DEEP into its second year
Annual meeting proves successful
From November 18th to 19th, 2014 the second DEEP Annual Meeting was held in Freiburg at the Max-Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE). The project will run from September 2012 to August 2017, making this annual meeting a mid-term one as well. The project’s progress so far was thus a main topic. In the past 2,5 years DEEP has contributed a major part of 70 anticipated epigenomes to the IHEC goal to map 1000 epigenomes until 2020. During this period DEEP has complied to IHEC standards and exclusively used NGS-platforms for data generation (Bisulfite-Seq, ChIP-Seq, DNAseI-Seq, RNA-Seq).
Approximately fifty people attended the event. Roche, Qiagen and Covaris, as sponsors of this year’s meeting, were also present with various booths introducing their products. The breaks between sessions provided a good opportunity for participants to engage in networking and conversation.
Next spring a review by the project’s supporting organization (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and other outside experts is scheduled to take place.