4th Annual Oxford Global Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress 2014

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  • Oxford Global Con­fer­ences Ltd are proud to present the 4th Annual Next Gen­er­a­tion Sequenc­ing Asia Con­gress 2014, tak­ing place on 7th & 8th of Octo­ber, 2014 in Sin­ga­pore.

    The Asian NGS indus­try presents a key oppor­tu­nity for novel tech­nol­ogy devel­op­ment and inno­va­tion thanks to increased invest­ment and the trans­for­ma­tion of Sin­ga­pore into an inter­na­tional sci­ence hub. This two-​day event will see col­lab­o­ra­tion between experts from Asia, Aus­trala­sia, Europe and the USA to solve key chal­lenges and embrace emerg­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties in NGS.

    Day 1 of the event cov­ers the lat­est devel­op­ments in NGS and microar­ray tech­nol­ogy, sam­ple prepa­ra­tion meth­ods and agrige­nomics. Pre­sen­ta­tions will also cover third gen­er­a­tion sequenc­ing tech­nol­ogy, stan­dard­ized work­flow oppor­tu­ni­ties and cutting-​edge tech­niques for plant and ani­mal genome research.

    On Day 2 our expert speak­ers will dis­cuss clin­i­cal appli­ca­tions for NGS tech­nolo­gies and the role of genomics in can­cer research, per­son­alised med­i­cine and diag­nos­tics. Del­e­gates will also hear from those work­ing at the fore­front of bioin­for­mat­ics, as they dis­cuss solu­tions to the chal­lenges of data man­age­ment and stor­age, as well as new oppor­tu­ni­ties for data shar­ing and collaboration.

    The 4th Annual Next Gen­er­a­tion Sequenc­ing Asia Con­gress will be co-​located with the 2nd Annual Sin­gle Cell Genomics and Tran­scrip­tomics Asia Con­gress.

    Agenda

    In keep­ing with Oxford Global’s highly suc­cess­ful con­gress series, an expert panel of over 40 speak­ers will present a full con­fer­ence pro­gramme cov­er­ing the top­ics out­lined below:

    Day 1 Stream 1 – NGS Tech­nolo­gies and Platforms

    • Sequenc­ing tech­nolo­gies for DNA and RNA research
    • Third Gen­er­a­tion Sequenc­ing Technologies
      • Tun­nelling
      • SMRT
      • Ion Tor­rent
      • Nanopore tech­nol­ogy
      • Automa­tion in NGS Sam­ple preparation
      • Genome edit­ing tools: TAL­ENs and CRISPRs

    Day 1 Stream 2 – Plant and Ani­mal Genomics

    • New play­ers in cell dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion: non-​coding RNAs
    • Advances in Microar­ray technology
    • Agrige­nomics: soy­bean, rice, cot­ton and wheat genomics
    • Plant genomics case stud­ies: novel breed­ing tech­niques , crop improve­ment and hybridiza­tion technology
    • Whole genome sequenc­ing of com­men­sal bacteria
    • Using NGS to under­stand dis­ease resis­tance in livestock

    Day 2 Stream 1 – Clin­i­cal Appli­ca­tions, Can­cer Research and Diagnostics

    • NGS: a new era of can­cer research
    • Sequenc­ing for rare diseases
    • Work­ing towards per­son­alised genomic medicine
    • The appli­ca­tions of NGS in biotherapeutics

    Day 2 Stream 2 – Ana­lyt­i­cal Genomics, Bioin­for­mat­ics and Data Analysis

    • Cloud based solu­tions for col­lab­o­ra­tion and data sharing
    • Novel tech­nol­ogy for NGS Data storage
    • Inno­va­tions in epigenetics
    • Com­pu­ta­tional genomic analysis
    • Tools for anno­tat­ing and under­stand­ing NGS variants

    Who will attend

    The 4th Annual NGS Asia Con­gress is a high-​level dis­cus­sion and net­work­ing plat­form for inter­na­tional experts work­ing in sequenc­ing, genomics and epi­ge­net­ics. Del­e­gates will include Pro­fes­sors, Direc­tors and lead­ing sci­en­tists work­ing in the fol­low­ing areas:

    • Ana­lyt­i­cal genomics
    • Ani­mal genomics
    • Bioin­for­mat­ics
    • Can­cer diagnostics
    • Chro­matin modification
    • Clin­i­cal sequencing
    • DNA methy­la­tion
    • DNA sequenc­ing
    • Epi­ge­net­ics
    • Ion tor­rent sequencing
    • Microar­ray technology
    • Nanopore Tech­nol­ogy
    • NGS data
    • Per­sonal genomics
    • Per­son­alised medicine
    • Plant genomics
    • RNA sequenc­ing
    • Whole genome sequencing

    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 work­ing in indus­try and academia.

    How to sub­mit your poster

    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 SGD 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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