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What is the VEPTC?

Since the 1st Variant Effect Prediction Training Course (VEPTC) in 2016, The Human Variome Project (HVP) has held yearly training courses in Variant Effect Prediction as part of its mission to build capacity in the practice of responsible genomics and contribute to improving global health outcomes. The HVP focusses on increasing both the quality and quantity of genomic knowledge that is collected, curated, interpreted and shared for clinical practice. 

This genomics course to be held in Moscow 29 - 31 May 2019 with the assistance of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Research Centre for Medical Genetics", Moscow will be a mix of theory and practice presented by invited expert speakers. The course will satellite the Russian Genetika 21 Congress. Practical sessions will be a mix of academic and commercial demonstrations giving course participants hands-on experience with genome informatics tools.

We invite you to submit an abstract (but you do not need to) and to come to learn and participate at this event.  

Who is the Course for?

Expected Participants are people working in a DNA laboratory including clinical diagnostic labs involved in DNA sequencing data analysis.

Expected knowledge - basic knowledge of molecular biology (DNA, RNA, protein), molecular biology lab technologies (esp. sequencing) and (human) genetics.

Participants are Expected to bring thier own laptop.

The language of instruction will be ENGLISH. There will be no translation service.

Where will VEPTC 2019 be?

VEPTC 2019 will be held at the Mercure Moscow Paveletskaya in the center of Moscow, 2 mins from Paveletskaya station and the AeroExpress to Domodedovo airport. 

Scientific Program Committee

  • Johan T. den Dunnen (LUMC, Leiden, Netherlands) Chair
  • Alexandr Polyakov (Moscow, Russian Fed.) Local Org.
  • Oleg Gusev (KFU, Riken, Japan)
  • Andreas Laner (MGZ, Munich, Germany)
  • Ales Maver (UMC, Ljublijana, Slovenia)



In Kind


  • General variant databases: OMIM, dbSNP, ExAC etc.
  • Locus Specific Databases
  • DNA diagnostics = sharing data
  • Potential Consequences on the RNA Level
  • Potential Consequences on the Protein Level
  • RNA Prediction Tools
  • Protein Prediction Tools
  • Functional Testing: options of functional testing for candidate variants
  • Variant Classification: ACMG recommendations
  • Copy Number Variants (CNVs from WES)
  • NGS in Diagnostics: where things can go wrong
  • Leiden Open Variation Database (LOVD)
  • LOVD+
  • Classification in multifactorial disease
  • Whole Exome Sequencing Analysis
  • Future Developments
  • SOPHiA GENETICS workshops
  • QIAGEN workshops
  • More Commercial packages
  • & more...

Meet some of our Speakers

Benet-Pages, Anna

Head of Research and Development, Medical Genetics Centre (MGZ), Munich
Anna is head of the Development and Technology Transfer department at the Munich Medical... More

den Dunnen, Johan T.

Head, Leiden Genome Technology Center, Human & Clinical Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center
Johan den Dunnen studied biology at the Catholic University Nijmegen (Nederland). In the same... More

Fokkema, Ivo

ICT Developer, Leiden University Medical Centre | LUMC · Department of Human Genetics

Gusev, Oleg

Unit Leader, Kazan Federal University, Russia (KFU) -RIKEN "Translational genomics" Unit, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan
Research Scientist focused on medical genomic diagnostics and genomics of unique adaptations ... More

Kuhn, Robert

Associate Director, UCSC Genome Browser, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Associate Director UCSC Genome Browser UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, Santa Cruz, CA, USA... More

Laner, Andreas

Head of Genomics Program, Medical Genetics Centre, Munich
Andreas Laner, PhD Head of Genomics Program Areas of Specialization Genetics of hereditary... More

Maver, Ales

Medical Doctor, Institute of Medical Genetics - Ljubljana University Medical Centre
Bio TBA  

Moore, Benjamin

Ensembl Outreach Officer, Ensembl, EMBL - EBI, Cambridge, UK
Ensembl Outreach Officer - Yates team: Genomics Technology Infrastructure Ben joined Ensembl as... More

Polyakov, Alexander V.

Head of DNA diagnostics laboratory, Institute Research Center for Medical Genetics
Title Prof., D. Sc. Institute Research Center for Medical Genetics Address Moskvorechie 1,... More

Pomerantseva, Ekaterina

“Genetico”, Moscow, Russian Federation
Ekaterina Pomerantseva graduated from the Russian State Medical University and received a PhD in... More

Povolotskaya, Inna

Veltischev Research and Clinical Institute of Paediatrics
Bio. coming

Skoblov, Mikhail

Head of Laboratory, Research Centre of Medical Genetics (RCMG) · Laboratory of Functional Genomics , Moscow

View the VEPTC overview

Why you should attend?

Come to VEPTC 2019 in Moscow and you will:

  • LEARN from distinguished speakers in Plenary & hands-on workshops.

  • GAIN valuable insights about the best tools for variant interpretation.

  • HEAR from THE variant nomenclature expert Johan T. den Dunnen.

  • DISCUSS difficult to classify variants using ACMG recommendations.

  • FIND OUT how to give correct phenotype using HPO.

  • GROW as an individual in your profession as you learn about the various tools available to you.

  • MEET and CONNECT with distinguished human geneticists.

  • DISCOVER the latest technologies and tools from leading technology companies. 

Who should attend?

  • Molecular geneticists

  • Clinical geneticists

  • Genetics researchers

  • Molecular diagnostics labs

  • Data analysts

  • Medical specialists with interests in genomics

  • anyone interpreting DNA variants on a regular basis

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