Events

2022

BGC Educational Session 002
Date: Thursday 10th February 2022
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 GMT
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Hosts: Dr. Ute Jentsch & Dr. Barbera Veldhusien
Speakers:
  • Dr. Jeremy Gollub
  • Dr. Nicholas Gleadall
  • Dr. William Lane

Our second educational session will focus on the bioinformatics component of the BGC's work. We aim to give an overview of how we infer blood types from array genotyping data and will cover: Genotype Calling, Quality Control, and Genomic Blood Typing.

  • 15:00 – Welcome
    Dr Ute Jentsch
    South African National Blood Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 15:05 – What is a CEL file? What data is recorderd? How are genotypes called?
    Dr Jeremy Gollub
    Thermo Fisher Scientific, Santa Clara, California, USA
  • 15:20 – Quality Control: Contamination, Ancestry, Sex, and Genotype Comparisons
    Dr Nicholas Gleadall
    Cambridge University and NHS Blood and Transplant, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 15:35 – Questions
    Dr Barbera Veldhuisen
    Sanquin, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 15:45 – From Genotype to Blood Group
    Dr William Lane
    Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 16:00 - Questions
    Dr Ute Jentsch
    South African National Blood Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 16:30 - Close

2021

BGC Educational Session 001
Date: Thursday 23rd September 2021
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 BST
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Hosts: Dr. Celina Montemayor & Prof. Ellen van der Schoot
Speakers:
  • Prof. Willem H. Ouwehand
  • Dr. Robert Liwski

Our inaugural educational session will first provide an overview of the BGC’s central aims, then we will take a focused look at the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system and inference of these antigens from genotyping data.

  • 15:00 – Welcome
    Dr Celina Montemayor
    Canadian Blood Services, Ontario, Canada
  • 15:05 – The Blood transfusion Genomics Consortium: Its main aims
    Professor Willem H Ouwehand
    Cambridge University Hospitals, University College London Hospitals and NHS Blood and Transplant, Cambridge/London, UK
  • 15:20 – The HLA system: An introduction
    Dr Robert Liwski
    Medical and Scientific Director HLA Laboratory, Canadian Blood Services & President Elect for the American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics, Ontario, Canada
  • 15:45 – Questions
    Prof Ellen van der Schoot
    Sanquin and University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 16:20 - Questions
    Dr Celina Montemayor
    Canadian Blood Services, Ontario, Canada
  • 16:30 - Close