Next Generation Genomics 2018 Symposium + Workshops

Next Generation Genomics 2018 Symposium

University of Helsinki

The Next Generation Genomics Symposium takes place in Helsinki on October 23-24, 2018 targeting researchers in the field including PhD students and postdocs. The meeting is fifth in a series of successful symposia organized at two year intervals.

The symposium is part of a larger PhD course package organized by the Integrative Life Science (ILS) doctoral program. The PhD course package comprises a Pre-symposium Journal Club, an International Scientific Symposium, and three related Workshops where students have a chance to learn hands-on methods in genomics. The workshops are instructed by experts in the field. The course will be held in the University of Helsinki in October - November, 2018. The meeting will focus on state-of-the-art sequencing technologies and their applications.

Confirmed speakers

Mark Daly, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) & Broad Institute
Steve Kelly, University of Oxford
Trevor Graham, Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL
Peter Kharchenko, Harvard Medical School
Riitta Lahesmaa, BioCity Turku, Finland
Tanja Slotte, Stockholm University and SciLifeLab
Nicolas Delhomme, Umeå University
Bernhard Blob, University of Cambridge
Stephan Schiffels, MPI Jena
Ville Pimenoff, IDIBELL Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
Nina Dombrowski, NIOZ (Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) and Uppsala University
Kimmo Palin, University of Helsinki
Juha Partanen, University of Helsinki
Petri Auvinen, University of Helsinki
Jukka Jernvall, University of Helsinki
Ari Löytynoja, University of Helsinki
Teija Ojala, University of Helsinki
Timo Hytönen, University of Helsinki
Mikko Frilander, University of Helsinki
Alan Schulman, University of Helsinki

Dates:

NGG2018 Symposium Tue - Wed 23.-24.10.2018
Pre-symposium journal club Mon 22.10.2018
Workshop I (S. Schiffels) Thu – Fri 25.-26.10.2018
Workshop II (RNAseq data analysis, Nicolas Delhomme) Mon – Wed 29.-31.10.2018
Workshop III (ENSEMBL genome browser, Emily Perry) Thu 1.11.2018               

Venue: Lecture hall Info 2 (Infocenter Korona, Viikki campus, Helsinki)

Tuesday 23.10.2018

Session 1

Keynote: Mark Daly, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) & Broad Institute
Trevor Graham, Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL
Kimmo Palin, University of Helsinki
Student presentations

Session 2

Peter Kharchenko, Harvard Medical School
Riitta Lahesmaa, BioCity Turku, Finland
Juha Partanen, University of Helsinki

Local genomes 1

Birch/Olli-Pekka Smolander, University of Helsinki
Seal/Petri Auvinen, University of Helsinki
Stickleback/Ari Löytynoja, University of Helsinki

Wednesday 24.10.2018

Session 3

Keynote: Steve Kelly, University of Oxford
Tanja Slotte, Stockholm University and SciLifeLab
Nicolas Delhomme, Umeå University
Bernhar Blob, University of Cambridge
Student presentations

Session 4

Stephan Schiffels, MPI Jena
Ville Pimenoff, IDIBELL Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
Nina Dombrowski, NIOZ (Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) and Uppsala University
Teija Ojala, University of Helsinki

Local genomes 2

Strawberry/Timo Hytönen, University of Helsinki
Cinxia/Mikko Frilander, University of Helsinki
Barley/Alan Schulman, University of Helsinki

Pre-Symposium Journal Club (ILS-104, 1 cr)

Monday 22.10.2018  at 10-12
Room: Info 2 (Infocenter Korona)

Workshop I, TBA, Stephan Schiffels (ILS-106, 2 cr)

Thu – Fri 25.-26.10.2018, full day
Room: B-building, hall 106

Workshop II, RNAseq data analysis, Nicolas Delhomme (ILS-107, 2 cr)    

Mon – Wed 29.-31.10.2018, full day
Room: C-building, hall K110                             

Workshop III, ENSEMBL genome browser, Emily Perry, EBI (ILS-120, 1 cr)                                                    

Thu 1.11.2018, full day
Room: Infocenter Korona, room 511

Registration, full time participation and returning the required reports and/or other assignments are required for obtaining credits. ECTS credits can be earned according to the information below:

ILS-104 Pre-Symposium Journal Club Monday 22.10.2018 (1 cr)
ILS-105 NGG Symposium (23.-24.10.), lecture hall Info 2, Infocenter Korona
 - 1 cr full time attendance
 - 1 cr Write a report of 1 talk/day, 250-400 words/topic. Report will be returned in Moodle and checked for plagiarism in Urkund. Pass/fail.
ILS-106
Workshop I Thu – Fri 25.-26.10.2018 (2 cr)
ILS-107 Workshop II Mon – Wed 29.-31.10.2018 (2 cr)
ILS-120 Workshop III Thu 1.11.2018 (1 cr)                               

The symposium and associated workshops are free of charge.
Registration is possible separately to the symposium and the workshops.
Registration through this link (not available yet)

The course will be organized at the University of Helsinki Viikki Campus.

Addresses of lecture halls

  • Infocenter Korona, Viikinkaari 11, 00790 Helsinki
  • B-buiding (Metsätieteiden talo), Latokartanonkaari 7, 00790 Helsinki
  • C-building, Latokartanonkaari 5, 00790 Helsinki

Helsinki, map link

Helsinki has an effective local transport and various possibilities for accommodation.

Local transport route planner

Tickets and fares

Accomodation possibilities    

NGG2018 viikki map2_LU

The symposium is organized by the Integrative life Science (ILS) doctoral program in collaboration with the Research Program in Genome Biology, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki

Organizing Committee:

Mikko Frilander
Alan Schulman
Petri Auvinen
Susana Maria Garcia
Ari Löytynoja
Liisa Holm
Ari Pekka Mähönen
Yrjö Helariutta
Ville Mustonen