It is our pleasure to invite you to attend and participate in the 3rd HVP Variant Effect Prediction Training Course that will be held from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th August 2018 at Newcastle University Medicine, Johor, Malaysia.  The city may easily be reached via direct flights or via a short drive over the bridges from Singapore.  The third Course will be based on the subjects covered by the previous two Courses and improved based on suggestions of the participants.

The course will be a mix of theory and practice presented by invited expert speakers and abstract-selected participant contributions. Participants are stimulated to submit an abstract related to the topic of the course, e.g. the workflow followed, practical problems, solutions developed, etc. Practical sessions will be a mix of academic and commercial demonstrations giving course participants hands-on experience with computational analysis tools.

Expected Participants are people working in a DNA laboratory including clinical diagnostic labs involved in DNA sequencing data analysis. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop as this will be needed for the Course.

Expected knowledge - basic knowledge of molecular biology (DNA, RNA, protein), molecular biology lab technologies (esp. sequencing) and (human) genetics.

Participants are Expected to bring thier own laptop.

The language of instruction will be ENGLISH.

Scientific Program Committee

Johan T. den Dunnen (Leiden, Netherlands) CHAIR

Chris Baldwin (Dean of Biomedical & Foundation Sc. NUMed) LOCAL ORGANISER

Andreas Laner (Munich, Germany)

Anna Benet-Pages (Munich, Germany)

Others To be announced...


Speakers to be added as they are confirmed (listed in alphabetical order)

Benet Pages, Anna

Head of Research and Development, Medical Genetics Centre (MGZ), Munich
Anna is head of the Development and Technology Transfer department at the Munich Medical... More

den Dunnen, Johan T.

Head, Leiden Genome Technology Center, Human & Clinical Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center
Johan den Dunnen studied biology at the Catholic University Nijmegen (Nederland). In the same... More

Laner, Andreas

Head of Genomics Program, Medical Genetics Centre, Munich
Andreas Laner, PhD Head of Genomics Program Areas of Specialization Genetics of hereditary... More


Speaker from Ensembl/EBI to be announced


Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
ISKANDAR PUTERI Malaysia 79200

Event Organiser

Rania Horaitis

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