· Global success stories and major projects and collaborations: how can research add value to the community;
· Riga facility onsite visit.
Understanding the complexity of genes functions requires spatially resolved gene expression profiling with single-cell resolution. Single-cell and Stereomics are new eras for genome research, that represent a major advance toward the systematic understanding of tissue complexity. In this session, we will discuss with leading scientists the advantages of stereomics and single-cell research and talk about their results and progress in single-cell analysis and stereomics. The agenda will include items about single-cell full-length RNA research using Oxford Nanopore devises and C4, Smart-seq automation and others.
Spatially resolved gene expression profiling with single-cell resolution
Leveraging multi-omics approaches and the promise of microbiome
With the development and evolution in NGS studies for all the different omics fields, like genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics and others, it is being recognized that understanding of mutually influencing processes might be possible with the integrated multi-omics approach. In this session we may discuss the novel metagenome associative research, multiomics insights into biological events, the need for a multi-ecosystem approach to microbiome studies, links between different omics areas and the mechanisms of action for different diseases.
Globally multidisciplinary consortiums have been working proactively with local governments and leaders in the research community to mobilize a coordinated response to the global emergency caused by novel coronavirus COVID-19. Genomics in particular has allowed researchers to identify new variants, provide an understanding on how the virus spreads, unravel how the immune system responds, understanding of why some people appear minimally affected while others are severely impacted, and which pharmaceutical strategies might optimally help reduce the spread and alleviate symptoms for example. This has caused a global emergence in genomics approach to disease outbreaks and understanding of disease progression, including long COVID. In the session we may discuss the importance of the global emergence of genomics to fight outbreaks, discussing the real-time assessment of community transmission, focus on understanding long covid from scientific sessions and Covid-19 host genetic initiatives.
Multidisciplinary view on COVID-19 research
Biobanks provide an indispensable infrastructure for modern research with systematic collections of human biological materials, associated clinical and lifestyle data, and an accumulation of vast amounts of research findings, including participants’ genomic data. From a research perspective the interest in biobanking continues to intensify however many profound legal and ethical challenges remain unresolved. In this session we may discuss the role of biobanks and health data management in personalized medicine development through data safe havens, firsthand response from large Biobanks, and overall ethics surrounding science.
Role of biobanks and health data in personalised medicine development
Precision / Genomic medicine has helped to guide healthcare providers to diagnose rare genetic disorders, to monitor the threat of drug resistance, provide genetic contributions to a patient's health and susceptibility or resilience to disease, or their response to therapeutic interventions. As a result genome sequencing and research into the genomic changes associated with certain disease, including defining cancer types and subtypes for example, has shown a role to play in the future of healthcare and medicine by providing patients with a more precise diagnosis, and therefore a more personalized treatment strategy. In this session we may discuss personalized medicine developments, the international consortium for personalized medicine and project that aims to identify areas of mutual interest for the collaboration in health and PM research, the importance of genomics in oncology and others.
Precision medicine: the future of healthcare
Wednesday 7 September 2022
Workshop Agenda Day 1: Hosted by BGI Group
Thursday 8 September 2022
Workshop Agenda Day 2: Hosted by BGI Group
Workshop Agenda Day 3: Hosted by BMC
Session of women scientists brings together top women scientists in the field of life science and big data research, covering a wide range of fields of life science, including evolution, omics, cancer, complex diseases, reproductive health, technology development and bioinformatics.