The Festival of Genomics & Biodata
Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions at The Festival of Genomics & Biodata provide the perfect setting to discuss your own challenges, gather new information and share experiences with and learn from others in the field.

If you would like to participate in any of the roundtable discussions, please register your interest using the form below as soon as possible as places in the roundtable discussions are limited.

The Festival of Genomics & Biodata

Date & Time: 11:40 - 15:10 on Wednesday June 12th 2024
Location: Genome Dome

What will increased competition mean for the sequencing space?

What are the trade-offs between long and short-read sequencing?

What are the main considerations when buying a new sequencing platform?

What excites you most about the sequencing space today?

Miten Jain

Assistant Professor

Northeastern University

Devi Swain Lenz

Director of the Duke Sequencing and Genomics Technologies Core Facility

Duke University School of Medicine

Feyza Yilmaz

Associate Computational Scientist

The Jackson Laboratory

Aziz Al'Khafaji

Associate Director, Methods Development Lab

Broad Institute

The Festival of Genomics & Biodata
Ask the Experts:
How to Leverage Novel AI Tools for Translational Research?

Date & Time: 16:10 - 17:50 on Wednesday  June 12th 2024
Location: Genome Dome

Table 1: How to address AI hallucinations in healthcare? Who is responsible?
Table 2: How to leverage generative AI and LLMs to increase your productivity in research?
Table 3: How can AI and data analytics be utilised in clinical practice?

Aditi Hazar

Cancer Scientist, VA & Associate Professor

Harvard Medical School

Raphael Brosula

Computational Associate

The Broad Institute

Huilei Xi

Associate Director, Data Science


Pallavi Tiwari

Associate Professor

University of Wisconsin

Elizabeth Karlson

Scientific Director

Mass General Brigham Personalized Medicine

The Festival of Genomics & Biodata
Strategic Evaluation, Implementation & Adoption of New Innovative Technologies to Advance Precision Medicine

Date & Time: 14:20 - 15:50 on Wednesday June 12th 2024
Location: Genome Dome

This session will recognise the importance of strategic foresight and agility in harnessing innovative technologies, including single-cell, spatial, multi-omics, proteomics, AI/ML and diagnostics, to name a few. It will delve into the potential of precision medicine in revolutionizing healthcare delivery and improving patient care globally through technology implementation and adoption.

Ioannis Vlachos

Director of Spatial Technologies,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Marianna Rowlands

Immunology Therapeutic Area Biomarker Lead,


Olga Vitek

Professor & Director, Barnett Institute for Chemical and Biological Analysis,

Northeastern University

Sudeshna Fisch

Director of Translational Medicine Lead


Angela Hadjipanayis

Head of Disease Profiling Genomics and Flow Cytometry


Register your Interest in a Roundtable Discussion

To register your interest in participating in a Roundtable Discussion, please complete the form below.

Please note:

  • Places are extremely limited and signing up will not guarantee you a place.
  • You must be registered for the Festival to be considered for a place in a roundtable discussion.
  • The roundtable discussions are in-person only.

Please select the Roundtable(s) that you would like to register your interest in.