Locations

Oslo, Norway—8th September

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Along with new product updates, we will have leading scientists presenting a very broad range of next generation sequencing applications, from environmental research to clinical research applications, including:

Agenda
9:30–10:15 Registration + Coffee
  State of the art of Ion Torrent™ technology
Andy Felton, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  New applications with Ion Torrent sequencing
Annika Branting, Clinical Account Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Francisco Hernandez-Guzman, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Liquid biopsy analysis by Ion Torrent technology
Rosella Petraroli, Global Market Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00–13:00 Lunch
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5™ XL system for microbial, inherited disease and oncology applications
Adam Ameur and Inger Jonasson, Uppsala genome centre, Sweden
  NGS as a routine workflow in microbiology surveillance
Mattias Mild, Folkhälsomyndigheten Laboratorieutveckling, Sweden
  Applications of the Ion PGM™ and Ion Proton™ sequencing workflows to forestry and aquaculture-related activities
Matthew Baranski, NOFIMA, Tromsø, Norway
Adam Vivian-Smith, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, Norway
14:00–14:30 Break
  CFTR panel and current work on SCID/metabolic diseases research
Emma Lundman, Rikshospital Norway
  The use of the Ion PGM System in the pathology workflow
Estrid Høgdall, Herlev Hospital, Denmark
  Experience of Ion Torrent systems for trisomy detection from cfDNA
Peter Johansen, Department of Clinical Genetics, University Hospital, Copenhagen
16:30 Closing discussion

London, United Kingdom—10th September

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Our London event will feature leading researchers presenting a diverse range of topics from basic research to routine clinical diagnostics and our product team will present the latest technology releases to support these areas.

Agenda
9:30–10:00 Registration + Coffee
  State of the art of Ion Torrent technology
Andy Felton, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Ion Torrent sequencing in Oncology
Seth Sadis, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Francisco Hernandez-Guzman, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Liquid biopsy analysis by Ion Torrent technology
Rosella Petraroli, Global Market Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00–13:00 Lunch
  The Ion AmpliSeq Panel on Ion Chef™ System using the Ion PGM Sequencer workflow as a platform for rapid in-country sequencing of Ebola virus during the EVD epidemic in Sierra Leone
Ian Goodfellow, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK
  Detection of trisomies from cfDNA using the Ion Proton System
Francesco Crea, Premaitha Health, Manchester, UK
14:30–15:00 Break
  Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) – Making a reality of stratified medicine
Hannah Stewart, Stratified Medicine Scotland, UK
  High throughput gene expression analysis using Ion AmpliSeq Transcriptome on the Ion PII™ Chip
Lee Murphy, Welcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, University of Edinburgh, UK
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 XL System for DNA and RNA analysis in human and microbial research
AJ McKnight, Queen's University Belfast, UK
16:30 Closing discussion
   
13:00–15:00 Genetic analysis in cancer research and diagnostics – parallel afternoon session
  Development of a pancreas cancer gene panel for sequencing of Circulating Tumour Cells
Bill Greenhalf and Damian Bond, Prokyma, UK
  Implementation of semiconductor Ion PGM assay platforms in precision oncology
Gareth Williams, Oncologica Ltd., UK

Heidelberg, Germany—15th September

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At Heidelberg, our line-up of speakers will cover a broad range of topics, from targeted sequencing of DNA and RNA for cancer mutation detection to identification of fungal species.

Agenda
9:30–10:15 Registration + Coffee
  State of the art of Ion Torrent technology
Mark Gardner, Vice President and General Manager, Next Generation Sequencing, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  New applications with Ion Torrent sequencing
Lutz Garbes, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Darryl Leon, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Liquid biopsy analysis by Ion Torrent technology
Rosella Petraroli, Global Market Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00–13:00 Lunch
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 XL system for microbial, inherited disease and oncology applications
Adam Ameur and Susana Häggqvist, Uppsala Genome Centre, Sweden
  Unravelling the driver mutations in endometrial cancer by NGS
Nadja Valtheva, Systems Pathology & High-Throughput Genomics Laboratory
Institute of Surgical Pathology, University Hospital Zurich
  Analysis of oncogenesis by next generation sequencing
Luca Quagliata, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
  Pathogen detection
Per Sikora, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
14:30–15:00 Break
  New approaches in forensic genetics – from genotyping to phenotyping
Peter Schneider, Institute of Legal Medicine, Cologne, Germany
  Detection of aneuploidy from circulating DNA
Thomas Rio Frio, Genoma, Switzerland
  Ion RNA AmpliSeq experiences
José Maria Rincon Garriz, Fasteris, Genève, Switzerland
16:30 Closing discussion

Antwerp, Belgium—17th September

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In Antwerp, our early access partners will present their data and experiences using the latest Ion technology.

Agenda
9:30–10:15 Registration + Coffee
  State of the art of Ion Torrent technology
Anjali Shah, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  New applications with Ion Torrent sequencing
Martjin Kramer, Clinical Account Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Darryl Leon, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Liquid biopsy analysis by Ion Torrent technology
Chris Allen, Application Support, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00–13:00 Lunch
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 XL system for analysis of FFPE samples using Ion AmpliSeq gene panels
Jean-Francois Laes, IPG - OncoDNA SA, Gosselies, Belgium
  RNA fusion detection
Marie Lemercier, Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
  Combination of Ion PGM sequencing and mass spectrometry protein data: A new road to gene discovery
Martin De Boer, Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14:30–15:00 Break
  Development and experience with custom Ion AmpliSeq gene panels
Nienke Van der Stoep, Clinical Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
  Copy number analysis by semiconductor sequencing
Björn Menten, Centrum voor Medische Genetica, Gent, Belgium
  16S metagenomics using the Ion PGM System
John Rossen, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
16:30 Closing discussion

Moscow, Russia—17th September

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Join us in Moscow for new Ion Torrent sequencing product information and expert customer talks including the following topics:

Agenda
9:30–10:00 Registration + Coffee
  State of the art of Ion Torrent technology
Mark Gardner, Vice President and General Manager, Next Generation Sequencing, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  New applications with Ion Torrent sequencing
Jussi Vanhatalo, Application Support, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Carl Dowds, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Liquid biopsy analysis by Ion Torrent technology
Pawel Natalin, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00–13:00 Lunch
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 XL system for microbial, inherited disease and oncology applications - experiences from Uppsala Genome Center
Jussi Vanhatalo, Application Support, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  High throughput sequencing of cancer related genes from the Ion AmpliSeq Comprehensive Cancer Panel in a benign tumor, renal angiomyolipoma
Vladimir Strelnikov, Epigenetics Lab, Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Moscow
  Analysis of chromosomal aneuploidy from cfDNA using the Ion Proton platform
Dmitry Korostin, Laboratory of methods of molecular genetics, VI Kulakov Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology
  Development and validation of tools for detection of small-size CNV in NGS data generated using Ion AmpliSeq multiplex PCR technology
Alexander Pavlov, Parseq Lab, St.Petersburg, Russia
15:00–15:30 Break
  Study of chronic myeloid leukemia by whole exome sequencing
Alexander Lavrov, Research Center for Medical Genetics, Moscow
  Development of an Ion AmpliSeq gene panel for studies in diabetes
Yulia Tikhnovich, Inherited Endocrinopathies, Research Center of Endocrinology, Russian Ministry of Health
  Exome and transcriptome analysis of prostate cancer tumour samples using the Ion Proton platform
Elena Kostryukova, Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Medicine, Federal Medical & Biological Agency
17:00 Closing discussion

Athens, Greece—22nd September

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We would like to invite our customers and anyone interested in next generation sequencing in South East Europe to join us in Athens for updates on the latest technologies and talks from leaders in areas as diverse as microbiology to cancer and IVF.

Agenda
9:30–10:00 Registration + Coffee
10.00–10.15 Welcome—Antisel, Greece
  State of the art of Ion Torrent technology
Anjali Shah, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  New applications with Ion Torrent sequencing
Juan Antonio Barba, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 XL system for microbial, inherited disease and oncology applications
Adam Ameur and Susana Häggqvist, Uppsala Genome Center, Sweden
12:00–13:00 Lunch
  Data analysis and advances Cloud computing
Carl Dowds, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Ion Torrent exome sequencing for entering personal genomics and genetic medicine era
Dimitris Kafetzopoulos, IMBB-FORTH, Greece
  Evaluation of two highly-multiplexed custom panels for massively parallel semiconductor sequencing on paraffin DNA
Vasiliki Kotoula-Dimitriadou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  Applications of Ion Torrent technology in oncology
Irene Papadopoulou, Genekor Medical S.A., Greece
15:00–15:30 Break
  The long non-coding RNA WiNTRLINC1 regulates transcription, stemness and carcinogenesis in the Intestinal Epithelium
Pantelis Hatzis, "Alexander Fleming" Biomedical Sciences Research Center, Greece
  Whole exome sequencing in diverse clinical research applications and complex genetic diseases utilising the Ion Proton platform
Christopher Konialis, Head of Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Intergenetics-Diagnostic Genetic Center, Greece
16:30–17:00 Closing discussion
17:00 Thank you reception

Paris, France—24th September

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Join us in Paris for another interesting showcase of NGS applications ranging from microbiology to cancer and IVF.

Agenda
9:30–10:15 Registration + Coffee
  State of the art of Ion Torrent technology
Andy Felton, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  New applications with Ion Torrent sequencing
Patrick Hollender, Clinical Account Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Carl Dowds, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Liquid biopsy analysis by Ion Torrent technology
Rosella Petraroli, Global Market Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:15–13:15 Lunch
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 system for microbial studies
Sean Kennedy, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France
  Assessment of ALK status in NSCLC: from FISH and IHC to NGS
Paul Hofman, Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
  Single-cell transcriptome profiling with the Ion Proton system
Rainer Waldmann, Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire - Valbonne
  Mitochondrial disease research using the Ion PGM system
Sylvie Bannwarth, Hôpital Archet 2, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Nice, France
  Analysis of BRCA1/2 using Ion AmpliSeq gene panels on tumour FFPE DNA samples
Eric Pasmant, Hôpital Cochin, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Paris, France
15:15–15:45 Break
  Understanding TP53 mutations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
Fanny Baran-Marszak, Service d’hématologie biologique, Hopital Avicenne, Bobigny Inserm
  New Ion AmpliSeq gene panels for inherited disease
Alain Rico, Global Market Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Identification of microRNAs in Macaca fascicularis (Cynomolgus monkey) by homology search and experimental validation by small RNA-seq and RT-qPCR using kidney cortex tissues
Veeranagouda Yaligara, Sanofi R&D, Vitry, France
17:00 Closing discussion

Warsaw, Poland—25 September

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Our Warsaw event will include a broad mix of NGS applications and approaches to understand microbial to human genetics.

Agenda
9:30–10:00 Registration + Coffee
  State of the art of Ion Torrent technology
Andy Felton, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  New applications with Ion Torrent sequencing
Knut Hamann, Clinical Account Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Carl Dowds, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 XL system for microbial, inherited disease and oncology applications
Adam Ameur and Susana Häggqvist, Uppsala Genome Center, Sweden
12:00–13:00 Lunch
  Liquid biopsy analysis by Ion Torrent technology
Chris Allen, Application Support, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Bioinformatics solutions for RNA-Seq and whole exome sequencing applications on the Ion Proton system
Marcin Piechota, Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow
  Next generation sequencing—applications in CORELAB IBB PAS performed with Ion Proton and Ion PGM systems
Marta Koblowska, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics IBB PAS
14:20–15:00 Break
  Next generation sequencing in oncology
Artur Kowalik, Holycross Cancer Center, Kielce
  Experiences with the Ion Torrent technology in forensic applications
Manfred Kayser, Head, Department of Forensic Molecular Biology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands
  Use of Ion AmpliSeq™ ancestry panels—identification from acheaological bone samples
Maciej Chylenski coauthors: Anna Juras and Mirosława Dabert, Molecular Biology Techniques Laboratory, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
16:30 Closing discussion

Madrid, Spain—1st October

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At the Madrid Ion World Tour, we’re focussing on topics concerning human genetic analysis, with applications in basic disease understanding, to cancer research and diagnostics.

Agenda
9:30–10:00 Registration + Coffee
  State of the art of Ion Torrent technology
Anup Parikh, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Darryl Leon, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Liquid biopsy analysis by Ion Torrent technology
Rosella Petraroli, Global Market Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  New Applications in cancer with Ion Torrent sequencing
Juan Barba, Oncology Diagnostics Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:45–12:15 Break
  Experience with the Ion S5 XL System for high throughput human exome analysis for inherited disease
Sara Alvarez de Andrés, NIM Genetics, Madrid, Spain
  Analysis of exomes and transcriptomes using Ion AmpliSeq technology
Carlos Cortijo, Genetracer Biotech, Santander, Spain
  Preimplantation genetic screening with Ion Torrent technology
Luis Alcaraz, BioArray, Alicante, Spain
  Development of minimal residual disease assessment by massive parallel sequencing in hematological malignancies
Joaquin Martinez, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
14:15–15:00 Lunch
  Ion AmpliSeq panels and TaqMan™ SNP Genotyping Assays for the detection of rare mutations in cfDNA of lung cancer research samples
José Luis Costa, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP), Portugal
  Evaluating ultrasequencing for targeted therapies in oncology
Carolina Dominguez, Hospital de Madrid (HM)
  Targeted sequencing in oncology - reality of experience
Gema Moreno, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Madrid, Spain
  Analysis of Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii from granulomatous mastitis samples
Alberto Acedo, AC-Gen Reading Life S.L., Valladolid, Spain
  Next generation sequencing for authenticity, traceability and safety: from PCR to NGS diagnostics
Mario Gadanho, Biopremier, Lisboa, Portugal
17:30 Closing discussion

Pretoria, South Africa—5th–6th October

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In South Africa, you will be able to hear about the very latest in next generation sequencing for bacterial and viral identification and other applications including:

Agenda Day 1: 5th October
9:30–10:00 Registration + Coffee
  State of the art of Ion Torrent technology
Anjali Shah, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Darryl Leon, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Forensic DNA analysis on the Ion PGM NGS platform
Phillip Habermeier, Market Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 XL system for microbial, inherited disease and oncology applications—experiences from Uppsala Genome Center
Jussi Vanhatalo, Application Territory Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:15–13:00 Lunch
  Ion PGM sequencing of novel Antarctic bacterial genomes
Don Cowan, Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  Microsatellite cross-species amplification and high throughput development of single nucleotide polymorphisms in commercially important sharks
Ruhan Slabber, Genetics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  Sequencing of infectious livestock diseases
Phiyani Lebea, Molecular Diagnostics, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
14:30–15:00 Break
  Large-scale mapping of pharmacogenomic determinants of drug outcome: New insights from Ion AmpliSeq sequencing
Dalu Mancama, CSIR Biosciences, Pretoria, South Africa
  The genetic determinants of colorectal cancer in a low-incidence South Africa Population Group
Alvera Vorster, Human Genetics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
16:00 Closing discussion
17:00–20:00 Toast to celebrate the launch of the new Ion S5 and S5 XL sequencers

Agenda Day 2: 6th October
9:00–9:30 Registration + Coffee
  Ebola: Lessons from an outbreak
Dan Didier, Head of Public Health, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Clinical Applications using Ion Torrent NGS
Annika Brannting, Clinical Account Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Evaluation of next generation sequencing technologies for HIV-1 drug resistance genotyping
Maria Papathanasopoulos, HIV Pathogenesis Research Laboratory, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa
11:15–11:45 Break
11:45–14:00 Workshop session
  Group 1: Lab tips and tricks: library prep, chef loading and initialisation, PGM/Proton chip loading, protocol updates and news from Ion academy
Jussi Vanhatalo, Application Territory Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:45–13:45 Lunch
  Group 2: Bioinformatics tips and tricks—Ion Reporter examples of filtering on BRCA1 and Ion AmpliSeq custom panel and exome sequencing. Data storage and options.
Darryl Leon and Xose Fernandez, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Group 3: AmpliSeq designer session—including latest updates to make gene panel design easier and more flexible.
Xose Fernandez, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
15:30 Closing discussion


Florence, Italy—8th October

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Our focus in Florence is clinical genetics, including microbial analysis and oncology, with product updates that support these applications. Ion product teams and leading scientist presentations will include:

Agenda
9:30–10:00 Registration + Coffee
  State of the Art of Ion Torrent technology
Anjali Shah, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Data analysis and advances cloud computing
Darryl Leon, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Investigating inherited disease with new Ion AmpliSeq gene panels
Anjali Shah, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Introduction to liquid biopsy with the Ion Torrent workflow
Rosella Petraroli, Market Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Ion PGM Dx system for clinical diagnostics
Alberto Madini, Genetic Analysis Sales, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:15–13:00 Lunch
  Ion Torrent sequencing in oncology
Chiara Magnanini, Clinical Account Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 System for human gene panel studies in oncology research
Aldo Scarpa, Arcnet Research Centre, Verona, Italy
  Use of Ion AmpliSeq™ Comprehensive Cancer Panel revaling new potential targets in Colorectal Cancer
Giuseppe Viglietto, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy
  Ion AmpliSeq™ RNA Lung Fusion Panel to select patients eligible to ALK inhibitor treatment
Stefania Tommasi, I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Oncologico "G. Paolo II", Bari, Italy
14:45–15:15 Break
  Ion semiconductor sequencing for the evaluation of IgH gene rearrangements: feasibility and applications in B-cell malignancies
Silvia Gimondi, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
  AmpliSeq™ Exome on the Ion Proton™ System: what's new with Hi-Q?
Edoardo Giacopuzzi, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  Next generation sequencing clinical applications: from a targeted NGS panel to an exome sequencing approach
Alessandra Renieri, University Hospital of Siena - Medical Genetics Unit, Siena, Italy
16:45–17:15 Closing discussion

Dubai, United Arab Emirates—28th–29th October

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At the Dubai Ion World Tour, we’re focusing on human genetic analysis for human identification, discovery of the causes of rare and inherited disease, to cancer research including rare cell sequence analysis. Presentations will include:

Agenda Day 1: 28th October
9:00–9:30 Registration + Coffee
  State of the Art of Ion Torrent technology
Abizar Lakdawalla, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  New tools to analyse pharmacogenomics, inherited disease and microbiology
Devin Dressman, Enterprise Genomics, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Evaluation of the new Ion S5 XL system for discovery of causative mutations in inherited disease
Dr Brian Meyer, King Faisal Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
11:00–11:30 Break
  Bioinformatics for the Saudi Human Genome Project
Dr Mohamed Abouelhoda, King Faisal Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  Tools for the analysis of Ion Torrent sequencing data
Carl Dowds, Product Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  Ion Torrent sequencing in oncology
Juan Antonio Barba, Clinical consultant, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  BRCA1 and BRCA2 analysis on Ion PGM System
Dr Nishath Hamza, National Genetic Centre, Royal Hospital, Ministry of Health Sultanate of Oman
13:00–14:00 Lunch
  Genomic RNA sequencing of Newcastle disease virus velogenic genotype IIV strain isolated from Egypt during 2014
Dr Yousef Adel, Vet. Serum and vaccine research institute , Abassia, Cairo, Egypt
  NGS unravel relevant genetic changes contributing to HCV associated hepato-carcinogenesis research
Dr Abdel-Rahamn Zekri, NCI, Egypt
  Next generation sequencing for molecular analysis of CFTR and BRCA 1 & 2 genes
Dr Barathy Logendra, Molecular Genetics Laboratory , Hamad Medical Corporation
  Targeted next generation sequencing for investigation of Mendelian diseases in Qatar
Dr Shruti Bhagat, Molecular Genetics Laboratory , Hamad Medical Corporation
15:20–16:00 Break
  Sensitivity of fenetic variation detection in pooled samples on the Ion PGM platform
Dr Khaled Amiri, United Arab Emirates University
  Ion Torrent Next Generation Sequencing to identify novel genetic variants causative of autosomal dominant familial hypercholesterolemia associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease
Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Novel and common causative variant identification of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease associated gene using Next Generation Sequencing system Ion Torrent PGM
Dr. Mohammad Athar, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
16:30–16:45 Q & A, closing discussion

Agenda Day 2: 29th October
9:30–10:00 Registration + Coffee
  1.5 hours in the lab - library prep, Ion Chef loading and initialisation, PGM/Proton chip loading wet lab demo spots tips and tricks, protocol changes from Ion Academy - updates, changes
Thierry Scarcez, Application Territory Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:30–12:00 Break
  Bioinformatics tips and tricks—Ion Reporter Software examples of filtering on BRCA1 and Ion AmpliSeq custom panel and exome sequencing. Data storage and options
Carl Dowds, Product Management, Ion Torrent informatics
13:30–14:00 Lunch
  AmpliSeq Designer session—including latest updates to make gene panel design easier and more flexible
Jon Mangion, Head of bioinformatics support, EMEA, Thermo Fisher Scientific
15:00 Closing discussion