Liquid biopsies for next-generation diagnostics

                                 29 November, 2017

                           Rudbeck hall, Rudbeck Lab

                                             Uppsala, Sweden

The meeting will focus on non-invasive tests of DNA circulating in the blood and other body fluids (ie “Liquid biopsies”), which have emerged as an important tool for cancer and prenatal diagnostics. The speakers are renowned and influential national and international researchers and clinicians.


Deadline for registration was 10 November.

Preliminary programme:

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and coffe
9.30 – 9.45 Welcome
Lucia Cavelier, Clinical Genomics Uppsala,
Uppsala University Hospital
9.45 – 10.30 ln-house NIPT at Karolinska: 2,5-years' and
4000 samples experience
Erik Iwarsson, Karolinska Institute
10.30 – 11.30 Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis for monogenic disorders
Natalie Chandler, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK
11.30 – 12.00
Platelets' role in cancer progression and carriers of tumor derived information
Jonas Nilsson, Umeå, University
12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH
13.00 – 14.00 Liquid biopsies for cancer diagnostics – Rudbeck Seminar
Chetan Bettegowda, Johns Hopkins University, USA
14.00 – 14.45 Circulating tumor cells: Detection, biology and clinical applications
Klaus Pantel, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
14.45 – 15.30 Coffee
15.30 – 16.00 New molecular tools for sensitive ctDNA analysis
Ulf Landegren, Uppsala University
16.00 – 16.30 Liquid biopsies in clinical practice
Johan Botling, Uppsala University
16.30 – 17.00 Approaches for ultrasensitive detection of circulating tumor DNA
Lao Saal, Lund University
17.00 – 17.05 Concluding remarks
Lucia Cavelier, Clinical Genomics Uppsala,
Uppsala University Hospital