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Genomic Medicine 2020 Nordic

November 3 - November 5

Genomic Medicine 2020 Nordic

Workshop: 3rd November / Conference: 4th - 5th November

The seventh annual Genomic Medicine 2020 Nordic Conference will return to the South Denmark University (SDU) in Odense on 4th & 5th November and is organised – as in previous years – in partnership with Odense University Hospital and the Kennedy Centre at Rigshospitalet.

There will be a clinical NGS Data Analysis Workshop on 3rd November 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.  We will cover Next Generation Sequencing applications and workflows, Artificial Intelligence applied to genomics, personalized genomics, whole genome sequencing, exome sequencing, cancer and rare disease genomics as well as bioinformatics, data analysis and storage and many more emerging research applications as well as their translation into their clinic.

Some of the confirmed speakers are:  Prof Brage Storstein Andresen (SDU), Prof Niels Tommerup (University of Copenhagen), Prof Kasper Thorsen (National Whole Genome Sequencing Center), Prof Anna Wedell (Karolinska), Prof Trine Mogensen (Aarhus University) and more…  Please check the ‘Speakers & Agenda’ tab to view the current line up as we are still adding speakers as they confirm.

NETWORKING: in addition to the scientific program, Genomic Medicine 2020 Nordic will allow delegates to interact with each other during specific networking events so delegates will have the opportunity to meet other scientists and attendees to the conference.  We hope delegates will get the chance to leave the meeting with new contacts, collaborations and friendships.

These networking opportunities will include:

  • Introductory networking session on Day 1 hosted by Assoc. Professor Eran Elhaik (Lund)
  • Live voting session hosted by Assoc. Professor Eran Elhaik (Lund)
  • Networking dinner at a restaurant in Odense city centre (TBC)

ACADEMIC POSTER SUBMISSIONS: We welcome academic poster presentation at our events. If you have some material to present, please send us an abstract by 30th September. 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

DRAFT AGENDA 2018

DAY 1 

09.00 – 10.30: Registration, Coffee & Networking
10.30 – 11.00: Networking and Collaborations Workshop hosted by Assoc. Prof Eran Elhaik, Lund University
  SESSION CHAIR: TBA
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Brage Storstein Andresen, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
Opening Talk
11.30 – 12.00: Prof Niels Tommerup, Wilhelm Johannsen Centre for Functional Genome Research. University of Copenhagen
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by PerkinElmer
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
  SESSION CHAIR: TBA
13.30 – 14.00: Prof Trine Mogensen, Aarhus University Hospital & Aarhus University
Primary immunodeficiencies predisposing to viral infections in the central nervous system
14.00 – 14.30: Speaker TBA
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Klaus Tangsgaard, New England Biolabs
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Speaker TBA
16.00 – 16.30: Prof Helena Kääriäinen, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki
Title
16.30 – 17.30: LIVE VOTING SESSION hosted by Assoc. Prof Eran Elhaik – Anonymous responses from you on Genomic Issues.
Do you have Genomic related issues and are you wondering how others are approaching them? Do you want to ask anonymous genomic questions to the rest of the delegates? This is a session that allows you to ask questions and get feedback from other delegates. You can do this anonymously or debate it openly.
18.00 NETWORKING DINNER
   

DAY 2

  SESSION CHAIR: TBA
09.00 – 09.30: Speaker TBA
09.30 – 10.00: Prof Estrid Høgdall, Clinical Medicine, Herlev-Gentofte Hospital
Title
10.00 – 10.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Takara
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Anna Wedell, Inherited Metabolic Diseases, Karolinska Institute
Title
11.30 – 12.00: Ass Prof Klaus Brusgaard, Odense University Hospital 
Title
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Triolab
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
  SESSION CHAIR: TBA
13.30 – 14.00: Prof Kasper Thorsen, National Whole Genome Sequencing Center
Title
14.00 – 14.30: Assoc. Prof Eran Elhaik, Lund University
Title
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00:

Dr Lusine Nazaryan-Petersen, Rigshospitalet

Title

16.00 – 16.30: Speaker TBA
16.30 – 17.00: Speaker TBA

CLINICAL NGS DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP on 3rd November
Led by the Bioinformatics team of Odense University Hospital (OUH)

This workshop will be hands-on, so all delegates will need to bring their own laptop. Full laptop requirements are as follows:

– Java 7 or 8
– System requirement: at least 4GB RAM and 10 GB of free hard disc space.
– Microsoft Excel (English language setting)
– The attendee must have administrator rights on the laptop as some programs will have to be installed
– Internet access (WIFI will be provided at the venue)

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.
Ieva Miceikaite, PHD Fellow at the Department of Clinical Genetics, OUH
Klaus Brusgaard, assoc Prof., PhD, molecular biologist, evaluating genetic variants using various databases and prediction tools.

VENUE: The NGS Data Analysis workshop will take place at the SDU. The exact meeting room will be confirmed closer to the date.  Please view the Venue & Info tab for full address and how to get to SDU.

DRAFT AGENDA

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: Data/GATK pipeline, 1
12.10 – 13.10: Lunch
13.10 – 13.50: Data/GATK pipeline, 2
13.50 – 15.20: Trio exom interpretation
15.20 – 15.40 Coffee Break
15.40 – 17.30: NGS Diagnostic Interpretation II

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

Below you can find the registration fees. You can register for the conference only or to attend both the conference (4th & 5th Nov) and the workshop (3rd Nov).
If you would like to attend the workshop only, please contact us as we may be able to accommodate your request however please note that we have very limited availability.

The registration fees below include:

  • Full access to the conference
  • Delegate bag
  • Coffee, Refreshments and Lunch on both days
    if you also register for the workshop, coffee, refreshments and lunch will also be included on 3rd November

NETWORKING DINNER: a 3-course dinner will take place on the evening of 4th November at a restaurant (TBA) in Odense 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 3 drinks (wine, beer or soft drink) are included in the price and transport from the conference venue to the restaurant will be provided free of charge.

  UP TO
15 SEPT
16 SEPT
TO 30 OCT
FROM 1 NOV
AND ON-SITE
CONF ONLY – STUDENT 210 EUR 260 EUR 340 EUR
CONF ONLY – ACADEMIC 280 EUR 330 EUR 410 EUR
CONF ONLY – INDUSTRY 410 EUR 490 EUR 600 EUR
WORK + CONF – STUDENT 330 EUR 380 EUR 460 EUR
WORK + CONF – ACADEMIC 400 EUR 450 EUR 530 EUR
WORK + CONF – INDUSTRY 610 EUR 690 EUR 790 EUR
NETWORKING DINNER 55 EUR 55 EUR 60 EUR

***REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON***

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 in the checkout page and your price will stay as listed below. If you do not enter a valid VAT number, a 20% VAT will be automatically added to your fee.

IMPORTANT NOTES ON REGISTRATION – PLEASE READ

WHAT’S INCLUDED: the registration fees above include full access to the conference, delegate bag, coffee, refreshments and lunch on both days. If you register for the workshop, coffee, refreshments and lunch will also be included on the day of the workshop.

DINNER: the networking dinner at a local restaurant 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.
Also, if you are submitting a poster you may be entitled to a discount. Please submit your poster abstract before registering for the conference as retrospective discount will not be possible.
Please note that discounts are not cumulative.

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.

You can view our Terms & Conditions of booking here: REGISTRATION TERMS & CONDITIONS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We actively 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/Technology Presentation
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Exhibitor
  • Event Documentation

For more information please contact us.

GOLD SPONSOR

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.

GOLD SPONSOR

Takara Bio Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Takara Bio Inc., who develops, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of life science reagents under the Takara™, Clontech®, and Cellartis® brands.
Key products include SMART cDNA synthesis kits for a variety of samples and applications, including NGS, high-performance qPCR and PCR reagents (including the Takara Ex Taq®, Takara LA Taq®, Titanium®, and Advantage® enzymes), Cellartis stem cells and stem cell reagents, RT enzymes and SMART library construction kits, the innovative In-Fusion® cloning system, Guide-it gene editing tools, Tet-based inducible gene expression systems, and Living Colors® fluorescent proteins.
Recently, Takara Bio acquired Rubicon Genomics and WaferGen Bio-systems. As part of the Takara Bio family, they expand our NGS portfolio as well as add R&D, manufacturing, and support for automation systems for NGS and qPCR applications. Takara Bio’s portfolio supports applications including NGS, gene discovery, regulation, and function studies, as well as genetic analysis, protein expression and purification, gene editing, stem cell studies, and plant and food research. For more information, visit www.takarabio.com

GOLD SPONSOR

Triolab AS is a professional sales organization founded in 1991. We specialize in the import, marketing, sales, and technical support of IVD products. Based on our understanding of new trends and of market needs, we continuously develop and expand our portfolio, and during recent years we have had a particularly strong focus on the development in molecular diagnostics. As a result, we are proud to offer a wide selection of high-quality and innovative products within the fields of microbiology, genetics and oncology, incl. NGS.
LGC SeraCare is a trusted partner and worldwide supplier to the diagnostic testing industry for over 30 years, advancing the development of molecular and serology diagnostics with innovative technology, quality controls, reagents, and biological materials. As an ISO 13485-certified manufacturer with advanced molecular manufacturing and packaging capabilities, LGC SeraCare is a leader in reference standards to enable the promise of precision medicine and ensure correct results for NGS-based test providers.

EXHIBITOR

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.

EXHIBITOR

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has developed the world’s first nanopore DNA and RNA sequencing devices, which are scalable to your requirements. The MinION is a portable, real-time, long-read, low-cost device designed to bring easy biological analyses to anyone, anywhere, including resource-limited settings or remote environments. The GridION and PromethION devices serve users with larger projects or more samples. Delivering terabases of data, PromethION brings the benefits of long-read nanopore sequencing to large-scale population studies.
With nanopore sequencing devices, fully characterise human genetic variation by sequencing whole genomes, targeted regions or full-length RNA transcripts, from single cells to tissues. Long nanopore reads allow comprehensive analysis of structural variation, repetitive regions, haplotype phasing, RNA splice variants, isoforms, fusion transcripts and base modifications. Long sequencing reads enable resolution of challenging genomic regions and the delivery of more complete human genome assemblies. Experience streamlined, rapid end-to-end solutions with library preparation in as little as 10 minutes, and faster access to results with real-time analysis.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies products are currently for Research Use Only.

 

PREVIOUS YEARS’ SPONSORS


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.

FIRST HOTEL GRAND****
This hotel is conveniently located just 5 minute walk from Odense Central Station.  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 in Odense city centre.  Transport from the venue to the restaurant will be provided free of charge to all dinner participants.

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

RADISSON BLU H.C. ANDERSEN****
HOTEL PLAZA***
HOTEL WINDSOR***
HOTEL DOMIR***
CABINN HOTEL**

If you would like to stay closer to the venue (located south of the city centre), the HOTEL ODENSE is located 25 minute walk to the venue or less than 10 minute by taxi.

HOW TO GET TO CONFERENCE VENUE AT SDU, ODENSE

CONFERENCE VENUE

Restaurant & Lecture Theatre
South Denmark University (SDU)
Campusvej
5230 Odense M
Denmark

 

WORKSHOP VENUE

Rooms O97 & O99
South Denmark University (SDU)
Campusvej
5230 Odense M
Denmark

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 university campus is very large and the best way to reach the restaurant is through the main entrance (picture above).  The Restaurant is located in Building 34.1, Level 2.  You can view an interactive campus map HERE.

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.

Genomic Medicine
2020 Nordic

Workshop: 3rd November
Conference: 4th & 5th November

South Denmark University
Odense, Denmark

 

Partners

OUH

H Rigs

Arhus

Gold Sponsors

BioNordika

NEB

PerkinElmer

Takara

Triolab

LGC Seracare

Exhibitors & other Sponsors

Bionordika

NEB

Ramcon

PerkinElmer

Nanopore

Takara

Triolab

LGC Seracare

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