinner, this will take place at Brewery Flakhaven which is also located in Odense city centre and only 5 minute walk to the First Grand Hotel.

Other centrally located hotels (within 10 minute walk from the central station) include:

Cabinn Hotel **
Hotel Domir ***
Hotel Windsor ***
Hotel Plaza ***
Radisson Radisson Blu H.C. Andersen Hotel****

If you would like to stay closer to the venue (located south of the city centre), the Hotel Odense is located 20 minute walk to the venue or 10 minute by taxi.

Genomic Medicine
2018 Nordic

Workshop: 1 October
Conference: 2 – 3 October

South Denmark University
Odense, Denmark




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