Program 2024 to be released soon 

Day 1, oct. 5th 2023

 Rooms No.104/105

08.30 - 09.30: Breakfast and registration 

09.30 - 09.40: Welcome by BioNordika

09.40 - 10.10: Novel enzyme solutions enabling robust, HIGH-PERFORMANCE library preparation from challenging to high-quality samples

Maggie Heider, PhD, New England Biolabs

10.10 - 10.40: NGS and Cancer used in a pathological department

Estrid Høgdall, Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Herlev Hospital

10.40 - 11.10: Impact of DNA methylation signatures in genetic diagnosis

Zeynep Tümer, Clinical Professor Department of Clinical Genetics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet.

11.10 - 11.30: Coffee break

11.30 - 12.00: Advancing variant interpretation with large scale sequencing efforts 

Sanna Gudmundsson, PhD, Researcher, SciLifeLab/Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, US

12.00 - 12.30: The Future of Personalized Medicine in Denmark: Whole Genome Sequencing in 17 Patient Groups

Mette Christiansen, PhD, MSc, Section leader, MOMA Department of Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital

12.30 - 13.30: Lunch 

13.30 - 14.00: Identifying global protein biomarkers in biofluids by NGS based profiling of RNA aptamer libraries

Jørgen Kjems, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center iNANO, University of Aarhus

14.00 - 14.20: Oxford Nanopore – What You’re Missing Matters

Dr. Andreas Venizelos, Field Application Scientist, Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT)

14.20 - 14.40: Genetics of cardiovascular disease

Morten Steen Salling Olesen, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Head of Laboratory Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet 

14.40 - 15.00: POST-OP: Post-Operative STress in Orthopedic Patients 

Asger Krog Mølgaard, MD, PhD-student, Research Centre of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Anaesthesia, Næstved, Slagelse & Ringsted Hospitals

15.00 - 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 - 16.00: The third dimension of cancer genomes. How the 3D genome architecture shapes rearrangements of cancer

Joachim Weischenfeldt, Group leader, Weischenfeldt Group, Rigshospitalet & BRIC, University of Copenhagen

16.00 - 16.30: Development of ultra-sensitive diagnostics for avian aspergillosis in Zoo-housed and domestic birds using omics-based technologies

Markus Hodal Drag, Erhvervspostdoc, Copenhagen Zoo.

16.30 - 17.00: 3D organization of the human genome, inferred from the mapping of rare structural rearrangements

Niels Tommerup, Professor of Medical Genetics, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen

17.00 - 17.30: A multidisciplinary approach for validation and functional
analysis of disease genes

Lars Allan Larsen, Professor of Developmental Genetics, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen

17.30 - 20.00: Wine and Dine

Day 2, oct. 6th 2023

 Rooms No.104/105

08.30 - 09.00 : Breakfast 

09.00 - 09.30: Long-read sequencing towards clinical practice

Ida Höijer, PhD, Clinical Genomics Uppsala, National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI), SciLifeLab, Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology


Konstantin Khodosevich, Professor, Group Leader, Khodosevich Group, BRIC, University of Copenhagen.

10.00-10.30: Mapping loss-of-function variants in the Greenlandic Inuit population

Niels Grarup, Ass. Professor, Grarup Group, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

10.30 - 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 - 11.30: The use of genomics for applied conservation

Stefan Prost, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ecology and genetics research unit, Biodiversity genomics group, University of Oulu, Finland 

11.30 - 12.00: Leveraging automation and cloud infrastructure for a scalable sequencing pipeline in a small organization

Benjamin Wohl, Team Lead Automation & Research Support & Björn Hallström, Team Lead Bioinformatics, SNIPR Biome - A CRISPR Company

12.00 - 12.40: Lunch 

12.40 - 13.00: RNA sequencing of decades-old dried-blood-spot samples yields insights into differences of neonatal transcriptomes of individuals who go on to develop ADHD

Victor Yakimov, Academic Staff Scientist, PhD, Congenital Diseases / Neonatal Genetics, State Serum Institute 

13.00 - 13.30: Applications of advanced transcriptomics in pre-clinical research MIKKEL CHRISTENSEN-DALSGAARD & MARTIN RØNN MADSEN

Mikkel Christensen-Dalsgaard, PhD, Senior Scientist & Martin Rønn Madsen PhD, Senior Scientist, Histology & NGS, Gubra 

13.30 - 14.00: Boosting efficiency, capacity and scope: Insights from high-throughput sequencing in Chr. Hansen

Katerina Efthymiou, PhD, Senior Scientist, R&D, Digital Innovation, NextGen Sequencing, Chr. Hansen

14.00 - 14.30: Coffee break 

14.30 - 15.00: DEcoding microbial patterns - what's next

Christian Carøe, PhD, Research Scientist, Novozymes A/S

15.00 - 15.30: NGS for Fighting Infectious Diseases

Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon (Shinny), Senior Researcher, Research Group for Genomic Epidemiology National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

15.30 - 15.45: Round up and goodbye