Conferences and Meetings on Genomics and Bioinformatics

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1.
 
Genomics and Personalized Medicine
ID
740001
Dates
07 Feb 2016 - 11 Feb 2016
Location
Banff, Canada
Abstract
Genomics and other omics technologies are playing an increasingly important role in health care, and new sensors are being developed to help manage personal health. Spurred by the revolution in DNA sequencing technologies, it is now possible to sequence the genome of patients with cancer, undiagnosed disease and even healthy individuals to help tailor treatment for a specific individual’s disease. This entire area is moving extremely rapidly in terms of technology, data, its management and analysis, and clinical uptake. The goal of this meeting is to bring together leaders in technology development, basic scientists, engineers and clinicians to advance human health. It intends to: 1) Help researchers and clinicians keep abreast of the latest developments; 2) Stimulate collaborations; and 3) Spur the development of new technologies that will improve personalized medicine. This meeting is being held jointly with  The Cancer Genome.
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EMBO Workshop — Systems biology of non-coding RNAs
ID
739191
Dates
08 Feb 2016 - 11 Feb 2016
Location
Rehovot, Israel
Topics
RNA | Systems Biology
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Next Gen Immunology
ID
733019
Dates
14 Feb 2016 - 16 Feb 2016
Location
Rehovot, Israel
Abstract
Integration of Immune and microbiome genomics, while in its infancy, is rapidly transforming Immunology research. A first of its kind meeting will bring together multiple pioneers and leaders who are merging genomics, immunology and microbiome research in making important discoveries in clinical and basic immunology. The meeting will include three days of extensive, interdisciplinary and informal discussions. Our aim is to create a forum and ‘think tank’ enabling integration and sharing of knowledge in the emerging immuno-genomics field, hoping to define together the agenda of this new community for the next decade. The meeting will include presentation by over thirty invited speakers and of several selected abstracts, lively poster sessions, and many opportunities for interactions between leaders in basic research, pharma and the clinic.
Contact
Ayelet Rais;     Email: ayelet.rais@weizmann.ac.il
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EMBO Conference — From host genomes to microbiome: Immunity in the genomic era
ID
739211
Dates
14 Feb 2016 - 16 Feb 2016
Location
Rehovot, Israel
Topics
Immunology | Systems Biology
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BioTech 56 — RNA Seq
ID
747651
Dates
14 Feb 2016 - 18 Feb 2016
Location
Bathesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
With a team of researchers from the NIH, area academic institutions and Illumina, we will cover examples of methodological approaches and applications of RNA-seq analysis to a variety of basic science and clinical biomedical research problems. RNA-seq or RNA sequencing is a new technology that utilizes the latest in next-generation sequencing approaches to obtain information about the presence/absence as well as the quantity of transcribed RNA (mRNA, rRNA, tRNA, or miRNA). Soon RNA-seq will be transplanting microarrays as the go-to procedure for analyzing the transcriptome of any genome. In this workshop, we will provide hands-on experience with RNA-seq - from the bench to the post-sequencing data acquisition (Illumina NextSeq) and analysis using the latest bioinformatics approaches.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [(301) 594 – 1475];     Email: biotechtraining@faes.org
Topics
RNA sequencing, gene expression, biotechnology, genetics, genetic engineering, CHIP-seq, meta seq, circleator, genome-associated data
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EMBO Practical Course — Metabolomics bioinformatics for life scientists
ID
739245
Dates
14 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
Location
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Topics
Cellular Metabolism | Systems Biology
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Noncoding RNAs in Health and Disease
ID
740075
Dates
21 Feb 2016 - 24 Feb 2016
Location
Santa Fe, United States
Abstract
Over the past decade, there has been a greater understanding of genomic complexity in eukaryotes ushered in by the immense technological advances in high-throughput sequencing of DNA and its corresponding RNA transcripts. This has resulted in the realization that beyond protein-coding genes, there are a large number of transcripts that do not encode for proteins and, therefore, may perform their function through RNA sequences and/or through secondary and tertiary structural determinants. This Keystone Symposia meeting is focused on the latest findings concerning different classes of noncoding RNAs that use different strategies to regulate transcription. These are exciting times for discovering the biological scope and the mechanism of action for these RNA molecules, which have roles in dosage compensation, imprinting, enhancer function and transcriptional regulation, with a consequently great impact in development and disease. This meeting is being held jointly with  Enhancer Malfunction in Cancer.
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Enhancer Malfunction in Cancer
ID
740030
Dates
21 Feb 2016 - 24 Feb 2016
Location
Santa Fe, United States
Abstract
Why point mutations in a general transcription factor are associated with specific forms of human malignancies has been a major question in cancer biology. Enhancers are DNA regulatory elements that can be transcribed and are key regulators of tissue-specific gene expression in development; their malfunction through point mutations in either regulatory elements or factors modulating enhancer-promoter communication could result in development problems. Indeed, recent genome-wide studies in the cataloging of somatic mutations in cancer have identified mutations in intergenic sequences encoding regulatory elements and in specific transcription factors that function in enhancer-promoter communication. This Keystone Symposia meeting will review recent reports in this regard and discuss the concept of enhancer malfunction in the misregulation of gene expression in development and in disease pathogenesis. This meeting is being held jointly with  Noncoding RNAs in Health and Disease.
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Translational Bioinformatics Workshop 2016
ID
757902
Dates
22 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016
Location
London, United Kingdom
Abstract
Places are now available on the Translational Bioinformatics Workshop, led by NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s & St Thomas’ and King's College London.This five-day intensive course will cover key aspects of modern genomics data analysis, including next-generation sequencing and applications to drug target and biomarker discovery. The workshop is based on theoretical lectures from International subject experts, coupled with practical and interactive ‘hands-on’ (learn by doing) sessions. On completion participants will be equipped with a solid conceptual framework of the application of genomics/bioinformatics to translational research and with methodological skills to start analysing genomics data.
Contact
Guy's and St Thomas' Events Team;     Email: events@gstt.nhs.uk
Topics
Bioinformatics, tranlational bioinformatics, genomics
10.
 
Human Genome Meeting
ID
745325
Dates
28 Feb 2016 - 02 Mar 2016
Location
Houston, United States
Abstract
The HGM will provide geneticists, clinicians, bioinformaticians, and other health-care professionals a viable platform to deliberate, exchange views and experiences in sharing and discussing the latest discovery of their research to the world. We believe participants will gain related knowledge drawn from prominent speakers and experts present at this meeting.
Event website
11.
 
MMTC — Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2016
ID
747625
Dates
06 Mar 2016 - 11 Mar 2016
Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
Abstract
Attracting over 3,300 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries in 2015, the Tri-Conference has grown into a diverse event, focusing on Molecular Medicine, specifically on Discovery, Genomics, Diagnostics and Information Technology.
Contact
Phone: [7819725400];     Email: chi@healthtech.com
Topics
Molecular Diagnostics, Personalized Diagnostics, Cancer Molecular Markers, Circulating Tumor Cells, Digital Pathology, Precision Medicine, PCR, Clinical NGS Diagnostics, Genomic Sample Prep, Biomarker Assay Development, Infectious Disease, Cancer Immunotherapy, Predictive Preclinical Models in Oncology, Bioinformatics for Big Data, Integrated Informatics Driving Translational Research & Precision Medicine
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12.
 
Maintenance of Genome Stability 2016
ID
762748
Dates
07 Mar 2016 - 10 Mar 2016
Location
Panama, Panama
Contact
Abcam Events;     Phone: [+44 (0)1223 696000];     Email: events@abcam.com
Topics
DNA repair, replication and recombination, Checkpoints and cell cycle control, Control by post-translational modifications, Links to nuclear architecture, chromosome biology, chromatin, transcription and other processes, Genome instability in disease and ageing; diagnostic and therapeutic applications
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13.
 
Genetics in Forensics
ID
738913
Dates
14 Mar 2016 - 15 Mar 2016
Location
London, United Kingdom
Abstract
Oxford Global is proud to present the Genetics in Forensics Congress, on the 14th and 15th of March 2016 in central London. Over two days our event will bring together 150 senior level attendees from academia, research institutes and forensic laboratories to discuss the current challenges and future opportunities in DNA profiling and human identification. Day one features a stream dedicated to exploring the opportunities and challenges of NGS, including statistical analysis and interpretation of DNA profiles. On day two the focus turns to the most exciting research into DNA markers, including how to handle degraded DNA samples, strategies for familial search, and rare DNA variants.
Topics
Genetics, Forensics, SNP's, STR's, Human Identification, NGS, Massively Parallel Sequencing
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Genome Editing and Gene Modulation Congress 2016
ID
737405
Dates
06 Apr 2016 - 08 Apr 2016
Location
Oxford, United Kingdom
Abstract
The congress will address applications of genome editing and gene modulation technologies in a variety of systems. This meeting will develop upon our ongoing RNAi series of conference at Oxford since 2006 and our 1st CRISPR symposium in 2015. The Congress will take an ‘application-based approach’ to its scientific agenda and will include genome editing technologies, such as CRISPR, TALENs and ZNF and gene modulation approaches, such as RNAi and antisense oligos. The Congress will be co-hosted with our 3rd annual Aptamers 2016, 2nd annual Oligos 2016 Oxford and 1st annual Exosome 2016 Oxford and 11th annual RNAi 2016.
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EMBO Workshop — Multiple functions of piRNAs and PIWI proteins
ID
739210
Dates
06 Apr 2016 - 09 Apr 2016
Location
Montpellier, France
Topics
RNA | Genome Stability & Dynamics
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PGC — The Plant Genomics Congress: Asia
ID
746305
Dates
11 Apr 2016 - 12 Apr 2016
Location
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract
Attracting experts working in all areas of plant sciences including next generation sequencing, genomics, phenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and Omic technologies suitable for progressing plant based research.The event focuses on aspects such as molecular marker development, breeding, crop/ trait improvement, disease/stress resistance, evolution studies and pathology as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.
Contact
Laura;     Email: laura@globalengage.co.uk
Topics
Next Generation Sequencing, NGS, Plant Science, Genomics, Phenomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Data Management, Omics, Molecular Markers, Biomarkers, Breeding, Crop Improvement, Trait Improvement, Data Analysis, High Throughput Sequencing, HTS, Rice, Wheat, Maize, Barley, Soybean, Canola, Rapeseed, Aribidopsis, Palm Oil
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FAES-BioTech — Bio Tech 39 4-Day Epigenetics
ID
785438
Dates
12 Apr 2016 - 15 Apr 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
Sequencing of the human genome was not the endpoint of our goal in understanding human genetics. The chemical modifications to DNA and the chemical interactions involving the manufacture of proteins represents a second level of human genetics termed, epigenetics or epigenomics. Epigenetics refers to the study of heritable changes in gene expression that occur without a change in DNA sequence. Research has shown that epigenetic mechanisms provide an additional layer of transcriptional control that regulates how genes are expressed. Epigenetic abnormalities are associated with genetic disorders, cancer, autoimmune diseases, aging and pediatric syndromes, among others.

This course will address the basic principles of epigenetics, the role of epigenetic mechanisms in normal development and human disease, and the development of epigenetically-effective drugs. The objective of the program is to provide a solid foundation of information enabling participants to design experiments when returning to their own research lab. Furthermore to provide a solid background inorder to understand the literature in this rapidly growing field.

Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
DNA methylation, histone modification, chromatin organization, noncoding RNA, and gene repression. Broad range of topics will be covered in epigenetic research including cancer, development, environmental health, and immunology. Practical information concerning current techniques in epigenetic research, the application of CHARM, Illumina bead arrays, restriction enzyme analysis, and bisulfate sequencing is discussed in designing experiments and interpreting data. In the laboratory, attendees gain hands-on experience in techniques including methyl specific PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and global DNA methylation assays.
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18.
 
IWBBIO 2016 — 4th International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
ID
757013
Dates
20 Apr 2016 - 22 Apr 2016
Location
Granada, Spain
Abstract
The aims of IWBBIO 2016 is to create a friendly environment that could lead to the establishment or strengthening of scientific collaborations and exchanges among attendees, and therefore, IWBBIO 2016 solicits high-quality original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) on any aspect of Bioinformatics, Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering. New computational techniques and methods in machine learning; data mining; text analysis; pattern recognition; data integration; genomics and evolution; next generation sequencing data; protein and RNA structure; protein function and proteomics; medical informatics and translational bioinformatics; computational systems biology; modelling and simulation and their application in life science domain, biomedicine and biomedical engineering are especially encouraged.
Contact
Ignacio Rojas;     Email: iwbbio@ugr.es
Topics
Computational protemoics, Computational Genomics, Next Generation Sequencing and Sequence analysis, High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Systems for modelling biological processes, Healthcare and diseases, E-health
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Event website
19.
 
GOE — Game of Epigenomics
ID
771665
Dates
24 Apr 2016 - 28 Apr 2016
Location
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Abstract
The Game of Epigenomics conference will celebrate the great diversity in the epigenomics field, reflecting both on DNA and protein modifications.
Contact
Email: events@irb.hr
Topics
Epigenomics, DNA and protein modifications, clinical and translational epigenetics
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Event website
20.
 
Bioinformatics Tools for Functional Annotation and Variance Modelling
ID
784568
Start date
27 Apr 2016
Location
London, United Kingdom
Abstract
The recent technological revolutions in molecular biology, especially in genomics, have led to a flood of new sequence data. Due to this overwhelming deluge it is not feasible to experimentally characterize every protein encoded in these sequencing efforts.

To address this issue a range of bioinformatics tools and methods are now available: providing predictions of functional annotations using experimentally characterised sequences and structures. In addition, Next Generation Sequencing is allowing us to study the individual variance between genomes within a population.

This training event aims to provide an introduction to a range of computational tools that can be used to functionally annotate protein sequences and structures. It will also introduce some of the latest molecular modelling software for analysing single nucleotide polymorphisms.

Participants will be able to gain hands on experience of these tools and are strongly encouraged to bring their own data.

Many of the proteins singled out for study using these tools are often associated with disease. The workshop will explore how these tools can be used in a pre-competitive drug discovery setting. The event will be of interest to any researchers, both in academia or industry, who are requiring functional insights into a range of proteins.

Contact
Email: conferences@biochemistry.org
Topics
genomics, molecular biology, sequencing
21.
 
NGS 2016 Glasgow: Applications & Data Analysis
ID
764643
Dates
27 Apr 2016 - 28 Apr 2016
Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Contact
Email: ngsGlasgow@biotexcel.com
Topics
Clinical Genetics, Genomic Research, Bioinformatics, NGS Data Analysis, Rare Diseases, Oncology, Breast Cancer, Exome Sequencing, Genome Sequencing, Epigenetics, Transcriptome, Sir John Burn, Dame Janet Thronton, David Hume, Stephan Beck, Ele Zeggini, Graeme Black, Gut Microbiome, Next Generation Sequencing, Metagenomics, DNA Sequencing, Medical Genetics,
22.
 
EMBO Practical Course — Bioinformatics and genome analyses
ID
739242
Dates
02 May 2016 - 14 May 2016
Location
Izmir, Turkey
Topics
Genomic & Computational Biology | Genomic & Computational Biology
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23.
 
Mechanisms of Recombination 2016
ID
770111
Dates
16 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
Location
Alicante, Spain
Contact
Abcam Events;     Phone: [+44 90) 1223 696000];     Email: events@abcam.com
Topics
Genome stability, chromatin, replication, recombination
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24.
 
Personalised Medicine -Data - Diagnosis - Decisions-
ID
762618
Dates
18 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
Location
Tuebingen, Germany
Abstract
The Tübingen congress will focus on the clinical applicability of PM. Specifically we will highlight aquisition and analysis of highly complex data from patients, the role of functional imaging in multiomics approaches and the translation of these techniques into clinical descision making. Topics of the meeting will encompass different medical fields including oncology, cardiology, neurological disorders, infectious diseases and others. We will highlight these different topics in state of the art lectures, hands on workshops and interactive discussion rounds.
Contact
Yvonne Möller;     Phone: [+49 7071 29 82864];     Email: congress-zpm@med.uni-tuebingen.de
Topics
personalized medicine, precision medicine, high-throughput methods, omics, genomics, proteomics, microbiomics, data analysis, functional imaging, decision making, translational medicine, clinical trials, targeted therapy, preventive medicine
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HiCOMB 2016 — 15th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology
ID
749376
Dates
23 May 2016 - 27 May 2016
Location
Chicago, United States
Abstract
The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of latest research in developing high-performance computing solutions to data- and compute-intensive problems arising from all areas of computational life sciences. We are especially interested in parallel and distributed algorithms, memory-efficient algorithms, large scale data mining techniques, including approaches for big data and cloud computing, algorithms on multicores, manycores and GPUs, and design of high-performance software and hardware for bioinformatics, computational biology and biological applications.
Event website
26.
 
6th Next Generation Sequencing Conference
ID
788021
Dates
25 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
Location
Boston, United States
Abstract
We invite you to attend the 6th Next Generation Sequencing Conference, which is part of The Genomics & Big Data Summit and takes place on May 25-26, 2016 in Boston, MA. Next generation sequencing has made it possible to obtain genetic information from biological systems by rapid and inexpensive methods. Therefore, the ability to analyze genomes and protein interactions has been accomplished. Now, the branches of next generation sequencing has expanded to single cell analyses, RNA sequencing approaches, and discoveries in the micrbiome space. The race for faster, cheaper, and higher precision sequencing approaches has been a constant goal for researchers so that there are improved methods in this field. This meeting will provide attendees with a better understanding of developments in new next generation sequencing technologies alongside clinical applications. There will be a focus on medical sequencing for patient characterization in targeted therapies through vast methods like single cell and RNA sequencing. Implications for how diseases should be treated will be discussed through the examination of data produced from reputable assays.
Contact
Kristen Starkey;     Phone: [626-256-6405];     Email: infogtcbio@gtcbio.com
Topics
NGS, RNA, DNA, Sequencing
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27.
 
Big Data Bioinformatics Conference
ID
788064
Dates
26 May 2016 - 27 May 2016
Location
Boston, United States
Abstract
This meeting will create space for researchers from both industry and academia to learn about the latest hot topics in areas such as sequencing platforms, data integration, personal genomics, single cell sequencing and pharmacogenomics as well as share and discuss perspectives during networking sessions.
Contact
Kristen Starkey;     Phone: [626-256-6405];     Email: infogtcbio@gtcbio.com
Topics
big data, Bioinformatics
28.
 
Protein Modelling and Structure-Based Function Prediction
ID
784545
Start date
01 Jun 2016
Location
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Abstract
Protein function ultimately depends on protein structure, but experimental methods for characterising protein structure can never keep pace with the genome-driven deluge of sequence data. Plugging the gap are bioinformatics methods which can predict structures either by exploiting known structures as templates (homology modelling) or without that information (fragment-based ab initio methods covariance-based algorithms). An impressive diversity of bioinformatics methods can be used to extract maximum value from structures, both experimental and modelled.

Aimed at participants from graduate level onwards with no prior experience of modelling but a good understanding of protein structure principles and terminology, this event offers training in both modelling and structure-based functional inference.

Contact
Email: conferences@biochemistry.org
Topics
proteins, bioinformatics, homology, modelling
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29.
 
The Human Variome Project 6th Biennial Meeting
ID
759383
Dates
01 Jun 2016 - 03 Jun 2016
Location
Paris, France
Abstract
We are pleased to announce the 6th International Biennial Meeting of Human Variome Project Consortium (HVP6) will again be held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This biennial meeting will provide updates on the achievements of the past two years and time for discussion on the plans for the next two years of activities. HVP6 will bring together some of the most prominent professionals from around the world who address the many aspects of human genetics. You are encouraged to explore and share knowledge on data sharing, interpretation of unknown variants, collaboration between developing and developed countries, opportunities for the global collection, curation, and much more.
Event website
30.
 
FASEB Genome Engineering: Cutting-Edge Research and Applications
ID
785984
Dates
05 Jun 2016 - 10 Jun 2016
Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Abstract
This FASEB Science Research Conference discusses genome engineering and new technologies for the precise manipulation of genes and genomes in cellula and in vivo. In addition to its utility for advancing our understanding of basic biology, genome engineering has numerous real-world applications, ranging from correction of disease-causing mutations in humans to engineering plants that better provide fuel, food and industrial raw materials. The first clinical trials and patient treatments using genome engineering approaches are now a reality. The scope of this meeting is expansive, encompassing multiple approaches for modifying genomes – from transgenesis and gene targeting to the creation of synthetic genomes. The experimental models featured include bacteria, fungi, model organisms (e.g.—Drosophila, C. elegans, zebrafish, mice, rats), plants, humans, and animals including livestock. We anticipate that this diversity of approaches and experimental systems will create a stimulating meeting environment that will enable new insights and advance the field.
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EMBO Conference — Gene transcription in yeast: From chromatin to RNA and back
ID
739356
Dates
11 Jun 2016 - 16 Jun 2016
Location
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
Topics
Chromatin & Transcription | RNA
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32.
 
EMBO Practical Course — Computational biology: Genomes to systems
ID
739438
Dates
19 Jun 2016 - 23 Jun 2016
Location
Heidelberg, Germany
Topics
Genomic & Computational Biology | Systems Biology
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FAES-BioTech — BioTech 55 CRISPR, TALENs, and ZFNs
ID
785521
Dates
20 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
Gene engineering provides the ability to manipulate gene expression in a desired cell type. In order to realize the full potential of stem cells, the development of tools to modify targeted genes is paramount. This course will provide an overview of three different engineering platforms including CRISPR, TALENs, and ZFNs.The first part of the course will cover the general principles of each of these technologies including design and assembly along with the platforms available and different costs associated with each of them. The second part of the course will transition into different applications including engineering in mice, disease modeling, generating iPSC reporter lines, and high throughput approaches.We will also consider sequencing and quality control considerations for these technologies. Hands on laboratory exercises will accompany lectures to provide training in design, assembly, transfection, and confirmation assays.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Lecture Topics General Principles of Engineering and Disease Models, TALEN-mediated Gene Correction in iPSCs; DNA Repair Mechanisms, Targeted Mutagenesis in Zebrafish using ZFNs and TALENs, CRISPR Engineering in EC Cells and Oocytes for Mouse Model, Targeting Multiple Genes Using CRISPR in Zebrafish, Engineering Mice Using CRISPR/Cas9, Developing Reporter Lines, Panel Discussion to Discuss Current Research Projects, Safe Harbor Gene Targeting of iPSC or Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Correct Monogenic Disorders, Considering Pros and Cons to CRISPR, Engineering Human iPSCs: ZFN, TALEN, CRISPR/Cas9 Advantages and Limitations, Sequencing and Quality Control Consideration. Laboratory Topics Introduction to Genome Editing Technologies, ZFN and CRISPR/Cas Design Considerations, Nucleofection; Gene Knock Out Using Targeted Nucleases, Integration and Detection, Donor DNA Design and Nuclease Compatibility, Exercises for ZFN and CRISPR Design, Bioinformatics for Genome Editing Applications, Development of Genetically Modified Cell Lines Using K562 Cells (will allow attendees to run their own experiments and analyze their own results by the end of this workshop), Engineering iPSCs using CRISPR/Cas9 & HR Targeting Vectors, Introduction to Genome Editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 System, Review gRNA Design Principles, Cloning into SBI’s Cas9 SmartNuclease System, and Best Practices for Use of the CRISPR/Cas9 System for Genome Editing; HR Targeting Vectors for Genome Editing in iPSCs.
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BELBI.2016 — Belgrade Bioinformatics Conference 2016
ID
788134
Dates
20 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
Location
Belgrade, Serbia
Abstract
The main purpose of the International Conference BelBI 2016 is to illuminate different aspects of bioinformation systems, from theoretical approaches to modeling different phenomena in life sciences, to information technologies necessary for analysis and understanding huge amount of data generated, to application of computer science and informatics in the domain of precision medicine, finding new remedies against debilitating diseases (like cancer and neurodegeneration) and drug development.
Contact
Email: belbi2016@matf.bg.ac.rs
Topics

Theoretical Approaches to BioInformation Systems:

  • structure and function of DNA, RNA and proteins
  • gene expression and the genetic code
  • neurons and cognition
  • biological networks

Bioinformatics and Data Mining for OMICs Data

  • Data mining methods, algorithms, and applications in life sciences and precision medicine
  • Big data and data science
  • Data analytics, pattern recognition and machine learning in data analysis
  • Software and tools in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, etc.
  • Sequence analysis
  • Predictive Models for OMICs data
  • Bioinformatics databases and algorithms

Biomedical informatics will focus on information applied to or studied in the context of biomedicine

  • Translational Bioinformatics
  • Disease Models & Epidemiology
  • Predictive Modeling and Analytics in Healthcare
  • Biomedical Imaging and Data Visualization
  • Biomedical/Health database integration and management
  • Biomedical data/text mining

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AlCoB 2016 — 3rd International Conference on Algorithms for Computational Biology - Proceedings in LNCS/LNBI - Special Issue in Journal IEEE/ACM TCBB (IF: 1.438, Q1)
ID
770223
Dates
21 Jun 2016 - 23 Jun 2016
Location
Trujillo, Spain
Abstract
AlCoB'2016 aims at promoting and displaying excellent research using string and graph algorithms and combinatorial optimization to deal with problems in biological sequence analysis, genome rearrangement, evolutionary trees, and structure prediction. The conference will address several of the current challenges in computational biology by investigating algorithms aimed at: 1) assembling sequence reads into a complete genome, 2) identifying gene structures in the genome, 3) recognizing regulatory motifs, 4) aligning nucleotides and comparing genomes, 5) reconstructing regulatory networks of genes, and 6) inferring the evolutionary phylogeny of species. Particular focus will be put on methodology and significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career.
Topics
Exact sequence analysis, Approximate sequence analysis, Pairwise sequence alignment, Multiple sequence alignment, Sequence assembly, Genome rearrangement, Regulatory motif finding, Phylogeny reconstruction, Phylogeny comparison, Structure prediction, Compressive genomics, Proteomics, Transcriptomics, Next-generation sequencing, Microbiome analysis, Systems biology
36.
 
EMBO | EMBL Symposium — Innate Immunity in Host-Pathogen Interactions
ID
721775
Dates
26 Jun 2016 - 29 Jun 2016
Location
Heidelberg, Germany
Abstract
This symposium focuses on bringing together innate immunity and microbiology to obtain a global view of host-pathogen interactions. The talks will center around common processes, rather than a particular infectious agent or host cell, and the strategies of all types of pathogens, commensals and different host cells will be analyzed. A better understanding of infectious disease will come through the simultaneous analysis of microbial and host variables, and open new avenues for treatment and prevention strategies.
Contact
Email: Maryann.smith@embl.de
Topics
Pathogen sensing and restriction, The cell biology of infection, Cell-autonomous immunity, Host-pathogen interactions at epithelial surfaces, Pathological inflammation in response to microbes
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CC-PM UHZ/ETH Zurich, IT'IS Foundation — Latsis Symposium ETH Zurich 2016: Personalized Medicine ‒ Challenges and Opportunities
ID
784858
Dates
27 Jun 2016 - 29 Jun 2016
Location
Zurich, Switzerland
Abstract
The three-day program consists of themed oral sessions with invited lectures, keynote addresses, and panel discussions, followed by poster sessions and networking for young scientists. Authors of posters will be selected for flash oral presentations, from among which will be selected student award winners. The symposium closes with a public event.
Contact
Competence Center Personalized Medicine UZH/ETH Zurich, Switzerland, IT'IS Foundation;     Email: latsis2016@itis.ethz.ch
Topics
personalized medicine, clinical research and molecular and synthetic biology, medical device engineering and numerical and mathematical modeling of biophysical, physiological, and biomedical systems, to statistical analysis of high-throughput molecular data, – scientists, engineers, health care providers, diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries, regulatory bodies
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Translation UK 2016
ID
784629
Dates
05 Jul 2016 - 06 Jul 2016
Location
Guildford, United Kingdom
Abstract
Translation UK is a well-established meeting that has, for more than 20 years, served as a focal point for a significant sc​ientific research community, attracting world-leading researchers and providing highly relevant networking opportunities and dissemination of current research to a wide audience in both formal and informal settings.
Contact
Email: conferences@biochemistry.org
Topics
RNA, microRNA, ribosomes, genetics
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SSBSS 2016 — 3rd International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School
ID
782484
Dates
08 Jul 2016 - 14 Jul 2016
Location
Volterra (Pisa) - Tuscany, Italy
Abstract
Recent advances in DNA synthesis have increased our ability to build biological systems. Synthetic Biology aims at streamlining the design and synthesis of robust and predictable biological systems using engineering design principles. Designing biological systems requires a deep understanding of how genes and proteins are organized and interact in living cells: Systems Biology aims at elucidating the cellular organization at gene, protein and network level using computational and biochemical methods.The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Volterra Learning Center (Pisa - Tuscany, Italy) on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results, and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.
Contact
Ludovico Montalcini;     Email: ssbss.school@gmail.com
Topics
Genetic Engineering Metabolic Engineering Reading and Writing Genomes Synthetic Genomes Synthetic Circuits and Cells Artificial Tissues and Organs Genomically Recoded Organisms Genome Design Pathway Design Biological Design Automation and Biological CAD Genome Engineering Cellular Systems Biology Experimental Synthetic Biology Computational Synthetic Biology Stochastic Gene Regulation Gene Signaling Quantitative Molecular Biology High-throughput Techniques Biological Engineering Industrial Synthetic and Systems Biology
40.
 
SysMod — Biological Systems Modeling Meeting @ ISMB 2016
ID
787507
Start date
09 Jul 2016
Location
Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Walt Disney World, Orlando, United States
Abstract
Advances in genomics are creating new opportunities to integrate systems modeling and bioinformatics. The goal of the first SysMod meeting is to create a forum for systems modelers and bioinformaticians to discuss common research questions and methods. The meeting will cover the full range of methods used in systems modeling, including qualitative and quantitative and dynamical and steady modeling, as well as cover the full range of applications of systems modeling including basic science, bioengineering, and medicine. The first SysMod meeting will in particular focus on areas of systems modeling which are, or could be, deeply integrated with bioinformatics, including logical, rule-based, and constraint-based modeling.
Contact
SysMod Coordinators;     Email: sysmod-coord@googlegroups.com
Topics
systems biology, bioinformatics, genomics, systems modeling, computational biology, dynamical modeling
41.
 
21st International Chromosome Conference
ID
760337
Dates
10 Jul 2016 - 13 Jul 2016
Location
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Abstract
The International Chromosome Conferences (ICC) originated from the Oxford Chromosome Conferences, inaugurated by C.D. Darlington and K.R. Lewis in 1964, 1967 and 1970. The Chromosome Conferences got an international status after the 4th edition held in Jerusalem, Israel (1972), and followed a schedule of tri-annual meetings in Leiden, The Netherlands (1974), Helsinki, Finland (1977), Oxford, England (1980), Lubeck, Germany (1983), Marseille, France (1986), Uppsala, Sweden (1989), Edinburgh, Great Britain (1992), El Escorial, Madrid, Spain (1995), Ancona, Italy (1998), Wurzburg, Germany (2001), Uxbridge, England (2004), and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2007). After Amsterdam, the conference changed to a bi-annual schedule, in Boone, USA (2009), Manchester, England (2011), Bologna, Italy (2013), and Canterbury, England (2014). In 2014 the chromosome community commemorated the 50thanniversary of the ICC since Darlington and Lewis organized the first meeting in Oxford. Looking  back on the Chromosome Conferences over the years, it is clear that chromosome studies have advanced to study exciting, new problems and to develop novel technologies.
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42.
 
Dynamic DNA Structures in Biology
ID
772654
Dates
10 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
Location
Saxtons River, United States
Abstract
This SRC will be the fourth meeting on Dynamic DNA Structures in Biology, a highly interactive meeting that brings together a diverse, international community of researchers who maintain a “DNA-centric” view of basic biological processes.  Attendees will include those interested in disease-causing repeat expansions, chromatin dynamics, chromosome fragility related to transcription and replication, and the biological roles of unusual, non-B DNA structures.  Morning and evening scientific sessions will feature established and new investigators, and ample time for discussion will be incorporated into the program.  In addition, short talks chosen from submitted abstracts will be included in session, with preference given to trainees.  Afternoon poster sessions will further foster the exchange of ideas and facilitate the establishment of new collaborations.  Travel awards may be available for young investigators/trainees
43.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 56 RNA Sequencing
ID
785511
Dates
01 Aug 2016 - 05 Aug 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
RNA-seq or RNA sequencing is a new technology that utilizes the latest in next-generation sequencing approaches to obtain information about the presence/absence as well as the quantity of transcribed RNA (mRNA, rRNA, tRNA, or miRNA). Soon RNA-seq will be transplanting microarrays as the go-to procedure for analyzing the transcriptome of any genome. In this workshop, we will provide hands-on experience with RNA-seq - from the bench to the post-sequencing data acquisition (Illumina NextSeq) and analysis using the latest bioinformatics approaches. With a team of researchers from the NIH, area academic institutions and Illumina, we will cover examples of methodological approaches and applications of RNA-seq analysis to a variety of basic science and clinical biomedical research problems.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Lecture Topics An Introduction to NGS and RNA-seq, Basics of RNA Sequencing and Analysis, Introduction to Downstream Analysis, RNA-seq Gene Expression Data Analysis Pipeline: Methods, Tools and Issues, Efficient Library Preparation from Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs), Transcriptomic Changes in Human Brain Development, Bioconductor and RNA-seq Data Analysis, Integrating Gene Expression and Pathway Analysis in Developing Early Disease Biomarkers: A Genomic Approach, RNA-seq and CHIP-seq with Galaxy, Basic Downstream Analysis of RNA-seq and CHIP-seq Data with DAVID and IPA, Metaseq: A Python Package for Integrative Genome-wide Analysis, RNa seq Data Analysis in the Context of Biological Networks, RNA-seq of the Small RNAs of the Nucleolus, Transcriptome Profiling of CTLs using RNA-seq. Laboratory Topics Processing of RNA libraries, Load Sequencing Reactions, Recovery of Sequencing Data, Using BaseSpace to Analysis RNA-seq Data, Introduction to Linux, Sed, Awk and Bash Scripting, RNA-seq Analysis with the Tuxedo Package- Command Line
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44.
 
7th International Crop Science Congress
ID
717538
Dates
14 Aug 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Location
Beijing, China
Abstract
International Crop Science Congress (ICSC) is a regular forum for crop scientists from around the world to integrate current knowledge into a global context and international applications. The Congress is organized about every four years beginning in July, 1992. The International Crop Science Society has primary oversight for general operations of Congresses. The location will rotate among countries that propose and are accepted to host the Congress. The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Crop Science Society of China are pleased to jointly host 7th ICSC on August 14-19, 2016 in Beijing, China. An excellent opportunity will be provided for participants from various regions of the world to share the latest global progress of crop science research, and develop recommendations for future thrusts in research, development, and technology transfer. Traditional areas where papers will be presented include crop germplasm, crop genetics and breeding, crop physiology and production, crop molecular biology and biotechnology, climate change and sustainability, crop protection, processing and utilization, and socio-economic aspects.Apart from the scientific exchange, we will also showcase new varieties, new products, new technologies and latest publications. Furthermore, post conference tours to farms and the scenic and/or cultural sites will feature your tour in China with both academic atmosphere and ancient cultural immersion of China. The Organizing Committee of 7th ICSC sincerely welcomes all the experts and entrepreneurs related with crop science to involve in the congress planning, academic exchange and achievement exhibition. And we believe that 7th ICSC will be an unprecedented landmark in ICSC history under our joint effort.
Contact
Guangming Yang;     Phone: [+86-10-82105939];     Email: cssc@caas.cn
Topics
Crop germplasm and evolution. Crop genetics and genomics. Crop biotechnology. Breeding and seed production. Agronomy and crop physiology. Climate change and sustainability. Crop quality and processing. Crop production and socioeconomic aspects. Special Forum.
Event website
45.
 
Moving Forward with Stem Cell Technology
ID
759226
Dates
06 Sep 2016 - 08 Sep 2016
Location
London, United Kingdom
Abstract
From basic research to clinical practice, this multi-disciplinary event provides an opportunity to share and compare research progress and clinical experiences to establish reliable stem cell and other cellular therapies.
Contact
Shara Cohen;     Phone: [enquiries@euroscicon.com];     Email: enquiries@euroscicon.com
Topics
Stem Cell Transplantation, Cellular Therapies, Cord Blood, Gvhd, Stem Cell Therapy
46.
 
EMBO Practical Course — Non-coding RNA in infection
ID
739502
Dates
18 Sep 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
Location
Würzburg, Germany
Topics
RNA | Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens
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47.
 
EMBL–Wellcome Genome Campus Conference: Big Data in Biology and Health
ID
771783
Dates
25 Sep 2016 - 27 Sep 2016
Location
Heidelberg, Germany
Abstract
This conference will address the opportunities and challenges of “big data” analytics, advance basic research and explore translational opportunities.
Contact
Phone: [+49 6221 387 8797];     Email: events@embl.de
Topics
genomics, clinical medicine, epidemiology, information technology, cloud computing, bioethics, big data, omics, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, systems biology and metabolomics
48.
 
Immunogenomics 2016
ID
766400
Dates
26 Sep 2016 - 28 Sep 2016
Location
Huntsville, AL, United States
Abstract
Immunogenomics 2016 is an international conference that brings together leaders and researchers exploring the application of genomic technologies to understand the immune system and development of disease.
Topics
immunology, genomics, microbiome, epigenomics, systems immunobiology, immunodiversity, immune repertoires, immunotherapy, infectious disease
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49.
 
14th Annual Pharma IT Congress
ID
787492
Dates
28 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
Location
London, United Kingdom
Abstract
Oxford Global are proud to present the 14th Annual Pharmaceutical IT Congress, taking place on 28 – 29 September 2016 in London, UK. This highly established event will focus on exciting Big Data implementation case studies, novel research results in translational informatics, updates in data management for Real-World Evidence and novel IT solutions. The pharmaceutical IT industry represents a complex area of research that is under continuous pressure to develop novel solutions to improve its performance. Thanks to recent advancements in cloud computing solutions, Real-World Data and analytics, the industry is flourishing.
Contact
Guillaume Alonso;     Phone: [+44 (0)1865 248 455];     Email: g.alonso@oxfordglobal.co.uk
Topics
Over 200 delegates representing global pharmaceutical organisations, leading biotech companies and internationally renowned academic institutions Over 40 presentations and case studies focusing on the key developments in Big Data, Translational Informatics, Data Management for Real-World Evidence and IT Solutions Including 4 interactive streams: - Utilising Big Data In R&D - Translational Informatics - Data Management For Real-World Evidence - Novel IT Solutions
50.
 
EMBO | EMBL Symposium — Complex Life of mRNA
ID
721741
Dates
05 Oct 2016 - 08 Oct 2016
Location
Heidelberg, Germany
Abstract
Before the genetic information stored in the DNA can be used to direct cell growth and metabolism it has to be transferred into RNA. Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) are key components in the transmission of genetic information in all life forms - from viruses to complex mammalian organisms. Exciting recent findings have revealed a remarkable degree of complexity in the lives of mRNAs and the field is rapidly developing. The EMBO | EMBL Symposium “Complex Life of mRNA” will bring leaders in the mRNA field together with post-docs and students, with the aim of disseminating and discussing the most recent results.
Contact
Email: Maryann.smith@embl.de
Topics
Transcription, mRNA processing, Export and localisation, mRNA surveillance and decay, Translation and the control of mRNA expression by microRNAs
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51.
 
2016 IMB Conference: Epigenetics in Development
ID
789762
Dates
20 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
Location
Mainz, Germany
Abstract
The conference will cover the role of epigenetics in developmental processes from the level of individual cells to whole organisms. A central theme of the conference will be to explore how the epigenomic landscape changes between fertilisation and differentiation, what regulates these changes and what is their developmental significance. Included in this is how epigenetics contributes to developmental patterning. For example, what epigenetic regulators are important in lineage specification, how do they exert their function and how do cell-cell interactions transmit signals to the epigenome. The contribution of chromatin structure to developmental processes and the molecular mechanisms that regulate these changes will also be addressed.
Contact
Christine Sweed;     Email: events@imb.de
Topics
epigenetics, development, molecular biology, DNA, DNA repair, chromatin, reproduction, embryogenesis, plasticity and differentiation
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52.
 
GeneMed-2016 — International Conference on Genomic Medicine
ID
787157
Dates
20 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Abstract
Genomic analysis is rapidly becoming an important tool in biomedical research for study of Future Medicine and health. So focusing on the scope of Genomic Medicine we are organizing this conference to gather top global researchers, leaders and innovators to announce new discoveries, cutting edge breakthroughs.

Its 3 day event which includes Keynote sessions, featured speakers, students, companies. We encourage delegates to use this conference as a meeting place to assemble their academic interest-groups for global deliberations.

Contact
Sushma Bandi;     Phone: [408-426-4833];     Email: genemed@uniscigroup.org
Topics
Genome Technologies, Next Generation Sequencing, Precision and Personalized Medicine, Epigenetics, Biomarkers, Bioinformatics, Diagnostic and Therapeutic issues, Sequencing technologies and Techniques, Structural and Functional Genomics, Molecular Pathology, Plant Genomics and Microbiome, Human Genomics, Genetic Medicine, Immunogenomics
53.
 
EMBL conference: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology
ID
731810
Dates
12 Nov 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
Location
Heidelberg, Germany

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