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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce you the opening of Call for Abstractts for oral presentations related to the topics of the 4th Conference on Next Generation Sequencing for Adventitious Virus Detection in Biologics for Humans and Animals.

This meeting will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, on Decembre 3-5, 2024.


This face-to-face meeting will continue to highlight current scientific data and knowledge with focus on NGS implementation for adventitious virus detection in biological products. Discussions will include capabilities of NGS for virus detection in different matrices and validation of the technical and bioinformatics steps involved in NGS for its applications in characterization and safety evaluation of biologics such as vaccines for human and veterinary use, gene and cell therapy products, and biotherapeutics.


Please note the deadline for the submission : May 15, 2024.


Please address your abstract to 

Submit an abstract (in English) not more than 300 words (excluding title, authors, and affiliation), indicating which topic area you would like to be considered for and whether you have a preference for a talk or a poster.

The following topics related to NGS for human and veterinary biologics are included but other related ones may be considered:

  • Optimization of NGS sample preparation and processing for virus detection
  • Evaluation of short-read and long-read NGS
  • Bioinformatics strategies and pipelines
  • Follow-up strategies for signal detection
  • Reference materials and method Qualification/Validation
  • Applications of NGS as an alternative/supplement method for virus detection
  • Virus discovery in Biologics (case studies)
  • Experience with implementation of NGS
  • Experience with submissions of NGS to Regulatory Authorities
  • NGS challenges and ongoing efforts

Valid format :

  • PDF
  • Word

Should you require any further information or support, please feel free to reach out to

Looking forward to receiving your proposals,

The Organizing Committee


Scientific Committee will be available soon

Confirmed Speakers will be available soon

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