2nd “Rapid Microbial NGS and Bioinformatics: Translation Into Practice” Conference

June 07, 2016
Hamburg/Germany, June 9-11, 2016

This week the Patho-NGen-Trace Consortium looks forward to welcoming more than 135 participants from over 20 countries to the 2nd “Rapid Microbial NGS and Bioinformatics: Translation Into Practice” conference in Hamburg. During the three day meeting, academics as well as software developers come together to discuss the state of the art in the field of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and NGS data analysis. Ten talk and one poster sessions will cover all aspects of NGS application and will bridge the gap between software developers and end-users.

Stefan Niemann (Research Center Borstel), Dag Harmsen (University of Munster) and Lothar H. Wieler (Robert Koch Institute, Berlin) will chair the conference. Next to them many more Patho-NGen-Trace members will present their work during the sessions (see below).

The program also offers many opportunities for networking. In this spirit and in hope of good weather one of the events is a rooftop BBQ scheduled for Friday night.

For more information and the detailed agenda please visit the following website: http://rami-ngs.org/

Patho-NGen-Trace contributions at a glance:

  • Implementing NGS and WGS strategies for surveillance, attribution, and outbreak investigation of Campylobacter
    Martin Maiden, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Deeplex-MycTB, an all-in-one NGS-based diagnostics of M.tuberculosis
    Philip Supply, GenoScreen, France
  • Using whole genome sequence data to predict the antimicrobial resistance profiles of human campylobacteriosis isolates
    Alison J. Cody, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Hospital real time prospective surveillance
    Alexander Mellmann, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Gene-by-gene diversity exploration in large genome data sets
    Sofia Hauck, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Common languages in genomic epidemiology: from ontologies to algorithms
    João Carriço, University of Lisboa, Portugal
  • The bacterial isolate genome sequence database (BIGSdb) genomics platform
    Keith Jolley, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • SeqSphere+ software for prospective bacterial genomic surveillance and resistome analysis
    Jörg Rothgänger, Ridom GmbH, Germany
  • Whole genome sequence analysis using BioNumerics
    Katrien de Bruyne, Applied Math, Belgium
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance prediction from genome sequencing: comparison of automated software tools
    Viola Schleusener, Research Center Borstel, Germany
  • Future Microbial Genomic Developments and Nomenclature
    Dag Harmsen, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Whole genome based genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates using a standardised and easily expandable genome-wide MLST approach
    Thomas A. Kohl, Research Center Borstel, Germany
  • Defining and implementing a core genome multi-locus sequence typing (cgMLST) scheme for Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli.
    Alison J. Cody, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • A high-throughput genome assembly pipeline to facilitate the development and validation of core genome MLST (cgMLST) schemes for Staphylococcus aureus, Campylobacter jejuni and Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates
    James E. Bray, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Tracing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Africa – a genetic approach
    Patrick Beckert, Research Center Borstel, Germany
  • Tuberculosis in humans and animals in the eastern part of the Sudan
    Yassir A. Shuaib, Research Center Borstel, Germany;