Rendez-vous Génome Québec

Rendez-Vous Séquençage 2008 (archives)

Location: McGill University
New Residence Hall
3625 Parc Avenue, Montréal

Date: December 11th 2008 from 8am to 4:30pm
About the rendez-vous séquençage 2008

The advent of Next-Generation Sequencing technologies has opened the doors to a wide range of applications. This scientific Rendez-Vous is intended for scientists interested in technologies and applications related to high-throughput sequencing.

The Rendez-Vous Séquençage 2008 will focus on Canadian researchers leading initiatives using next-generation sequencing technologies in very diverse areas of research.

Topics covered will include:

  • Sequencing of infectious agents
  • Metagenomics
  • Gene expression profiling
  • Human regional resequencing in diseases

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hendrik N. Poinar
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology McMaster University.

Metagenomics to Paleogenomics, sequencing extinct genomes.
08h00 Registration and breakfast
08h30 Welcome address
Daniel Tessier, Directeur principal, opérations et développement des affaires, Centre d’innovation Génome Québec et Université McGill, Génome Québec, Montréal

08h45 Sponsor presentations
Length Really Matters: Longer reads and bioinformatics advancement with
the GS-FLX Titanium
My-Hanh Thi Nguyen, Regional Applications Consultant; Roche
09h00 Sequence enrichment using droplet-based microfluidics
Jeff Fitzgerald; RainDance Technologies
09h15 Illuminating the genome
Haley Fiske, DNA Sequencing Segment Manager; Illumina
09h30 The SOLiD Systems Version 3: Enabling New Science
Alexander Robertson, Application Specialist SOLiD System; Applied Biosystems
09h45 Refreshments & Sponsors
10h15 Recent Experience with Pyrosequencing
Andrew M. Kropinski, Ph.D.;
University of Guelph and Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph
10h45 Comparative metagenomic analysis of Arctic microbial mats
Jacques Corbeil, Ph.D.; Université Laval, Québec
11h15 Challenges in fine-mapping human complex trait associated variants
Tomi Pastinen, M.D., Ph.D.; McGill University, Montreal
11h45 Lunch

Tour of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre
Sequencing Platform

12h30 Visit Group 1
12h45 Visit Group 2
13h30 Keynote Speaker
Metagenomics to Paleogenomics, sequencing extinct genomes
Hendrik N. Poinar, Ph.D.;
McMaster University, Hamilton
14h30 Refreshments & Sponsors
14h45 Discovering Variation from Short Read Data
Michael Brudno, Ph.D.;
University of Toronto, Toronto
15h15 Next Gen Sequencing at The Centre for Applied Genomics
Sergio Pereira, Ph.D.;
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
15h45 Exploring the transcriptomes of ovarian cancer subtypes with next
generation sequencing

David Huntsman, M.D.;
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
16h15 Closing remarks
For additional information

Please contact:

Frédérick Robidoux
Phone: 514 398-7211 #3
Fax: 514 398-1790