Bionano Genomics Announces the Final Speaker Lineup for Symposium 2023 with 30 OGM Presentations and Live Panel Discussions Across a Wide Range of Genetic Disease and Cancer Research Applications

Jan 20, 2023
  • 27 different customers representing North America and Europe
  • 30 oral presentations across four consecutive days
  • 34 scientific posters will be featured in a virtual exhibition hall
  • Topics span the application of optical genome mapping (OGM) in genetic disease, cancer research and cell bioprocessing

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) today announced its Symposium 2023 lineup of 30 oral presentations delivered from 27 different customers worldwide featuring the utility of optical genome mapping (OGM) across a wide range of applications for genetic disease and cancer research and for cell bioprocessing. The symposium will take place virtually from January 23 to 26, 2023. During these four days, customers will showcase their latest research findings using OGM. Each day will feature oral customer presentations, a live panel with Q&A and a wide range of scientific posters within the virtual exhibition hall.

“We believe Symposium is the quintessential event for the OGM community to come together and share the progress they are making in genetic disease and cancer research using OGM alongside other genome analysis tools,” said Erik Holmlin, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Bionano Genomics. “What impresses me most about the Symposium lineup for 2023 is the sheer breadth of topics, ranging from neural tube defects, prenatal testing, homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) analysis in breast cancer to drug development with cell bioprocessing QC. Symposium is an opportunity for anyone interested or currently working with OGM to form connections within the community and see the potential impact of looking at the genome in a different way. I am looking forward to seeing our global customers showcase their accomplishments with OGM at Symposium.”

“Our 2022 Symposium was a fantastic event where OGM users showcased their data. Since then, we have made significant improvements in OGM workflow and data analysis which have allowed our customers to advance their clinical and translational research. We have seen the implementation of our Saphyr® system across a broad range of clinical research applications, including consolidating traditional cytogenetics workflows to OGM and demonstrating OGM’s utility in combination with NGS,” said Alka Chaubey, PhD, FACMG, chief medical officer at Bionano. “Symposium attendees have an opportunity to learn from their peers and we will continue to provide our customers with the training, education and services to support our goal of greater adoption of OGM.”

Each session of Symposium will start at 7:00 am PST and will last approximately 3 hours. After the scientific presentations, the speakers will join for a live panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Dr. Chaubey. In addition, each day will feature a scientific poster exhibit. Below is the list of customer presentations per day and application area.

January 23: Oncology-heme malignancies

Speaker Institution Title
Dr. Adrian Dubuc Brigham and
Women's Hospital
and Harvard
Medical School

From Masked Complexity to Chromosomal Mimicry:​ Using Optical Genome Mapping to Characterize Cancer Genomes
Dr. Veronika Butin-Israeli Shaarei Zedek
Medical Center

Role of Nuclear Architecture in Chromosomal Instability of Myeloid Malignancies. New Insights with OGM
Dr. Victoria Marcu Chaim Sheba
Medical Center

Validation of OGM for Cytogenomic Testing in Hemato-oncology – Sheba Experience​
Dr. Estelle Balducci Necker Children’s

Optical Genome Mapping Refines Cytogenetic Diagnostics, Prognostic Stratification and Provides New Molecular Insights in Adult MDS/AML Patients
Dr. Ravi Kolhe Augusta University Going beyond Karyotyping and FISH: Impact of Optical Genome Mapping (OGM) with Additional Clinically Relevant Information in 75 Hematological Malignancy Cases
Dr. Blanca Espinet
Hospital del Mar
The Spanish-OGM Heme Working Group

Dr. Adam Smith University Health Network,
University of Toronto

International Working Group Recommendations for the Clinical Implementation of Optical Genome Mapping in Hematologic Malignancies

January 24: Oncology- Heme malignancies and solid tumors

Speaker Institution Title
Dr. Ravi Kolhe Augusta

Complementarity of Optical Genome Mapping and Next Generation Sequencing Panel (523 genes) for the Comprehensive Evaluation of Myeloid Neoplasms
Dr. Rashmi Kanagal
The University of
Texas MD
Cancer Center

Exploratory Role of OGM Applications in Immunotherapies
Dr. Marcin Imieliński
New York
Genome Center

Resolving Complex Structural Variation with OGM and Genome Graphs
Dr. Juan Díaz-Martín Instituto de
Biomedicina de
Sevilla, IBiS-HUVR

Complex Rearrangement Patterns in Ewing Sarcoma Associated with Poor Clinical Outcome
Dr. Daniel Ackerman University of

Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Metastases​: Understanding Metastatic Progression by Identifying Genetic Drivers of Disease
Sandra Vanhuele
Institut Curie,
Inserm U830

Features of Homologous Recombination Deficiency (HRD) ​in Triple Negative Breast Cancers (TNBC) using Optical Genome Mapping
Dr. Jef Baelen
KU Leuven
Optical Genome Mapping for Comprehensive (Cyto)genetic Analysis of Sarcomas in a Diagnostic Setting​

January 25: Constitutional Genetic Diseases

Speaker Institution Title
Dr. Roger Stevenson Equanimitas

Neural Tube Defects
Dr. Brynn Levy Columbia
Medical Center

Prenatal Clinical Study
Dr. Roger Stevenson Equanimitas Multisite Optical Genome Mapping Postnatal Study

Dr. Anja Kovanda &
Dr. Borut Peterlin
Medica Center

FSHD Testing by OGM in the Clinical Setting – Our Experience​
Dr. Avinash
Hospital of Los
Angeles/ Keck
School of
Medicine of
University of

Optical Genome Mapping Improves Clinical Interpretation of Constitutional Copy Number Gains
Bárbara Fernández
Niño Jesús

Next-generation Cytogenetics: Optical Genome Mapping in Peripheral Blood Samples
Dr. Alex Hoischen
Medical Center

Optical Genome Mapping: Hidden SVs in Rare Diseases
Dr. Detlef Trost

Optical Genome Mapping as a Diagnostic Tool in Cases of Unresolved Rare Diseases
Dr. Isabelle

Optical Genome Mapping in Genetically Unsolved Neurodevelopmental Disorders

January 26: Cell Bioprocessing

Speaker Institution Title
Dr. Alex Hastie Bionano Utilization of Optical Genome Mapping for Cell Quality Control in Cell Therapy Applications​

Dr. Somayeh Tarighat
& Dr. Andrew McKay

Genentech, Inc. Optical Genome Mapping and Cell Product Characterization
Darisha Jiadani Bionano Introducing Generation 2 (G2): Saphyr OGM Sample Preparation

Dr. Andy Pang Bionano Quality Assessment for Cell Bioprocessing

Dr. Ben Finlay Sanford
Prebys Medical

OGM Analyses of CAR-NK “Living Drugs”
Nahed Darwish Synthego Evaluation of CRISPR Edits Using Bionano’s Optical Genomic Mapping Karyotyping

Dr. Saumyaa
Genome Editing

Cell QC Using OGM

Symposium registration is open to all and there is no charge for attending this event. Register today at Bionano Symposium 2023 (

About Bionano Genomics

Bionano Genomics is a provider of genome analysis solutions that can enable researchers and clinicians to reveal answers to challenging questions in biology and medicine. The Company’s mission is to transform the way the world sees the genome through OGM solutions, diagnostic services and software. The Company offers OGM solutions for applications across basic, translational and clinical research. Through its Lineagen, Inc. d/b/a Bionano Laboratories business, the Company also provides diagnostic testing for patients with clinical presentations consistent with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Through its BioDiscovery business, the Company also offers an industry-leading, platform-agnostic software solution, which integrates next-generation sequencing and microarray data designed to provide analysis, visualization, interpretation and reporting of copy number variants, single-nucleotide variants and absence of heterozygosity across the genome in one consolidated view. For more information, visit or

Bionano’s OGM products are for research use only and not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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Bionano Genomics, Inc.
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