7-8 June 2019
Almaz Convention Center, Vinhomes Riverside Long Bien, Hanoi, Vietnam

Vingroup BigData Research Institute (VinBDI) is going to organize the Genomic Medicine 2019 Conference (GM2019) in Hanoi on June 7 and 8, 2019. Topics of the conference include Computational Methods for Genomic Medicine, Next Generation Sequencing Technologies, Functional and Comparative Genomics, Cancer Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, Computer-aided Drug Development.

The year of 2019 has been exciting for genomic medicine initiatives in Vietnam after the VINBDI launched the project entitled “A 1,000 Vietnamese genome project to build the genomic variant database of Vietnamese population: from big picture of world human genome studies to specific Vietnamese population” and established strategic collaboration with international institutions.

OMICS data are leading the way in the understanding of disease mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment, as well as providing more target information for drug discovery. It is important to note that pharmacogenomics is now taking off as an important topic in the public health sphere. It would be incomplete not to mention huge advantages of computational approaches in pharmacogenomics data analysis for clinical implementation in precision medicine.

A dozen of leading scientists at home and abroad will give talks in the conference. We believe that the conference will provide a big picture of the progress and challenges in genomic medicine and open opportunities for collaborative researches.

Organizer: Vingroup Big Data Institute (VINBDI)

Organizing committee:

Van Vu (Honorable Chair)

Ly Le (Session Chair, Session 1)

Hau Le (Session Chair, Session 2)

Duong Nguyen (Session Chair, Session 3)

Huyen Tran (Secretary)

Topics: The topics of the conference include but not limited to: 

  • Computational Methods for Genomic Medicine
  • Next Generation Sequencing Technologies and Platforms
  • Genome Assembly, Functional and Comparative Genomics, Metagenomics
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacogenetics, Personalized Medicine
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Computer-aided Drug Development


No registration fee is applied.


Please register your attendance with Ms. Tran Thu Huyen

  • Tell: 02432 097 888/ext.5716
  • Mobile: 0988.965.056
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  • Address: 5th Floor -Tower 1-Times City


Day 1: Friday, 07/06/2019
8:00 -8:10

Welcome speech:

Prof. Van Vu, VinBDI Director

8:10 – 8:30

An up-date on the project of building a database of genomic variants for Vietnamese population (DGV4VN)

Asso. Prof, Dr. Hau Le, Head of Computational Biomedicine Department, VinBDI

8:30 – 9:00

Exploration of Molecular Recognition Processes

Prof. Kenneth M.Merz, Michigan State University, USA

9:00 – 9:30

Algorithms and Informatics in Genomic Medicine 

Dr. Michael Winther, Senior Director, Engine BioSciences

9:30 – 10:00Photo session and coffee break
10:00 – 12:00Session 1: Pharmacogenomics and Computational Drug Discovery (Asso. Prof, Dr. Ly Le)
10:00 – 10:30

Computer-aided Drug Development: Beyond classical in-silico drug docking by data science and molecular simulation for drug discovery

Prof. Haruki Nakamura, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, Japan

10:30 – 11:00

Computer Simulations of the Role of DNA Dynamics in Genetic Transactions and Viral Infection

Prof. Ioan Andricioaei, University of California at Irvine, USA

11:00 – 11:30

Targeted NGS panel, PKseq as an effective tool to identify pharmacogenomic biomarkers

Dr. Taisei Mushiroda, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences,Japan

11:30 – 12:00

Over 1,000 EGAT participants in GameChangingThailand genomes project

Prof. Wasun Chantratita, Mahidol University, Thailand

12:00 – 2:00Lunch break
2:00 – 4:30Parallel sessions
 Session 2:  OMICS data and Bioinformatics (Dr. Hau Le)
2:00 – 2:30

Using Machine Learning to Predict the Impact of Non-coding Genetic Variation and Enhancer-Promoter Interactions

Prof. Michael Beer, Johns Hopkins University, USA

2:30 – 3:00

Understanding cancer heterogeneity using multi-omics sequencing technologies and computational biology methods

Dr. Huy Dinh, University of California at San Diego, USA

3:00 – 3:30

Deep learning for genomics: Present and Future

Prof. Truyen Tran, Deakin University, Australia

3:30 – 4:00

A novel method for omics integration and cancer subtyping

Dr. Tin Nguyen, University of Nevada Reno, USA

4:00 – 4:30

Predicting Response to Immunotherapy: Big Data and Machine Learning Approaches

Dr. Nam Vo, University of Chicago, USA

 Session 3: Human Genome and Genetics (Dr. Duong Nguyen)
2:00 – 2:30

Genetic analysis for Mendelian disorders with new technologies

Prof. Noriko Miyake, Department of Human Genetics, Yokohama city University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

2:30 – 3:00

Understanding cancer evolution, treatment resistance, and metastasis via whole genome sequencing and analysis

Dr. Ha Dang, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

3:00 – 3:30

Clinical application of Big Genomic Data: Diagnosis and Study of Rare Congenital Disorder

Dr. Khanh Tran, Head of Department of Molecular Pathology, Faculty of Medical Technology , Vice Director of the Center for Gene and Protein Research, Hanoi Medical University, Viet Nam

3:30 – 4:00

Toward building Vietnamese genetic variation databases

Dr. Vinh Le, UET-VNU/FIT, Viet Nam

4:00 – 4:30An iterative Multi-Pronged Sequencing Strategy Identifies Many Novel and Candidate Disease Alleles for Orphan Disease Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy
Dr. Peter Meinke, Friedrich Baur Institute, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Germany

Prof. Kenneth M.Merz

Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Michael Winther

Senior Director, Engine BioSciences

Prof. Haruki Nakamura

Professor Emeritus, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, Japan

Prof. Ioan Andricio

University of California at Irvine, USA

Dr. Taisei Mushiroda

Riken Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan

Prof. Wasun Chantratita

Mahidol University, Thailand

Prof. Michael Beer

Johns Hopkins University, USA

Dr. Huy Dinh

University of California at San Diego, USA

Prof. Truyen Tran

Deakin University, Australia

Dr. Tin Nguyen

University of Nevada Reno, USA

Dr. Nam Vo

University of Chicago, USA

Prof. Noriko Miyake

Yokohama city University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Dr. Ha Dang

Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Vinh Le


Dr. Khanh Tran

Vice Director of the Center for Gene and Protein Research, Hanoi Medical University, Viet Nam

Dr. Peter Meinke

Department of Neurology, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Germany


GM2019 will take place at the prestigious Almaz Convention Center (ACC) in Long Bien, Ha Noi. With opulent infrastructure, and flexible well-equipped functional spaces, ACC provides the perfect venue for any type of event. Its scale of more than 4,400m2 has the capacity to accommodate up to 1,600 people.  There are 07 event rooms from 70m2 to 1,100m2 for selection depending on specific demand. In particular, the beautiful natural scenery of an urban area along the Vinhomes Riverside also makes Almaz Convention Center an ideal choice for diverse cultural, elegant art and networking activities. More information can be found at:

Almaz ALMAZ International Cuisine and Convention Center
  • Address: Hoa Lan street, Vinhomes Riverside Long Bien, Phuc Loi ward, Long Bien district, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Website:
  • Phone: 094 989 82 22


The map of nearby hotels to Conference venue is as follows:


Travel to/from the conference:

  • The Vingroup Big Data Institute arranges picking up service for our honored international speakers.
  • Information to be provided closer to the event date.


  • Mai Linh taxi: Website:, Phone: 035 518 1111
  • G7 Taxi: Website:, Phone: 024 32 32 32 32
  • Group Taxi: Website:, Phone: 024 38 53 53


Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake is a natural body of water located in the Old Quarter, close to Hanoi’s city center. One of the city’s most notable landmarks, the lake is a great place to get a glimpse of the city’s rich and diverse culture. From early in the morning, when joggers crisscross the shores to the afternoon when seniors settle down on the park benches to play chess, the area is a hive of activity. Amidst it all, the lake’s tranquil waters serve as a charming backdrop to the quaint and serene character of Hanoi culture.

Temple of Literature

An 11th century temple dedicated to the life and works of Confucius. A remarkably well-preserved example of Vietnamese architecture. The Temple of Literature is an 11th century structure originally built in honor of Confucius. Constructed in 1070 during the Ly Thanh Tong dynasty, the complex now pays honor to Vietnam’s most revered academicians and scholars. The Temple of Literature is located only a few minutes away from Hoan Kiem Lake. The grounds are divided into five courtyards, each of which has its own rich history. The Khue Van Cac pavilion stands on the second courtyard, and its symbol can be seen on street signs all over Hanoi to this day.

Old Town

Hanoi’s Old Town is a historic district in the city center comprised of nearly 40 old-style streets. Traditionally an area where merchants and artisans sold their wares, the Old Town has seemingly resisted the passage of time and retained much of its old world charm and flavor. Even today, as the city around it marches on inexorably toward modernity, the Old Town remains a refreshing throwback to Hanoi’s glorious past.

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

A three-story colonial building covering the various periods of fine art in Vietnam. Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts is a three-story structure located just across the Temple of Literature. The building was constructed in the 1930s as a girl’s school for high-ranking officers of the Indochinese military, and was converted into a museum in 1966. It was then that some of the most notable pieces of Vietnamese art were housed in the building.

One-Pillar Pagoda

The One Pillar Pagoda is a Buddhist temple built during Emperor Ly Thai Tong’s dynasty from 1028 to 1054. Legend has it that the temple was built after the emperor–who had up until then been unsuccessful in producing an heir–dreamed of meeting Quan The Am Bo Tat, the Vietnamese Goddess of Mercy. In the dream, the goddess handed Ly Thai Tong a male child. The emperor subsequently met and married a girl from the countryside, and an heir to the throne was soon born. In gratitude to the goddess, the emperor had the One-Pillar Pagoda built in 1049.

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