NGS 2014 Sheffield: from Research to the Clinic

Biotexcel are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Winter Next Generation Sequencing conference to be held at the Halifax Hall venue in Sheffield on 11th & 12th November 2014. This event follows on from NGS 2013 Manchester and takes a step forward in the much requested joining up of presentations from University NGS research groups and Hospital NGS clinical diagnostics units. Indeed this event is the first of its kind in the UK as it is held in partnership together with Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield.

Computational Biology
Data Analysis
Data interpretation
DNA Sequencing
Infectious and Inherited Diseases
Molecular and Cell Biology
Molecular Diagnostics
Next Generation Sequencing
+ show speakers and program
Day 1

08.00 – 09.30: Registration, Coffee and Networking


10.00 – 10.35: Dr Ann Dalton, Consultant Clinical Director, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Realising the clinical potential of Next Generation sequencing

10.35 – 11.05: Dr Simon Patton, Director at European Molecular Genetics Quality Network

11.05 – 11.30: Refreshments, Exhibitions and Networking

11.30 – 12.00: Prof Jaqui Shaw, Professor of Translational Cancer Genetics, University of Leicester

12.00 – 12.30: Prof Magnus Rattray, Computational & Systems Biology, University of Manchester
Uncovering the mechanisms of transcription by integrating RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq time course data

12.30 – 13.00: Dr Bhupinder Bhullar, Lab Director, Novartis
Perspectives on NGS Data Storage

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch, Exhibitions and Networking

14.00 – 14.30: Dr Mike Quail, Sequencing R&D, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Sequencing at Sanger in the year 2014


15.10 – 15.40: Dr Mick Watson, Director of ARK-Genomics, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

15.40 – 16.10: Refreshments, Exhibitions and Networking

16.10 – 16.40: Dr Eran Elhaik, Bioinformatics Hub, University of Sheffield
Reaching the Holy Grail of Biogeography– from Genome to Home Village with NGS data

16.40 – 17.10: Dr Howard Martin, Clinical Scientist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NGS applied to microbial pathogens including MRSA


19.00: Networking Dinner (by prior booking only)


Day 2


9.40 – 10.10: Dr Anneke Seller, Director, Oxford Medical Genetics Laboratories, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

10.10 – 10.40: Prof Mark Blaxter, Evolutionary Genomics, University of Edinburgh

10.40 – 11.10: Refreshments, Exhibitions and Networking

11.10 – 12.10: Dr Steve Abbs, Director, East Anglian Medical Genetics Service, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

12.10 – 12.40: PANEL DISCUSSION on NGS Platforms – Dr Mike Quail, Prof Neil Hall and Mick Watson led by Darren Grafham

12.40 – 13.40: Lunch, Exhibitions and Networking


14.20 – 14.50: Prof Angie Cox, Head, Academic unit of Molecular Oncology, University of Sheffield

14.50 – 15.45: Refreshments, Exhibitions and Networking

15.45 – 16.15: Prof Neil Hall, Functional and Comparative Genomics, University of Liverpool

16.15 – 16.45: Dr Miika Ahdesmaki, Principal Informatics Scientist, AstraZeneca
Scalable and reproducible NGS data analysis using open source pipelines

16.45 – 17.00: Closing Remarks

11 Nov - 12 Nov 2014

United Kingdom
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