[BC]2 Conference Schedule

Thursday, 4. July 2013

8:00   Arrival & Registration

Welcome Notes:

Ed Constable, Vice Rector Research, University of Basel

Manolis Dermitzakis, Program Chair [BC]2 2013, SIB & University of Geneva

9:30   Opening Keynote Lecture:
Human Genome Variation and Personalized Medicine,
Stylianos Antonarakis, University of Geneva.

Coffee Break & Poster Session



Session I (Chair: Niko Beerenwinkel)

11:00   Whole-Genome Sequence Based Association Studies of Complex Traits: the UK10K Project,
Nicole Soranzo
, Sanger Institute, UK.
11:30   New Methods for the Analysis of Human Population Genomic Data
Adam Siepel, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA.
12:00   Rare Variants: Abundant and Deleterious, yet only Marginally Important for Disease
Daniel Wegmann
, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Lunch Break & Poster Session



Session II (Chair: Jacqui Beckmann)

14:00   Genome-Wide Association Study of Metabolic Traits Reveals Novel Gene-Metabolite-Disease Links
Sven Bergmann, Université de Lausanne & SIB, Switzerland.
14:30   Genomics of Regulatory Variation
Kerrin Small, King's College London,UK.
15:00   Trans-eQTL Mapping in over 8'000 Samples Reveals Genetic Variants that Define Hallmarks of Disease
Lude Franke, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Coffee Break & Poster Session



Session III (Chair: Ioannis Xenarios)

16:00   Transcriptome Sequencing Uncovers Functional Variation in the Human Genome
Tuuli Lappalainen
, Stanford University, USA.
16:30   Genetic Variability and the Proteome,
Ruedi Aebersold, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
17:00   Discovering Basel ...

Friday, 5. July 2011

8:30   Arrival & Registration

Session IV (Chair: Sven Bergmann)

9:00   Human Germ Line and Somatic Mutation Rates: Evolution, Biology and Statistical Genetics
Shamil Sunyaev
, Harvard University, USA.
9:30   Epigenome Mapping at Allelic Resolution to Interrogate Genomic Basis of Human Disease
Tomi Pastinen
, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
10:00   Interpreting Patterns of DNA Methylation on a Genome-wide Scale
Michael Stadler
, FMI & SIB, Basel, Switzerland.
10:30   Coffee Break & Poster Session

Session V (Chair: Alexandre Reymond) 


Novel method identified SNPs in the imprinted gene KCNK9 exhibiting parent-of origin effect on BMI
Zoltan Kutalik, CHUV-UNIL & SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland.


11:30   Human Genome Diversity and the Personal Drug Response Profile
Urs A. Meyer
, University of Basel, Switzerland.
12:00   Clinical Bioinformatics: a Paradigm Change in Medicine,
Jaques Beckmann, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Lunch Break & Poster Session


    Session VI (Chair: Ron Appel)
14:00   SIB - best poster award winner
    SIB - best graduate paper award winner
    SIB - young Bioinformatician award winner
15:00   Closing Keynote Lecture:
Challenges of Rapid Population Growth to Modeling Human Genetic Variation
Andrew Clark, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA.

Closing remarks

Manolis Dermitzakis, Program Chair [BC]2 2013, SIB & University of Geneva
Torsten Schwede, [BC] Series Chair, Biozentrum University of Basel & SIB

ca. 16:30   End of Conference & Departure