Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 4 - 6 Nov 2019
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Day 1 - Monday 4 November 2019
11:00-13:00 Arrival / Registration with light refreshments
Pre-conference workshop hosted by Samplix
at 11:30-12:30 in Helix Seminar Room A
13:00-13:15 Opening remarks

Session 1: Cancer genetics and mutation
Chairs: Catherine J. Wu & Jan Korbel


Somatic evolution in healthy and diseased bladder urothelium
Inigo Martincorena, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK


A Pan-Cancer Analysis reveals Nonstop Mutations causing SMAD4 Tumor Suppressor Degradation
Sven Diederichs, University of Freiburg, Germany


Large-scale analysis of liver cancer evolution in five species
Duncan Odom, German Cancer Research Center, Germany


Full-length transcript isoforms associated with SF3B1 mutation in chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Angela Brooks, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA


Coffee break


Understanding epitopes that drive T cell activation in cancer
Matthew L. Meyerson, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA


Comparison of somatic mutational processes across mammalian species
Alex Cagan, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK


Genotoxic pks+ E. coli induces a unique mutational signature in human colorectal cancer
Axel Rosendahl Huber, Princess Máxima Center, The Netherlands


Oxidative DNA damage repair switches mutagenic outcomes in coding sequence dependent on the epigenome
Anna Poetsch, St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute, Austria


Coffee break


Hereditary predisposition to childhood cancer
Stefan M. Pfister, Hopp Children's Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ), Germany


Digital poster presentations (Poster numbers 38, 45, 101, 107, 123, 124, 136, 137, 144, 146, 155, 157, 158)  and Meet the speakers of Day 1 in the ATC Foyer

18:45-20:15 Dinner in the EMBL Canteen
20:15-22:00 After-dinner drinks in the ATC Rooftop Lounge
Day 2 - Tuesday 5 November 2019
09:00-12:15 Session 2: Cancer & microenvironment: immunogenomics & single cells
Chairs:  Elli Papaemmanuil & Peter Campbell


Building personalized cancer vaccines
Catherine J. Wu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA


Single-cell transcriptomics predicts relapse in infants with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Frank Holstege, Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, The Netherlands


Computational study of the mechanisms of response to immunotherapy by transcriptomic analysis of the tumor immune microenvironment in melanoma
Yamil Damian Mahmoud, Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental – CONICET, Argentina


Tumor Genomic Profiling to Identify Therapeutic Biomarkers and Guide Clinical Care
Michael F. Berger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA


Coffee break


Somatic mutations in normal tissues
Peter Campbell, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

11:30-11:45 Complex genomic rearrangements induced by ionizing radiation in normal cells
Jeonghwan Youk, Korea Advanced Institutue of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea

Lack of HLA affinity-based neoantigen depletion signals in the cancer genome when considering mutational sequence contexts
Jimmy Van den Eynden, Ghent University, Belgium


Life History of Normal Human Lymphocytes Revealed By Somatic Mutations
Heather Machado, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK




Poster Session 1 (odd numbers)


Session 3: Cancer genome and epigenome
Chairs: Núria López-Bigas & Matthew L. Meyerson


Deciphering the evolutionary paths of tumor progression in Small Cell Lung Cancer
Julie George, University of Cologne, Germany


Epigenetic and transcriptional reprogramming underlies lung adenocarcinoma histological intra-tumor heterogeneity and microenvironment composition
Giovanni Ciriello, University of Lausanne, Switzerland


Reconstructing shattered chromosomes in oesophageal adenocarcinomas
Jannat Ijaz, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK


Genomic Alterations Across Molecular Subtypes of Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Elías Campo, Hospital Clinic of the University of Barcelona, Spain

16:45-17:15 Coffee break & Meet the speakers of Day 2
17:15-17:30 Aberrant integration of Hepatitis B virus DNA promotes restructuring of hepatocellular carcinoma genome
Eva Alvarez, CIMUS, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Decoding pancreatic cancer through large scale cohort and single cell sequencing
Sean Grimmond, The University of Melbourne, Australia

18:00-19:00 Keynote: 
Partnering with patients to accelerate cancer genomics and precision medicine
Nikhil Wagle, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
19:00-19:15 Apéritif in the ATC Foyer

Conference Dinner in the EMBL Canteen

21:15-00:00 Conference Party with DJ in the ATC Foyer
Day 3 - Wednesday 6 November 2019
09:00-12:00 Session 4: Drivers of cancer and genome-wide functional screens
Chairs: Angela Brooks & Peter J.M. Valk

09:00-09:30 Accelerating prediction of tumor vulnerabilities using precision functional genomics
Jesse S. Boehm, Broad Institute, USA

The U1 Spliceosomal RNA is Recurrently Mutated in Multiple Cancers
Shimin Shuai, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada


Functional genomic studies of cancer immune evasion using in vitro and in vivo CRISPR/Cas9 genetic screens
Dimitrios Garyfallos, University of Cambridge, UK


The mutational footprints of cancer therapies
Núria López-Bigas, ICREA, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Jan Korbel, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany


Uncovering the role of the disruption of ubiquitin mediated proteolysis in tumorigenesis
Francisco Martinez-Jimenez, IRB, Spain


Elevated pyrimidine dimer formation at distinct genomic bases underlies promoter mutation hotspots in UV-exposed cancers
Kerryn Elliott, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Poster Session 2 (even numbers)

Session 5: Cancer genome medicine
Chair: Jesse S. Boehm


Mathew Garnett, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

15:30-15:45 The Evolutionary Dynamics and Fitness Landscape of Clonal Haematopoiesis
Jamie Blundell, University of Cambridge, UK
15:45-16:00 CRUK Grand Challenge Mutographs: Mutation signature analysis of Oesophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) from high incidence regions
Sarah Moody, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK

Oncologic therapy shapes the fitness landscape of clonal hematopoiesis
Elli Papaemmanuil, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA


NGS-based molecular minimal residual disease detection in acute myeloid leukemia
Peter J.M. Valk, Erasmus University Medical Center, The Netherlands

17:00-17:15 Closing remarks and poster prize

Bus departures downtown
and to Frankfurt Airport (airport shuttle tickets for sale at registration desk)