3rd Annual Next Generation Sequencing Data Congress 2015 London

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  • Oxford Global Conferences Ltd are proud to present the 3rd Annual Next Generation Sequencing Data Congress taking place on 15th & 16th June 2015 in London, UK.

    The launch of Next Generation Sequencing technologies has radically changed the life science industry, opening up exciting opportunities never before imagined possible. The large and complex data generated from sequencing is challenging data analysis, storage and management tools beyond their current capabilities.


    In keeping with Oxford Global’s highly successful life sciences series, an expert panel of 40 speakers will present a full conference programme covering the topics outlined below. These topics have been compiled as a result of a comprehensive research process undertaken with expert advisory board members including Directors, Professors and Heads from leading research institutions.

    Day 1

    Over the two days, this exciting conference will bring together over 175 senior researches to debate the challenges associated with producing large, complex genomic datasets. On day one leading experts will provide an overview of innovative methods, technologies and platforms used to analyse genomic data. Our renowned researchers will discuss important updates in NGS data management including big data solutions, cloud-​based data management systems and open source platforms.

    Stream 1 – NGS Data Analysis: Methods, Technologies, Platforms

    • Data analysis technologies for:
      • RNA-​seq
      • DNA-​seq
      • ChIP-​seq
      • microRNA-​seq
    • Mapping & assembly of genome data
    • Transcriptomics, epigenetics & genomics data analysis

    Stream 2 – NGS Data Management: Handling & Storing Data

    • Cloud-​based data management systems
    • NGS data archiving & storage solutions
    • Big data solutions for handling NGS data
    • Next-​Gen dataflow infrastructure and pipelines
    • Open source: tools, platforms & data management systems

    Day 2

    On day two hear our panel of experts discussing novel computational data methods, and tools for mapping high-​throughput sequencing. Presentations will cover novel software for the integration and visualisation of complex data sets. Our esteemed experts will explore the application of NGS data tools in biomarkers, clinical development and diagnostics. Hear the critical strategies in overcoming data management challenges in metagenomics and various therapeutic areas.

    Stream 1 – ’Omics Data Tools for Meta-​omic Data

    • Custom visualisation and data manipulation tools
    • Computational tools development
    • Analysis, integration and visualization of complex ‘omics data sets
    • High performance computing technologies
    • Tools for mapping high-​throughput sequencing data

    Stream 2 – Application & Development of NGS Data Tools

    • Application & development of NGS data tools in:
      • Drug design
      • Biomarkers
      • Diagnostics
      • Clinical development
      • Metagenomics

    Who is speaking

    • Philip Awadalla
      Professor, Genome Quebec Award for Population and Medical Genomics Faculty of Medicine University of Montréal, Executive Scientific Director and Principal Investigator CARTaGENE
    • Christian Beisel
      Head Genomics Facility Basel /​Quantitative Genomics Facility (QGF), ETH Zurich
    • Bhushan Bonde
      Associate Director, Data Integration Lead, New Medicine IT, UCB
    • Glyn Bradley
      Computational Biologist, GSK
    • Raffaele Calogero
      Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Torino
    • Mark Caulfield
      Professor, Chief Scientist, Genomics England
    • Jean-​Baptiste Cazier
      Professor of Bioinformatics, Director Designate of the Centre for Computational Biology, University of Birmingham
    • Stefano Ceri
      Professor of Database Systems, Politecnico di Milano
    • Ranadhir Chakraborty
      Associate Professor in Biotechnology, & Head, University of North Bengal, Department of Biotechnology
    • Guy Cochrane
      Team Leader, European Nucleotide Archive, EMBL-​EBI
    • Andrew Collins
      Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics, University of Southampton
    • Emanuele de Rinaldis
      Head of Bioinformatics, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Kings College London
    • Sol Efroni
      Head — Systems Biomedicine Lab, Bar-​Ilan University
    • Juergen Eils
      Head of Data Management Database, German Cancer Research Center DKFZ
    • Bin Feng
      Associate Director of Bioinformatics, AVEO Pharmaceuticals
    • Jan Komorowski
      Professor and Chair of Bioinformatics, Uppsala University
    • Rob Krams
      Professor of Molecular Bioengineering, Chair Cardiovascular Technology Network Imperial College
    • Doron Lancet
      Professor, Head, Crown Human Genome Center, Weizmann Institute of Science
    • Stefano Lise
      Head of High-​Throughput Bioinformatics, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
    • Emanuela Merelli
      Professor of Computer Science, University of Camerino
    • Paolo Missier
      Lecturer, Data and Information Management, University of Newcastle
    • Satu Nahkuri
      Senior Data Scientist, Roche
    • John Quackenbush
      Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Harvard University
    • Magnus Rattray
      Professor of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Manchester
    • Anthony Rowe
      Director, Translational Informatics and External Innovation, Johnson & Johnson
    • Ruslan Sadreyev
      Director of Bioinformatics, Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Stephan Schuster
      Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University
    • Elia Stupka
      Director for Computational Biology, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
    • Bernd Timmermann
      Head Sequencing Core Facility, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
    • Ciara Vangjeli
      Associate Director — Senior Applied Geneticist, Pfizer
    • Monica Y. Wang
      Lead Software Engineer, Takeda
    • Hank Wu
      Head, Research IT, Biogen Idec

    Who will attend

    The 3rd Annual Next Generation Sequencing Data Congress is an executive platform for experts working in next generation sequencing data analysis and data management.

    Delegates will include Professors, Directors and leading scientists working in the following areas:

    • Big Data
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biomarkers
    • Cell Biology
    • Computational Biology
    • Data Analysis
    • Data Management
    • Data Storage
    • DNA Sequencing
    • Epigenetics
    • Genetics
    • Genomics
    • Genotyping Technology
    • Informatics
    • Metagenomics
    • Microarray
    • Molecular Biology
    • Molecular Diagnostics
    • Next Generation Sequencing
    • Quantitative Therapeutics
    • RNA Sequencing
    • Single Cell Analysis

    Submit a poster

    For attendees interested in submitting a poster, there are opportunities now available. Your poster presentation will be located in the exhibition room for two days alongside other posters from senior scientists from the pharmaceutical industry and academic institutions.

    How to submit your abstract

    We will require:

    • Poster title, Abstract (200 words or less)
    • Principal author, Organisation
    • Mailing address, Email
    • Telephone, Fax
    • Additional authors

    In order to secure your board space a fee of £250 plus VAT will be required. The poster should be presented as A0 (841mm x 1189mm) portrait size.

    To take advantage of this opportunity you need to be registered as a paid delegate over the 2 days. We have limited spaces available, so please register soon!

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