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2019 LabKey User Conference & Training | Basel, Switzerland


2019 LabKey User Conference & Training | Basel, Switzerland


June 4-5, 2019
University of Basel, Switzerland

Join us for a two-day user focused event in Basel! Attendees will expand their knowledge of the LabKey platform through engaging user presentations, networking opportunities, and training sessions.

Register today!


Schedule At-a-Glance

What to Expect


Registration begins at 9:00am each day. The program will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Lunch is included.

Agenda: Day 1 *

9:30Welcome and Opening Remarks – Michael Gersch, LabKey
9:45Delegate Introductions, Description of Use/Interest in LabKey – All
10:15LabKey Year in Review – Adam Rauch, LabKey
11:00Using LabKey to Enable Reproducible Research – Dr Thomas Schlitt, PhD, University of Basel
12:00Lunch, Networking, Individual Q&A
1:00LabKey Real World Applications – Jason Leadley, LabKey
1:30Genomic Research of Diagnostics of Rare Diseases using LabKey – Dr Jean-Baptiste Rivière, PhD, McGill University
2:30LabKey Vision: Focus on Sample Management – Adam Rauch, LabKey
3:00Afternoon Break and Networking
3:30Round Table Discussion: Sample Management – All
4:00Summary and Closing Remarks – Michael Gersch, LabKey

*subject to adjustment if necessary


Agenda: Day 2

LabKey Fundamentals Training is suitable for new and beginning users, with many opportunities to ask specific questions. In addition, LabKey staff will be available during the day to discuss questions not covered by the fundamentals training.

Registration begins at 9:00am and training will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Lunch is included.

Topics covered:

  • Server Basics: Explains the basic anatomy/architecture of the server and its moving parts. Outlines the basic structure of folders and data containers as well as the modules that process requests and craft responses. Covers best practices for configuring folders.
  • Security: Describes LabKey Server’s role-based security model and general folder-level security. Learn how to protect your data resources. Practical security information is included, such as setting up user accounts, assigning groups and roles, best practices, and testing security configurations using impersonation.
  • Files, Tables, and the Database: Explains the two basic ways that LabKey Server can hold data: (1) as files and (2) as records in a database. Covers converting tabular data files into database tables, choosing the best data structure to model your data, special features of the LabKey database (such as ‘lookups’), the role of SQL queries, and more.
  • Assays: Covers how LabKey Server models and captures instrument-derived data, including how to create a new assay “design” from scratch.
  • Studies: Explains how to integrate heterogeneous data, such as instrument, clinical, and demographic data, especially in the context of longitudinal/cohort studies.
  • Reports: Describes the various ways to craft reports about your data, including R reports, JavaScript reports, and various built-in visualizations including time charts, box plots, and scatter plots.


Early Bird – Ends May 14

Full Conference: 200 CHF
Day 1 (User Conference) : 150 CHF
Day 2 (Training): 100 CHF

Standard Pricing

Full-Conference: 300 CHF
Day 1 (User Conference) : 200 CHF
Day 2 (Training): 150 CHF


Interested in presenting your use of LabKey Server at the event? Contact Jason Leadley at jasonl@labkey.com. Speakers receive free registration for the event.

Speakers include:

Dr Jean-Baptiste Rivière, PhD, McGill University

Presentation Title: Genomic Research of Diagnostics of Rare Diseases using LabKey

Jean-Baptiste Rivière joined the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in 2015. He is currently assistant professor at McGill’s Department of Human Genetics, molecular geneticist at the MUHC Core Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, junior PI at the RI-MUHC, and director of the RI-MUHC Bioinformatics Platform. His research and clinical activities revolve around the genetic basis of rare diseases. Between 2012 and 2015, he worked in Dijon, France, as molecular geneticist at Dijon University Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Burgundy Faculty of Medicine. He has been a leader in implementing clinical exome sequencing for diagnosis of Mendelian disorders in France and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in the field.

Dr Thomas Schlitt, PhD, University of Basel

Presentation Title: Using Labkey to Enable Reproducible Research

Thomas Schlitt studied Biology before doing his PhD in Bioinformatics at the European Bioinformatics Institute. He has more than 15 years experience in the analysis of biological data in academia and in industry and is currently working at the University of Basel in the Department of Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences.



Venue Details

University of Basel
Klingelbergstr. 70
4056 Basel

Seminar room 104

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