V(D)J recombinations in lymphocytes are essential for immunological diversity. They are also useful markers of pathologies, and in leukemia, are used to quantify the minimal residual disease during patient follow-up. High-throughput sequencing (NGS/HTS) now enables the deep sequencing of lymphoid populations. With dedicated Rep-Seq bioinformatics methods and software, clinicians and researchers can now qualify and sometimes quantify the heterogeneity of these lymphoid populations.
This fourth workshop is intended for users and developers of Vidjil, to share experience, protocols and results, to raise questions and decide development priorities, and possibly to set up new collaborations between biologists and bioinformaticians. The workshop will include invited talks, hematology, immunology and bioinformatics talks from the users and developers of Vidjil, and practical hands-on sessions on participant data. The Vidjil Workshop takes place every 18 months. The previous workshops (2016, 2017, 2019) gathered at each edition between 30 and 40 scientists from 5 to 7 countries.
The workshop will include invited talks, hematology and bioinformatics talks from the users and developers of Vidjil, and practical hands-on sessions on participant data. We expect that one participant from each group will do a short presentation of his research or clinical work, and, if applicable, of the results obtained with Vidjil or with other software.
For the practical sessions, the participants are invited to bring a laptop and some of their NGS data (fasta / fastq / fastq.gz files). The data can also be uploaded before the workshop into user accounts on app.vidjil.org before the workshop. We also provide public test data for the people who do not currently have their own NGS Rep-Seq data.
The workshop is sponsored by the VidjilNet consortium at Inria and the GBMHM. There is no registration fee, but, as the capacity is limited, it is mandatory to register. To register, please copy, paste and fill the following lines into an email to Florian, Mathieu and Mikaël :
================================================ First name: Last name: Function: Laboratory/hospital: City: Country: I will be present: [ ] Both days [ ] Monday 28 September [ ] Tuesday 29 September Usage of Vidjil: [ ] I use Vidjil at least once a month [ ] I use Vidjil occasionnaly [ ] I am a new user or I don't use Vidjil ================================================
Registration deadline : 20 june 2020
The workshop will take place in Paris, in the Hôpital Saint Louis, very close to the Gare de l'Est (and Gare du Nord) train stations. Practical information will be later announced here.