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Preliminary Programme

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Day 1 - Wednesday 13 November 2019
TimeSpeaker
12:00 - 13:30 Registration
13:30 - 13:45 Opening Remarks

Session 1: Molecular Basis of Health and Disease
Chair: TBC

13:45 - 14:15

Development and application of approaches to improve diagnosis, treatment and early detection of cancer
Christina Curtis  - Stanford University, United States of America

14:15 - 14:45

Understand the similarities and differences between normal and malignant stem cells to develop more efficient therapies for AML patients
Caroline Pabst - Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany 

14:45 - 15:00

Selected short talk

15:00 - 15:30

Functional fine-mapping of immune disease variants points towards gene expression modulation in CD4 regulatory T cells
Gosia Trynka- Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK 

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30

Spatial proteomics and cell biology
Emma Lundberg - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 

16:30 - 16:45

Selected short talk

16:45 - 17:15

Highthroughput genetics and embryonic development
Emma Farley  - University of California, San Diego, USA 

17:15 - 18:00

Keynote Lecutre: Generation of organs from iPS cells via blastocyst complementation
Hiromitsu Nakauchi - Stanford University, USA 

18:00 - 19:30

Speed Networking Session

19:30 - 21:00

Dinner

21:00 - 23:00

Welcome reception  in ATC Lounge

Day 2 - Thursday 14 November 2019
TimeSpeaker
Session 2: Big Data and Genotype to Disease Predictions
Chair: TBC
09:00 - 09:30

Pinpointing disease-causing regulatory genetic variants by multi-omics and machine learning
Julien Gagneur - Technical University of Munich, Germany 

09:30 - 09:45

Selected short talk

09:45 - 10:00

Selected short talk

10:00 - 10:30

Development of statistical and bioinformatic models for novel assays in high-throughput biology and the integrative analysis of multi-omic data types
Wolfgang Huber - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Population genomics and genetics of complex traits
Emmanouil Dermitzakis - University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland

11:30 - 11:45

Selected short talk

11:45 - 12:00

Selected short talk

12:00 - 12:30

Computation approaches to understanding the genotype-phenotype map on a genome-wide scale
Oliver Stegle - EMBL Heidelberg and German Cancer Research Center, Germany

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and Meet the Speakers

Session 3: Clinical, Ethical Societal Issues
Chair: TBC

14:00 - 14:30

Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine: Looking Beyond the Genome
Christoph Bock - CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Austria

14:30 - 14:45

Selected short talk

14:45 - 15:15 Ethical/societal issues in bioinformatics
Ewan Birney - EMBL-EBI Hinxton, UK
15:15 - 15:45

The value(s) of Precision Health: Patients and society
Barbara Prainsack - King's College London, UK and University of Vienna, Austria 

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 - 16:45

Pioneering new approaches in predictive, preventative, personalized, and participatory healthcare
Leroy Hood - Institute for Systems Biology, USA 

16:45 - 17:30

Keynote Lecutre: Genetic and epigenetic variation and their impact on chromosome conformation and gene expression differences in development and disease. Using X inactivation and autosomal monoallelic gene expression as model systems
Edith Heard - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

17:30 - 18:00

Flash talks 

18:00 - 19:30

Poster Session I

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner in EMBL Canteen
Day 3 - Friday 15 November 2019
TimeSpeaker
09:00 -  Session 4: Precision Medicine in Practice
Chair: TBC
09:00 - 09:30

From hypertension genomics to interdisciplinary precision medicine
Dame Anna Dominiczak - University of Glasgow, UK 

09:30 - 09:45 Selected short talk
09:45 - 10:00 Selected short talk
10:00 - 10:30

Ex vivo drug efficacy testing on patient-derived cells combined with omics profiling to personalize treatment
Olli Kallioniemi - Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Personalizing ICU meditine: how genomics is advancing our understanding of ARDS
Angela Rogers - Stanford University, USA

11:30 - 11:45

Selected short talk

11:45 - 12:00

Selected short talk

12:00 - 12:30

Microbiome, nutrition, genetics, and gene regulation in health and disease
Eran Segal - Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel 

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and Meet the Speakers

14:00 - 14:30

Impact of microbiome on patient outcomes
Ami Bhatt - Stanford University, USA 

14:30 - 14:45

Selected short talk

14:45 - 15:15

Patient centered data in real world medicine
Christof von Kalle - Charité - Berlin Institute of Health, Germany and Sidra Medicine, Qatar

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:15 The modular proteome and its clinical significance
Ruedi Aebersold - ETH Zurich, Switzerland 
16:15 - 16:30 Selected short talk
16:30 - 17:00

Flash talks

17:00 - 19:00

Poster Session II

19:00 - 21:00

Conference Dinner

21:00 - 00:00

Conference Party

Day 4 - Saturday 16 November 2019
TimeSpeaker
Session 5: Wearables and Technology
Chair: TBC
09:30 - 10:00

Theranostic designer cell implant design to correct prominent metabolic disorders
Martin Fussenegger - ETH Zurich, Switzerland 

10:00 - 10:15

Selected short talk

10:15 - 10:45

Novel application of sequencing technologies to non-invasive diagnostics, immune repertoire analysis, and de novo genome sequencing
Stephen Quake - Stanford University, USA 

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:45

Development of microfluidic technology to address complex questions in biomedical sciences and developmental biology
Christoph Merten - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

10:45 - 12:00

Selected short talk

12:00 - 12:30

Ultrasensitive Protein Measurements for Early Disease Detection
David Walt - Wyss Institute at Harvard University, USA 

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and Meet the Editors

Session 6: Disease Models
Chair: TBC

14:00 - 14:30

The failure uncovers heart's wonderful principles
Benjamin Meder - Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany 

14:30 - 14:45

Selected short talk

14:45 - 15:00

Selected short talk

15:00 - 15:30

A network biology approach to novel therapeutic strategies
Patrick Aloy - Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain 

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30

Experimental models in which systems-wide approaches are developed and validated before bringing these approaches to humans
Andreas Hierlemann - ETH Zurich, Switzerland

16:30 - 16:45

Selected short talk

16:45 - 17:15

Longitudinal sampling of menstrual fluid for applications in early detection and monitoring of gynaecological malignancy
Angela Goncalves - German Cancer Research Center, Germany

17:15 - 18:00

Industry Panel: Commercialising Precision Health

18:00 - 18:15 Closing Remarks and Poster Prizes
18:15 - 20:00 Dinner in EMBL Canteen