State-of-the-art research in medical genetics and genomics of Mendelian and complex diseases.

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Creating a Belgian bioinformatics infrastructure for the integration of genomic information in the clinics.

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Developing graduate and advanced courses in the field of medical genomics.

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Addressing the ethical, legal and social implications of the genomic medicine initiatives.

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Network-activities  Network Activities

  • BeMGI Bioinformatics WG Webinar
    12 Nov 2014
    Moderators: Guillaume Smits (BridgeIRIS); Erika Souche (KUL)
  • BeMGI participation in ELIXIR
    Coordinated by Yves Moreau (KUL).
  • BeMGI Bioinformatics subWG Variant Database meeting
    20 Sept 2013, Leuven
    Coordinated by Erika Souche (KUL).
  • BeMGI Bioinformatics subWG Exome meeting
    19 Sept 2013, Leuven
    Coordinated by Frauke Coppieters (UGENT).
  • NGS course Medical Genomics
    17-20 Sept 2013, Leuven
    Organizers: Genomics Core, SymBioSys and BeMGI
    Coordinated by Joris Vermeesch (KUL).

Publications  Publications

  • Genetic and microbial factors modulating the ubiquitin proteasome system in inflammatory bowel disease. Gut. 2013.10.03 (epub). Pubmed.
  • Deficiency for the ER-stress transducer OASIS causes severe recessive osteogenesis imperfecta in humans. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2013.09.30 (epub). Pubmed.
  • eXtasy: variant prioritization by genomic data fusion. Nat Methods. 2013.09.29 (epub). Pubmed.
  • What if we had whole-genome sequence data for millions of individuals? Genome Med. 2013.09.20 (epub). Pubmed.
  • Deep Resequencing of GWAS Loci Identifies Rare Variants in CARD9, IL23R and RNF186 That Are Associated with Ulcerative Colitis. PLoS Genet. 2013.09.12 (epub). Pubmed.
  • Publications list.


Events  Events

  • Seminar:  “NGS-Logistics: Federated analysis of NGS sequence variants across multiple locations, ”  A. Ardeshirdavani
    11 Feb 2015
    GIGA-R, Universitè de Liège
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  • GRC/GRS Quantitative Genetics and Genomics
    21 – 27 Feb 2015
    Lucca (Barga), Italy
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  • 15th Annual meeting of the Belgian Society of Human Genetics
    6 Mar 2015
    Charleroi, Belgium
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  • 2015 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
    24 – 28 Mar 2015
    Utah, USA
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  • BeMGI 2015 Annual Meeting
    20 Apr 2015
    Ghent, Belgium
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  • Events list.