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Illumina User Group Meeting Agenda

Illumina User Group Meeting – Day One

Provisional Agenda – subject to change

Session       Session name Speaker
08h00 – 08h45  Registration and tea
08h45 – 09h00  Welcome, Illumina present and future Florian Graedler Illumina
09h00 – 09h30  What’s new? Update on the Illumina Portfolio Florian Graedler Illumina
09h30 – 10h00  Bioinformatics – what’s not to love? Scott Taylor Illumina
10h00 – 10h30  Tea break  
10h30 – 11h15  Infectious disease control using Illumina technology Florian Graedler Illumina
11h15 – 11h45 WGS for drug resistance surveillance: Experience from
a large-scale drug resistance survey in South Africa
Shaheed Omar
11h45 – 12h15 Near full length HIV-1 sequencing to understand HIV
phylodynamics in Africa in real time
Prof Tulio de Olivera
12h30 – 13h30  Lunch  
13h30 – 14h00 Next Generation Sequencing and Genotyping :
implications for Research and Molecular Breeding
Andre Eggen Illumina
14h00 – 14h45 33 years of DNA sequencing – from bases to terabases,
from genes to genomes
Dr Jasper Rees
14h45 – 15h30 Genomewide SNP Data in the Characterisation and
Evaluation of Livestock Genetic Resources
Dr Farai Muchadeyi
15h30 -16h00  Tea break
16h00 – 18h00  User feedback meeting Nick Bates and Ryan Vogt
18h00 – 20h30  Night in the Vines
20h30  Coach departure


Illumina User Group Meeting – Day Two

Provisional Agenda – subject to change

Session  Session name Speaker
08h50 – 09h00 Welcome
09h00 – 09h45 A New Era in Forensic Genomics Nicola Oldroyd Illumina
09h45 – 10h30 Cancer and genetic diseases –
which NGS-based assays do we have?
Florian Graedler Illumina
10h30 – 11h00 Tea break
11h00 – 11h30 Discordance in exome sequencing caused by variant calling
with hg19 in comparison with an advanced major allele reference human genome sequence
Dr Armand Peeters
11h30 – 12h15 Exploring the genomic landscape of complex
disease in South Africa
Dr Zane Lombard
12h15 – 12h45 New solutions in Reproductive and Genetic Health:
Empowering  Informed Choices
Alan Thornhill Illumina
12h45 – 13h45 Lunch
13h45 – 14h30 Metagenomics – strategies and real examples Florian Graedler and Ryan Vogt
14h30 – 15h00 The Paediatric Microbiome and Respiratory Disorders Dr Mamadou Kaba
15h00 Closing remarks/prize draw