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Monday, April 27, 2015 - Friday, May 01, 2015

27 April 2015 - 30 April 2015
Leiden, Netherlands

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It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 13th International Symposium on Mutation in the Genome: detection, sequencing & interpretation (“Mutation Detection 2015”), a biennial meeting of a series that this time will be held in Leiden, the Netherlands, a historical city with a strong human genetics history.

By attending this important event you will:

- Hear presentations by renowned speakers
- Share your knowledge and ideas
- Engage and learn in a relaxed environment
- Access six networking functions
- Meet with key technology providers

The first meetings in this series starting in 1991 in Oxford focussed on methodology developed to find mutations/variants in DNA. When we fast-forward on 25 years we find cheaper and cheaper methods being used to do the same more sensitive, more effective and ever faster. Over the years we have seen new technologies emerging to (a) analyze the output from the sequences, (b) assign pathogenicity to variants, (c) databasing, (d) pre-conception testing and (e) personal genomes. As a consequence the content of the meeting series and the interest of the participants has moved in the same direction.

The meeting aims to present the latest developments in the field, the best methodologies for scanning, sequencing, bio-informatic analysis and functional testing. The meeting will be presented in plenary format with notable invited speakers and invited abstracts after peer review. The meeting will include Workshops on themes related to NGS pipelines and analysis, data collection and variation nomenclature.

I therefore invite you to submit your abstracts as soon as possible, and encourage your hard working staff to travel to Leiden for this special meeting. As we wish to release the programme as far ahead as possible in advance of the meeting, we will be very strict on abstract deadlines.

Prof. Johan T. den Dunnen