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May 25 - 27, 2021 | PortoroÅ¾, Piran
Variant Detection 2021: 15th International Symposium on Variants in the Genome is organized by Meeting Makers Pty Ltd and will be held from May 25 - 27, 2021 at Hotels Bernardin, Portoroz, Piran, Slovenia. Who will attend: The expected participants are all interpreting DNA variants on a regular basis, professionally, at clinical diagnostic and research labs, and generally speaking, people working with and interpreting DNA. Therefore any products or technologies for molecular genetics and diagnostic labs would be most appropriate to be showcased at this event. We are especially looking for companies to host workshops showcasing their Genome informatics tools; due to limitations in the program these are extremely limited.Course Description: The first meetings focussed on methodology developed to find mutations/variants in DNA. In the years that have passed since, we find cheaper and cheaper methods being used to do the same but more sensitively, effectively and efficiently. In addition, due to the enormous decrease in sequencing cost, methodology concentrated on one main method; sequencing. Consequently, attention and interest has shifted from detecting to evaluating variants; do they effect the health of the individual? If you want to learn from and meet world class speakers who will present the very best in human genomics related to variant detection, sequencing, and interpretation then you cannot afford to miss this conference. You will learn about sequencing technologies, variant interpretation, large projects, clinical applications, software, databases & bioinfomatics, new frontiers and more. Topics: Sequencing Technologies: • Single Cell Sequencing / Technologies • Single molecule sequencing • Long- read sequencing • Long-read RNA sequencing • Emerging or novel technolgies for variant detection • Non-SNV type of variants Variant Interpretation in Practice: • Update on ClinGen Recommendations to the ACMG-AMP system Software, Databases, Bioinformatics: • High-throughput clinical systems • ClinGen interpretation system • Artificial intelligence in data systems related to genomics • Ensembl • In-house vs commercial interpretation software • Block-chain (or other secure systems) technology for genomic/patient data storage • Variants and electronic medical records • Big data/databases/Cloud Genomics • Impact of FDA recognition of selected variant databases Applications: • Rethinking population screening & Testing Guidelines • Cancers:Colorectal & BRCA • Editing (CRISPR/CASS) • Epigenetics • Metagenomics Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.