Kick-off-Meeting of 11 million EUR EU project in Graz
Satellite Workshop "NGS for Personalized Medicine" & Kick-Off Meeting - 29-31 January 2020
More than 60 experts on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) met in Graz, Austria for the Satellite Workshop "NGS for Personalized Medicine" & Kick-Off Meeting of the H2020 pre-commercial procurement (PCP) project Instand-NGS4P (Integrated and standardized NGS workflows for personalised therapy). Med Uni Graz coordinates this project with total budget of 11 million EUR budget. for its 10 collaboration partners. Overall aim of the project is to improve NGS and NGS-based diagnostics and its cost-effective application in cancer diagnostics.
In the context of the Kick-Off Meeting a public workshop providing background information on this 4.5 year project, and featuring presentations on the current scientific and medical research work of the project partners, attracted around 60 participants.
The Kick-Off itself began, after a brief welcome by Caroline Schober-Trummler, Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs, with a presentation on the PCP process by the EU project officer Jean-Luc Sanne. Representatives from the seven leading medical centre project partners who form the "Buyers Group", as well as the other eleven partners, then presented their approaches towards achieving the project´s aim of two fully integrated, standardized next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflows for routine diagnostics of common and rare juvenile and adult cancers.