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IFBLS Lab Tours 2021

On the last day of the IFBLS 2021 conference a number of exiting Lab Tours will be organised. 

Saturday 28 August 13:00 - 15:30 approx.

Access to the Lab Tours is not included in the regular conference fee and must registered for separately. The registration will open later. Please see the registration page for price and registration.

Please note that there are a limited number of seats for each Lab Tour.

The Lab Tours will be announced continuously as the planning is completed.


1. Kennedy Center

Saturday 28 August 2021

Kennedy Center, Gamle Landevej 7, 2600 Glostrup

Max no. of tickets: 50

13:00 Departure by bus from Bella Center Copenhagen
13:30 - 14:50 Presentation of the Kennedy Center in two groups of 25 pax each
15:00 Departure from the Kennedy Center
15:30 Arrival at Bella Center Copenhagen 

Bus transportation from Bella Center Copenhagen, and return is. included in the Lab Tour registration fee.

Lab Tour at the Kennedy Center

Participants will have the opportunity to tour part of the Kennedy Center. This includes Department for Clinical Genetics and Unit for Genomic Medicine. Both departments use “state of the art” molecular genetic methods and equipment both for routine analysis and research. Members from the Kennedy Center will lead the tour and highlight where sample handling, sample processing and sample answering occur. The tour starts with a general talk on the work in the Kennedy Center. There will be a small reception and networking opportunities.

About the Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center was founded in 1967 under the name The John F. Kennedy Institute, as a public institution for research and counselling in causes of mental retardation. The initial fundings were collected by the Danish people, in memorial of the assassinated U.S. president John F. Kennedy.

Kennedy Center is part of Clinical Genetics Clinic, Juliane Marie Center, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

Kennedy Center includes the following units:

Medical Genetics Laboratory - is an ISO 15189 accredited diagnostic laboratory, with expertise in a broad spectrum of genetic disorders.

Center for Applied Human Molecular Genetics - is the research department, with the main focus on neurodevelopmental disorders and visual impairment.

Center for PKU – is the department for diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of PKU

Center for Rett syndrome – is the department for diagnosis, management, and research in Rett syndrome

Center for Fragile X – is the department for diagnosis and management of Fragile X syndrome

Genetic Counseling Clinic – is the department for clinical genetic evaluation and counseling of patients and families.