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NGS 2017 | April 3 – 5, 2017 | Barcelona, Spain | PROGRAM SCHEDULE


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08:00 08:30 Registration
08:30 09:00 Opening by
09:00 09:45 Keynote
10x Genomics California, USA
Advancing genomics drop by drop
Session 1: Methods
(chair: Stephan Ossowski)
09:45 10:03 OP1
Mapping and phasing of structural variation in patient genomes using nanopore sequencing
10:03 10:21 OP2
GemBS – fast and efficient WGBS data processing pipeline
Angelika MERKEL, Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG), Barcelona ES
10:21 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 11:08 OP3
High-Throughput Data Analysis Workflow for Large Scale Epigenome Profiling
Povilas GIBAS, Department of Biological DNA Modification, Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius
University LT
11:08 11:26 OP4
GRIDSS: sensitive and specific genomic rearrangement detection using positional de
Bruijn graph assembly

Daniel CAMERON, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Victoria AU
11:26 11:44 OP5
Count-based Probabilistic PCA for single-cell data analysis
Ghislain DURIF, CNRS, FR
11:44 12:02 OP6
Approaches to building spatio-temporal models of splicing regulation that include RNA structure
Dmitri PERVOUCHINE, Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona ES
12:02 12:20 OP7
OrthoFiller — identifying missing annotations for evolutionarily conserved genes
Michael DUNNE, University of Oxford UK
12:20 12:38 OP8
Bi-CoPaM: an automated method to identify clusters of consistently co-expressed genes from multiple heterogeneous transcriptomic datasets
Basel ABU-JAMOUS, University of Oxford UK
12:38 14:00 Lunch and Poster viewing
14:00 14:05 Introduction by
14:05 14:50 Keynote
, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg DE
From genomic variation to molecular mechanism
Session 2: Population Genomics
(chair: Mario Cáceres)
14:50 15:08 OP9
Genetic variants of 1,011 natural yeast genomes provide a deep insight into the multiplicity of the genetic basis of phenotypic diversity
Anne FRIEDRICK, University of Strasbourg FR
15:08 15:26 OP10
Population Genomics of Transposable Elements in Drosophila
Maite G. BARRÓN ADURIZ, Institut de Biologia Evolutiva, Barcelona ES
15:26 15:44 OP11
Genome-wide scans between two geographically isolated honeybee
subpopulations reveal putative signatures of human-mediated selection

Melanie PAREJO, Swiss Bee Research Center, Agroscope and Institute of Bee Health, University
of Bern CH
15:44 16:00 Tech Talk 1:
BaseSpace Sequence Hub: Software suite for high throughput sequencing technology and NGS data management
Kevin MIRANDA, EMEA Bioinformatics Specialist, Illumina
16:00 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 16:48 OP12
Exploiting NGS data to quantify within-host viral evolution
Christopher ILLINGWORTH, University of Cambridge UK
16:48 17:06 OP13
Studying miRNA and isomiR populations in Norwegian rheumatoid arthritis patients
Fatima HEINICKE and XiangFu ZHONG, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Oslo, University Hospital NO
17:06 17:24 OP14
Insights into gorilla speciation and current genetic health with structural variant

Andrey GRIGORIEV, Rutgers University USA
17:24 17:39 Tech Talk 2:
A One-stop Shop for Finding and Accessing Genomics Data
Manuel CORPAS, Scientific Lead at Repositive
17:39 19:30 Poster Session
20:00   Conference Dinner will be held at the Marina Bay restaurant (Calle Marina, 19-21) – Ticket required
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08:45 09:00 Morning welcome and Introduction
09:00 09:05 Introduction by
(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
09:05 09:50 Keynote
Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, Spain
Unveiling the information in the variation in the human genome: from ancestry to adaptation
Session 3: Human Variation
(chair: Janet Kelso)
09:50 10:08 OP15
“Evolutionarily ancient genes accumulate intronic deletions in human populations”
Maria RIGAU, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University UK
10:08 10:26 OP16
Life beyond NGS: Overcoming current limitations in the study of human inversions
with new high-throughput methods to validate and genotype them in multiple individuals

Mario CACERES, ICREA and Institut de Biotecnologia i de Biomedicina, Universitat Autònoma de
Barcelona ES
10:26 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 11:18 OP17
eDGAR: a webserver for analysing the relationship among genes and polygenic diseases
Giulia BABBI, University of Bologna IT
11:18 11:36 OP18
Where did you come from, where did you go: Integrating SV Detection Methods for Horizontal Gene Transfer Detection from NGS Data
Kathrin TRAPPE, Robert Koch Institute DE
11:36 11:54 OP19
RNA editing heterogeneity in human brain revealed by Single Cell RNAseq
Ernesto PICARDI, University of Bari & IBBE-CNR, IT
11:54 12:12 OP20
A Real-time Approach for Privacy Protection in Next Generation Sequencing
Tobias P. LOKA, Robert Koch Insitute, DE
12:12 12:30 OP21
Analysis of copy-number variations from whole-exome sequencing data using the CANOES software reveals rare genomic rearrangements involved in neuropsychiatric disorders
Olivier QUENEZ, Normandie Univ, UNIROUEN, Inserm U1245, Normandy Centre for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, CNR-MAJ, Rouen FR
12:30 12:48 OP22
Genetic stratification in a cohort of patients with familiar dilated cardiomyopathy
, Institute of Inherited Metabolic Disorders, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University CZ
12:48 13:03 Tech Talk 3:
End-2-End Infrastructure for NGS
Wolfgang MERTZ, CTO Life Sciences and Healthcare, Dell EMC Isilon
13:03 14:30 Poster Session
Session 4: Genomics
(chair: Cedric Notredame)
14:30 14:48 OP23
Characterization of Vaccinium vitis-idaea genetic diversity and its association with environmental and biochemical variables Lourdes PENA-CASTILLO, Memorial University of Newfoundland CA
14:48 15:06 OP24
Findings from the Fourth Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation, a community experiment to evaluate phenotype prediction
, University of California, Berkeley USA pending
15:06 15:24 OP25
Genome variation in the emerging fungal pathogen Candida glabrata
Laia CARRETÉ, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona ES
15:24 15:42 OP26
Integrative analysis of genetic, transcriptomic and epigenetic data to decipher and model gene regulatory networks in drosophila embryos Swann FLOC’HLAY, IBEns (UMR CNRS 8197 - INSERM 1024), FR
15:42 16:10 Coffee break
16:10 16:28 OP27
Evolution of Proboscidea genomes illustrated by variant analysis
, Rutgers University USA
16:28 16:46 OP28
Real time pathogen identification from metagenomic Illumina datasets
, Robert Koch Institute DE
16:46 16:50 Introduction by
16:50 17:35 Keynote
, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge UK Genetic and epigenetic variation in population-based cohorts informs cardiometabolic and immune disease risk
17:35   Awards and closing remarks
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NGS Post-Conference Workshops
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