MAY 16 - 18 2023 Opens: 6:00 AM PDT

Genetics Virtual Week 2023

Labroots is excited to announce our 11th Annual Genetics Virtual Week held on April 18-20, 2023!

Genetics Virtual Week 2023 will offer a multi-day content-rich program combining stellar expertise from world-renowned keynote and featured speakers in the areas of Genetics & Genomics an expanding field of biology and human health, Molecular Diagnostics, exploring best laboratory practices and novel diagnostic applications, and Precision Medicine, spanning innovative technologies and solutions transforming healthcare and changing how patients are treated today.  

Over the three days, invited lectures, thought-provoking discussions, and posters will be presented by academia and industry experts, professionals in medical and clinical genetics, scientific leaders, and research scholars.

Last year's tracks included:

Genetics and Genomics

  • Advancements in Genomic Technologies

  • Sex, Epigenetics, Aging, and Disease

  • New Approaches in the Genetics of Disease

  • Long-read Sequencing

Molecular Diagnostics

  • Emerging Technologies and Methodologies in Molecular Diagnostics

  • Liquid Biopsies (Cancer Monitoring and Screening)

  • Infectious Disease Diagnostics - COVID-19 Testing

Precision Medicine

  • Therapeutics in Precision Medicine

  • Precision Medicine in Clinical Practice

  • The Role of Technology in Precision Medicine

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2023 Genetics Virtual Week. Submit your abstract here.

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open for 2 years from the date of the live event, and the webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global genetics community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Continuing Education – Labroots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 50 credits. This event will also provide CEU's for Genetic Counselors and is pending approval by the NSGC.

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  • Suzie Alarcon, CGMBS, MB(ASCP)ᶜᴹ

    Suzie Alarcon CGMBS, MB(ASCP)CM is the manager of the Next Generation Sequencing Core at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and Team Leader of Team LJI - winner of the XPRIZE Rapid COVID Testing competition. Suzie has 18 years of experience working in molecular biology ...

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  • Shawn Baker

    Dr. Shawn C. Baker is the Chief Science Officer and co-founder of AllSeq. Having received his Ph.D. at the University of California - Davis, he started his career as a Research Scientist at Illumina when it was a 15-person startup. After spending several years at the bench ...

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  • Agnieszka Caruso

    Agnieszka is currently a Staff Scientist and Laboratory Manager at TessArae, LLC in Sterling, VA, USA. She obtained her PhD at the University of Queensland in Australia in a field of biochemistry, and subsequently worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Queen's University of Belfast ...

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  • Louisa Ive, MSc HCPC

    Louisa Ive, MSc HCPC, received her undergraduate education at University College London, London and completed her Clinical Scientist training at St George's University Hospital, London. She is a practicing Clinical Scientist, certified by the Health & Care Professions Council and ...

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  • Eugean Jiwanmall

    Eugean Jiwanmall's past professional experiences include basic science and clinical research. In his current role as a Senior Research Analyst for Medical Policy & Technology Evaluation at Independence Blue Cross' Claim Payment Policy Department within Facilitated Health ...

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  • Mark Kiel, PhD

    Dr. Mark Kiel is Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Genomenon, where he oversees the company's scientific direction and product development. After spending 15 years preparing for a life of academic research, Mark became convinced that revolutionary change in genomics was ...

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  • Jonas Korlach

    Jonas Korlach was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Pacific Biosciences in July 2012. He was previously a Scientific Fellow, supporting commercial development of the PacBio RS II system and performing research aimed at developing new applications for SMRT technologies. He ...

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  • Medhat Mahmoud, PhD

    Degree: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Poznań, Poland. Postdoc fellow in Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine... Interests: I'm interested in studying genomic variants and their effect, including the ...

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  • Tatjana Matejic

    Tatjana is an immunologist with more than two decades of experience working at biotech and pharma companies from start-ups to large global corporations ( Pfizer,Inc. being the latest), contributing significantly to team efforts and successes of more than thirty early and clinical ...

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  • Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, MD PhD

    Dorottya earned her MD and PhD in clinical medicine from Semmelweis University of Medicine in Hungary. Holding postdoctoral fellowships at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital and Columbia University, she has 10+ years of experience in translational medicine ...

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  • John Quackenbush

    John Quackenbush is Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Professor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. John's PhD was in Theoretical Physics but a fellowship to work ...

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  • Fritz Sedlazeck

    Dr. Fritz Sedlazeck completed his PhD in 2012 in the group of Dr. Arndt von Haeseler at the Max F. Perutz Laboratory in Vienna. After a two year postdoc, he transitioned to the lab of Dr. Michael Schatz at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and later to Johns Hopkins University. Since ...

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  • Rachel Shelmerdine, PhD, MBA

    Rachel Shelmerdine has over 12 years' experience in the diagnostics industry, with lead roles across R&D, product development and innovation/medical affairs at Qiagen and Yourgene Health. Rachel has a proven track record of taking innovative, proof of principle technologies ...

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  • Tao Wu

    Dr. Tao Wu received his B.S. from Nankai University a leading academic institution in China. In his last year at college, his reading of "What Is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell" (by physicist Erwin Schrödinger, 1944) inspired him to pursue a career in deciphering ...

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