GHGA Virtual Kick-Off



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Eva Winkler (NCT Heidelberg), Jan Eufinger (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum), Jan Korbel (EMBL), Oliver Kohlbacher, Oliver Stegle (DKFZ Heidelberg and EMBL)

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Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 9:00 to 14:00

Via Videoconference

Guest Speakers:

  • Thomase Keane, European Bioinformatics Institute - EMBL-EBI
  • Tommi Nyrönen, ELIXIR Finland Head of Node @ CSC - IT Center for Science
  • Augusto Rendon, Genomics England
  • York Sure-Vetter, National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)
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    • 09:00 10:25
      Opening Session: Key Note Presentations
      • 09:00
        Welcome Remarks 5m
      • 09:05
        NFDI Welcome Remarks 10m
        Speaker: York Sure-Vetter (NFDI e.V.)
      • 09:15
        Overview GHGA 15m

        by the GHGA Board of Directors

        Speaker: GHGA Board of Directors
      • 09:30
        The Federated European Genome-phenome Archive 20m

        More information on the speaker:

        Speaker: Thomas Keane (European Genome-phenome Archive, EMBL-EBI)
      • 09:50
        How to make sensitive human data computable? 20m

        Tommi Henrik Nyrönen PhD AdjProf is the Head of the ELIXIR Finland Node operated by CSC - IT Center for Science in Finland. His role is enabling research, focusing on services for big life sciences data in ELIXIR, European Life Science Infrastructure for Biological Information ( In 2019, EU member states and Commission elected him to co-lead the technical interoperability of the EU 1 million genomes initiative. He also leads the Data Use and Researcher Identities workstream in the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health GA4GH. He is also a co-lead of the European ELIXIR Compute Platform, adjunct professor in computational drug design at the University of Helsinki, and a past by-fellow in bioinformatics at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

        Speaker: Tommi Nyrönen (Program Director at CSC - IT Center for Science)
      • 10:10
        Plenary Discussion on the vision of GHGA within EGA and NDFI 15m
    • 10:25 10:45
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 10:45 12:40
      GHGA Task Area Presentations
      • 10:45
        Task Area A1 and A2 (Communities) 10m
      • 10:55
        Task Area A3 (Training) 10m
      • 11:05
        Task Area B1 (ELSI) 10m
      • 11:15
        Task Area B2 & B3 (Data Integration Concepts) 10m
      • 11:25
        Task Area C1 & C2 (Data Handling) 10m

        C1 - Data Stewardship & First-Level User Support
        C2 - Community Reference Data Curation & Processing Workflows

      • 11:35
        Task Area C3 - C5 15m

        Koray, Ryan, Sven

      • 11:50
        Task Area D1 & D2 10m

        Jens, Ivo

      • 12:00
        Task Area E1 (Project Management) 10m
        Speaker: Jan Eufinger (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum)
      • 12:10
        Discussion on Task Areas 20m
    • 12:40 12:55
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 12:55 13:55
      Closing Session
      • 12:55
        Closing Remarks and Next Steps 10m
        Speaker: GHGA Board of Directors
      • 13:05
        Closing Keynote - Augusto Rendon 30m

        Augusto Rendon | Chief Bioinformatician | Genomics England

      • 13:35
        Wrap-Up 5m