Navigation Links
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


'/>"/>

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

Related medicine news :

1. Ohio State organizes research sharing between Brazil, US
2. Novel analysis method organizes genomic cancer data
3. The European Society of Cardiology organizes educational program in Asia
4. Key Brain Area for Vision May Be Organized by Color
5. Brain Organizes Itself for Introspection as Children Age: Study
6. Team Xtreme and 4B Business Network Organize a Charity Skydive in Seville
7. Facebook Group for McNeil Product Recall Organizes Letter Writing Campaign – Urges Concerned Parents to Contact House of Representatives and Senators
8. Rothman at Jefferson research suggests abandon convention in diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection
9. Joint Replacement Patients Face Blood Clot Risk in Hospital
10. ATS issues joint statement on key issues and recommendations for critical care research
11. Timing of Aquatic Therapy After Joint Replacement Matters
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... Ohio (PRWEB) , ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... of miniature, folded, pharmaceutical inserts and outserts. As a means of expanding ... This addition will enable Flottman to individually code professional inserts (PIs) and patient ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... , ... Mediaplanet today announces distribution of the latest edition of “Transplants,” a ... as an organ donor for the 123,000 people in the United States who are ... up to 8 saves through organ donation and enhance many others through tissue donation, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The West ... January 1, 2017. The name change aligns the entire company with its ... health care quality. , “We are very proud of the achievements associated with ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... a Property owned by an affiliate of Seavest, has won a prestigious national ... Southern Chester County ambulatory care center (ACC) was named “Best New Development, MOBs ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing ... wellness program, at their world headquarters of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in ... anyone seeking weight loss, personal development, a healthy lifestyle, or mental and physical healing. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... -- RxWiki Inc., a digital health company that powers the ... of pharmacies through its Digital Pharmacist SaaS platform, today ... on Fire" Award in the Health and Life Sciences ... award as one of Austin,s fastest growing companies," said ... "Our platform gives independent retail pharmacies the digital tools ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... Bermuda , Dec. 9, 2016  Axovant ... leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment ... the data from a Phase 2b trial evaluating ... care donepezil, compared with donepezil plus placebo in ... that the addition of intepirdine to treatment was ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Australia Ophthalmic Lasers Market Outlook to 2022 Summary ... to 2022", provides key market data on the Australia ... of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices ... and YAG Lasers. The report also provides company ... market segements, and global corporate-level profiles of the key ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: