Rendez-vous Génome Québec

Génome Québec would like to thank the nearly 200 participants who attended the first Bioinformatics Rendez-Vous. This Rendez-Vous was the eighth edition of its kind and we look forward to organizing subsequent events in the near future.

We would also like to congratulate Anne-Marie Dion Côté, from Université Laval, who won a 500$ credit for services offered by Génome Québec. We would like to thank everyone that filled out a survey during this event.

Rendez-Vous Bioinformatique 2011 (archives)

Location: McGill University New Residence Hall
3625, Avenue du Parc, Montréal
Date: December 8th, 2011
Computational biology: enabling genomics and next-generation sequencing

The growth in genomic technologies and the advent of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) has opened the doors to a wide range of applications. Although the opportunities are vast, a major bottleneck in applying these new technologies is in computational biology as the large amount of data generated from such high-throughput experiments becomes difficult to interpret using standard techniques.

This Rendez-Vous is intended for scientists interested in the processing and the interpretation of high-throughput "omics" data. The objective is to familiarize people with methods and tools to analyze and integrate large-scale data sets.

Topics covered will include:

  • Exome and whole-genome sequencing
  • Analysis methods for functional genomics
  • Sequencing and annotation of various species
  • Gene expression profiling, RNA-Seq
  • Interpreting gene lists from "omics" studiesgene expression profiling, RNA-Seq

The afternoon program will also include 3 hands-on workshops:

  • NGS data analysis (English)
  • Differential expression (French)
  • Pathway analysis (English)

Keynote Speaker: Dr Manolis Kellis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Associate Member, Broad Institute
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Genomic and Epigenomic Signatures for Interpreting Disease Variants

All talks and workshops will be given in English with the exception of the differential expression workshop that will be held in French.

Registration, lunch and refreshments are free.



08h00 Registration and breakfast
08h25 Welcome Address
08h30 Characterization of Somatic Mutations in Cancer
Ben J Raphael, Ph.D.
Brown University
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09h00 Whole genome sequencing and comparative genomics analyses of Brassicaceae genomes
Mathieu Blanchette, Ph.D.
McGill University
09h30 Refreshments & Sponsors
10h15 Computational purification of tumour molecular profiles
Quaid Morris, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
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10h45 Keynote Speaker

Genomic and Epigenomic Signatures for Interpreting Disease Variants

Manolis Kellis, Ph.D.
11h45 Lunch
13h00 De novo mutations in psychiatric disorders; a new paradigm
Simon Girard, Ph.D.
Université de Montréal
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13h20 Cryptic Variation in the Human Mutation Rate
Alan Hodgkinson, Ph.D.
Université de Montréal
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13h40 Developing Accessible Application Software for Individual Genome Projects
Vincenzo Forgetta, MSc.
McGill University
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14h00 Closing remarks


14h30 Workshop 1: Room 3120
Next-generation sequence analysis
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14h30 Workshop 2: Room 3110
Introduction to differential expression analysis (in French)
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14h30 Workshop 3: Room 3070
Pathway and network analysis of gene lists
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Additional information

Please contact:

Julie Vallée
Tel: 514 398-7211 #2
Fax: 514 398-1790


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