Workshop on Processing of Genomic Information: From Standards to Deployment

 13:30 – 19:00, 19th July 2017 – Torino (Italy)

Sala dei Mappamondi, Academy of Sciences, Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, Torino

Organized by
Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM)


International Organisation for Standardisation
Technical Committee 276 “Biotechnology”
and MPEG (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11)

A workshop on applications of genomic information processing has been held on 19th July 2017 in Torino, Italy, co-located with the 119th MPEG meeting.

The workshop intended to explore the opportunities for improved health services offered by the availability in late 2018 of an ISO standard on compression of genomic information and its impact on the relevant industry.

Specifically the workshop addressed:

  • the potential of genomic information usage in public health
  • the IT challenges for the widespread usage of genomic data in public health
  • public policy on big data economy and genomics
  • a status report on the development of the ISO genomic compression standard
  • how the investors community can help progress the standard to deployment
  • how the appropriate usage of genomic data drives efficient drug development
  • how the genomic data processing industries can benefit from the standard
  • how health services can be affected by the massive application of genome processing

Organizing Committee:

Ruggero De Maria (IIGM), Diego Gibellino (TIM), Claudio Alberti (EPFL), Tom Paridaens (imec and UGent)

Program and list of speakers:

Start End Speaker What
13:30 14:00 Registration  
14:00 14:15 Ruggero De Maria (IIGM) Welcome & workshop goals
14:15 14:40 Chiara Marinacci. Epidemiology Unit, Regione Piemonte, Italy Genomics, a major component of future health policy
14:40 15:05 Mikel Hernaez, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA Challenges in precision medicine: from sequencing to big data processing
15:05 15:30 Kristina Kjerstad, DG Connect, European Commission EC policy on data economy and its relation with genomics
15:30 15:55 Coffee break  
15:55 16:20 Marco Mattavelli, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland MPEG-G the emerging ISO standard for genomic data
16:20 16:45 Alberto de Min, Preon Capital, Switzerland Business opportunities in standardization
16:45 17:10 Wolfgang Hackl, Novartis, Switzerland Genomic Profiling of Cancer to inform Drug Development
17:10 17:25 Coffee Break  
17:25 17:50 Leonor Frias, MADEOFGENES, Spain Challenges in the personal genomics era
17:50 18:15 Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Italy Genomics in the clinical practice – Today and tomorrow
18:15 19:00 Francesco Profumo, President, Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy Discussion & recommendations

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