Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Gen-Diagnostik e.V.

Annual Meeting of the AGD 2022

Bonn and virtual, October 06-07

Topic: Genomic health and the blockchain


AGD continues with the popular hybrid format: Online and in DZNE at Campus Venusberg, Bonn".


October 06. and 07., 2022.


Exciting talks from pionieers in blockchain health applications, interdisciplinary networking, and tasty food.

Is there anything to win?

Yes! AGD doubles the poster prize once again: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1200, 800, 400 EUR or 0.03, 0.02, 0.01 BTC! Poster submission deadline Aug. 31., 2022.


Send an email (best with your abstract) to or use the web registration form below.

Preliminary program (see flyer link below for an updated version)

Thursday, October 06
12:00–12:45 Lunch Break and Opening of the Industrial Exhibition
12:45–13:00 Welcome and Opening of the Scientific Symposium
13:00–15:30 German NGS competence centers (session 1)
Session Chair: Joachim Schultze, DZNE, Germany
13:00–13:30 Shady Sayed (Dresden-concept Genome Center, Dresden)
Efficient correction of oncogenic KRAS and TP53 mutations through CRISPR base editing
13:30–14:00 Joana Bernandes (Competence Centre for Genomic Analysis, Kiel)
Precision medicine: Cell-resolved approaches to understand complex immune disorders
14:00–14:30 Dennis Lal (West German Genome Center, Bonn)
Comprehensive genomic biomarker discovery in patients with common and rare epileptic brain lesions
14:30–15:00 Fubo Cheng (NGS Competence Center, Tübingen)
Systematic approach to decipher gene regulatory mechanism
15:00-15:30 Michael Papen (comma-soft)
Accelerate Research with FastGenomics
15:30–16:00 Coffee Break, Industrial Exhibition and Poster Viewing
16:00–17:00 Wolfgang Prinz (Vice Chair Fraunhofer FIT)
Blockchain – more than just crypto coins
17:00–19:00 Blockchain in healthcare
Session Chair: Peter Krawitz, University Hospital Bonn
17:00–17:30 TJ Yoon (medibloc, South Korea)
How to own your health data on the blockchain
17:30–18:00 David Lazerson (Briya, Israel)
Platform for end-to-end decentralized data retrieval
18:00–18:30 Hartmut Schultze (Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Germany)
Security in medical data – the next level
18:30–19:00 Anna Graf (Bertelsmann, Hamburg, Germany)
NFTs democratized the art market. What about healthcare?
19:00–20:00 Buffet, Opening Networking Mixer (exhibitors are invited)
20:00–21:00 Panel discussion about blockchain applications in the clinic
mGraf, Prinz, Lazerson, Schultze, TJ Yoon
Friday, December 7
9:00–11:00 AI in clinical applications (session 3)
Session Chair: Ingo Kurth, University Hospital Aachen, Germany
09:00–09:30 Tzung-Chien Hsieh (University Hospital Bonn, Germany)
GestaltMatcher: Next-generation phenotyping on medical imaging data of patients with rare disorders
09:30–10:00 Behnam Javanmardi (University Hospital Bonn, Germany)
Bone2Gene – AI for skeletal malformations
10:00–10:30 Nikolas Pontikos (Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL, London)
Eye2Gene, Prediction of inherited retinal disease with AI
10:00-10:30 Jan Kirchhoff (medicalvalues, Germany)
A software platform for diagnostic pathways and data enrichment
11:00–11:30 Coffee Break, Industrial Exhibition and Poster Viewing
11:30–13:30 Outreach and creative destruction of medicine (session 4)
Session Chair: Sebahattin Cirak, University Hospital Cologne, Germany
11:30-12:00 Matthias Becker (DZNE, Germany)
How to build a good swarm experiment
12:00-12:30 Silvan Mertes (Chair of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Augsburg)
Explainable AI by Counterfactual GANs
12:30–13:00 Shahida Moosa (Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa)
Genetics in Africa: Myths, Challenges, and triumphs
13:00–13:30 Ben Solomon (Clinical Director of National Human Genome Research Institute, US)
The educational value of styleGANs
13:30–14:15 Oral presentations of poster prize winners 2021 and awards 2022
14:15–16:00 Buffet, Industrial Exhibition
14:45–16:00 AGD General Assembly
16:00 End of Meeting
19:00 Speakers Dinner

Download (preliminary) detailled scientific program.

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