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September 2014


September 7 - September 10
Strasbourg Convention Centre,
Avenue Schutzenberger, Strasbourg, 67000 France
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ECCB’14 is the key European computational biology event in 2014 gathering scientists working at the intersection of a broad range of disciplines including computer science, mathematics, biology, and medicine. New challenges are emerging today in these fields with the recent advances in low-cost ultra-fast sequencing, bio-imaging and big-data approaches. Databases and software are evolving especially rapidly. Nonetheless, new algorithms are still required to improve computing with massive biological or biomedical data. Indeed, multi-scale integrative analyses are struggling to deal with…

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3Gb-TEST workshop on NGS; “Next-generation sequencing in a diagnostic setting”

September 8 - September 11
Divani Acropolis Hotel,
19-25 Parthenonos, Athens, 11742 Greece
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A 4-day workshop on Next Generation Sequencing in Athens, Greece. The focus of the course is on clinical diagnostics using exome/genome sequences, variant identification and analysis including afternoon practicals.

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3Gb-TEST Regional Meeting – Next-generation sequencing and genomic applications in disease and health:has the future arrived?

September 9 @ 17:30 - 21:00
Acropolis Museum,
Athens, Greece
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The 3Gb-test Consortium is organizing an evening of talks at September 9 2014 next to the Acropolis of Athens and the symbolic Parthenon Temple, on aspects related to one of the latest technologies to be introduced into genomics. We are already witnessing fundamental changes in many aspects of biomedical research and clinical practice as Next-generation sequencing is being introduced. The symposium will include an interesting assortment of talks related to the predicted revolutionary consequences on biomedicine and the wider society when NGS…

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2014 Golden Helix Summer School

September 11 - September 15
Apollo Resort Hotel,
18010 Agia Marina, Aegina Island, Greece
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The 2014 Golden Helix Summer School will be held in the beautiful island of Aegina, close to Athens, Greece, 11-15 September 2014. The theme of the 2014 Golden Helix Summer School is “Pharmacogenomics and Genomic Medicine: Bridging research and the clinic” and will revolve around the most important disciplines of Genomic Medicine. Over 20 internationally renowned speakers from around the world form the prestigious faculty of this Summer school, who will deliver timely updates in their area of expertise, including…

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International Summer School “Rare diseases and orphan drug registries”

September 15 - September 19
National Centre for Rare Diseases,
Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
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The School will take the participants through the main concepts and methodological steps that must be undertaken in the establishment and management of a rare disease registry and to ensure its
usefulness, scientific soundness and sustainability.

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15th International Conference on Human Genome Variation and Complex Genome Analysis (HGV2014)

September 17 - September 19
Culloden Estate and Spa,
Bangor Road, Holywood, Belfast, BT18 0EX
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HGV2014 will bring together approximately 180 delegates (selected on the basis of their abstract submission) in a workshop-style atmosphere, with 25 internationally recognized speakers, in the Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 17th – 19th September 2014.

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October 2014

Translational Science of Rare Diseases – From Rare to Care 2

October 8 - October 10
Schlosswirtschaft Herrenchiemsee,
Herrenchiemsee, Germany
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The meeting follows a tradition initiated in 2012, when the founding conference with the same focus – established by Days of Molecular Medicine – was held at Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna. For the second time, the meeting will bring together high-profile scientists from around the world and will focus on how basic science on rare diseases can have an impact for the development of novel therapeutic strategies.

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American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2014

October 18 - October 22
San Diego Convention Center,
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting is held each fall in a major U.S. or Canadian city and attracts over 6,500 scientific attendees, plus almost 250 exhibiting companies, which makes it the world’s largest gathering of human genetic professionals. The 2014 meeting will take place in San Diego, California, from 18-22 October.

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November 2014

2nd IRDiRC Conference

November 7 - November 9
Futian Sheraton Hotel,
Shenzhen, China
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The second conference organized by the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) in collaboration with the BGI is gathering stakeholders active in the field of rare disease from across the globe. It will be held on 7-9 November 2014, with two days of conference – where four parallel tracks will take place in the topics of Diagnostics, Interdisciplinary-Technologies, Therapies, and and one day of training.

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III IINTERNATIONAL EPIRARE WORKSHOP “Rare disease and orphan drug registries”

November 24 - November 25
National Centre for Rare Diseases,
Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
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Invited talk sessions, open oral and poster sessions based on call for abstracts and selection by the international scientific committee.

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