The Event

In keeping with Oxford Global’s highly successful life sciences series, an expert panel of 60 speakers will present a full conference programme covering the topics outlined below:

Day 1 Stream 1 – NGS Technologies & Platforms

  • NGS technologies:
    • Whole genome sequencing
    • Ion torrent
    • Nanopore technologies
  • Biosulfite sequencing
  • Development of high-throughput sequencing technologies
  • Innovations in DNA & RNA sequencing techniques
  • NGS technologies: agriculture, microbiology & nutrition

Day 1 Stream 2 – NGS for Cancer Drug Development

  • Future role of NGS in personalised oncology
  • Impact of NGS on oncology drug discovery and early clinical development
  • Application of NGS for target discovery and validation
  • Novel tools for cancer drug development: ultra deep sequencing, SMRT
  • Cancer drug development case studies: lung, liver, colorectal, breast

Day 2 Stream 1 –NGS Data Analysis Technologies & Platforms

  • Developments in NGS data analysis technologies
  • Comparison of NGS platforms and software
  • Integration of technologies and ‘omics data sets
  • Data analysis tools for drug discovery and development
  • Metagenomics data analysis challenges

Day 2 Stream 2 – NGS: Clinical Applications & Diagnostics

  • Bringing NGS into the clinic: are we ready?
  • Developing NGS strategies for use in clinical diagnostics
  • NGS sample analysis, tracking and archiving in a clinical environment
  • NGS for biomarker development
  • Diagnostic case studies: cancer, cystic fibrosis, IBS