Biopeople & Leymus Genomics presented the popular event Advances in Genomics & Technologies (AGT2019)
The AGT2019 was a great succes - 11 talks with very skilled researchers from both Denmark, Sweden, Germany, UK and Schwitzerland. The topics were quite versatile, and it became clear that within the genomic field the sharing of data is essential. Ivo Buchalter, Ph.D. and Head of Omics IT and Data Management Core Facility at DKFZ Germany, focused on the challenges for the analysis and data management today, where Valterii Wirta, Ph.D. and Director of the Clinical Genomics facility at Science for Life Laboratory, talked about data sharing as a global challenge, where the main challenge for data analysis and data management, still is the translation from one clinical set to another. He referred to the 'Matchmaker Exchange' project, which was launched in October 2013 to address this challenge and find genetic causes for patients with rare disease.
Finn Cilius, MD, Professor and Head of Genomic Medicine, Copenhagen, emphasized the importance of a genomic implementation with a focus on an interdiciplinary approach. Finn Cilius asked the attendees how many with a medical background were present, and only 4 hands were raised out of the 100 participants. This made his point clear, that to have succes with genomic landmarks into the treatment of patients, we need to focus on the collaboration betweeen proffesional groups - and furthermore he argued that it's important to have the bioinformatics within the hospital because it facilitates a close collaboration with the clinical departments.
Among the many attendees, we had the pleasure to meet one of our newest network members RIID, Maj Beldring and Rastislav Monosik, and we asked them how they came across Biopeople and the AGT2019, and what their impression and experiences were from the day:
We joined for the network, Biopeople can offer. As a biotech start up we very much like the idea of a bio cluster, where companies can gain and share knowledge. We learned about Biopeople through the Science innovation hub. The AGT2019 was a very nice set-up with high quality speakers. We liked the diversity of the talks. It was great to get both IT insight as well as some state-of-the-art research presentations. Overall there was a good atmosphere with open minded people/attendees, combined with good food.'
We thank Leymus Genomics, all the speakers and attendees for a great day and event. If you want to see the full programme you can read more here :