Invited Speakers
(in alphabetical order)

Scientific sessions

- Stephan Beck
Professor of Medical Genomics
UCL Cancer Institute
University College London
72 Huntley Street, London, UK.
Title: Reverse Phenotyping: Towards an integrated (epi)genomic approach to complex phenotypes and common disease

- Michael Brudno
Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in Computational Biology

University of Toronto, Canada
Title: Discovering INDEL and Copy Number genomic variation from short reads

- Carlos Bustamante
Professor of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology & Statistical Sciences
Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology

Cornell University, (Ithaca) NY, USA
Provisional title: Population Genomics in the Personal Genome Era

- Andrew Clark
Professor of Population Genetics
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Cornell University, (Ithaca) NY, USA
Title: Using short-read sequencing to dissect allele-specific expression

- Frank Oliver Gloeckner
Head of Microbial Genomics Group
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Celsius Str. 1. D-28359 Bremen, Germany
Title: Next generation sequencing in marine ecological genomics: tools and applications

- Philip Green
Professor of Genome Sciences
Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington, WA, USA
Title: Next-generation data analysis

- Martien Groenen
Animal Breeding and Genomics Center
Wageningen Agricultural University, Holland
Title: SNP discovery and analysis of selective sweeps using massive parallel short-read sequencing

- Roderic Guigó
Senior Group Leader
Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG)
Grup de Recerca en Informàtica Biomèdica (IMIM and UPF)
Dr. Aiguader 88 Barcelona. Spain
Title: The transcriptional complexity of the human genome: Insights from Next Generation Technologies

- Heinz Himmelbauer
Head of Sequencing Unit
Center for Genomic Regulation
Aiguader 88
Barcelona, 08003 Spain
Title: Plant genomics in the era of high-throughput sequencing: the case of the sugar beet

- Michael Lynch
Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Biology
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Title: Maximum-Likelihood Estimation of Population-Genetic Parameters from High-Throughput Sequencing Data

- Gabor Marth
Assistant Professor of Biology
Washington University
Higgins Hall, Room 415
Boston College, MA, USA
Title: Informatics tools for next-generation sequencing analysis

- Gil McVean
Professor of Statistical Genetics
Department of Statistics
1 South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3TG. UK
Title: The 1000 Genomes Project

- Cedric Notredame
Group Leader
Comparative Bioinformatics Group
Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Dr. Aiguader 88 Barcelona. Spain
Title: Upcoming challenges for Multiple Sequence Alignment Methods

Douglas B. Rusch
Senior Computational Scientist
J. Craig Venter Institute
9704 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Title: Metagenomics versus Next Generation Sequencing Technologies

- Henk Stunnenberg
Head of Dept. of Molecular Biology
Nijmegen Center for Molecular Life Sciences
Title: A systems biology view at transcription regulation networks

- Bernd Timmermmann
Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Service Group - Next Generation Sequencing
Ihnerstr. 63-73.14195 Berlin
Title: Advanced data analysis in targeted resequencing projects

- Francisco M. De la Vega
Vice President, SOLID Applications and Bioinformatics
Genomic Analysis R&D
Applied Biosystems
850 Lincoln Centre Dr. Foster City, CA 94404
Title: Understanding human genetic variation at the personal and population level through massively-parallel whole-genome sequencing

- Richard K. Wilson
Director of the Genome Sequencing Center
Professor of Genetics
Washington University MO, USA
Inaugural Speech: Sequencing the Cancer Genome

Technology sessions

- James Knight
Director of Bioinformatics Development
454 Life Sciences Corporation. A Roche Company
20 Commercial Street. Brandford, CT, 06405. USA
Title: Sequencing Solutions for Small and Large Genomes

- Richard Dixon
Senior Specialist Support Bioinformatics
Applied Biosystems Europe
Title: Introducing BioScopeT for SOLID system Data Analysis

- Mark T. Ross

Senior Staff Manager, Scientific Research
Illumina Cambridge Ltd.,
Chesterford Research Park. Little Chesterford. Saffron Walden. Essex CB10 1XL, UK
Title: Sequencing Human Genomes using the Genome Analyzer