Kick-Off Meeting

Dates: 10th – 11th September 2015
Venue: European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Meyerhofstrasse 1, Heidelberg
Room 202

Thursday, September 10th 2015


12:00pm Arrival and Buffet lunch at EMBL

Session I


13:00 – 13:15 Welcome and overview SOUND. Wolfgang Huber
13:15 – 13:35 Round Table – Introduction of the partners
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg. Wolfgang Huber
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), New York. Martin Morgan
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Zurich. Niko Beerenwinkel
  • University of Cambridge (UCAM). Simon Tavaré
  • Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München (LMU). Julien Gagneur
  • Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica (IDMEC), Lisbon. Susana Vinga
  • BeDataDriven (BDD), The Hague. Alexander Bertram
  • Heidelberg University Medical School (UKL-HD). Thorsten Zenz
  • Hospital of the University Zurich (USZ). Mitch Levesque
  • Technische Universität München (TUM-MED). Holger Prokisch

Session II, Scientific Work Packages


(25’ presentation + 10’ discussion)

13:35 – 14:10 WP 1 Methods for high-throughput perturbation assays. Wolfgang Huber
14:10 – 14:20 WP 2 Methods for liquid biopsies. Simon Tavaré
14:20 – 14:30 APERIM Project. Zlatko Trajanoski
14:30 – 14.50 Coffee break and Group Photo
14:50 – 15:25 WP 3 Methods for genetic disorders. Julien Gagneur
15:25 – 16:00 WP 4 Cross-cutting methods for oncology and genetics. Niko Beerenwinkel
16:00 – 16:35 WP 5 Genomics of drug sensitivity of primary cancer cells. Thorsten Zenz
16:35 – 16:55 Coffee break
16:55 – 17:30 WP 6 Precision oncology in melanoma. Mitch Levesque
17:30 – 18:05 WP 7 Mitochondrial genetic disorders. Holger Prokisch
18:30 The EMBL-shuttle will bring the participants to the Heidelberg city center (Bismarckplatz)
20:00 Dinner at Restaurant S´Kastanie, Elisabethenweg 1, Heidelberg

Friday, September 11th 2015


Travel to EMBL by bus starting at “Bismarckplatz” (Platform G) and taking the Bus 39 direction “Königstuhl”. Duration: 22 minutes. Departure time e.g. 08:15h and every 30 minutes. Bus stop: EMBL.
Alternatively, take a taxi.

Session II (cont.)

9:00 – 9:50 WP 8 Common data containers and interoperability and WP 10 Reporting tools and workflows. Martin Morgan
9:50 – 10:25 WP 9 Performance and software integration. Alexander Bertram
10:25 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:05 WP 11 Benchmarking & validation. Simon Tavaré
11:05 – 11:40 WP 12 Training and dissemination. Susana Vinga
11:40 – 12:00 Election of the Innovation Board Members
12:00 – 12:35 Practical issues. Simone Bell
12:35 Lunch and Departure
13:30 The EMBL-shuttle will bring the participants to the Heidelberg city center