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Virtual Summit

Future of Next-Generation Sequencing for Life Sciences


Date: 6th October 2021
Time: 10:00 ET/15:00 BST

#FONGS2021 Overview

The massively parallel sequencing technology known as Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized the biological sciences.The technologies surrounding it are developing and progressing every day. It replaces the Sanger Sequencing method and is more time and cost-effective, resulting in better sequencing output. While the Sanger method only sequences a single DNA fragment at a time, NGS is massively parallel, sequencing millions of fragments simultaneously per run. Due to this rapid and efficient process, DNA sequencing technology-based strategies have paved the way for the molecular prediction of human diseases with a precision medicine approach.

NGS has been applied increasingly in cancer genomics research over the past decade. More recently, NGS has been adopted in clinical oncology to advance personalized treatment of cancer. NGS has also been used actively during the COVID-19 pandemic in monitoring changes to the SARS-CoV-2 genome.

There are, however, an increasing number of examples whereby NGS is employed to discover novel pathogens, and these cases provide precedent for the use of NGS in microbial diagnostics. NGS has many advantages over traditional microbial diagnostic methods, such as unbiased rather than pathogen-specific protocols, ability to detect fastidious or non-culturable organisms, and ability to detect co-infections.

Future directions in precision medicine consist of the empowerment of NGS technologies with parallel approaches, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) methods and deep learning (DL) methods.

Group Futurista’s “Future of Next Generation Sequencing '' aims to bring together renowned leaders to discuss crucial medical technology and provide detailed insights on single-cell sequencing, spatial sequencing technologies and discuss the latest technology trends.

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What to Expect?


Connect, listen and learn with our live digital sessions.

Panel Discussions

Conversations and deliberations that are contagious


Network Digitally with industry leaders across the globe

Virtual one to one

Effective one-on-one meetings are a powerful tool to connect and close the deals with your leads.

Webinar Highlights

07+ Knowledge Sessions

The summit will consist of interesting web panel discussions, exclusive live fireside chats and engaging digital industry presentations. 

10+ Industry

Industry's thought leaders, decision-makers, and solution providers will gather virtually to discuss the latest trends, innovations, and technologies in the Artificial Intelligence Industry.


Congregation of industry's top-level executives and senior officials for knowledge sharing.

Discussion Points

NGS Library Prep: Automating and Optimizing.

Next generation sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 genomes: challenges, applications and opportunities.

Molecular profiling for precision cancer therapies.

Common applications of next-generation sequencing technologies in genomic research.

Topic We Cover

Long Reads & Genome Structure

Single Cell Sequencing

Spatial Sequencing Technologies

Population Scale and Clinical Sequencing

Technology Trends

Genetic Sequencing

Development of Companion Diagnostics

Personalized Medicine

NGS-Based Surveillance

Targeted Gene Expression Profiling

Large Whole-Genome Sequencing

Small Whole-Genome Sequencing

Single-Cell Profiling



Cell-Free Sequencing & Liquid Biopsy Analysis




Hospital & Healthcare

Diagnostic centres

Digital Health

Who should attend?

Job Titles

VP,CXO, Director and Head of -

  • Scientist (Molecular Virology & Next Generation Sequencing)
  • Next Generation Sequencing Specialist
  • Senior Scientist Next Generation Sequencing Inititatives
  • Genetic Technologist - Next Generation Sequencing
  • Clinical Next Generation Sequencing
  • Sr. Director of Laboratory Operations
  • (AI/ML, Data Science, Digital Health and Bioinformatics
  • Principal Scientist, Single Cell Sequencing Lead
  • Precision Medicine
  • Senior Scientist - Next Generation Sequencing Informatics
  • Cancer Genomics Tech- Next Generation Sequencing
  • Bioinformatic Data Engineer
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Nanopore Sequencing
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Translational Medicine
  • IT Early Solutions
  • Immuno-Oncology & Biomarker
  • Computational Biology and Data Sciences
  • Data Sciences
  • CDx Precision Medicine
  • Molecular Pathology Services
  • Computational Sciences, Discovery Sciences
  • Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory
  • Scientific Officer & Director of Operations
  • Genomics R&D

Our Sponsors

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Silver Sponsor

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Fritz Sedlazeck

Associate Professory
Baylor College of Medicine

Robert Popovian

Chief Science Policy Officer, Global Healthy Living Foundation

Jo Vandesompele

Professor, Ghent University

Srinivas Sashidhar

Business Head - Clinical Research, myOnsite Healthcare LLC

Koen De Gelas

Science & Technology Advisor (STA),
10x Genomics

Dr. Michael Oberholze

Associate Director for
Product Management, Illumnia

Bellal Moghis

Director,NGS Product Marketing
Agilent Technologies

Chaithanya Ponnaluri

Development Scientist,
New England Biolabs, Inc.

Lewis Marshall

VP of R&D,
Purigen Biosystems

Pedro Echave

Global Leader, NGS Product Experts,

Yue Wang

Technical Application Liaison,
Mission Bio

Razelle Kurzrock

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Advisor for CureMatch, Cure Match

Martin Pieprzyk

Chief Executive Officer,

Jennifer Jackson

Director of Translational Science and Strategy, Personal Genome Diagnostics

James Cooley

Sr. Marketing Manager, Assays,
HTG Molecular Diagnostics

Daria Salyakina

Director, Personalized Medicine & Health Outcomes Research, Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Pranil Chandra

Chief Medical Officer and Vice President -Genomic and Molecular Pathology Services, PathGroup

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