Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition)

Enabled by better cost-performance curves and novel technology developments, Next-Generation Sequencing technologies keep on pushing the boundaries of our scientific knowledge. The NGS-field is still expanding and to take advantage of new opportunities offered by these technologies in life sciences, VIB Conferences will host the second edition of Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing: Tools and Technologies.

Organised by VIB Tools & Technologies

Mon 20 March 2017 until Tue 21 March 2017

Venue Flanders Meeting & Convention Center, Antwerp, Belgium

After a sold-out 2015 edition, RNGS17 will look at emerging tools and approaches for:

  • Large-scale Sequencing
  • Applications for Current and Emerging Next-Generation Sequencing Platforms
  • Single-Cell Genomics
  • Epigenetics
  • Next-gen Transcriptomics technologies
  • Ultra-long reads and Assembly
  • Computational genomics and data analysis

In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner and our ‘Meet the Expert’ session!
You can find more info about the sold out first edition here.

Poster information:

Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Organizing Committee:

  • Mark Veugelers, PhD, VIB Senior Science Policy Manager
  • Diether Lambrechts, VIB Vesalius Research Center, KU Leuven
  • Albena Jordanova, VIB Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Antwerp
  • Halina Novak, PhD, VIB Senior Science Policy Manager
  • Evy Vierstraete, PhD, VIB Science Events Manager


Abstract submission: January 20, 2017
Early Bird registration: February 06, 2017
Final Deadline: March 06, 2017


Flanders Meeting & Convention Center
Koningin Astridplein 20-26
2018 Antwerp


  • Chuan He, University of Chicago, US
  • Diether Lambrechts, VIB, KULeuven
  • Emmanouil Dermitzakis, University of Geneva, CH
  • Francesca Demichelis, University Trento, IT
  • Jan Korbel, EMBL, DE
  • Ben Hindson, CSO 10X Genomics, US
  • Deniz Kural, CEO Seven Bridges Genomics, US
  • Molly He, Senior Director of Research, Illumina, US
  • Todd Dickinson, CEO of Dovetail Confirmed, US
  • William Biggs, Head of Genomic Sequencing Operations at Human Longevity, US

Click here to see the full speakers list and program


A VIB Tools & technologies Conference


Evy Vierstraete (Program questions)

Lander Briels - Event assistant VIB (Practical questions)