On behalf of the Human Genome Variome Project: It is our pleasure to invite you to attend and participate in the Variant Detection Training Course – “Variant Effect Prediction”.



Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel
Heraklio (Iraklio), Crete, Greece

The next training course in the series has been arranged to take place from the 31st October to the 3rd November in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The course will be a mix of theory and practice presented by invited expert speakers and abstract-selected participant contributions. Participants are stimulated to submit an abstract related to the topic of the course, e.g. the workflow followed, practical problems, solutions developed, etc. Practical sessions will be a mix of academic and commercial demonstrations giving course participants hands-on experience with computational analysis tools. Expected Participants are people working in a DNA laboratory including
clinical diagnostic labs involved in DNA sequencing data analysis. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop (PC or Mac) as this will be needed for the Course.

Expected knowledge – basic knowledge of molecular biology (DNA, RNA, protein), molecular biology lab technologies (esp. sequencing) and (human) genetics.

Invited speakers

    • Johan T. den Dunnen (Leiden, Nederland) Chair
    • Andreas Laner (Munich, Germany)
    • Joanne Traeger-Synodinos (Athens, Greece)
    • Peter Robinson (Berlin, Germany)
    • Helen Sparrow (EBI, Hinxton, UK)

Others to be announced…


Draft schedule is below. You can see more details on the Program page of the website.


Day 1 – The basics
Day 2 – Gathering information
Day 3 – Predicting consequences and variant classification
Day 4 -Functional testing and reporting

Closing Date 15th July 2016
You do not need to submit an abstract to attend.