Agenda
02/06/2014 - 12:00 - Auditori PRBB

Next Generation Sequencing Conference (NGS) 2014


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Kristin ARDLIE, Thomas GINGERAS, John MARIONI, Cornelia VAN DUIJN and others

The NGS 2014 is a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data



Hosted by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2014 (NGS 2014) is a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. The goal of this conference is to bring together bioinformatics researchers and biologists facing new high-throughput sequencing challenges. The conference will feature presentations showing how current platforms can be used to address key biological questions and what is the current state of the art for data analysis. Sizeable space will also be dedicated to emerging and future trends in high-throughput sequencing and their associated computational challenges.

Topics include:

  • State of the art technologies, and technologies under development
  • Novel software and algorithms
  • Novel applications of NGS technologies in genomics and biology
  • Post genome sequencing analysis, including RNA analysis, transcription factor binding sites profiling, histone modifications, nucleosome positioning, copy number variation, genotyping, RNA structure, dynamics of transcription and translation, etc.
  • Research breakthroughs based on exhaustive applications of NGS.
  • Clinical and translational applications
  • Applications to agriculture and biotechnology
  • Societal implications: forensic law, sociology research, history, etc.
  • Economical impacts

The conference will also aim to encompass the associated computational challenges:

  • Novel algorithms, methods and pipelines
  • Comparative benchmarks of methods
  • Hardware developments specific to NGS
  • High performance computing in NGS
  • Computation in portable NGS devices, micro- and nano-NGS devices
  • Computation during data acquisition