Of steel mills and exomes – the Luxembourg data analysis meeting

In the shade of the furnaces. The EuroEPINOMICS consortium met for the first data analysis meeting at the Luxembourg Center for System Biomedicine (LCSB) from July 5-7th, 2012. What was intended to be a small, private meeting on data analysis eventually turned into a medium-size consortium meeting with lively, sometimes revealing discussions. Belval is a campus in transition, a large steel mill that is currently transformed into the new campus of the University of Luxembourg. The LCSB people are the “first kids on the block”. The atmosphere of Belval is a mixture of industrial romance and pioneer spirit, the ideal backdrop for re-considering our current approaches to deciphering the genetics of the epilepsies. Continue reading

The meeting of the 1000 exomes

1000 exomes. The EuroEPINOMICS consortium will host its first data analysis meeting at the Luxembourg Centre for System Biomedicine from July 5th to July 7th, 2012, to discuss the results from the high-throughput genomic platforms in the CoGIE, RES, EpiGENet and Epiglia consortia. We will present the first results of the four EuroEPINOMICS programs generated by high-throughput genomic technologies and discuss the overall direction of genetic analysis for the next years, which should soon encompass the proverbial 1000 exomes. In preparation, let’s revisit high-throughput epilepsy genomics. Continue reading