ICGEB Workshop on diagnostics 2018


Workshop “Next generation diagnostics”

22-24 March, Skopje, FYR Macedonia

Organisers: Momir Polenakovic and Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska (RCGEB, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje, FYR Macedonia)
Co-organisers: Richard Rosenquist (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden), Kostas Stamatopoulos (Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece) and Dimitar Efremov (ICGEB Trieste, Italy)

Contact: icgibmanu.edu.mk

Deadline for receipt of applications by local organisers: 30 November 2017

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged. For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly.

The advent of next generation sequencing techniques, proteomics and other new high-throughput technologies have provided opportunities for the development of innovative strategies for disease diagnosis, prognostication and prediction, hence paving the way for true precision medicine. This meeting will provide an overview of the current and future use of these techniques in the diagnostic setup of malignant, inherited and communicable diseases.


Next generation sequencing techniques and bioinformatic analysis. NGS-based diagnostics in solid tumors, hematological malignancies, inherited and infectious diseases. Proteomic-based approaches for biomarker discovery. Predictive biomarkers and personalized treatment strategies.

Confirmed speakers

Reinhard Büttner (Cologne), Marcel Nelen (Nijmegen), Davide Rossi (Bellinzona), Lars Engstrand (Stockholm), Anne Mieke-Vandamme (Leuven), Clare Turnbull (Cambridge), Torsten Haferlach (Munich), Simon Joosse (Hamburg), Anna Wedell (Stockholm), Ulf Landegren (Uppsala), Päivi Östling (Stockholm), Fotis Psomopoulos (Thessaloniki) and Valtteri Wirta (Stockholm).


Laboratory scientists and clinicians interested in learning about latest developments in the field of next generation diagnostics. All participants will be invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation.


Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. A limited number of grants, covering accommodation and local hospitality for the duration of the workshop, are available to a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States.Priority will be given to participants with an accepted abstract for presentation at the meeting.


Submit your application on-line at http://www.icgeb.org/course-application-fyr-macedonia-2018.html by 30 November 2017


Preliminary programme

Download the Poster here


Meetings&CoursesUnit 16/11/2017