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Genome Center Assembly

March 29, 2019

Campus Biotech Geneva

Registration Deadline March 10, 2019

See objectives and program below, follow the Assembly on #swissgenomics19

The Health 2030 Genome Center is pleased to invite all Swiss-based Principal Investigators (e.g. Professor, Physicians, Group/Team Leader, Head of Clinical Unit, Core Facility Manager) involved in genomic research and medicine.

March 29th 2019 from 10am – 5pm at the Campus Biotech in Geneva

The objectives of the day are:

> to present the Health 2030 Genome Center

> to explore the Swiss needs in genomic research and medicine

> to bring together the Swiss community of health care workers and scientists interested in genomic medicine

> to develop together the Genome Center strategy

Registration is free but mandatory

We look forward to meeting you in Geneva. 

Manolis Dermitzakis, UNIGE – Director of the Genome Center

Jacques Fellay, UNIL, CHUV, EPFL – Co-Director

Didier Trono, EPFL – Chair of the Board


09:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:30 Assembly Opening – Welcome Address

  • Didier Trono, EPFL – Health 2030 Coordinator and Chair of the Strategic Board
  • Antoine Geissbühler, vice-rector UNIGE

10:30 – 11:15 Health 2030 Genome Center

  • Manolis Dermitzakis, UNIGE – Director Genome Center
  • Jacques Fellay, UNIL, CHUV, EPFL – Co-Director
  • Keith Harshman, COO
  • Ioannis Xenarios, CHUV, UNIL, Ludwig Institute – Chief Data Analyst

11:15 – 12:00 Keynote speaker

« Men, microbes and mini-guts »

Cisca Wijmenga, Lodewijk Sandkuijl Professor of Human Genetics; University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands.

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break and Networking

13:30 – 14:15 Keynote speaker

« FinnGen: a national partnership of genome research and medical registry data »

Mark Daly, Director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM, University of Helsinki), Founding Chief of the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit (ATGU) at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School (USA).

14:15 – 15:05 Panel Discussion: Genomics data management in Switzerland

Panelists: Jacques Fellay (chairman), Ioannis Xenarios, Olivier Verscheure, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Effy Vayena, Bernd Wollscheid

15:05 – 15:25 Coffee Break

15:25 – 16:15 Panel Discussion: Clinical Services by the Genome Center

Panelists: Olivier Michielin (chairman), Valérie Barbié, Marc Abramowicz, Mark Rubin, Sheila Unger

16:15 – 17:15 Panel Discussion: Major Research Projects in genomics in Switzerland

Panelists: Manolis Dermitzakis (chairman), Nicole Probst-Hensch, Gunnar Rätsch, Alexandre Reymond, Bart Deplancke, Murielle Bochud

17:15 – 18:30 Cocktail