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Scaling Omics Approaches to Population Size Symposium 11-12 November 2020

Scaling Omics Approaches to Population Size Symposium 11-12 November 2020

Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup
11 Nov 2020

Concept

The Novo Nordisk Foundation offers funding for conferences, symposia and workshops. The objective of the programme is to promote knowledge sharing and networking activities.

You can read more about the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s funding for Conferences, Symposia and Workshops here.

Symposium

Human biological material in combination with clinical and demographic registries are the most critical resources for the research-based translation of advances in molecular biology and advanced technologies into improved human health.

The in-depth characterization of human diversity as dictated by variation in the sequences of genomes is now possible on a population scale. Coupled with longitudinal information about disease risk factors, causal processes and outcomes, an unparalleled opportunity currently exists to optimize the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many acute and chronic diseases.

Based on these prerequisites and world-class research communities, several Nordic biobanks have taken giant steps from merely biorepositories to becoming excellent research communities for genetic epidemiology and translational medicine.

With this biobank symposium, we will bring together world-leading biobanks, researchers and experts in ethical, legal and societal implications (ELSI) to discuss how we can leverage the full potential of omics and achieve population-scale sample sizes. The technical side is important but so is the donor and political perspective.

Programme

The symposium programme is available here:
Programme: Scaling omics approaches to population size

List of speakers

  • Matthias Mann, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen
  • Torben Hansen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen
  • Naomi Allen, University of Oxford and UK Biobank
  • Mark Daly, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland and Harvard Medical School
  • Lasse Boding, Danish National Biobank
  • Kristian Hveem, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Mads Melbye, University of Copenhagen and Stanford University
  • Tyra Grove Krause, Statens Serum Institut
  • Eva Ortega Paino, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO)
  • Michael Christiansen, Statens Serum Institut and University of Copenhagen
  • Tine Jess, Statens Serum Institut
  • Aaro Tupasela, University of Helsinki
  • Mette Nordahl Svendsen, University of Copenhagen
  • Klaus Høyer, University of Copenhagen
  • Stinus Lindgreen, scientist and Member of the Folketing

Symposium Dinner

A great chance to network with fellow scientists, enjoy excellent food and experience the breathtaking 180° ocean view offered by the Royal Danish Yacht Club.

The dinner starts at 18.00 Wednesday 11 November 2020, only a short walk from the symposium venue at restaurant Address, Tuborg Havnepark 15, 2900 Hellerup.

All participants are welcome to attend the dinner. If you wish to join, please select the option ‘Symposium attendance and dinner’ when signing up.

Short talk, poster presentation and travel grants

The programme has two slots for young researchers to present their results. The presenters will be selected among the submitted abstracts.

All submitted abstracts will be presented at the poster session to ensure networking and to enable young scientists to present their results. There will be poster prizes for the best, second best and third best posters.

Further, DKK 5,000 travel grants are available for the best abstracts submitted by foreign researchers.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is 1 October 2020.

Poster requirements:

The poster should fit a poster board size A0 (841mm × 1189mm) – portrait orientation. We will supply the boards including fixing materials. It will not be possible to print your poster at the venue.

Organizers

  • Lasse Boding, The Danish National Biobank
  • Kristian Hveem, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Eva Ortega Paino, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO)
  • Michael Christiansen, Statens Serum Institut and University of Copenhagen
  • Tine Jess, Statens Serum Institut
  • Christina Hald, Novo Nordisk Fonden (cnmh@novo.dk)
Register here