ECA 2021



3 JULY 2021

Permanent Working Groups
Poster Session
Opening Lecture

4 JULY 2021

Full Day Sessions

5 JULY 2021

Full Day Sessions & Closing Ceremony


Opening Lecture
Aneuploidy: Where do we go from here?
Terry Hassold
Washington State University, School of Molecular Biosciences, USA

Closing Lecture
Long-read Sequencing, Disease Variants and Genome Evolution
Evan E. Eichler
University of Washington, Genome Sciences, USA


Genome Integrity and Mechanisms Driving Karyotype Evolution
Aurora Ruiz-Herrera
Department Biologia Cellular, Fisiologia i Immunologia Facultat de Biociències , Barcelona, Spain

Embryo Aneuploidy Testing, Past, Present and Future
Carmen Rubio
Igenomix Valencia, Spain

X-chromosome Regulation and Sex Differences in Brain Anatomy
Christine M Disteche
University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, USA

Non-coding Regulation of Sexual Features
Darío Lupiáñez
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association Berlin, Germany

Non-invasive Fetal Aneuploidy Screening
Erik Sistermans
Amsterdam Reproduction & Development VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Mosaic Variants and Clonal Selection in Health and Disease
Gulio Genovese
Stanley Center / Broad Institute, Cambridge, USA

Enhancer Hijacking of BCL11B Defines a Subtype of Lineage Ambiguous Acute Leukemia
Lindsey Montefiori
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, Memphis, USA

The Impact of Sequencing on Prenatal Diagnosis
Lynn Chitty
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Genome Evolution and Genetic Changes Associated with Individual and Species Differences
Marta Farré Belmonte
School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Kent, UK

Pervasive Chromosomal Instability and Karyotype Order in Tumour Evolution
Roland Schwarz
Evolutionary and Cancer Genomics
Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB)
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin, Germany

CNVs as Risk Factors for Neuropsychiatric Conditions
Sébastien Jaquemont
CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Canada

The Global Genome/Genomes Sans Frontiers
Segun Fatumo
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Uganda Medical Informatics Centre (UMIC), MRC/UVRI and LSHTM, Uganda

Single-cell Multi-omics to Study Genetic Heterogeneity in Health and Disease
Thierry Voet
Department of Human Genetics, Leuven, Germany

Variability in Spatial Genome Organization
Tom Mistelli
National Cancer Institute, USA

Repetitive DNA, Epigenetic Variability, and Genomic Innovation in Higher Plants
Tony Heitkam
Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany