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VIB and BGI organize joint genomics meeting, Feb. 15, 2012, Belgium
Date:2/8/2012

Both organizations are already collaborating on several projects, including the mapping of the genomes of more than 1,000 species of gut bacteria, compiled from 577 billion base pairs of sequence data. The leading scientific journal Science selected this work as one of the scientific breakthroughs of 2011. Large-scale genome sequencing is becoming ever more important in life sciences, healthcare and agricultural research.

Henry Yang, Executive Managemer of BGI, will start the meeting with an overview and introduction to BGI's sequencing and computing infrastructure. Other talks, by BGI and VIB scientists, will tackle large-scale analysis of human genomes, metagenomics and microbiology, the genomics of model organisms and the computational analysis of the data generated in genomics experiments.

Attending the meeting is free, but registration is obligatory.

BGI (http://en.genomics.cn), the worlds premier genomics sequencing company and VIB (www.vib.be), a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium, announce a joint genomics meeting, taking place on February 15, 2012. The meeting will feature several talks on BGIs sequencing and computing infrastructure as well as VIB research in human, animal and microbial genomics and collaborative VIB-BGI projects. Both organizations are already collaborating on several projects, including the mapping of the genomes of more than 1,000 species of gut bacteria, compiled from 577 billion base pairs of sequence data. The leading scientific journal Science selected this work as one of the scientific breakthroughs of 2011. Large-scale genome sequencing is becoming ever more important in life sciences, healthcare and agricultural research.

Henry Yang, Executive Managemer of BGI, will start the meeting with an overview and introduction to BGIs sequencing and computing infrastructure. Other talks, by BGI and VIB scientists, will tackle large-scale analysis of human genomes, metagenomics and microbiology, the genomics of model organisms and the computational analysis of the data generated in genomics experiments.

Attending the meeting is free, but registration is obligatory

Register at http://www.vib.be/vib-bgi-genomics

Detailed program

Date: 15 February 2012, 09.00-18.00 CET

Location: Provinciehuis Leuven (Route description pdf)

Program

09.00 09.30
Registration/coffee

09.30 - 10.30
Henry Yang, Executive Managemer of BGI
Overview and introduction to BGIs sequencing and computing infrastructure

Session 1: Large scale analysis of human genomes

10.30 10.50
Stein Aerts, Center for Human Genetics, K.U.Leuven
Exome sequencing in leukemia

10.50 11.10
Adrian Liston, VIB Autoimmune Genetics Laboratory, K.U.Leuven
Exome sequencing in immune-phenotype patients

11.10 11 30
Coffee break

11.30 12.00
Lars Bolund, Department of Human Genetics, University of Aarhus, Denmark and BGI Europe
BGI and full human genome/exome sequencing in the Danish population

12.00 12.30 Jiang Hui, BGI scientist/Principal investigator
Canceromics and target region sequencing

12.30 - 13.30
Lunch

Session 2: Metagenomics and microbiology

13.30 13.50
Jeroen Raes, VIB Department of Structural Biology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Sequencing the human gut

13.50 14.20
Ni Peixiang, Director of BGI Microbial department
Metagenomics at BGI

14.20 14.40
Kevin Verstrepen, VIB Laboratory of Systems Biology, KU Leuven
Yeast de novo sequencing

14.40 15.00
Jean-Paul Meijnen, VIB Department of Molecular Microbiology, KU Leuven
Yeast bulked segregant analysis

15.00 15.30
Coffee Break

Session 3: Model-organism genomics and computational analysis

15.30- 16.00
Zhang Guojie, BGI scientist/Principal investigator
Genomics of non-model organisms at BGI

16.00 16.30
Du Yutao, BGI scientist/Principal investigator
Genomics of Model Organisms at BGI

16.30 17.00
Fang Lin, Head of BGI cloud computing department
Cloud Computational platform at BGI

17.00 - 17.30
Li Ning, CEO of BGI Europe
BGI and Genomics in Europe

17.30 18.00
Reception and networking


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Contact: Mark Veugelers
mark.veugelers@vib.be
329-244-6611
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)
Source:Eurekalert

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