Next Generation Genomics 2016 - University of Helsinki


The Next Generation Genomics Symposium takes place in Helsinki on October 24-25, 2016 targeting researchers in the field including PhD students and postdocs. The meeting is fourth 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 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 Umeå and in Helsinki. The course will be held in the University of Helsinki in October - November, 2016. The meeting will focus on state-of-the-art sequencing technologies and their applications with specific emphasis on single-cell methods: single cell transcriptomics, and RNA sequencing ,de novo genome sequencing, and resequencing. It will also focus on the related bioinformatics challenges and applications.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Henrik Kaessmann, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Ari Löytynoja, University of Helsinki
  • Mattias Jakobsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Kaisa Nieminen, Natural Resources Institute Finland/University of Helsinki
  • Alan Schulman, Natural Resources Institute Finland/University of Helsinki
  • Gene Myers, MPI/Dresden, Germany
  • Jaroslav Doležel, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Rickard Sandberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Susana Garcia, University of Helsinki
  • Juha Kere, King's College London, UK
  • Ari Pekka Mähönen, University of Helsinki
  • Jussi Taipale, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Mikko Frilander, University of Helsinki
  • Joakim Lundeberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Petri Auvinen, University of Helsinki
  • Dario Greco, University of Helsinki
  • Liisa Holm, University of Helsinki