37th Annual Meeting on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Frontiers in Genomics

Date Wednesday, October 29 - Friday, October 31, 2008
Location Gl. Avernæs Conference Centre, Helnæsvej, Ebberup, Assens, Fyn, Denmark
Organizers Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Danish Biotechnological Society

Program

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

12:00 - 13:00

Arrival and Registration

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Session 1: Genomes and sequencing

14:00 - 14:45

Niels Tommerup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Complexity of the human genome.

14:45 - 15:15

Michael Egholm, 454 Life Sciences, USA: Next generation sequencing.

15:15 - 16:00

Coffee and exhibition

Session 2: Human Genetic variation

16:00 - 16:30

Hakon Gudbjartsson, deCODE genetics, Iceland: From population genetics to personalized genetics.

16:30 - 17:00

Jun Wang, Beijing Genomics Institute, Beijing, China: Genetic variation in patients with obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

17:00 - 17:30

Karsten Kristiansen, University of Southern Denmark: Functional characterization of gene variants in obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

17:30 - 18:30

Exhibition

18:30 - 20:00

Dinner

EMBO lecture

20:00 - 21:00

Peer Bork, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany: Sequencing of Genomes and ecosystems.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast

Session 3: Meta- & comparative Genomics

09:00 - 10:30

Nicole Dubilier, Max Planck Institute, Bremen, Germany: Environmental sequencing: of marine microbes.

09:30 - 10:00

Thomas Sicheritz Pontén, Technical University of Denmark: Environmental sequencing of the polar seas and the human gut.

10:00 - 13:30

Roger A. Garrett, University of Copenhagen, Denmark : Evolutionary genomics of archaea: unique genomes in the third domain of life.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and exhibition

Session 4: Cancer Genomes

11:00 - 11:30

Andy Futreal, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK: Genome-wide association study of human cancer.

11:30 - 12:00

Tobias Sjöblom, Uppsala University, Sweden: Systematic analyses of the cancer genome - sequencing human protein-coding genes.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Post-lunch walk

Session 5: Ancient Genomes

14:00 - 14:45

Svante Pääbo, Max-Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany: The Neandertal Genome Project.

14:45 - 15:30

Eske Willerslev, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Retrieval of ancient DNA from fossil remains.

Session 6: Posters, exhibition and networking

15:30 - 18:00

Poster Session, Exhibition and Refreshments

19:00 - 21:00

Banquet

21:00 – 01.00

Party

Friday, 31 October 2008

08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast

Session 7: Epigenetics and transcription

09:00 - 09:30

Kristian Helin BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Histone methylation: at the center of cellular differentiation and disease.

09:30 - 10:00

Two short talks selected from poster abstracts.

10:00 - 10:30

Henk Stunnenberg, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands: ChIP-sequencing in epigenetics and analysis of transcription factor binding sites.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and exhibition

11:00 - 11:30

Jürg Bähler, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK: Dynamic repertoire of a eukaryotic transcriptome surveyed at single nucleotide resolution.

11:30 - 12:00

Albin Sandelin, BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Computational studies on transcriptomes.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00

Departure

Abstract

In the last decade, nucleotide sequencing has revolutionized our understanding of the genomes across all domains of life. In particular the sequencing of the human genome and closely related species has fundamentally changed the way research can be conducted.

We are now at the border of a new wave of sequencing. Some of this development is based on new application of the old technology, whereas other applications are propelled by the recent technological advances in nucleotide sequencing. The vision of having your personal genome on a CD-ROM for 1000$ is moving closer!