Agenda

In keeping with Oxford Global’s highly successful Genomics and Genetics Research Series, an expert panel of 60 speakers will present a full conference programme covering the topics outlined below.

These topics have been compiled as a result of a comprehensive research process undertaken with our advisory board members including Professors, Senior Research Fellows and Directors from leading academic and research institutions.

8th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Congress

Day 1 Stream 1 – Advances In NGS Platforms And Key Therapeutic Applications

  • DNA, RNA & proteins sequencing technologies
  • Effective sample preparation
  • Assessment of NGS technologies and platforms
  • Latest innovations: gene editing technologies in NGS
  • Applications of NGS in medicine and therapeutic case studies:
    – Cancer
    – Immunotherapy
    – Biomarkers
    – Genomic medicine
    – Infectious diseases
    – HIV

Day 1 Stream 2 – NGS Data Management And Bioinformatics

  • Developments in NGS analysis techniques and technologies
  • Comparison in practical use of NGS platforms and software
  • Integration of ‘omic’ data sets
  • Genetic and genomic data analysis
  • Advanced bioinformatics & computational genomic analysis tools
  • Big Data, & cloud computing & data storage strategies in NGS

Day 2 Stream 1– NGS Clinical Applications & Diagnostics

  • NGS in the clinic: case studies including cancer and tumour testing
  • Using NGS for precision & personalised medicine
  • Supporting clinical decision-making through genomic sequencing
  • Novel technology and platforms for NGS data analysis
  • Integration of technologies and data sets

Co-located 4th Annual Single Cell Analysis Congress

Day 1 Stream 3 – Single Cell Analysis And Transcriptomics

  • Single cell ‘omics case studies and therapeutic applications:
    – Genomics
    – Transcriptomics
    – Proteomics
    – Metabolomics
  • Using single cell analysis in clinical & diagnostic development
  • Methods and applications of single cell study for CTCs and rare cell diseases
  • Single cell genomics for understanding tumour heterogeneity
  • Single cell RNA sequencing technologies and applications

Day 2 Stream 2 – Applications and Technologies in Different Therapeutic Areas

  • Case studies: oncology, immunotherapy and autoimmune diseases
  • Methods for single cell isolation, capture & purification
  • Single cell analysis tools including PCR analysis technologies
  • Clinical applications & future perspectives
  • High throughput in-situ sequencing approaches
  • Microfluidics technologies and advances in applications
  • The potential applications of single cell manipulation

Day 2 Stream 3 – Overcoming Single Cell Analysis  Challenges 

  • Sample preparation for single cell analysis
  • Bioinformatics challenges:
    – Calling copy number variations
    – Single cell data-handling
    – Identifying mutated genes in tumor samples
    – Improving the accuracy of quantitative analysis of transcripts
  • Data analysis and interpretation hurdles
  • Strategies and applications for single cell gene expression study

Co-located 2nd Annual Genome Editing Congress

Day 1 – Genome Editing Techniques

Morning Session: 

  • Advancements in genome editing tools:
  • CRISPR-Cas system
  • Zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs)
  • TALENs
  • Meganucleases
    • Gene delivery systems: viral and non-viral, nucleic acid, protein
    • Delivery of different modifications: knockdown, knockout, knockin

Afternoon Session:

  • Utilising genome editing in drug delivery & development
  • Therapeutic genome editing: future challenges
  • Genome editing: ethical and regulatory issues

Day 2 – Therapeutic Applications of Genome Editing

Morning Session:

  • Case studies from the areas of:
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic disorders
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Gene therapy
  • Dystrophin

Afternoon Session:

  • Novel methods of genome editing & engineering
  • Achieving editing and control at whole-genome scale

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