Confirmed Speakers & Talk Titles

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   Please contact Michael W. Pfaffl  GQ2019
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Symposium Talk and Poster sessions:




Talks will be held in
lecture_hall_14_(HS14)
and
lecture hall 15 (HS15)
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=> Abstract submission deadline is 15th January 2019






Main topic:   Next Generation Biomarkers

Title  (preliminary title)


Speakers Papers

KEYNOTE LECTURE:

CARL WITTWER
Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Utah, US
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah, US



Fast qPCR technologies and the future of molecular diagnostics.





HARALD SCHMIDT
Professor & Head of Department of Pharmacology & Personalised Medicine, Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

The end of medicine as we know it.

STEPHEN A. BUSTIN
Professor of Molecular Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Faculty of Health,
Social Care & Education, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Why PCR assay design and protocols require urgent revision.

NICOLAS AUTRET
PhD, Covaris Europe, R&D, Brighton Office Campus, Woodingdean, Brighton, UK

From Next Generation Sequencing to Next Generation Biomarkers -- How Adaptive Focused Acoustics® is Transforming High-throughput Biology and Multi-omics Analyses.

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Main topic:   Liquid Biopsy & Circulating NAs




KEYNOTE LECTURE:

ANDERS STAHLBERG
Prof. and Senior Scientist, Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, University of Gothenburg, Sweden



Cancer diagnostics using liquid biopsies and digital sequencing.




STEFAN HOLDENRIEDER
Prof, MD, Acting Director of Institute of Laboratory Medicine, German Heart Centre Munich, Technical University of Munich, Germany


Clinical application of circulating nucleic acid diagnostics in liquid biopsy.

MICHAEL W. PFAFFL
Prof. of Molecular Physiology, Animal Physiology & Immunology, TUM Weihenstephan, Germany


Circulating biomarkers for doping detection.




N.N.
Agilent Technologies, R&D, Braunschweig, Germany










Main topic:   Multi-Omics & Integrative Big Data Analysis




KEYNOTE LECTURES:

JOHN QUAKENBUSH

Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Chair, Department of Biostatistics,
Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Using Networks to Link Genotype to Phenotype -- A Bioinformatics Approach.






JO VANDESOMPELE
Prof. at Center for Medical Genetics Ghent, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Biogazelle, 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium






JAN BAUMBACH
Prof. at Chair of Experimental Bioinformatics, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany

Systems Medicine - or - What I learned about Arnold Schwarzenegger while studying breast cancer survival.


THOMAS WILCKENS
CEO InnVentis Ltd., Brooks Keret, Kadima, Israel
Founder "Precision Medicine & Big Data in Life Science" on LinkendIn


Deciphering inflammation and autoimmunity with longitudinal multi-omics analysis.











Main topic:  MicroGenomics & Single-cells Diagnostics




MICHAELA ASP
Department of Gene Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm, Sweden


Spatial Transcriptomics - Bridging histology and RNA sequencing.
KANEV KRISTIYAN
PhD candidate, Animal Physiology & Immunology, TUM Weihenstephan, Germany

Tailoring scRNA-Seq to meet the challenges of primary murine cytotoxic T-cells.


PATRICK ROELLI
PhD candidate, Animal Physiology & Immunology, TUM Weihenstephan, Germany

dropSeqPipe - from raw data to a single cell readcount table.










ISEV Satellite Session:
Extracellular Vesicles & Exosome Diagnostic Biomarkers



supported by 



KENNETH W. WITWER
Assistant Professor of  Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Neurology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA;
Secretary General, International Society for Extracellular Vesicles

Standardization in EV and exRNA research -- MISEV and beyond.

HIDETOSHI TAHARA
Professor & Vice Dean, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan

Characterization of extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived exRNA in cancer using NGS.

BERND GIEBEL
PhD, PD, Insitute for Transfusion Medicine, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

Extracellular vesicles: potential new tools for diagnostics and therapies?


CHRISTIAN PREUSSER
PhD, Institute of Biochemistry, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

Circular RNAs in EVs - a novel class of released noncoding RNAs.
ESTHER NOLTE-T HOEN
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Cell Biology, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Distribution of non-coding RNA types over EV and other carriers in plasma.









Digital PCR




ALEXANDRA WHALE
PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology Team, LGC, Teddington, UK


Fundamentals of multiplexing with digital PCR.

N.N.
Bio-Rad Technologies, R&D, Alfred Nobel Drive, Hercules, California, USA



AFIF ABDEL NOUR
Associate Professor in Nutrigenetics, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon

Eight years later this is what ddPCR offered to science.

N.N.
Stilla Technologies, Villjuif,
Fance


N.N.
Dropworks, R&D, Boulder, Colorado, USA











Non-coding RNAs -- microRNA, small RNAs, long non-coding RNAs




KEYNOTE LECTURE:

PIETER MESTDAGH
Prof. at Center for Medical Genetics, Ghent University,
Cancer Research Institute Ghent, Ghent University, Belgium



Circulating cancer specific RNAs as biomarkers for treatment response monitoring.




TIM KACPROWSKI 
PhD, Chair of Experimental Bioinformatics, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany

Circulating miRNAs as potential biomarkers.




Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)




JUSTIN O’GRADY
Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Towards a universal diagnostic test for infection using rapid nanopore metagenomics.

VLADIMIR BENES
PhD, Head of GeneCore @ EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany



N.N.
Quanta BioSciences, Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD, USA










qPCR & NGS Data Analysis




JAMES BRIAN BYRD
Asst. Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, MD, MS (Clinical Investigation), FAHA, FACC, University of Michigan, US


Normalizing mRNA Biomarkers -- Theoretical Considerations and A Review of Experimental Findings.


DAVID LANGENBERGER
CEO, Phd, ecSeq Bioinformatics GmbH, Leipzig, Germany


Tiled Amplicons Panels in NGS-Based Genetic Testing.

N.N.
Bio-Rad Technologies, R&D, Alfred Nobel Drive, Hercules, California, USA



MAURICE JB van der HOFF
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biology, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Integration of DNA melting curve analysis in qPCR data analysis.









Advanced Molecular Diagnostics in Life Science




KEYNOTE LECTURE:

MIKAEL KUBISTA
Prof. of  Biotechnology, BTU, Czech Academy of Sciences & TATAA Biocenter, Sweden




New Advances in Two-Tailed PCR.




PATRICK GÜRTLER
PhD, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Molecular Biology Unit, Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit (LGL), Oberschleissheim, Germany

Evolution of GMO analysis – from qPCR to NGS

N.N.
Bio Molecular Systems, R&D, Northward Street, Upper Coomera QLD 4209, Australia











MIQE & Quality Management & Standardisation strategies in Molecular Diagnostics




KEYNOTE LECTURE:

JIM HUGGETT

PhD, Science Leader, Nucleic Acid Metrology, LGC,
Teddington, UK
Senior Lecturer, Analytical Microbiology, University of Surrey, UK



Biometrology, what is it and what could it mean for biomolecular research?




STEFAN RÖDIGER
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Senftenberg, Germany

The PCRedux Package: Fundamentals for the Automatic Classification of Quantitative PCR Amplification Curves - a Biostatistical Approach.

N.N.
ThermoFisher Scientific, R&D, Applied Biosystems, Lincoln Centre Drive, Foster City, California, USA



JAN RUIJTER
PhD, Department of Medical Biology, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Why reporting Cq or delta-Cq values is senseless.

PETER ROSSMANITH
Dr. rer. nat., Institute of Milk Hygiene, Milk Technology and Food Science of Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria 

Intergrated and Alternative Validation in qPCR Assay Development.








Technical Lunch-Time Seminars




Mikael Kubista & Amin Forootan
MultiD & TATAA Biocenter Sweden, Göteborg, Sweden

GenEx ­ the ultimate tool for qPCR and NGS data analysis.
ANDREAS UNTERGASSER
PhD, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany


RDML v1.3 as a vendor independent data exchange format for digital PCR.
N.N.
Nanostring, R&D, Fairview Avenue N, Seattle, Washington, USA









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