The Moving Picture Experts Group

Workshop on Processing of Genomic Information: From Standards to Deployment

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Academy of Sciences
Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6
10123 Torino TO

13:30 - 19:00, 19th July 2017 – Sala dei Mappamondi, Accademia delle Scienze, Torino (Italy)

Organized by the Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine, International Organisation for Standardisation Technical Committee 276 "Biotechnology" and MPEG

A workshop on applications of genomic information processing will be held on 19th July 2017 in Torino, Italy, co-located with the 119th MPEG meeting.

The workshop intends to explore the opportunities for improved health services offered by the availability in late 2018 of an ISO standard on compression of genomic information and its impact on the relevant industry.

Specifically the workshop will address:

  • the potential of genomic information usage in public health
  • the IT challenges for the widespread usage of genomic data in public health
  • public policy on big data economy and genomics
  • a status report on the development of the ISO genomic compression standard
  • how the investors community can help progress the standard to deployment
  • how the appropriate usage of genomic data drives efficient drug development
  • how the genomic data processing industries can benefit from the standard
  • how health services can be affected by the massive application of genome processing

The workshop is open to the public interested in contributing to the massive use of genomics for better public health.

Registration is free of charge.

To register (only for logistic purposes), please send an email to Claudio Alberti (


19th July (Wednesday), 2017

Program: 13:30 – 19:00


Sala dei Mappamondi, Academy of Sciences, Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, Torino

Organizing Committee:

Ruggero De Maria (HuGeF), Diego Gibellino (TIM), Claudio Alberti (EPFL), Tom Paridaens (imec and UGent) and Martin Golebiewski (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)

Program and list of speakers:

Start End Speaker Affiliation Country Title  
13:30 14:00 Registration        
14:00 14:15 Ruggero De Maria Italian Institute of Genomic Medicine Italy Welcome & workshop goals  
14:15 14:40 Renato Botti Director, Department of Health, Regione Piemonte Italy Genomics, a major component of future health policy  
15:40 15:05 Mikel Hernaez, Carl R. Woese nstitute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign USA Challenges in precision medicine: from sequencing to big data processing  
15:05 15:30 Kristina Kjerstad DG Connect, European Commission Europe EC policy on data economy and its relation with genomics  
15:30 15:55 Coffee Break        
15:55 16:20 Marco Mattavelli École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland MPEG-G the emerging ISO standard for genomic data  
16:20 16:45 Alberto de Min Preon Capital Switzerland Business opportunities in standardization  
16:45 17:10 Wolfgang Hackl Novartis Switzerland Genomic Profiling of Cancer to inform Drug Development  
17:10 17:25 Coffee Break        
17:25 17:50 Leonor Frias  MADEOFGENES Spain Challenges in the personal genomics era  
17:50 18:15 Pier Giuseppe Pelicci Istituto Europeo di Oncologia Italy Genomics in the clinical practice – Today and tomorrow  
18:15 19:00 Francesco Profumo President, Compagnia di S. Paolo Italy Discussions and recommendations