Previous Molecular Diagnostics Symposia

Program 2020 - has not taken place

Program 2019

DNA Methylation-Based Molecular Profiling of Tumors of the Central Nervous System (and beyond) - the Basel Experience Prof. Dr. Stephan Frank, University of Basel
Genetics of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease PD Dr. Felix Stickel, Hirslanden Bern
Noninvasive Blood Tests Predict Gestational Age and Preterm Delivery PD Dr. Bernard Conrad, Genesupport Niederwangen
Cutting-Edge Infectious Disease Diagnostics with CRISPR Dr. Peter Keller, IFIK Bern
Microbiome and Asthma Dr. Milena Sokolowaska, SIAF Davos, University of Zurich

 Program 2018

CRISPR-Based Nucleid Acid Test: Basic Principles and Future Potential  Prof. Dr. Carlo Largiadèr, Universitiy Hospital of Bern
Molecular and Functional Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer  Dr. Françoise Farace, Gustave Roussy
 Cancer Campus, INSERM, Villejuif, FRANCE
Plasmodium Vivax Diagnostic Tests for control and Elimination  Dr. Rahel Wampfler, Swiss Tropical and Public Health
 Institute, Basel
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Drug-Resistance Testing  Dr. Peter Keller, University of Zurich
Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya after Irma, Maria and Harvey  Dr. Pascal Bittel, University of Bern
Genetics and Environment in Asthma  Prof. Dr. Nicole Probst-Hensch, Swiss Tropical
 and Public Health Institute, Basel
Porphyrias: from Diagnosis to Treatment  Dr. Jasmin Barman-Aksözen, Stadtspital Triemli,

 Program 2017

Molecular Mechanisms in Inflammasome Signalling: From NLRP1 to Pyroptosis Prof. Sebastian Hiller, University of Basel
Host Response to Fungal Infections Prof. Salomé LeibundGut-Landmann, University of Zurich
Common and Rare Variants Influencing Blood Pressure Dr. Georg B. Ehret, Geneva University Hospitals
Familial Hypercholesterolemia Prof. Martin Hersberger, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Gene Signature as an Aid to Treatment Decisions in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Prof. Andreas Trojan, Oncology Center Zurich
miRNA Signaling in Human Disease: an Introduction Prof. Lourdes R. Desviat, CBM Severo Ochoa, Madrid
Next Generation (Gene) Doping Prof. Patrick R. Diel, German Sport University Cologne
Therapeutic Target Validation for GLP1R by a Genomic Approach Dr. Robert Scott, gsk, UK

Program 2016

Personalized Medicine for Cystic Fibrosis PD Dr. Alexander Möller, University Childern's Hospital Zurich
Genetics in Coagulation Disorders PD Dr. Lars Asmis, ZPTH Zurich
Human and Viral Genetic Factors Influencing HIV Infection and Therapy Prof. Roberto Speck, University Hospital Zurich
Revision of the Law on Human Genetic Testing - Interim Results Dr. Nadine Keller, Federal Office of Public Health, Bern
Personalized Genomics in Molecular Diagnostics Prof. Daniela Steinberger, bio.logis, Frankfurt
Nanopore Sequencing, the Last Generation Sequencing Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic, EPFL Lausanne

Program 2015

Next-Generation Sequencing of the Human Microbiome to Study its Alteration in Disease Dr. Markus Geuking, University Hospital Bern
DEB126 and Male Infertility Prof. Charles L. Bevins, University of California, Davis USA
FMR1, HD and DM1 Repeat Screening by LightCycler Prof. Samuel S. Chong, NUH Kids National University, Singapore
Experiences with Noninvasive Prenatal Testing PD Dr. Bernard Conrad, MCL Medizinische Laboratorien
MRSA Virulence from the Genome Dr. Maisem Laabei, University of Bath, UK
Pathogenicity of Naegleria Fowleri, a Brain Eating Amoeba Dr. Matthias Wittwer, Labor Spiez
Ebola Outbreak and the Spiez Laboratory Dr. Marc Strasser, Labor Spiez
Personalized Genomics and the future of Genomic DNA-Analysis: The Scientist's Perspective Prof. E. Hafen, ETH Zurich
Personalized Genomics and the Consumer Need: The Ethical Perspective Dr. Effy Vayena, University of Zurich

Program 2014

Relevance of Gene-Environment-Interactions in the Development of Allergy Prof. Harald Renz, UKGM Universitätsklinikum Standort Marburg
Isothermal Amplification in Molecular Diagnostics of Sleeping Sickness Dr. Stijn Deborggraeve, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
Bacterial Flora: Role in Health and Disease Prof. Gerhard Rogler, University Hospital Zurich
Genome Wide and Candidate Gene Studies in Cardiovascular Disease Prof. Martin Hersberger, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Next Generation Sequencing can replace Sanger Sequencing in Clinical Diagnostics Dr. B. Sikkema-Raddatz, University Medical Center Groningen
ROS - Friend of Foe Prof. Ulla Knaus, University College Dublin
The Potential of DNA as a Tool for Information Storage Dr. Nick Goldman, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge

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Program 2005