This ESGIB course aims at providing high-quality interdisciplinary training on the technological and bioinformatic skills necessary for the use of state-of-the-art “omic” tools to rapidly translate disease research into improved clinical healthcare. The rapid advancements in these highly specialized technologies present a particular challenge which early stage researchers will need to face at their work. The course objective is to provide an update and overview of the available “omic” technologies and approaches to PhD students, postdocs and early stage clinicians who are involved in laboratory and clinical work. Consistent with this intent, the course will address research topics, diagnostic development, and most importantly will cover the essential steps in standardizing and benchmarking next-generation genomic technologies for diagnostic applications. All attendees will be asked to submit an abstract and will be given the opportunity of a short presentation. In addition to the planned seminars there will be interactive contact with the invited faculty on their topics of work.
25 – 35 early stage researchers, young clinical microbiologists, and infectious disease specialists involved in omic research. All attendees will be asked to submit an abstract and will be given the opportunity of a short presentation in order to interact with the invited faculty on their topics of work.
Marco Rinaldo Oggioni, Leicester, United Kingdom
Jean Paul Stahl, Grenoble, France
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Medical University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France
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Chiara Batini, Leicester, United Kingdom
Sandra Beleza, Leicester, United Kingdom
Matthijs Brouwer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mathew Diggle, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Julia Kraemer, Bern, Switzerland
Jose Labarere, Grenoble, France
Stephen L. Leib, Bern, Switzerland
Marco Rinaldo Oggioni, Leicester, United Kingdom
Silke Peter, Tübingen, Germany
Alban Ramette, Bern, Switzerland
John W. A. Rossen, Groningen, Netherlands
Olivier Schären, Bern, Switzerland
Jean Paul Stahl, Grenoble, France

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Marco Rinaldo Oggioni
University of Leicester
Dept. of Genetics
University Road
LE17RH Leicester
United Kingdom
+44 116 252 2261

Administrative Secretariat

Valerie Gregoire
Infectious Diseases Department
38043 Grenoble
+33 4 76 76 52 91

Venue Info

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Venue Details
Medical University of Grenoble
Hospital Center University of Grenoble, Avenue des Maquis du Grésivaudan
38700 La Tronche
Phone: +33 4 76 76 52 91
Fax: +33 4 76 76 52 91
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

17:00 - 17:30
Introduction/presentation of the course and attendees’ expectations
Speaker(s): Marco Rinaldo Oggioni
Speaker(s): Jean Paul Stahl
17:30 - 18:30
Experimental infection models that include omic approaches
Speaker(s): Stephen L. Leib
Speaker(s): Alban Ramette
18:30 - 19:15
Long-read sequencing in the clinical laboratory: evolution or revolution?
Speaker(s): Alban Ramette
20:00 - 22:00
Gala dinner

Thursday, 7 September 2017

09:00 - 09:45
Omics in the hospital
Speaker(s): John W. A. Rossen
09:45 - 10:30
Standardization of genomics for diagnostic applications
Speaker(s): Mathew Diggle
10:30 - 11:00
Molecular drug susceptibility testing
Speaker(s): Silke Peter
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:30
Presentations from course attendees
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30
The human microbiota: the farmer's nasal microbiota
Speaker(s): Julia Kraemer
14:30 - 15:00
Intestinal microbiota in isogenic and isobiotic mouse models
Speaker(s): Olivier Schären
15:00 - 15:45
Population dynamics during bacterial infection of the host
Speaker(s): Marco Rinaldo Oggioni
15:45 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:00
Human genome data
Speaker(s): Chiara Batini
17:00 - 17:45
Rules for analysis of omic data
Speaker(s): Alban Ramette
17:45 - 19:00
Presentations from course attendees
20:00 - 22:00

Friday, 8 September 2017

09:00 - 10:00
Statistical challenges and approaches for the analysis of omic data
Speaker(s): Jose Labarere
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30
Using human GWAS data to interrogate complex traits
Speaker(s): Sandra Beleza
11:30 - 12:30
Host and pathogen genome wide association studies
Speaker(s): Matthijs Brouwer
12:30 - 13:00
Evaluation of the seminar and closing remarks
Chairperson(s): Marco Rinaldo Oggioni
Chairperson(s): Jean Paul Stahl
13:00 - 14:00

The registration fee includes the course, meals at the course venue and the gala dinner. Accommodation and travel are not included.