Pre-Conference Short Courses*

10 April, 2017


SC1: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnostics and Screening - Detailed Agenda

Anil Biricik, Ph.D., PGD Lab Manager, GENOMA Group, Italy

Joris Vermeesch, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Cytogenetics and Genome Research, KU Leuven, Belgium

Tony Gordon, Ph.D., Laboratory Director (UK) and Managing Director (USA), Genesis Genetics, United Kingdom

Preimplantation Genetic Screening and Diagnosis offer the chance to avoid serious genetic disorders in our offspring by allowing us to select the most viable embryos for implantation. This short course will discuss the current state of PGS and PGD, latest advances in technologies such as next-generation sequencing, and the challenges we face with mosaic embryos.


SC2: Technologies, Applications and Commercialization of Point-of-Care Diagnostics - Detailed Agenda

Holger Becker, Ph.D., Founder & CSO, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany

This short course will provide an overview on the technological aspects of POC system developments. It will introduce current technologies such as microfluidics, sensors, paper- and smartphone-based approaches and discuss their trends and limitations. The course will discuss a variety of POC systems in different stages of their development, from early stage to established diagnostic systems in the clinical routine. Market aspects of POC systems as well as practical examples of commercialization for molecular diagnostic, immunological and clinical tests will be presented.

* Separate Registration Required