Virtual NGSymposium

Virtual Conference for the 5th anniversary of NGSchool

  • Location : Online
  • Date : September 24-25, 2020
  • Participants : Unlimited
  • Invited Speakers : 3 (planned)
Virtual NGSymposium

We are happy to announce the Virtual NGSymposium, an online meeting with sessions highlighting different areas of computational biology and bioinformatics. The date is 24th and 25th of September 2020, the place - on your screen! We are inviting speakers from the areas of population genomics, machine learning in bioinformatics, and more...
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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write to us at, or directly to our Virtual NGSymposium coordinator Karolina at


Aakrosh Ratan

University of Virginia, USA

Aakrosh is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia Public Health Sciences and the Center for Public Health Genomics. His research is focused on studying genomic variation and genetic diversity and its consequences on species health and survival. He is a part of the GenomeAsia100K Consortium, a major Asian gene study initiative focusing on boosting our knowledge about medical genomics, understanding human migration and origins, as well as decreasing under-representation of Asian populations in genetic studies.

Roser Vento-Tormo

Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK

Roser leads a research team at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, focusing on the adaptation of immune cells in tissues and their function in steady state and inflammation. Her group aims to understand the influence of cellular microenvironments on individual cellular identities and responses, by employing single-cell genomics and spatial transcriptomics methods for reconstructing heterogenous immune environments, differentiation pathways and lineage hierarchies. Her lab is a part of the Developmental Atlas initiative in partnership with the Human Cell Atlas.

Christopher Yau

University of Manchester & Alan Turing Institute, UK

Chris is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Manchester and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. For many years, he has been interested in the development of novel statistical methods for solving a broad spectrum of biomedical problems from microscopy to genomics to mental health. Real problems inspired and underpin the methodological research he does and getting to grips with real scientific investigations and experiments grounds the research in reality.

Conference schedule

Please remember that all the timeslots are given in Central European Time (CET)!

Important dates

16.07-01.09Abstract submissionAdd to Google Calendar
10.09Announcement of abstract selection resultsAdd to Google Calendar
24-25.09Virtual NGSymposiumAdd to Google Calendar

Topics and keywords

Bioinformatics, Genomics, Machine Learning, NGS

Registration and abstract submission

Participation in Virtual NGSymposium is free for all participants. Lectures and presentations will be streamed on our Youtube channel.

Registration is necessary only when you want to submit an abstract and present your work online to NGSchool community. Abstract submission form will be open till September 1st, 23:59 CET.

Please note that we also accept only limited RMarkdown formatting in the body of the abstract. You can find RMarkdown formatting cheat sheet here. We also provide list of the accepted formatting in the form and here.

Organizing Team