It is our pleasure to invite you to attend and participate in the 2nd HVP Variant Effect Prediction Training Course that will be held from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 November in the beautiful historic city of Prague, Czech Republic. The second workshop will be based on the subjects covered by the Course in Heraklion 2016 but improved based on suggestions of the participants.

The Course will satellite the National DNA Diagnostics meeting that will be held in nearby Pilsen 9 - 10 November (link here to Czech site).

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 (PC or Mac) 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.

Scientific Program Committee

Johan T. den Dunnen (Leiden, Netherlands) CHAIR

Milan Macek Jr. (Prague, Czech Rep.) LOCAL ORGANISER

Stanislav Kmoch (Prague, Czech Rep.)

Sebastian Kohler (Berlin, Germany)

Andreas Laner (Munich, Germany)

Joanne Traeger-Synodinos (Athens, Greece)   

Hands - on Practical Demonstrations

Ensembl Genome Browser


UCSC Genome Browser

The RD Connect Platform


ACMG Variant Classification

MutationTaster & RegulationSpotter

VarAFT & UMD Predictor

Submitting your data

Commercial Package Demos

Sophia Genetics

Limbus Medical Technologies


Here's what some delegates had to say about the 2016 Course

"A fantastic course with wonderful networking possibilities and very useful sparring."

"Excellent course and layout"

"Exceeded my expectations. I found it educational, motivating and a great networking event."

"Well organized, times very precise, interesting speakers and delegates"

"Excellent course. unusually collegial atmosphere."

"Very useful! I found particularly useful demos in which exercises were given and then shared and discussed the results"

"Excellent atmosphere, nice location, great food."

"The conference was extremely beneficial – thank you."

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Email Organizer & Event Location


NH Prague City
Mozartova 261/1
Prague 5
Praha, hlavní mesto Czech Republic 150 00

Event Organiser

Rania Horaitis

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