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IX CRG Annual Symposium "Medical Genome Sequencing: Understanding the Genomes of Disease"

IX CRG Annual Symposium "Medical Genome Sequencing: Understanding the Genomes of Disease"IX CRG Annual Symposium "Medical Genome Sequencing: Understanding the Genomes of Disease"

28/10/2010 29/10/2010
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IX CRG Annual Symposium "Medical Genome Sequencing: Understanding the Genomes of Disease"

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Organizers: Xavier Estivill and Roderic Guigo

Symposium overview

This symposium aims at establishing a forum for capturing the latest advances in genomic sequencing technologies and its various medical applications. The two-day meeting “Medical Genome Sequencing: Understanding the Genomes of Disease” will feature talks by international keynote speakers outlining the current status of medical sequencing, and exhibiting the technological challenges ahead.

Revolutionary developments in genome sequencing technologies will soon enable us to sequence an entire human genome at an affordable price and within a short time frame. At present, high-throughput sequencing technology is increasingly being applied in basic biomedical science and is being validated for diagnostic sequencing of a small numbers of established disease genes. When applied more widely this approach has the potential to elucidate the full genetic background of a given disease, which will be of major importance for the accurate classification of disease and for the design of therapeutic strategies, bringing personalized genomic medicine closer to reality.

This symposium aims at providing the basis for future developments in genomics medicine, with a major focus on medical applications of high-throughput genome sequencing.

Invited speakers

Stylianos E. Antonarakis, University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Exome sequencing to identify cancer predisposing variants"

Jeffrey Barrett, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
"The case of the missing heritability: clues so far and mysteries remaining"

Peter Campbell, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
"Interrogating the architecture of cancer genomes"

Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis, School of Medicine, Genève University, Switzerland
"Cellular population genomics in humans"

Radoje Drmanac, Complete Genomics, USA
"Large-Scale Human Genome Sequencing Service for Advanced Disease Studies"

Xavier Estivill, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
"Structural Variation Analysis by Large-Scale Human Genome Sequencing"

Paul Flicek, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
"Annotating and understanding human variation"

Roderic Guigó, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
"Uncovering and understanding splicing through massively paralell sequencing"

Ivo Gut, National Centre of Genomic Analyses, Spain
"Applications of whole-genome sequencing"

Manolis Kellis, Massachussets Institute of Technology and Broad Institute, USA
"Disease epigenomics: Interpreting disease-associated non-coding variants using chromatin states and activity profiles across many human ENCODE cell types"

Jonas Korlach, Pacific Biosciences, USA
"Applications of Single‐Molecule, Real‐Time (SMRT™) DNA Sequencing"

Jennifer Meadows, Uppsala University, Sweden
"The power of comparative genetics and genomics for finding genes of medical relevance"

Michael Metzker, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
"Next generation technologies – Basics and applications"

Sarah Ng, School of Medicine, University of Washington, USA
"Next-Generation Mendelian Genetics by Exome Sequencing"

Stephan Schreiber, Institute of Clinical and Molecular Biology, Germany
"Crohn disease, paradigm for the etiology of complex inflammatory disorders"

Ann-Christine Syvanen, Uppsala University, Sweden
"Allele-specific gene expression as a guide to genes with cis-acting regulatory epigenetic and genetic factors"

Joris Veltman, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, The Netherlands
"Next generation sequencing in the clinic"

Jun Wang, Beijing Genomics Institute, China
"Personal Genomes are Personalized"

Travel grant
The European Science Foundation (ESF) provides funds to support participation of young investigators that also submit an abstract. If you wish to apply for a travel grant, please attach your abstract and a letter to the online registration form, explaining the reasons of your interest in this meeting.
Travel grant application deadline: September 15, 2010 (*)
Travel grant acceptance will be announced by October 8, 2010.

Poster session
Posters will be selected from abstracts (some abstracts would be eligible for short oral presentations). Please attach the abstract of your poster to the online registration form.
Abstract submission deadline: September 15, 2010 (*)
Poster or short oral presentations acceptance will be announced by October 8, 2010.

Abstract guidelines
Prepare your abstract in Microsoft Word.
Use the presenter's last name as the document file name for your abstract.
Abstract title should be bold in 11-point Arial Font. Remaining text should also appear in 11-point Arial Font.
The presenting author's name must be the first author name to appear on the abstract. Underline the name of the presenting author.
Please list the authors and affiliations directly under the title, separated by one empty line, and followed on additional lines as necessary.
Separate the authors/affiliations and beginning of the abstract narrative by one empty line.
For each author give the first name followed by the last name.
Indicate each author's affiliation with a supeerscript numeral following the last name.
Abstract should not exceed one 1.5-spaced page prepared in 11-point Arial Font.
Abstract narrative must be clear and concise, and checked for correctness of spelling and grammar in advanced of submission.
Click HERE to download a sample abstract document (in Microsoft Word), which can be used for formatting purposes.

Poster boards
Poster boards will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0, portrait) of printed material.

(*) IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT AND APPLYING FOR A TRAVEL GRANT: In the online registration form you can only attach one file. Please send in the same file the abstract and the letter applying for the travel grant, clearly indicating at the begining of each abstract the final purpose ("abstract submission and travel grant", or "abstract submission").

PRBB Auditorium
CRG - Centre for Genomic Regulation
Dr. Aiguader, 88
08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Participation to the symposium is free of charge and open to all the scientific community, but you need to register.
Registration deadline: September 15, 2010

Contact person
Rut Carbonell
CRG - Centre for Genomic Regulation
Dr. Aiguader, 88
08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Tel.: +34 93 316 01 99
Fax: +34 93 316 00 99