BGC Educational Session 001
Date: Thursday 23rd September 2021
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 BST
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Hosts: Dr. Celina Montemayor & Prof. Ellen van der Schoot
  • Prof. Willem H. Ouwehand
  • Dr. Robert Liwski
Our inaugural educational session will first provide an overview of the BGC’s central aims, then we will take a focused look at the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system and inference of these antigens from genotyping data.

  • 15:00 – Welcome
    Dr Celina Montemayor
    Canadian Blood Services, Ontario, Canada
  • 15:05 – The Blood transfusion Genomics Consortium: Its main aims
    Professor Willem H Ouwehand
    Cambridge University Hospitals, University College London Hospitals and NHS Blood and Transplant, Cambridge/London, UK
  • 15:20 – The HLA system: An introduction
    Dr Robert Liwski
    Medical and Scientific Director HLA Laboratory, Canadian Blood Services & President Elect for the American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics, Ontario, Canada
  • 15:45 – Questions
    Prof Ellen van der Schoot
    Sanquin and University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 16:20 - Questions
    Dr Celina Montemayor
    Canadian Blood Services, Ontario, Canada
  • 16:30 - Close