Patrick Descombes at Nestle to Speak at NGS Summit (Oct 7-8, 2013 in Berlin)

Top Quote Patrick Descombes, Head of Functional Genomics Core at Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, to Give Featured Presentation at NGS & Bioinformatics Summit Europe (Oct 7-8, 2013 in Berlin) End Quote
  • San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) July 29, 2013 - Patrick Descombes, Head of Functional Genomics Core at Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences will give a featured presentation on "NGS in Systems Biology Approaches to Health Maintenance and Disease Prevention: The Case of Weight Loss & Maintenance" at the NGS & Bioinformatics Summit Europe on October 7-8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

    The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) is implementing Systems Biology approaches, Omics and (Epi)Genetics technologies to characterize health as a function of genetic background, diet and lifestyle. NIHS' aim is to better characterize, understand and act in a preventive manner upon metabolic, cognitive and intestinal health. The presentation will describe the various systems biology platforms, human cell models, human genetics, and clinical trials that are being used for their studies, as well as introduce the approaches we are following, with particular emphasis on NGS and genomics. It will also focus on recent findings derived from integrated data analysis on weight loss and maintenance.

    Dr. Patrick Descombes is the head of the Functional Cenomics Core of the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS). His responsibilities in this role include supporting, managing and executing projects involving genomics at NIHS, with a team of seven scientists. The cutting-edge genomics technologies routinely used include Next Generation Sequencing, Third Generation Sequencing and microarrays for discovery, and real-time PCR and nanoString nCounter for validation. The major applications cover transcriptomics, genotyping, DNA (re)sequencing, miRNA, ChIP, epigenetics. Dr. Descombes has also a role in the management of the research portfolio of NIHS. Prior to joining NIHS, Dr. Descombes did set up and managed for ten years the Genomics Platform of the University of Geneva.

    The NGS & Bioinformatics Summit Europe gathers the foremost experts to present on leading-edge technology in next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics. The summit includes two parallel conferences including joint sessions featuring discussions on both research and clinical applications of NGS with its respective challenges, and technical aspects of NGS from a bioinformatics perspective and its practical applications; the opportunities and challenges in NGS dedicated to NGS-related topics, bioinformatics, and data management will all be covered.

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