NGS Symposium 2018

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

6th Next Generation Sequencing Vienna Symposium & Workshop

9:00am - 6:00pm
CeMM Lecture Hall, 8th floor
Lazarettgasse 14, AKH BT 25.3, 1090 Vienna


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  • Symposium: Free admission (no registration required)
  • Workshop: The registration is now closed


(starting at 09:00)

Sequencing in biology and medicine

  • Elly Tanaka, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
  • Simon Hippenmeyer, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)
  • Stefan Ameres, IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
  • Florian Grebien, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research & Vetmeduni Vienna
  • Eleni Tomazou, St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Center
  • Ron Pinhasi, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna

Keynote Lecture

(starting 12:50)

Single-cell sequencing of whole organisms

  • Robert P. Zinzen, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin

Followed by short presentations of the next generation sequencing facilities in Vienna (VBCF and BSF)


(starting at 14:30)

Four parallel tracks

(Registration is required)

1. Getting started with next generation sequencing
+ Workflow: Library, sequencing, bioinformatics
+ Choosing protocols and sequencing technologies

2: Single-cell sequencing technologies
+ Droplet-based vs. plate-based assays
+ Study design & bioinformatic data analysis

3: Medical applications of NGS technology
+ Gene panels, exomes, genomes, RNA, epigenetics
+ Biomarkers, bioinformatic analysis, diagnostics

4: Beyond NGS: Flow and mass cytometry (*)
+ Basics of flow cytometry, CyToF, etc.
+ Combinations with single-cell sequencing

(*) Special workshop contributed by the Vienna Life-Science Instruments consortium (


  • Christoph Bock, Coordinator of the Biomedical Sequencing Facility (BSF) of CeMM and the Medical University of Vienna,
  • Andreas Sommer, Coordinator of the NGS unit at the Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities (VBCF),