Next Generation Genomics 2014 - University of Helsinki


The Next Generation Genomics Symposium takes place in Helsinki on Sep 10-12, 2014, targeting researchers in the field including PhD students and postdocs. The meeting is third 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. In addition to the symposium, the course comprises a Pre-symposium Journal Club, an International Scientific Symposium, and two related Workshops where students have a chance to learn hands-on methods in genomics. The workshops are instructed by experts in the field in EBI and in Helsinki. The course will be held in the University of Helsinki over September 10-19, 2014. The meeting will focus on state-of-the-art sequencing technologies and their applications: sequencing platforms, de novo genome sequencing, resequencing, transcriptomics analysis by sequencing, and RNA sequencing. It will also focus on the related bioinformatics challenges and applications.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Max Käller, Science for Life, KTH, Sweden
  • Jack Gilbert, University of Chicago, USA
  • Tommi Nyrönen, CSC — IT Center for Science Ltd, Finland
  • Alan H Schulman, MTT & Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Thomas Wicker, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • John Brown, Univ. Dundee, UK
  • Eduardo Eyras, Pompey Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
  • Mikko Frilander, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Thomas Mailund, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Olaf Thalmann, University of Turku, Finland
  • Ludovic Orlando, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Leena Salmela, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
  • Minna Kaikkonen, University of Eastern Finland
  • Jörg Vogel, Julius-Maximillians University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center & Columbia University
  • Sampsa Hautaniemi, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Lauri Aaltonen, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Samuli Ripatti, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki