Workshop goal: to identify and define the needs and major challenges for NGS in ICT and bioinformatics.
Workshop organisers: Luca Pireddu (IT), Babette Regierer (DE), Martijn Moné (NL), Andreas Gisel (IT), Erik Bongcam-Rudloff (SE)
Local organisers: Luca Pireddu, Katia Brigaglia, Cinzia Sardu, Emanuela Falqui.
Contacts: you can reach the local organisers via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sequencing has had a major breakthrough recently as representative companies in this field launched new technologies that allow the sequencing of a genome for around € 1000. This breakthrough in nucleotide analysis opens the doors to the development of completely new applications in all areas of the life sciences. This technological advance could be particularly disruptive in the medical sciences, where we expect that sequencing will soon becomes a routine diagnostic tool. In the near future, the data generated by work in the life sciences will grow by orders of magnitude compared to what is generated today. Therefore, while the existing ICT infrastructure and tools are sufficient today, they will not be adequate tomorrow.
In this workshop series, we will discuss and define the requirements and challenges related to ICT and bioinformatics tools that will need to be satisfied and addressed in the next 10 years to cope with the avalanche of data that will be produced. The result of these workshops will be a catalogue of the needs and challenges in ICT and bioinformatics that have been defined by the respective experts in sequencing technology, informatics, ICT, and user communities.
The workshop will be held on June 6th, 2013, at CRS4, Pula (CA), Italy.
|09:30-10:00||Welcome and introductory round - Luca Pireddu (CRS4) and Andreas Gisel (ITB/SeqAhead)|
|10:00-10:45||Presentations - Session 1|
|“An infrastructure for European (systems) biology – ISBE” - Martijn Moné (VUA) – slides|
|“IT Future of Medicine – ICT challenges for a virtual patient” - Babette Regierer (LG/SeqAhead), Daniel Jameson (UNIMAN) – slides|
|11:15-12:00||Presentations – Session 2|
|“Dealing with NGS data the CNAG experience” - Simon Heath (CNAG) – slides|
|“Data-intensive computing in NGS” - Luca Pireddu (CRS4) – slides|
|“BiBBox – Biobanking in a box” - Heimo Müller (MUG) – slides|
|12:00-12:30||Discussion and formation of working groups for afternoon|
|16:30-17:00||Presentations of the results|
|17:30-18:00||Structure/contents of the roadmap paper|
You can download the complete program from this link: ws_ict_challenges_program.pdf.
See the travel page.
See the accommodations page.
For registered participants, we will have an event dinner in Pula on the evening of June 5th, together with the participants in the SeqAhead Hackathon.
For those who qualify and attend the workshop, COST will reimburse you for some of your expenses. The invitation you receive should contain a link to a memo that explains everything in detail. In short, you should be covered for:
If you're attending both SeqAhead Sardinia events, hackathon and workshop, you can have a maximum of 4 nights reimbursed (not 3 + 2) and you can only claim your travel expenses once.
These figures are provided only for informational purposes only. Please verify the figures by checking the COST system or contacting the chair of the COST Action BM1006, which funds this event.
This workshop is funded by the SeqAhead COST Action BM1006: Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis Network with local support from CRS4 and Sardegna Ricerche.