Agenda

The Event

In keeping with Oxford Global’s highly successful life sciences series, an expert panel of 80 speakers will present a full conference programme covering the topics outlined below:

Day 1 Stream 1 – Updates in NGS Technologies & Platforms & Latest Applications

  • Updates in DNA, RNA & protein sequencing technologies
  • Novel gene synthesis & gene editing technologies in NGS
  • Application of NGS technologies for health & diseases research

Day 2 Stream 1 – NGS Data Analysis Technologies & Platforms

  • Developments in NGS analysis technologies
  • Comparison of NGS platforms and software
  • Integration of ‘omic’ data sets
  • Genetic and genomic data analysis
  • Metagenomics data analysis challenges
  • Big data & cloud computing in NGS

Day 1 Stream 2 – NGS in Therapeutic Research

  • Future role of NGS in personalised oncology & biomarkers
  • Impact of NGS on oncology drug discovery and early clinical development
  • Using NGS to understand immunotherapy
  • Microbial genomics & human health studies
  • Infectious diseases research including HIV, TB & influenza

Day 2 Stream 1 – NGS: Clinical Applications & Diagnostics

  • Bringing NGS into the clinic: are we ready?
  • Developing NGS strategies for use in clinical diagnostics
  • Exome sequencing – transforming clinical medicine
  • Diagnostic case studies
  • Implementing RNA seq data in the clinic
  • Droplet dPCR to characterise cancer mutations

Co-located 3rd Annual Single Cell Analysis Congress:

Day 1 – Single Cell Genomics & Transcriptomics

  • Application of single cell genomics in understanding:
    • Circulating tumour cells
    • Cancer stem cells
    • Rare cell conditions
  • Single cell RNA sequencing
  • Quantitative analysis of single cells
  • Single cell transcriptome analysis

Day 2 – Single Cell Analysis Technologies

  • Tools and technologies for single cell analysis:
    • Cytometry: Imaging, Flow & Mass
    • Nanofluidics and microfluidics
    • Nuclear magnetic resonance
    • RNA FISH
    • Fluorescence lifetime imaging
  • Isolation and purification methods
  • Single cell analysis: sample preparation

Co-located Genome Editing Congress:

Day 1 – Genome Editing Techniques

  • CRISPR Cas9 system
  • Zinc-finger nucleases
  • TALENs
  • Delivery systems: viral, nucleic acid, protein
  • Achieving editing and control at whole-genome scale
  • Improving genome targeting precision
  • Delivery of different modifications: knockdown, knockout, knockin

Day 2 – Therapeutic Applications of Genome Editing:

  • Therapeutic application case studies:
    • Immunotherapies
    • Gene therapy
    • Cardiovascular diseases
    • Genetic disorders
    • Target identification
    • Precision medicine

 

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