Meetings/Workshops on Genomics and Bioinformatics in the United States (USA)

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BioTech 56 — RNA Seq
ID
747695
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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Noncoding RNAs in Health and Disease
ID
740119
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
740074
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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Human Genome Meeting
ID
745303
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
5.
 
MMTC — Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2016
ID
747603
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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FAES-BioTech — Bio Tech 39 4-Day Epigenetics
ID
785427
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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HiCOMB 2016 — 15th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology
ID
749354
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
8.
 
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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Big Data Bioinformatics Conference
ID
788086
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
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FAES-BioTech — BioTech 55 CRISPR, TALENs, and ZFNs
ID
785565
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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SysMod — Biological Systems Modeling Meeting @ ISMB 2016
ID
787529
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
12.
 
Dynamic DNA Structures in Biology
ID
772621
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
13.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 56 RNA Sequencing
ID
785522
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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Immunogenomics 2016
ID
766444
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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GeneMed-2016 — International Conference on Genomic Medicine
ID
787124
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

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Last updated: 31 January 2016