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Genetics and Genomics 2017
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Join LabRoots for the 5th Annual Genetics and Genomics free virtual conference. Genetics and Genomics 2017 will cover the most recent and exciting advances in genetics research. LabRoots invites research scientists, post docs, principal investigators, lab directors and other genetics professionals to learn about new discoveries and discuss their own findings with like-minded colleagues and experts in the field.

As the foundation of life, Genetics provides a base for other sciences to grow from. As we learn more about genetics and genomics applications, further knowledge can be integrated into diagnosis and treatment of disease and learning more about the complexities of human biology.

Some themes from Genetics 2016 included: Innovations in Genomic Tools and Technologies; -Omics in Health and Disease; Clinical Utility of the Newest Technologies; Genomics in the Clinic.

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. You can participate in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. Virtual events remove time and place restrictions and ensure that everyone who wants to participate can do so. 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.

Genetics and Genomics conference participants benefit from interacting with field experts and networking with colleagues. Attendees can also “walk” through the virtual exhibit hall to learn about the latest in genetics and genomics tools and assays. Join LabRoots in leading progress toward understanding the genetics behind disease and treatment.

Continuing Education:
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free CEU, PACE, and/or CME credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit. The American Board of Genetic Counseling, certifies genetic counselors and accredits genetic counseling training programs. The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) is the professional membership association for the genetic counseling profession.

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  • MAY 11, 2017 06:00 AM PDT
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    Genomics in the clinic: A revolution for healthcare and medical research
    Speaker: Marcel Dinger, MSc (hons), PhD
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  • MAY 11, 2017 06:00 AM PDT
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    Genomics in the clinic: A revolution for healthcare and medical research
    Speaker: Marcel Dinger, MSc (hons), PhD


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. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer reviewed. Submission is free.



Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

  • Poster Title
  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Your Email
  • Abstract describing the poster


All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.


If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster.  LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.


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  • Nadav Ahituv, PhD
    Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Institute for Human Genetics, UCSF
      Dr. Nadav Ahituv is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his PhD in human genetics from Tel-Aviv University working on hereditary hearing loss. He then did his postdoc, specializing in functional genomics, in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the DOE Joint Genome Institute. His current work is focused on identifying gene regulatory elements and linking nucleotide variation within them to various phenotypes including morphological differences between species, drug response and human disease. In addition, his lab is developing massively parallel reporter assays (MPRAs) that allow for high-throughput functional characterization of gene regulatory elements.
    • Marcel Dinger, MSc (hons), PhD
      Head of Clinical Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Conjoint Associate Professor in the St Vincent's Hospital Clinical School at the University of New South Wales
        Marcel Dinger is the Head of Genome Informatics at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW Australia. After completing his PhD at the University of Waikato (New Zealand), he was awarded a NZ FoRST Postdoctoral Fellowship to join Professor Mattick's group at The University of Queensland to study the role of long noncoding RNAs in mammalian development and disease. He was recruited to the Garvan Institute in 2012.
      • Lavinia Ionita, PhD
        CEO, Omixy
          Dr Lavinia Ionita is a practitioner with a groundbreaking approach of medicine and well-being. At the crossroads of functional prevention, data-driven treatment, global care and personalized support, her pioneering philosophy aims at redefining the word "healthy" - encompassing all components of an improved individual. Graduated from the Craiova Faculty of Medicine in Romania, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Ionita specialized in Addictology at the University of Paris-V and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology from the University of Paris-VIII. She also holds a Certificate in Genetics & Genomics from the University of Stanford with minors in Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, Genomics Approach of Cancers, Stem Cells & Pharmacogenomics. At the beginning of her career, Dr. Ionita spent several years treating the most severe addicts at the Marmottan Hospital in Paris. This lead to a global perception of the problem of healthcare and help shape of her unique approach in precision medicine in her own medical practice. She also holds a practise at the American Hospital of Paris. Interested in the holistic medical approach very early on, she has become a recognized speaker on the topic. She has helped in the development of a major conference on the future of medicine brought by startups and innovative technologies. This passion lead also Dr Ionita to be advisor of multiple technological startups & investors in the medical field.
        • Joseph Paulson, PhD
          Research Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
            I am a Research Fellow in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health under the guidance of Professor John Quackenbush. Prior to joining Harvard I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park where I received my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation. As a computer scientist and computational biologist, my interests are to develop computational methods for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. I also desire to develop software and support these methods as open-source software for the broader scientific community through Bioconductor and popular domain tools such as QIIME and Phyloseq. MetagenomeSeq, is my most popular tool developed and is in the top 5% of all Bioconductor packages downloaded in the last year with over 5,000 unique users. I am excited to leverage statistical and network methodologies in accounting for technological when identifying disease markers.
          • Andrey Turchinovich, PhD
            Postdoctoral Scientist, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
              Andrey Turchinovich received his PhD in Neuroscience at Ruhr-University Bochum, where his research was concentrated on RNA interference and functional analysis of genes involved in neurodegeneration. He is currently working as a postdoctoral scientist at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. His research is focused on developing new methods for early diagnosis of tumors based on extracellular circulating RNA and DNA. Among his major achievements is developing a novel DNA library preparation method which allows deep sequencing of ultra-low inputs of nucleic acids and detection of circulating DNA and RNA in bio-fluids with unprecedented sensitivity. Furthermore, together with his colleagues, he has previously explained the origin and the stability of extracellular circulating microRNAs.
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            Continuing Education (CME/CE/CEU) Credits

            The speakers below have been approved for CME, CE, or CEU credits. To redeem your credits, locate the presentation you watched and click on the CME/CE/CEU buttons for further direction. For more general information regarding continuing education, the processes to receive credits, and the accreditation bodies, Click here


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            • Timothy Harris, PhD

              Since June 2011, Dr. Harris has served as the Senior Vice President of Translational Medicine at Biogen Idec. Dr. Harris has served as the Director of the Advanced Technology Program at SAIC Frederick since 2007 and Chief Technology Officer for SAIC Frederick since 2008. Prior to ...

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            • Shawn Baker, PhD

              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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            • Pinar Bayrak-Toydemir, MD, PhD

              Dr. Bayrak-Toydemir is the medical director of the Molecular Genetics and Genomics Laboratories at ARUP and an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Bayrak-Toydemir received her MD from the Ankara University School of Medicine in ...

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            • Charles Cantor, PhD

              Dr. Charles Cantor is a founder, and Chief Scientific Officer at SEQUENOM, Inc., which is a genetics discovery company with tools, information and strategies for determining the medical impact of genes and genetic variations. He is also the founder of SelectX Pharmaceuticals ...

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            • Pierre-Antoine Gourraud, PhD, MPH

              Pierre-Antoine Gourraud is a former student of the Ecole Normale Suprieure de Lyon in France. After receiving an M.P.H. from University Paris XIII in 2002, he got his Ph.D. in Immunogenetic Epidemiology and Public Health from Toulouse University in 2005. He relocated to the ...

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            • Agnieszka Lichanzka Ph.D.

              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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            • C Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS

              Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS, is a 2012 TED Fellow and Founder & President of Rare Genomics Institute, the world's first platform to enable any community to leverage cutting-edge biotechnology to advance understanding of any rare disease. Partnering with 18 of the top medical ...

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            • Vincent Mauro, Ph.D.

              Dr. Mauro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. He is also a co-founder and lead scientist of Promosome, a biotechnology company focused on bioproduction enablement and DNA vaccines. In addition, Dr ...

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            • John Quackenbush, PhD

              John Quackenbush received his PhD in 1990 in theoretical physics from UCLA working on string theory models. Following two years as a postdoctoral fellow in physics, Dr. Quackenbush applied for and received a Special Emphasis Research Career Award from the National Center for ...

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            • Deanne Taylor, MS, PhD

              Dr. Taylors background is in biophysics, bioinformatics, computational biology and structural biology with emphasis on human genetics and translational medicine. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed a postdoctoral ...

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            • Yue Wan, PhD

              Yue Wan received her B.Sc in Cell Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego. She obtained her Ph.D in Cancer Biology Stanford University, California, USA, under the mentorship of Howard Y. Chang. During her PhD, she developed the first ...

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