Rendez-vous Génome Québec

Rendez-Vous Séquençage 2009 (archives)

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

Date: November 5th 2009 from 8am to 4:30pm
About the rendez-vous séquençage 2009

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 2009 will focus on researchers leading initiatives using next-generation sequencing technologies in very diverse areas of research.

Topics covered will include:

  • sequencing of infectious agents
  • gene expression profiling
  • human diseases

Keynote Speaker: Dr George Weinstock
Associate Director of the Genome Center at Washington University and Professor of Genetics, Washington University in St-Louis.

Breakthroughs in Biology from Next Generation Sequencing.
08h00 Registration and breakfast
08h25 Welcome address
Daniel Tessier, Directeur principal, opérations et développement des affaires, Centre d’innovation Génome Québec et Université McGill, Génome Québec, Montréal

08h30 Sponsor presentation
SureSelect: enrich your sequences without losing your shirt
Martin Angers ; Agilent
08h50 Updates in Droplet Based PCR for Selected Enrichment of the Genome, and a Look Ahead
Jeff Fitzgerald; RainDance Technologies
09h10 454 Sequencing – Less Assembly Required
Jason Affourtit; Roche
09h30 SOLiD 3Plus: Pushing the Boundaries of Discovery
Alexander Robertson; Applied Biosystems
09h50 The Illumina Genome Analyzer IIx: Sequencing Simplified
Colin Baron; Illumina
10h10 Refreshments & Sponsors
10h40 Large-scale biodiversity analysis through next-generation sequencing
Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Ph.D.; Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Guelph
11h10 Joint presentations
De novo sequencing of megagenomes: is it possible?
Brian Boyle, Ph.D.; Université Laval, Québec
Advanced bioinformatics expanding applications of next-gen sequencing
Philippe Rigault, Ph.D.; Gydle, Québec
11h55 Lunch
12h45 Tour of the Sequencing Platform Centre d'innovation Génome Québec et Université McGill.
13h30 Keynote Speaker
Breakthroughs in Biology from Next Generation Sequencing
George Weinstock, Ph.D.; Washington University in Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis
14h30 Detection of alternatively spliced gene isoforms using Illumina mRNA sequencingJacek Majewski, Ph.D.; McGill University, Montreal
15h00 Refreshments & Sponsors
15h15 Probing gene regulatory networks: what’s a sequence to a chip
Jacques Drouin, Ph.D.; Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, Montréal
15h45 Characterization of Genome-Wide Patterns of DNA Methylation using MBD precipitation and Genome Sequencing
David Serre, Ph.D.; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland
16h15 Sequencing Genome Organization
Josée Dostie, Ph.D.; McGill University, Montreal
16h45 Closing remarks
For additional information

Please contact:

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