HotTopics: Cell free DNA

Another BioSB Hot Topics session is on the horizon hosting the highly interesting topic “Cell Free DNA”. Cell-free DNA is all non-encapsulated DNA in bio-liquid such as plasma and urine, which provides exciting diagnostic opportunities for cancer detection as well as non-invasive prenatal tests for a fetal defect. In the upcoming BioSB symposium, we invited a great line-up of speakers to discuss a variety of aspects of cell-free DNA from computational to clinical! You will have a chance to discuss with top researchers in the field and peek further into the future of cell-free DNA research. 

Monday 21st of November 2022 

A415, MF Building, Vrije Universiteit
Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam


12:30 – 13:00: Walk in
13:00 – 13:10: Introduction
13:10 – 13:50: Remond Fijneman (NKI) Liquid biopsy for future clinical diagnosis for cancer
14:00 – 15:00: Jeroen de Ridder / Li-Ting Chen (UMC Utrecht) Nanopore for cell-free DNA sequencing
15:00 – 15:30: Break
15:30 – 16:10: Erik Sistermans (Amsterdam UMC) Fetal cell-free DNA for Non-Invasive Prenatal Test 

16:10 – 16:40: Ymke van der Pol (Amsterdam UMC) Extracting tumour-derived signal from whole genome sequencing data

16:40 – 17:10: Florent Mouliere (Amsterdam UMC) Mining cell-free DNA biology to boost liquid biopsy
From 17.10 until 18.00 there will be drinks and snacks for further chances for topic discussions. 

Due to the limited seat availability, please confirm your attendance by registering here.