Locations

 


London, UK
22nd September 2016

Wellcome Trust 
Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BE
Directions

Presentations will be held in English.

Agenda:

9:30 Registration, coffee, and exhibition    
  Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Andy Felton Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Insights into mitochondrial disease using next generation sequencing Dr. Emma Watson Newcastle NHS Highly Specialised Service for Rare Mitochondrial Disorders, Wellcome Trust Centre, Newcastle University, UK
  Future approaches to newborn screening with NGS Dr. Clare Gladding Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  Non-invasive prenatal screening within the NHS Dr. John Short St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
12:00–13:00 Lunch and exhibition - the lifecycle of Big Data    
  Can we count on copy number in cancer precision medicine? Dr. Ian Pittam Affymetrix, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Ensuring high quality NGS molecular pathology testing Dr. Jenni Fairley UK NEQAS for Molecular Genetics, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh,UK
  A clinical pathologists perspective on NGS Prof. Finbarr Cotter Barts and the London School of Medicine, UK
  Epidemiology in Africa: Zika, Ebola and more Prof. Ian Goodfellow University of Cambridge, UK
15:00–15:30 Coffee break and exhibition    
  Implementation of the Oncomine™ Solid Tumour DNA Panel with Ion Hi-Q™ View Chemistry Dr. Phil Bennett Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics, UK
  The future of cfDNA for diagnosis, monitoring, and early detection Prof. Ian Cree University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, UK
  Use of an Ion AmpliSeq™ custom panel to investigate Myeloid Malignancies Dr. Shubha Anand Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
17:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Paris, France
27th–28th September 2016

Hotel Novotel Paris Sud Porte de Charenton
3-5 Place des Marseillais, 94227 Charenton-le-Pont
Directions

Presentations will be held in French.

Preliminary agenda: State of the art genetic analysis from clinical research to diagnostics

Day 1, 27th September 2016
9:30–10:00 Registration, coffee, and exhibition    
10:00–10:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Venkatesh Moktali Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Oncology research    
10:30–11:00 Results from evaluation of a new Ion AmpliSeq™ gene panel for analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes Dr. Ronald van Eijk Department of Pathology, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands
11:00–11:30 Introduction to new liquid biopsy tools Dr. Thierry Scarcez Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:30–12:00 Liquid biopsy—early access programme results Prof. Karen Leroy Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire, Hôpital Cochin, France
12:00–13:00 Lunch and exhibition - the lifecycle of Big Data    
  Oncology diagnostics    
13:00–13:30 Guidance from NGS and microarray data in research samples from early clinical trials Dr. Isabelle Soubeyran Institut Bergonié, France
13:30–14:00 Ion Torrent™ workflow for lymphoma sequencing Philippe Gaulard, Anais Pujal CHU Henri Mondort, France
14:00–14:30 Automating a CE-IVD solid tumour workflow Dr. Amandine Chatagnon Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, France
14:30–15:00 Break    
15:00–15:30 Melanoma research using a custom Ion AmpliSeq™ gene panel approach Dr. Nadem Soufir/ Dr. Meriem Benfodda Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, France
15:30–16:00 Interpretation of cancer mutations with Oncomine™ Knowledgebase Reporter Christine Hubans-Pierlot Thermo Fisher Scientific
16:00–17:30 Networking reception    

Day 2, 28th September 2016
09:00–09:30 Coffee and exhibition    
  Inherited disease research    
9:30–10:00 New research approaches to newborn and reproductive genomics Alain Rico Thermo Fisher Scientific
10:00–10:30 Genetic and allelic variability in polycystic kidney disease research Prof. Claude Ferec Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Brest, France
10:30–11:00 Holoprosencephaly: involvement of a new signalling pathway and define the mode of transmission through NGS Dr. Christèle Dubourg Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes, France
11:00–11:30 Break    
11:30–12:00 Experience with NGS for HLA typing Dr. Virginie Moalic-Allain Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Brest, France
12:00–12:30 Cytogenetic microarray analysis of prenatal disorders Dr. Capucine Hyon Hôpital Armand-Trousseau, France
12:30–13:30 Lunch and exhibition - the lifecycle of Big Data    
  Infectious disease research    
13:30–14:00 Ion Torrent infectious diseases - NGS Solution Dr. Mathieu Boimard Thermo Fisher Scientific
14:00–14:30 RNA detection via flow cytometry in HIV research Dr. Daniel Scott-Algara Cytokines & Inflammation Unit Institute Pasteur, France
14:30–15:00 Wildlife coronaviruses evolution in France: how HTS can help us? Laure Diancourt Institute Pasteur, France
15:00–15:30 Break    
15:30–16:00 Comparative data analysis from different softwares in a metagenomic study with Ion 16S™ Metagenomics Kit Mr. Renaud Cassier Adgene InVivo Labs , France
16:00–16:30 ViroScore™ - DeepChek™ , an integrated solution for virology and microbiology genotyping applications Chalom Sayada ABL, Luxembourg
17:00 Close and depart    

Brummeria, Pretoria, South Africa
3rd October 2016

CSIR CSIR
Knowledge Commons, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
Directions

Presentations will be held in English.

Agenda:

09:30 Registration and coffee    
10:00–10:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Patrick Hollender Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Oncology research    
10:30–11:00 Validation of the Ion Torrent™ Oncomine™ Focus Assay for solid tumour analysis Dr. Nico De Villiers Ampath Trust, National Reference Lab, South Africa
11:00–11:30 Data analysis for clinical genetics and oncology research Burger van Jaarsveld Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:30–12:00 The coding genome of HIV associated with cervical carcinoma in South Africa, preliminary results Dr. Pascale Willem Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology NHLS and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
12:00–12:30 Non-invasive prenatal testing: intercares innovation experience Dr. Cameron Meyer Intercare, South Africa
12:30–13:30 Lunch and poster exhibition    
  Clinical genetics research    
13:30–14:00 Detecting and identifying mitochondrial disease causing variants using a custom Ion AmpliSeq panel Dr. Maryke Schoonen University of North West, Biochemistry, South Africa
14:00–14:30 Molecular understanding of primary immunodeficiency diseases in South Africa Dr. Brigitte Glanzmann Stellenbosch University, Immunology, South Africa
14:30–15:00 Identification of the genetic cause of Dravet syndrome Alina Esterhuizen University of Cape Town/NHLS Groote Schuur Hospital, Molecular Human Genetics, South Africa
15:00–15:30 Evaluation of germline whole exome sequencing to detect driver mutations in breast cancer pre-disposition genes Dr. Armand Peters University of Stellenbosch, Medicine & Health Sciences, South Africa
15:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Copenhagen, Denmark
4th October 2016

Rigshospitslet Copenhagen
Auditorium 2 Blegdamsvej, 92100 Copenhagen Ø
Directions

Presentations will be held in English.

Agenda:

9:30 Registration and coffee    
10:00–10:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Thomas Bittick Thermo Fisher Scientific
10:30–11:00 Evaluation of the latest innovations from Ion Torrent™ next generation sequencing for clinical research applications Dr. Adam Ameur Uppsala Genome Center, Sweden
11:00–11:30 The use of Oncomine workflow for pathology Dr. Estrid Høgdall Herlev Hospital, Denmark
11:30–12:00 Investigating the role of dynamic ribosome modifications in cancer Dr. Martin Jansson Copenhagen University, Denmark
12:00–13:00 Lunch and posters    
13:00–13:30 Liquid biopsy and Ion Torrent technology Dr. Jacqui Shaw University of Leicester, UK
13:30–14:00 The latest in data analysis for clinical research using Ion Torrent NGS Prateek Kumar Thermo Fisher Scientific
14:00–14:30 NGS analysis of hematologic malignancies Maj Westman University Hospital Copenhagen, Clinical Genetics, Denmark
14:30–15:00 Coffee break    
15:00–15:30 Routine resistance profiling and epidemiological typing of bacteria using Ion S5™ XL systems Dr. Erik Alm Folkhälsomyndigheten Laboratorieutveckling, Sweden
15:30–16:00 Applications of genomic array and exome analysis in Lund—yesterday, today and tomorrow Dr. Tord Jonson Region Skåne, Klinisk genetik, Sweden
16:00–16:30 The use of Ion AmpliSeq technology in clinical genetics research Dr. Morten Dunø Department of Clinical Genetics, University Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark
16:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Rome, Italy
4th October 2016

Una Hotel
Via Giovanni Amendola 57, 00185 Roma, Italy
Directions

Presentations will be held in Italian.

Agenda:

9:30 Registration    
10:00–10:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Sohaib Qureshi Thermo Fisher Scientific
10:30–11:00 Advancing liquid biopsy research: evaluation of the Oncomine™ cfDNA Lung Assay Dr. Nicola Normanno Cell Biology and Biotherapy Unit INT-Fondazione Pascale, Napoli, Italy
11:00–11:30 SiRe Next Generation Sequencing panel: diagnostic tool for circulating free DNA analysis Prof. Giancarlo Troncone Università di Napoli Federico II – Napoli, Italy
11:30–12:00 Results from evaluation of a new Ion AmpliSeq gene panel for analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes Dr. Stefania Tommasi I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Oncologico "G. Paolo II", Bari, Italy
12:00–12:30 Unraveling the molecular basis of rare and common disease by using GeneChip™ Array Dr. Massimo Carella IRCCS Casa Sollievo Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
12:30–13:30 Lunch and exhibition    
13:30–13:55 Clinical research application of AmpliSeq custom panel for hearing loss Dr. Federica Cesca Università di Padova, Italy
13:55–14:20 A target NGS approach to clarify the role of genetic variants in ALS pathogenesis Dr. Giuseppe Marangi Istituto di Medica Genomica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
14:20–14:45 Next generation sequencing of 70 candidate genes for sudden cardiac death Dr. Valentina Ferradini University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Rome, Italy
14:45–15:10 Strategies of NGS for human embryo testing Dr. Sandrine Chamayou U.M.R.-Centro HERA - S.Agata Li Battiati (CT), Italy
15:10–15:40 Coffee break and exhibition    
15:40–16:10 Data analysis for clinical genetics and oncology Dr. Alessandro Albiero Thermo Fisher Scientific
16:10–16:35 Ion Torrent NGS technology and its impact in food and veterinary science Dr. Enrico D'Alessandro University of Messina, Veterinary Science, Unit of Animal Production, Italy
16:35–17:00 Metagenomics in the study of pathogenic Escherichia coli Dr. Federica Gigliucci European Union Reference Laboratory for E. Coli, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy
17:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

St. Petersburg, Russia
5th October 2016

Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge
V.o. Birzhevoi Pereulok 2-4
199004, St. Petersburg, Russia
Directions

Presentations will be held in Russian and English.

Agenda:

9:30 Registration, coffee and exhibition    
10:00–10:05 Introduction Elena Chekhovskikh Thermo Fisher Scientific
10:05–10:35 Advances in technology for liquid biopsy Dr. Thomas Bittick Thermo Fisher Scientific
10:35–11:00 Somatic and germline analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes Dr. Pavel Natalin Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:00–11:20 Interpretation of oncology NGS data with Oncomine Knowledgebase Reporter Dr. Ute Kusch Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:20–11:40 The latest in data analysis for clinical research using Ion Torrent NGS Prateek Kumar Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:40–12:00 Coffee break and exhibition    
12:00–12:30 NGS solutions for reproductive genomics Alain Rico Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:30–12:50 Affymetrix microarrays for genotyping and gene expression Dr. Alexandr Kolobov Helicon, distributor of Affymetrix, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:50–13:00 Service and support for NGS Denis Avdeev, Alexander Kirpiy Thermo Fisher Scientific
13:00–14:00 Lunch and exhibition    
14:00–14:20 Non-invasive prenatal screening with a CE-marked in vitro diagnostics Vitali Proutski GeneNext, distributor of Premaitha, UK
14:20–14:40 Reproductive genomics - prenatal and postnatal applications Dr. Andrey Goltsov Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, Moscow, Russia
14:40–15:00 Epigenetic markers of breast cancer derived from XmaI-RRBS data Dr. Alexander Tanas Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia
15:00–15:20 Targeted sequencing for clinical research Dr. Andrey Goltsov Sc.Res.Institute of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Russia
15:20–16:00 Coffee break and exhibition    
16:00–16:20 Chromosomal Microarray Analysis (CMA) across human developmental and oncology genetic research Prof Sergey Korostelev GenoMed, Moscow, Russia
16:20–16:40 Analysis of the differential gene expression in prostate tissue for prostate cancer using semiconductor sequencing Dr. Elena Kostryukova Scientific Research Center of Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency, Moscow, Russia
16:40–17:00 Exome sequencing on Ion S5 system for mental retardation diagnostics Dr. Alexander Lavrov Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia
17:00–17:10 NGS approach to molecular genetic characterisation of neurofibromatosis and neurofibromatosis-like diseases Maria Chaplygina Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia
17:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Cairo, Egypt
5th October 2016

Hosted by AnalysisNile Ritz-Carlton,
1113 Corniche El Nile,
Nile Corniche, Cairo,
Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Presentations will be held in English.

Directions

Agenda:

9:30 Registration and coffee    
10:00–10:15 Welcome note Mohanad Moghazi Analysis for Life
10:15–11:00 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Sohaib Qureshi Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:00–11:45 Targeted sequencing solutions for solid tumour and liquid biopsy samples Dr. Marco Pirotta Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:45–12:30 The first whole genome sequence of Egyptian liver disease patients Prof. Abdel-Rahman Zekri National Cancer Institute, Cairo, Egypt
12:30–13:15 Break    
13:15–14:00 First applications of a targeted exome sequencing approach in prenatal research reveals associated gene defects Dr. Christoforos Konialis InterGenetics, Diagnostic Genetic Centre, Athens, Greece
14:00–14:30 New research approaches to newborn and reproductive genomics Dr. Marco Pirotta Thermo Fisher Scientific
14:30–15:00 Coffee break and poster exhibition    
15:00–15:45 Whole transcriptome sequence of new castle disease virus genotype VII isolated from Egypt Prof. Yousef Adel Chemical warfare department, the Ministry of Defence, Egypt
15:45–16:30 Data analysis for clinical genetics and oncology Samuel Thoraval Thermo Fisher Scientific
16:30–17:00 Your lab - anywhere with Thermo Fisher Scientific connect Ryan Lydon Thermo Fisher Scientific
17:00 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Milan, Italy
6th October 2016

E.C.HO. Starhotels
viale Andrea Doria, 4 Milano, Italy
Directions

Presentations will be held in Italian.

Agenda:

9:30 Registration    
10:00–10:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Min Li Thermo Fisher Scientific
10:30–11:00 Prospective clinical validation of targeted next generation sequencing in molecular diagnostics of lung and colon cancer Dr. Simona Vatrano University of Torino, Italy
11:00–11:30 Advancing liquid biopsy research: evaluation of the Oncomine cfDNA Lung Assay Dr. Luca Quagliata Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland
11:30–12:00 NGS-based characterisation of cancer progression: the example of melanoma Dr. Milena Casula CNR ICB Sassari, Italy
12:00–12:30 Stratification of leukemia samples based on genomic lesions in clinical research Prof. Giovanni Martinelli Onco Hematology, University Hospital Bologna, Italy
12:30–13:30 Lunch and exhibition    
13:30–13:55 A technical application of quantitative next generation sequencing for chimerism evaluation Dr. Emmanouil Athanasakis IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
13:55–14:20 Genetic basis of proteinuric nephropaties - new challenges and solutions for a large AmpliSeq-based panel Dr. Paraskevas Iatropoulos IRCCS - Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Bergamo, Italy
14:20–14:45 Clinical research application of AmpliSeq custom panel for early onset epileptic encephalopathies Dr. Elisa Bettella University of Padova, Italy
14:45–15:10 Exploring the methylome with Ion Torrent™ MBD-seq Dr. Anna Moles Genomnia Srl, Milano, Italy
15:10–15:40 Coffee break and exhibition    
15:40–16:10 Data analysis for clinical genetics and oncology Dr. Alessandro Albiero Thermo Fisher Scientific
16:10–16:35 Skin microbiota of first cousins affected by psoriasis and atopic dermatitis Dr. Marco Toscano IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milano, Italy
16:35–17:00 The gut microbiota in pediatric samples Dr. Roberto Biassoni IRCCS Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy
17:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Nairobi, Kenya
7th October 2016

Hosted by Africa BiosystemsWorld Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi 00100
Directions

Presentations will be held in English.

Agenda:

08:30 Registration and coffee    
  Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016. Dr Greg Tyrelle Thermo Fisher Scientific
  The place of genomics in infectious disease surveillance Dr. Bernhard Ogutu Strathmore University Ct, Kenya
  Vaginal microbiome using Ion Torrent bioinformatics: association of sexually transmitted infections and the vaginal microbiome Mr. Simon Masha Wellcome Trust Kilifi, Kenya
  Discovery of bacteria in samples from febrile coma patients using 16S metagenomics analysis Dr. Ian Oyaro Wellcome Trust Kilifi, Kenya
  RNASeq analysis of Plasmodium falciparum parasites in symptomatic vs. asymptomatic infections Dr. Martin Rono Wellcome Trust Kilifi, Kenya
12:00–13:00 Lunch, poster session and lab tour AOCC staff  
  Clinical perspective of genomics Prof. Abinya/Dr. Gakinya  
  Detection of chromosomal copy number abnormalities in pre-implantation embryos Gaynor Noreh Nairobi IVF Clinic, Kenya
  Application of next generation sequencing in oncology and infectious diseases Panel discussion  
  Data analysis for clinical genetics and oncology Dr. Greg Tyrelle Thermo Fisher Scientific
15:00–15:30 Coffee break and posters AOCC staff  
  Agriculture genomics workshop    
  Africa Orphan Crops Project Prasad Hendre ICRAF AOCC
  Epidemiological surveillance of FMD Christopher Kasanga Sokoine University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tanzania
  Talk to be confirmed Dr Jane Wamaitha KALRO, Kenya
17:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close John Mwakio Africa Biosystems Ltd, Kenya

Berlin, Germany
11th October 2016

Hotel AMANO Grand Central
Heidestraße 62, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Directions

Presentations will be held in German.

Agenda:

8:30 Registration and coffee    
9:00–9:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Roland Wicki Thermo Fisher Scientific
9:30–10:00 Molecular analysis of lung cancer liquid biopsies: technical comparison of three different molecular approaches Dr. Stephan Bartels Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
10:00–10:30 Application of cfDNA assays in clinical trials Dr. Anna Streubel Helios Klinikum Emil von Behring, Germany
10:30–11:00 Ion Torrent sequencing – one tool, many possibilities Dr Volker Endris Universität Heidelberg, Germany
11:00–11:30 Coffee break    
11:30–12:00 Validation of Oncomine™ BRCA research panels and first experiences Dr. Markus Möbs Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Molecular Diagnostics, Germany
12:00–12:30 Oncomine™ Focus Assay validation and use of Oncomine Knowledgebase Reporter Dr. Markus Rechsteiner University Hospital Zurich, Surgical Pathology, Switzerland
12:30–13:00 Interpretation of oncology NGS data with Oncomine Knowledgebase Reporter Dr. Ute Kusch Thermo Fisher Scientific
13:00–14:00 Lunch and posters    
  Infectious disease research    
14:00–14:30 Rapid viral sequencing using Ion AmpliSeq technology: Ebola and Zika virus as example Dr. Astrid Ferlinz Thermo Fisher Scientific
14:30–15:00 Next-generation multiplex PCRs for virus diagnostics Dr. Annika Brinkmann Robert Koch Institut, Germany
15:00–15:30 HIV typing NGS data analysis Dr. Chalom Sayada Advanced Biological Laboratories (ABL) S.A., Luxembourg
15:30–16:00 Coffee break    
16:00–16:30 Data analysis for 16S metagenomics Dr. Carl Dowds Thermo Fisher Scientific
16:30–17:00 Pre-natal analyses: useful indications for microarray Dr. Ina Schanze Uni-Klinikum Magdeburg, Germany
17:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Vienna, Austria
13th–14th October 2016

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Handelskai 269, 1020 Vienna
Directions

Book your hotel room for the 13th October at a special rate here.

Presentations will be held in English.

Agenda:

Day 1, 13th October 2016
9:30 Registration, coffee, and exhibition    
10:00–10:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Roland Wicki Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Oncology research    
10:30–11:00 BRCA1/2 testing from FFPE material: setup, validation and updates Dr. Nicole Pfarr Technical University Munich, Germany
11:00–11:30 Liquid biopsy—early access programme results Dr. Luca Quagliata University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
11:30–12:00 Practical applications of NGS for the Oncologist Dr. Stefan Wöhrer Permedio Ordination Doz. Dr. Wöhrer, Austria
12:00–12:30 Analysis of targeted bisulfite sequencing PGM™ data Dr. Stephan Pabinger AIT, Austria
12:30–13:30 Lunch and exhibition - the lifecycle of Big Data    
  Oncology research    
13:30–14:00 Analysis of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia samples Dr. Karl Kashofer Medical University of Graz, Pathology, Austria
14:00–14:30 Oncomine™ Focus Assay validation and use of Oncomine Knowledgebase Reporter Dr. Nadejda Valtcheva Universitäts Spital Zürich, Switzerland
14:30–15:00 Interpretation of cancer mutations with Oncomine Knowledgebase Reporter Dr. Ute Kusch Thermo Fisher Scientific
15:30–15:30 Coffee break and exhibition    
15:30–16:00 Transcriptomics in the hunt for better biomarkers Dr. Dirk Jürgenssen Affymetrix, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
16:00–16:30 NIPT Dr. Thomas Rio Frio Genoma, Switzerland
16:30 Evening dinner and networking reception    

Day 2, 14th October 2016
08:30 Coffee and exhibition    
  Inherited disease research    
09:00–09:30 Automation workflow of NIPT method with sequencing on Ion Proton™ System Karolina Horakova and Ivona Maresova GENNET, Prague, Czech Republic
09:30–10:00 Challenges of NGS data analysis in medical diagnostic Dr. Reinhard Lehner Medical University of Vienna, Austria
10:00–10:30 Experiences with PGS and transition to NGS Dr. Luis Alcaraz Bioarray, Spain
10:30–11:00 Break    
  Infectious disease research    
11:00–11:30 Emerging fungal pathologies: first insights into the transcriptome of the polyextremophilic black yeast Exophiala Prof. Katja Sterflinger University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
11:30–12:00 Data analysis for 16S metagenomics Dr. Carl Dowds Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00–12:30 Rapid viral sequencing using Ion AmpliSeq technology: Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks Dr. Astrid Ferliz Thermo Fisher Scientific
13:00 Close    

Istanbul, Turkey
16th–17th October 2016

MedSanTek Acıbadem University – Kerem Aydınlar
Kayışdağı Cad. No:32, 34752 Ataşehir
Directions

Presentations will be held in Turkish and English.

Agenda: General overview and oncology session

Day 1, 16th October 2016
10:30–11:00 Registration and coffee    
11:00–11:15 Introduction and welcome İbrahim Selçuk MedSanTek, Turkey
11:15–11:35 Ion Torrent technology update M. Sefa Aytaç MedSanTek, Turkey
11:35–12:10 Oncomine-based targeted sequencing solutions for oncology research from FFPE to cfDNA samples Dr. Marco Pirotta Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:10–12:55 Targeted next-generation sequencing for the predictive mutational profiling of solid tumours Prof. Dr. Cengiz Yakıcıer Acıbadem Labgen, Turkey
12:55–14:00 Lunch and exhibition - the lifecycle of Big Data    
14:00–14:45 Investigating hereditary auto-inflammatory disorders using Ion S5™ next generation sequencing Prof. Dr. Eda Tahir Turanlı Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
14:45–15:15 Inherited disease research applications from PGS whole genome approaches to single gene sequencing M. Sefa Aytaç MedSanTek, Turkey
15:15–15:45 Coffee break    
15:45–16:30 Experiences in targeted custom panels for clinical genetics Dr. Güven Toksoy Istanbul University, Turkey
16:30–17:15 Metagenomics analysis of arian intestinal microbiome by the Ion™ PGM System Prof. Dr. Serdar Diker Ankara University, Turkey
17:15–17:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close    
19:30 Event dinner    

Agenda: Inherited disease

Day 2, 17th October 2016
09:00 Coffee and exhibition    
9:30–10:00 Data analysis for clinical genetics and oncology Dr. Alessandro Albiero Thermo Fisher Scientific
10:00–10:45 The application of next generation DNA sequencing for inborn errors of metabolism research Prof. Dr. Fatih Ezgü Gazi University, Turkey
10:45–11:30 Future use of NGS in the diagnosis of atypical Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) Prof. Dr. Afig Berdeli Ege University, Turkey
11:30–12:00 Genetic analysis applications around infectious diseases Dr . Marco Pirotta Thermo Fisher Scientific
11.30–13:00 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Warsaw, Poland
19th October 2016

Novotel Warsaw Centrum
ul Marszalkowska 94/98, 00-510 Warszawa, Poland
Directions

Presentations will be held in local language.

Agenda:

9:30 Registration and coffee    
09:30–10:00 Welcome talk - introduction to new products genetic analysis Jacek Lukasik Thermo Fisher Scientific
10:00–10:30 Next generation sequencing of genes in ovarian carcinoma samples Dr. Artur Kowalik Holycross Cancer Center, Molecular Diagnostic, Poland
10:30–11:00 New Ion AmpliSeq™ BRCA Plus, Extended Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Research Panel: design and first results Prof. Norbert Arnold University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
11:00–11:30 Ion 16S Metagenomics kit application for gut metagenome profiling Maria Kulecka Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology, Poland
11:30–12:00 Implementation of liquid biopsy Dr. Chris Allen Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00–12:40 Lunch    
12:40–13:10 Data analysis for clinical genetics and oncology Dr. Sam Thoraval Thermo Fisher Scientific
13:10–13:40 Interpretation of cancer mutations with Oncomine Knowledgebase Reporter Dr. Cristina Guillen Rovira Thermo Fisher Scientific
13:40–14:00 Development of novel forensic genetics tools using Ion Torrent sequencing technology Dr Ewelina Pośpiech Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences & Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology Jagiellonian University, Poland
14:00–14:30 Transcriptomics in the hunt for better biomarkers Dr. Donal Melanaphy Affymetrix, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
14:30–15:00 Coffee break    
15:00–15:20 NGS approaches to the study of nucleo-mitochondrial interactions in yeasts Dr. Adam Kolondra and Prof. Paweł Golik University of Warsaw, Genetics and Biotechnology, Poland
15:20–15:50 New research approaches to newborn and reproductive genomics Alain Rico Thermo Fisher Scientific
15:50–16:05 The use of next generation sequencing for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) of IVF embryos Dr. Beata Orsztynowicz MedArt, Poland
16:05–16:25 16S and RNAseq performance with Ion PGM and Ion Proton systems in Corelab IBB PAS Prof. Marta Koblowska University of Warsaw, Biochemistry and Biophysics IBB PAS, Poland
16:25–16:45 RNase-seq using Ion Proton System - from library construction to data analysis Maciej Lirski Department of Protein Biosynthesis IBB PAS, Poland
16:45–17:00 TaqMan® miRNA Advanced assays - a novel study tool for BRCA 1/2 research Wojciech Eliasz Thermo Fisher Scientific
17:00 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Madrid, Spain
24th–25th October 2016

CNIO Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas
C/ Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3, 28029
Directions

Presentations will be held in Spanish.

Agenda:

Day 1, 24th October 2016
9:30 Registration, coffee, and exhibition    
10:00–10:30 Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Chiara Magnanini Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Oncology session    
10:30–11:00 NGS implementation for molecular study of BRAC1 and BRCA2 Dra. Inma de Juan Jiménez Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Spain
11:00–11:30 Study of tumour heterogeneity on cfDNA from lung cancer samples Dr. Bea Bellosillo Hospital del Mar, Spain
11:30–12:00 Coffee break and exhibition    
12:00–12:30 Effect of lung cancer treatment on mutational status measured by digital PCR Dr. Atocha Romero Hospital Puerta De Hierro, Spain
12:30–13:00 Evaluation of the Ion AmpliSeq™ AML Panel Dr. Iria Vazquez Urio CIMA Lab Diagnostics, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
13:00–13:30 Lung carcinoma therapy study using the Oncomine Focus Assay Dr. Carolina Domínguez Berzosa Hospital Universitario HM Sanchinarro, Spain
13:30–15:00 Lunch and exhibition - the lifecycle of Big Data    
15:00–15:30 Advances in gene panel design Dr. Francisco Hernandez-Guzman Thermo Fisher Scientific
15:30–16:00 Interpretation of oncology genetic variants with the Oncomine Knowledgebase Reporter Dr. Francesco Acquadro Thermo Fisher Scientific
16:00–18:00 Poster session, networking and exhibition    

Day 2, 25th October 2016
09:30 Welcome day 2 and coffee    
  Inherited disease and reproductive genomics research    
10:00–10:30 Study of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) dysfunction research using next generation sequencing Dr. Miguel A. Martín Hospital 12 de Octubre, Spain
10:30–11:00 Addressing Mendelian diseases via NGS Dr. Javier Botet Rodríguez Nimgenetics, Spain
11:00–11:30 Real experiences with PGS and transition to NGS Dr. Santiago Gonzalez Bioarray, Spain
11:30–12:00 Coffee Break and exhibition    
12:00–12:30 Informatics for human genetics—panels and exomes Dr Andrea Verardi Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:30–13:00 Integrating copy number microarrays and NGS for study of post-natal developmental disorders Dr. Bea Sobrino Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  Microbiology session    
13:00–13:30 Advances in infectious disease genetic analysis solutions Dr. Marcos Morey Thermo Fisher Scientific
13:30–15:00 Lunch and exhibition - the lifecycle of Big Data    
15:00–15:30 IonGAP: integrative bacterial genome analysis for Ion Torrent sequence data Dr. Fabián Lorenzo Díaz University of La Laguna, Spain
15:30–16:00 New tools for clinical vigilance and epidemiology of Influenza Iván Sanz Muñoz
Dr. Alberto Acedo
Valladolid National Influenza Centre - Microbiology and AC-Gen Reading Life S.L., Spain
16:00–16:30 Advances in personalized medicine by analyzing the intestinal microbiota by massive sequencing Dr. Dulcenombre Gómez Garre Health Research Institute of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Spain
16:30 Close and depart    

Lisbon, Portugal
26th October 2016

CEDOC- Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas
Rua Câmara Pestana nº 6, 6-A, Edifício CEDOC II, 1150-082 Lisboa, Portugal
Directions

Presentations will be held in English and Portuguese.

Agenda:

9:30 Registration and coffee    
10:00–10:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Chiara Magnanini Thermo Fisher Scientific
10:30–11:00 Advancing liquid biopsy research: evaluation of the Oncomine cfDNA assay Dr. José Luis Costa University of Porto (IPATIMUP), Molecular Pathology and Immunology, Portugal
11:00–11:30 Advances in gene panel design Dr. Francisco Hernandez Guzman Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:30–12:00 Analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 with Ion AmpliSeq technology Dr. Francesco Acquadro Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00–12:30 NGS applied to understanding haematology Dr. Margarida Coucelo Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Portugal
12:30–13:30 Lunch and poster exhibition    
13:30–14:00 NGS in cancer and chronic disease Dr. Joana Vaz Ophiomics
14:00–14:30 Deciphering the genetic basis of neuromuscular diseases using gene panels and whole-exome sequencing Dr. Jorge Oliveira Centro Hospitalar do Porto, laboratório de Genética Molecular, Portugal
14:30–15:00 NGS for aneuploidy screening in pre-implantation embryos Dr. Carmen Rubio Igenomix, Advanced Reproductive Genetic Services, Portugal
15:00–15:30 Integrating copy number microarrays and NGS for study of post-natal developmental disorders Dr. Beatriz Sobrino Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica, SERGAS, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela
15:30–16:30 Coffee break    
16:00–16:30 Identification of bacterial community in faecal samples using a Ion Torrent™ sequencing system Dr. Magdalena Lewicka STAB Vida, Portugal
16:30–17:00 Respiratory viral outbreak analysis using TaqMan™ Array Cards Dr. Madalena Almeida Santos Hospital Curry Cabral, Laboratório de Microbiologia, Portugal
17:00–17:30 Data analysis demonstration - variant analysis and interpretation Dr. Andrea Verardi Thermo Fisher Scientific
17:30–18:00 Microbial solutions for infectious disease research Dr. Xose Fernandez Thermo Fisher Scientific
18:00 Wrap-up, questions, and close    

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
25th October 2016

Sheraton Riyadh Hotel and Tower
Olaya Junction of King Fahad and King Abdullah Road,
Riyadh 11623,
Saudi Arabia
Bin Salman Hall – Function A
Directions

Presentations will be held in English.

Agenda:

8:30–9:30 Registration, coffee, and exhibition
09:00–09:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr. Marco Pirotta Thermo Fisher Scientific
09:30–10:30 NGS application for FFPE to liquid biopsy : what is the real benefit? Dr. Luca Quagliata Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland
10:30–11:00 Coffee break and exhibition
11:00–11:30 Applications of Ion PGM sequencing in clinical research laboratories Dr. Mohammed Balwi National Guard Hospital KSA
11:30–12:00 The application of NGS in the mutational screening of complex disorders research Dr. Bashayer Al Mubarak King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, KSA
12:00–13:30 Lunch and exhibition—the lifecycle of Big Data
13:30–14:00 Cancer hotspots analysis in solid tumour samples from Saudi Arabia Dr. Ashraf Dallol King Abdulaziz University, KSA
14:00–14:30 Targeted next generation sequencing for mutation profile of solid tumours research - single center experience in UAE Dr. Hyo Jin Park Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, UAE
14:30–15:00 NGS for molecular genetic analysis of genes associated with familial hypercholesterolemia Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf Umm Ual-Qura University, KSA
15:00–15:30 Coffee break and exhibition
15:30–16:00 Next generation sequencing for 24-chromosome aneuploidy screening Dr. Kabir Sachdeva Al Ain Fertility Lab, UAE
16:00–16:30 Non-invasive prenatal screening with a CE-marked in vitro diagnostic Dr. Francesco Crea Premaitha Health, UK
16:30–17:00 Data analysis for clinical genetics and oncology research Dr. Greg Tyrelle Thermo Fisher Scientific
17:00–17:30 Wrap up, questions, and close

Doha, Qatar
27th October 2016

Hosted by SedeerHotel Grand Hyatt
West Bay Lagoon,
West Bay, Doha, Qatar
Directions

Presentations will be held in English.

Agenda:

8:00 Registration, coffee, and exhibition
08:30–08:45 Welcome to Ion World Qatar Mr. Syed Tajammul Hussain Sedeer Medical
08:45–09:30 Clinical sequencing in 2016 Dr Marco Pirotta Thermo Fisher Scientific
09:30–10:30 NGS application for FFPE to liquid biopsy: what is the real benefit? Dr. Luca Quagliata Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–11:30 Identification and characterisation of Arthrobacter sp. infecting Bacillus bacteriophage – Shumi from sand sample Dr Annette Vincent Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
11:30–12:00 The application of NGS in the mutational screening of complex disorders Dr Bashayer Al Mubarak King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, KSA
12:00–12:20 NGS application for screening of BRCA in Qatar Ms. Barathy Logendra Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
12:30–13:30 Lunch and exhibition
13:30–14:00 Study of inherited and complex forms of hearing loss with a specific focus on Qatari population using NGS Dr Giorgia Girotto Sidra Medical and Research Institute, Qatar
14:00–14:30 Data analysis for clinical genetics and oncology Dr. Greg Tyrelle Thermo Fisher Scientific
14:30 Wrap-up, questions, and close

Dublin, Ireland
28th October 2016

Bio Sciences Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Golden Lane, Dublin 8
Directions

Presentations will be held in English.

Agenda:

9:30 Registration, coffee and exhibition
10:15–10:30 Welcome. Clinical sequencing in 2016 Brian Fitzpatrick / Dr. David O'Neill Bio-Sciences Ltd
10:30–11:00 Thermo Fisher Scientific NGS—Clinical road map Dr. Freddie Sharkey Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:00–11:30 Low-level somatic variant detection in tumour FFPE samples Dr. Cathal O'Brien St James Hospital Dublin, Clinical Pathology Dept, Ireland
11:30–12:00 Advances in gene panel design Dr. Francisco Hernandez-Guzman Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00–12:30 Quality Overview NEQAS Dr. Jenni Fairley NEQAS for Molecular Genetics, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
12:30–13:30 Lunch and equipment exhibition Hosted by Bio-Sciences Ltd
13:30–14.00 Implementation of the Oncomine Solid Tumour DNA Panel with Ion HiQ View Chemistry Dr Phil Bennett Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics
14:00–14:30 HPV prevalence and genotypes among a cohort of HIV positive MSM Prof Orla Shiels St James Hospital Dublin, Histopathology, Ireland
14:30–15:00 Concept of NGS in virology and public health Dr.Jonathan Dean University College Dublin, National Virus Reference Laboratory, Ireland
15:00–15:30 Coffee break—round table and instrument overview Hosted by Bio-Sciences Ltd
15.30–16.00 Future approaches to newborn screening with NGS Dr. Clare Gladding Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, UK
16:00–16:30 Results from evaluation of a new Ion AmpliSeq gene panel for analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes Dr. Jon Sherlock Thermo Fisher Scientific
17:00 Wrap-up, questions, and close Dr. David O'Neill Bio-Sciences FAS