|Event Name||NGS 2016 BENELUX
Monday, November 14, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
|Description||NGS 2016 Benelux, is an annual genomics event that takes place in Brussels and it will be held between 14th & 17th November 2016 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.
This event is held in partnership with the Brussels Interuniversity Genomics High Throughput core (BRIGHTcore) – the Centre for Medical Genetics of VUB – UZ Brussels & Genome Diagnostics Nijmegen.
In conjunction with the conference there will be a Two day Workshop that will provide NGS 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 Next Generation Sequencing tools and technologies to understand human disease. Aside from the routine NGS applications such as Exome, Genome and Transcriptome sequencing the audience will get to hear about developing applications where sample input is limiting such as in limiting numbers of cells all the way to single cells as well as in liquid biopsies. An interesting and emerging are that we hope to look at is the link between the gut microbiome and human disease and how NGS unraveling links to cancers and other diseases. Whilst many NGS labs are struggling to cope with data needs, we will also hear about the latest advances in bioinformatics workflows as well as hearing about ethical and legal issues related to this.
A Panel debate and a networking discussion will allow our experts and attendees to interact and ponder over topical issues and bottlenecks such as how NGS labs are coping with the data deluge.
An evening networking 3-course dinner with wine will help to solidify new collaborations and relationships that you have made during the day.
For young researchers we will have a Poster Display and for the first 6 poster submissions that are successful there will be the opportunity to give a short 5 minute oral presentation. With a Best Poster prize up for grabs and standard certificates of attendance now is a good time for PhD students and their supervisors to start making those submissions!
See below for submission details.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS NGS EVENT?
•All NGS users, researchers and students
•NHS & Private Labs, Biotech Companies, CRO’s, Service Providers
… and all those interested in the latest developments of:
•Infectious and Inherited Diseases
•Molecular and Cell Biology
•Next Generation Sequencing