Introducing the 6th consecutive Facilities day hosted by the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and taking place in October 2017. Facilities Day is a meeting and networking event which invites representatives of sequencing facilities to participate in discussions and share their views on the impact of ENA as a global sharing platform for sequencing data and how it promotes bioinformatics research. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas directly with ENA project leaders and influence future developments towards sustaining and improving the ENA service.
We are drawing delegates from the many scientific groups who submit data, or have some other invested interest in the European Nucleotide Archive. These delegates are using traditional Next Generation Sequencing and newer technologies such as single molecule sequencing platforms, synthetic long read technology, single molecule high throughput restriction enzyme optical mapping and single cell sequencing. Other delegates will be experts in retrieving data from the ENA to analyse and incoporate into their own portals and public services.
Delegates to the ENA Facilities day are involved in fields as diverse as:
- Pathogen and disease outbreak tracking
- Environmental microbial biodiversity (human gut/gastrointestinal, skin microbiome, marine bacterioplankton communities, microbe-host interactions, co-evolution of the microbiota and host)
- Infectious diseases, diagnostics, public health, immunology, inflammatory diseases
- Evolutionary biology and ancient sources of DNA
- Cancer genetics, human variation and mutation diseases
- Gene Regulation and Expression
- Livestock genomics
The meeting takes place over an afternoon and a morning. The afternoon is reserved for participants to present a topic of their choice and discuss the use of sequencing technologies in driving notable research. During the following morning we will discuss the challenges of big data archiving and the significance of public data access.
A large part of the event will be dedicated to discussion and we will be looking for ideas and advice from the experts (the participants).
|Day 1 - Wednesday 25th October 2017
|10:00 - 11:00||Registration||Marc Rossello|
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee/Tea|
|11:15||Participant slot: Thomas Connor|
|11:30||Participant slot: Begona Aguado and Sandra Gonzalez|
|11:45||Participant slot: Rolf Sommer Kaas|
|12:00||Participant slot: Mark Achtman and colleagues|
|12:15||EBI slot: Array Express||Nancy George|
|12:30||EBI slot: Ensembl Genomes||Nishadi de Silva|
|12:45 - 13:45||Lunch and networking|
|14:00||ENA submissions: Read data||Marc B Rossello|
|14:20||ENA submissions: Whole genomes||Ana Luisa Toribio|
|14:40||ENA submissions: Annotated Sequences||Jeena Rajan|
|15:00||EGA submissions: European Genome-Phenome Archive||Jeff Almeida-King|
|15:20 - 15:50||Coffee/Tea|
|16:00||ENA Data Coordination||Clara Amid|
|16:20||ENA Data Retrieval||Nicole Silvester|
|17:00 - 17:30||Wrap Up and Discussions|
|19:00||Dinner at the Red Lion, Hinxton|
|Day 2 - Thursday 26th October 2017|
|09:30||Participant slot: Francis Turner|
|09:45||Participant slot: Toni Etuk and Felix Shaw|
|10:00||Participant slot: John Davey|
|10:15||Participant slot: Lisa Crossman|
|10:30||Participant slot: Alex Shaw|
|10:45||Participant slot: Jacques Dainat|
|11:00 - 11:30||Coffee/Tea|
|11:30||Participant slot: Kristian Ullrich|
|11:45||Participant slot: Javier Herrero|
|12:00||Participant slot: Richard Smith|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch & further discussions|
This event will be taking place at the EMBL-EBI Garden Room with in the EBI East Wing building.
Dinner on Wednesday 25th October is at the Red Lion pub, Hinxton. Please submit your menu choices before Monday October 23rd: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v4l63sMTzFQLNtoZeN3XobjDwrzgZaft...
PLEASE NOTE: Attendants please book their own travel and accommodation.
We would recommend that you book your accommodation at any of the following locations:
Delegates ideally should arrange their transfers prior to their arrival/departure to/from Campus
Some taxi companies are listed below.
- Caz Cars Ltd 01223 513693 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Panther Taxis 01223 715 715 email@example.com
- A1 Cabco Taxis (01223) 313131/525555 firstname.lastname@example.org
Free parking is available within the campus.
The ENA hopes to provide lunches and an evening dinner