Next Generation Sequencing Conference Highlights: Exomes, Genomes & Transcriptomes In Clinical Diagnostics

bioteXcel's third Next Generation Sequencing event, entitled Exomes, Genomes & Transcriptomes In Clinical Diagnostics (NGS 2014 Dundee) will include talks and workshops devoted to the advances in NGS applications important to human disease. It will take place on 7th & 8th May 2014 at the Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK.

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This event will also show-case techniques that will soon enter the clinic, including RNA-seq, whole-genome sequencing and epigenetics.

Manchester (PRWEB UK) 25 February 2014

The aim of the NGS 2014 Dundee conference and workshops is to foster an international NGS user network that shares an interest in technological advances in clinical diagnostic testing, whilst also keeping informed about and contributing in other NGS application areas. NGS is being increasingly implemented in Clinical Genetics laboratories, this conference will include workshops in areas such as novel variant effect predictions, NGS data integration, data storage and archiving and other topics. The speakers will provide an overview of strategies for implementing NGS in Clinical Genetics and how it is being used in different diagnostic applications including specific gene panels. The full agenda can be viewed here: http://conference.biotexcel.com/ngs-2014-dundee/invited-speakers-agenda-2/.

This event will also show-case techniques that will soon enter the clinic, including RNA-seq, whole-genome sequencing and epigenetics. As clinical laboratories are testing different NGS platforms, it is timely to review and compare these tools.

Speakers include Dr Paul Westwood, Prof Neil Hall, Prof Geoff Barton and others.

The NGS 2014 Dundee event will have a strong emphasis on networking, giving plenty of opportunity for attendees to discuss common issues, exchange ideas and initiate collaborations. A number of international initiatives were facilitated by bioteXcel during its previous conferences. Furthermore poster submissions is free of charge with the possibility of publication in the BioDiscovery Journal, subject to our scientific committee review.

Dundee City Council have kindly sponsored this conference and subsidised tourism possibilities for all registrants to this event. This will include free and discounted access to local attractions as well as discounts to cafés, bars and restaurants. Dundee - Scotland's sunniest city - is located in a beautiful part of the world and is easily accessible via rail, road and air with a local airport connected with direct flights to Stansted (operated by Flybe).

If you are interested in attending the conference and workshops please contact Elisabetta Fineschi and ask about available discounts on the registration fee quoting this PR. Please visit http://conference.biotexcel.com/ngs-2014-dundee/registration/ for more details.

This conference is organised in partnership with Abertay University and is sponsored by Arkivum, Bio-Prodict and Horizon Discovery with media partners being BioDiscovery.

Elisabetta Fineschi
Biotexcel Conferences


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