The second Eagle symposium: "The Next 10 Years of Genome Content Management", held on Thursday 29th March 2012 at the Babraham Research Campus went really well.
To all who came, thanks again for attending. We hope you found it interesting and also managed to grab a complimentary Eagle mug. All who weren't able to come, this is the blog you might want to read to catch up with speakers presentations. The links bellow will lead to the slideshare website. If you wish to receive a copy of the delegate booklet email Ivan.
Some of the symposium highlights:
- Nine speakers, from key fields who looked into the future of bioinformatics and shared their strategies on dealing with the massive amount of genomic data coming from yeast, plants, animals, human genomes and diseases.
- Well timed breaks, which allowed plenty of networking opportunities.
- Three exhibitors DDN, LGC Genomics and S3, who showcased their services and generated interest from the delegates.
- For Twitter fans there was hashtag #egsym12, which is now summarized in Storify.
- The initial release of the periodic table of bioinformatics elements. A blog is available here. Comments about the table are welcome.
The day began with Eagle's CEO David Flanders opening notes where he said:
"Following on the success of Eagle's first symposium and impressive line-up of speakers, the 2012's panel is equally well suited to discuss the problems many organizations now face with the growing volumes of data from next generation sequencing and related technologies. I am sure that the day will be enjoyable and educational."
-The first two presentations were from-
1. Ian Roberts, Curator, National Collection of Yeast Cultures, Institute of Food Research -"Data delivery from yeast genomics to industrial biotechnology: problems and perspectives"
2. Dan MacLean, Head of Bioinformatics, The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) – "Just enough developed infrastructure"
--2nd morning session with Tim Hubbard as the keynote speaker--
3. Tim Hubbard, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute – "From Genome Annotation to Genomic Medicine"
4. Miika Ahdesmaki, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Almac – "A toolbox for high throughput in-dept analysis of omics data"
5. Mario Caccamo, Head of Bioinformatics, TGAC – "A data warehouse approach for large genotype-by-sequencing datasets"
--Then an hour's hot lunch - enjoying the sun outside--
-- The most fitting "after lunch talk" was about food security by Mick--
6. Mick Watson, ARK Genomics (Roslin Institute) – "Out of the shadows – the future of bioinformatics"
7. Jonathan Green, Head of Bioinformatics, Health Protection Agency – "Exploiting whole genome sequencing for public health microbiology"
--2nd afternoon session--
8. Dr Paul Denny-Gouldson, VP Translational Medicine, IDBS - "Science at the Bench and the Bedside: Less of a Tightrope, More of a Super Highway"
9. Alex Gutteridge, Head of Bioinformatics, Pfizer Neusentis – "Omics for cell therapies"
Once again thanks to all who came and made the day great. We had very good feedback comments by the delegates and we are looking forward to our 3rd symposium which will be Thursday 21st March 2013.