Second workshop in Dummerstorf

(Oct 10, 2018) The second workshop was a big success! Please see the photo. We thank BioCon Valley e.V. for sponsoring the event!

Our second workshop in Dummerstorf will be held on Monday, 8.10.2018 at the FBN Dummerstorf.

Four years after our first very successful workshop on Next Generation Sequencing in MV, we would now like to invite you all for the second workshop dedicated to this exiting technology. As technical development and NGS projects in MV have moved on, we think that this is the time to demonstrate the wealth of applications and research topics associated with NGS. We want to bring together experts from a variety of disciplines ranging from genetic diagnostics, medicine, farm animal biology or microbiology/virology to bioinformatics and systems biology. We are all united in exploring new perspectives in our fields by applying an ever extending spectrum of protocols and pipelines. We would particularly invite young scientists to participate. As you will see from our program, we intentionally will leave a lot of time slots for discussion with other experts in the fields and will have key note speakers providing perspectives for innovation and future areas of research.

Registration Information can be found below (even though the deadline passed, registration is still possible).


The updated flyer can be found below, including the prefinal program for Monday, 8. Oktober 2018
(in the text below, as of Sep 29, 2018: the two missing titles were added):

8:00 Registration (Tagungszentrum)

9:10 - 9:15

Welcome: Prof. Dr. K. Wimmers (Head of FBN Dummerstorf)

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote 1: Jan Gorodkin (Center for non- coding RNA in Technology and Health, Kopenhagen/Dänemark)

Assessment and prediction of CRISPR-Cas9 on/off-targets

9:45 - 10:30

Contributed talks:

Höper, Dirk: Improved library preparation for Ion Torrent sequencing using custom-made Y-adapters

Murua Escobar, Hugo: Comparative sequencing of canine prostate cancer fine-needle aspirations and tissues

Wolfien, Markus: Structured Analysis and Integration of RNA-Seq Experiments: de.STAIR

10:30 - 11:15

Coffee break, Posters, Networking

11:15 - 11:45

Keynote 2: Sebastian Kadener (Brandeis University, Waltham/USA)

From single cells to whole transcriptomes: How NGS allows us to understand the functions of circular RNAs in the brain

11:45 - 12:30

Contributed talks:

Berthold, Anne: The path to ChIP-Seq: optimization of ChIP assays for bovine udder cell models

Brodhagen, Johanna: Evaluation of a method for depletion of highly expressed transcripts for transcriptome analysis of pathogen-infected and non infected udder quarters

Nath, Neetika: Detection of Radiation-induced Alteration in the Exome of the Human Gingiva Fibroblast

12:30 - 14:15

Lunch, Posters, Networking, Group Foto

14:15 - 14:45

Keynote 3: Bernd Timmermann (Max-Planck- Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin)

A decade of Next Generation Sequencing at the Max Planck Sequencing Core 
Facility: Technologies, Applications and Projects

14:45 - 15:30

Contributed talks:

Hoff, Katharina: Increasing accuracy of fully automated gene prediction with transcriptome data

Hamed, Mohamed: Machine learning applications of NGS data

Fuellen, Georg: The next generation of Aging/Senescence research

15:30 - 16:15

Coffee break, Poster, Networking

16:15 - 16:45

Keynote 4: Thomas Werner (Internal Medicine- Nephrology Division, University of Michigan)

NGS and other High-Throughput technology in Medicine: Lost in translation or the promised land?

16:45 - 17:30

Contributed talks: NGS bioinformatics

Thiesen, Hans-Jürgen: Comparative validation of whole genome data generated by the NGS technology platform initially offered by complete genomics versus the updated platform offered by BGI in Hongkong

De los Rios Perez: Identification of SNPs in RNA-Seq samples in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

17:30 Farewell
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