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APR 21 - 23 2020

Genetics Virtual Week 2020


LabRoots is excited to announce our 8th Annual Genetics Virtual Week held on April 21-23, 2020!

Genetics Virtual Week 2020 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.

This years Genetics Virtual Week will include the following topics:

Genetics and Genomics

Genome Editing

  • Latest Genome Editing Techniques and Applications
  • Measuring the Outcomes of Genome Editing Experiments & Characterizing Undesired Editing Effects

The Evolution of Genome Reference Concepts

  • Latest Techniques for Creating Reference-Quality Genomes
  • Analysis and Implications of Pan Genomes

Single Cell and Spatial Genomics

  • Full-length RNA sequencing with Single-Cell Resolution

Structural Variation

  • Latest Methods & Analysis Tools for Characterizing Structural Genomic Variation
  • Structural Genetic Variation in the Global Human Population
  • Implementation of WGS-SV Calling in Monogenic Rare Diseases

Human Genomic Evolution

Molecular Diagnostics

Point of Care Testing

  • Quality
  • Accessibility
  • Cost/Reimbursement
  • Disruptive POC Devices

Emerging Technologies in Molecular Diagnostics

  • Liquid Biopsy
  • CRISPR Diagnostics
  • Digital PCR
  • Omics-based Biomarker Discovery
  • Clinical metagenomics

Artificial Intelligence

  • CDS Tools in Molecular Diagnostics
  • ML based Clinical Algorithms in Cancer Genetics
  • Role of AI in Genomics

Precision Medicine

Rare Disease in Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine in Clinic

  • Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies - The long and the short of it

Molecular Profiling - from Bench to Bedside

 

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.  This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Enjoy the interactive environment via live-streaming video and chat sessions with peers, and using the Leaderboard and Gamification to move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots most popular t-shirts.


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 2020 Genetics Virtual Week. Submit your free abstract here.

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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Speakers
  • Janani Krishnamurthy, PhD

    Director Drug Development City of Hope
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michael Snyder, PhD

    Stanford Ascherman Professor, Chair of Genetics Director of the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Smith, PhD

    Professor and Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Matthias Benoit, PhD

    Research Associate, Lippman Lab, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jean-Noel Billaud, PhD

    Senior Principal Scientist, QIAGEN Digital Insights
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sven Bocklandt, PhD

    Sr. Director of Scientific Affairs & Marketing, Bionano Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ye Chen, PhD

    Associate Director of Research and Development for GENEWIZ
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Ebbert, PhD

    Mayo Clinic
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Matthew J. Ferber, PhD, FACMG

    Associate professor and consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Founder and director of the Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory at Mayo
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dina Finan, PhD

    Product Manager, 10x Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Brett Goldsmith, PhD

    Co-Founder and CTO, Cardea Bio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kevin Halling, MD, PhD

    Mayo Clinic
    BIOGRAPHY
  • T.J. Hills

    Breast Cancer Prevention Advocate & Author
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Louisa Ive, MSc HCPC

    Clinical Scientist, Congenica
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Barbara Kraatz Fortini, PhD

    Program Director, MS in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics, Assistant Professor of Genetics, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the Keck Graduate Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pratibha Kakadia, PhD

    Research Affiliate, Integrative Behavioural Health Research Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Kiel, MD, PhD

    Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jonas Korlach, PhD

    Chief Scientific Officer, Pacific Biosciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ben Liesfeld, PhD

    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Limbus Medical Technologies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Daniel Heinz Löfgren, MSc.

    Market Development Manager PCR/dPCR EMEA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ivan K. Lukić, MD, PhD

    Senior Field Application Scientist, Partek
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Medhat Mahmoud, PhD

    Baylor College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, MD PhD

    Chief Medical Officer, Biotia, Research Assistant Professor, Department Cell Biology/College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cory Padilla, PhD

    Head of Scientific Affairs, Dovetail Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Samuel Rulli, PhD

    Senior Global Product Manager, RNA Profiling , QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Iain Russell, PhD

    Associate Director of Marketing
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Scott H. Soderling, PhD

    Founder and CSO, CasTag Biosciences Chair and Professor of Cell Biology, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jason G. Underwood, PhD

    Principal Scientist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Stephen Williams, PhD

    Senior Computational Biologist, 10x Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kris C. Wood, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY

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Presentations

  • APR 23, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: Systematic identification of therapeutic strategies that leverage tumor evolution

    Kris C. Wood, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • APR 23, 2020 9:00 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: Individualized Health

    Michael Snyder, PhD
    Stanford Ascherman Professor, Chair of Genetics Director of the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • APR 23, 2020 7:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: The Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) Revolution

    David Smith, PhD
    Professor and Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic
    BIOGRAPHY
  • APR 23, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

    Latest Applications of PacBio Sequencing for Clinical Research

    Jonas Korlach, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer, Pacific Biosciences
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  PacBio
  • APR 22, 2020 9:00 AM PDT

    From Data to Biological Insight using QIAGEN OmicSoft and IPA: Single Cell Sequencing of Normal Human Liver

    Jean-Noel Billaud, PhD
    Senior Principal Scientist, QIAGEN Digital Insights
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
  • APR 22, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

    Improved Genome Editing Using Single-Stranded DNA

    Ye Chen, PhD
    Associate Director of Research and Development for GENEWIZ
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  GENEWIZ
  • Aggregating and Sharing Clinical Evidence to Improve the Diagnosis of Rare Diseases

    Ben Liesfeld, PhD
    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Limbus Medical Technologies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Clinical Applications of Estrogen Metabolism Genetic Testing: Improving Estrogen Health, Preventing Breast Cancer and Prescribing Estrogenic Medications with Precision

    T.J. Hills
    Breast Cancer Prevention Advocate & Author
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Genomic Landscapes: Leveraging Genetic Evidence throughout the Pharma Pipeline

    Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
    Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Long-range technologies resolve complex genomic regions overlooked by short-read sequencing

    Mark Ebbert, PhD
    Mayo Clinic
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nanotherapeutics: An insight into healthcare and future multi-dimensional clinical applications

    Pratibha Kakadia, PhD
    Research Affiliate, Integrative Behavioural Health Research Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Population Health and Genetic Testing

    Matthew Ferber, PhD, FACMG
    Associate professor and consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Founder and director of the Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory at Mayo
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Precision Infectious Disease Diagnostics Using Next-Generation Sequencing and AI

    Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, MD PhD
    Chief Medical Officer, Biotia, Research Assistant Professor, Department Cell Biology/College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Priming the Precision Medicine Pipeline: New Models for Applied Genomics Education

    Barbara Kraatz Fortini, PhD
    Program Director, MS in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics, Assistant Professor of Genetics, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the Keck Graduate Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • RNA-seq for the Detection of Gene Fusions in Tumors

    Kevin Halling, MD, PhD
    Mayo Clinic
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rapid Diagnosis of Complex Rare Disease Cases Using Exome Sequencing

    Louisa Ive, MSc HCPC
    Clinical Scientist, Congenica
    BIOGRAPHY
  • The Cardean Transistor Infrastructure: using cloud-analysis software and "lab on a chip" technology to develop handheld readers for rapid virus detection

    Brett Goldsmith, PhD
    Co-Founder and CTO, Cardea Bio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • APR 21, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

    Spatially Resolved Molecular Investigation of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Dina Finan, PhD, Stephen Williams, PhD
    Dina Finan, PhD
    Product Manager, 10x Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
    Stephen Williams, PhD
    Senior Computational Biologist, 10x Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • APR 21, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

    Expanding the Hi-C toolbox: New high-resolution approaches for diploid genome phasing, protein-directed chromatin architecture mapping and more

    Iain Russell, PhD
    Associate Director of Marketing
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  Dovetail Genomics
  • SNVs to Large Structural Variation: Capturing nucleotide through inter-chromosomal variants through a powerful three-dimensional data type

    Cory Padilla, PhD
    Head of Scientific Affairs, Dovetail Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • APR 21, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

    Long HiFi Reads for High-Quality Genome Assemblies

    Jonas Korlach, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer, Pacific Biosciences
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  PacBio
  • APR 21, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

    Optimizing human karyomapping to phase single lgene defects with improved DNA amplification

    Samuel Rulli, PhD
    Senior Global Product Manager, RNA Profiling , QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
  • APR 21, 2020 7:30 AM PDT

    Novel CRISPR Knock-In Technology for the Robust Analysis of Cells and Tissue

    Scott Soderling, PhD
    Founder and CSO, CasTag Biosciences Chair and Professor of Cell Biology, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  CasTag Biosciences
  • APR 21, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

    Advantages of digital PCR and its applications - the power of partitioning

    Daniel Löfgren, MSc.
    Market Development Manager PCR/dPCR EMEA
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
  • PRINCESS: A Framework for Comprehensive Detection and Haplotype Phasing of SNPs and Structural Variants

    Medhat Mahmoud, PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bionano Genome Imaging: unbiased, genome-wide structural variation detection in genetic disease and cancer, down to 1% allele fraction

    Sven Bocklandt, PhD
    Sr. Director of Scientific Affairs & Marketing, Bionano Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Contribution of transposons to structural variation and phenotypic diversity in tomato

    Matthias Benoit, PhD
    Research Associate, Lippman Lab, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Single Cell Multi-omics: Solving the Jigsaw

    Ivan Lukić, MD, PhD
    Senior Field Application Scientist, Partek
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Single cell gene expression: new insights through the lens of full length mRNA isoform resolution

    Jason Underwood, PhD
    Principal Scientist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Genomics
    • Single Cell and Spatial Genomics
    • Single cell gene expression: new insights through the lens of full length mRNA isoform resolution

      Jason Underwood, PhD
      Principal Scientist
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Single Cell Multi-omics: Solving the Jigsaw

      Ivan Lukić, MD, PhD
      Senior Field Application Scientist, Partek
      BIOGRAPHY
    • APR 21, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

      Spatially Resolved Molecular Investigation of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

      Dina Finan, PhD, Stephen Williams, PhD
      Dina Finan, PhD
      Product Manager, 10x Genomics
      BIOGRAPHY
      Stephen Williams, PhD
      Senior Computational Biologist, 10x Genomics
      BIOGRAPHY
    • APR 22, 2020 9:00 AM PDT

      From Data to Biological Insight using QIAGEN OmicSoft and IPA: Single Cell Sequencing of Normal Human Liver

      Jean-Noel Billaud, PhD
      Senior Principal Scientist, QIAGEN Digital Insights
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
    • Structural Variation
    • Contribution of transposons to structural variation and phenotypic diversity in tomato

      Matthias Benoit, PhD
      Research Associate, Lippman Lab, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Bionano Genome Imaging: unbiased, genome-wide structural variation detection in genetic disease and cancer, down to 1% allele fraction

      Sven Bocklandt, PhD
      Sr. Director of Scientific Affairs & Marketing, Bionano Genomics
      BIOGRAPHY
    • PRINCESS: A Framework for Comprehensive Detection and Haplotype Phasing of SNPs and Structural Variants

      Medhat Mahmoud, PhD
      Baylor College of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
    • SNVs to Large Structural Variation: Capturing nucleotide through inter-chromosomal variants through a powerful three-dimensional data type

      Cory Padilla, PhD
      Head of Scientific Affairs, Dovetail Genomics
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Genome Editing
    • APR 21, 2020 7:30 AM PDT

      Novel CRISPR Knock-In Technology for the Robust Analysis of Cells and Tissue

      Scott Soderling, PhD
      Founder and CSO, CasTag Biosciences Chair and Professor of Cell Biology, Duke University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sponsored By:  CasTag Biosciences
    • APR 22, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

      Improved Genome Editing Using Single-Stranded DNA

      Ye Chen, PhD
      Associate Director of Research and Development for GENEWIZ
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sponsored By:  GENEWIZ
    • The Evolution of Genome Reference Concepts
    • APR 21, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

      Long HiFi Reads for High-Quality Genome Assemblies

      Jonas Korlach, PhD
      Chief Scientific Officer, Pacific Biosciences
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sponsored By:  PacBio
    • Single Cell
    • APR 21, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

      Optimizing human karyomapping to phase single lgene defects with improved DNA amplification

      Samuel Rulli, PhD
      Senior Global Product Manager, RNA Profiling , QIAGEN
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
  • APR 21, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

    Expanding the Hi-C toolbox: New high-resolution approaches for diploid genome phasing, protein-directed chromatin architecture mapping and more

    Iain Russell, PhD
    Associate Director of Marketing
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  Dovetail Genomics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
    • Emerging Technologies in Molecular Diagnostics
    • APR 21, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

      Advantages of digital PCR and its applications - the power of partitioning

      Daniel Löfgren, MSc.
      Market Development Manager PCR/dPCR EMEA
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
    • Precision Infectious Disease Diagnostics Using Next-Generation Sequencing and AI

      Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, MD PhD
      Chief Medical Officer, Biotia, Research Assistant Professor, Department Cell Biology/College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
      BIOGRAPHY
    • The Cardean Transistor Infrastructure: using cloud-analysis software and "lab on a chip" technology to develop handheld readers for rapid virus detection

      Brett Goldsmith, PhD
      Co-Founder and CTO, Cardea Bio
      BIOGRAPHY
  • Precision Medicine
    • Precision Medicine in Clinic
    • Population Health and Genetic Testing

      Matthew Ferber, PhD, FACMG
      Associate professor and consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Founder and director of the Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory at Mayo
      BIOGRAPHY
    • RNA-seq for the Detection of Gene Fusions in Tumors

      Kevin Halling, MD, PhD
      Mayo Clinic
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Long-range technologies resolve complex genomic regions overlooked by short-read sequencing

      Mark Ebbert, PhD
      Mayo Clinic
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Nanotherapeutics: An insight into healthcare and future multi-dimensional clinical applications

      Pratibha Kakadia, PhD
      Research Affiliate, Integrative Behavioural Health Research Institute
      BIOGRAPHY
    • APR 23, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

      Latest Applications of PacBio Sequencing for Clinical Research

      Jonas Korlach, PhD
      Chief Scientific Officer, Pacific Biosciences
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sponsored By:  PacBio
    • APR 23, 2020 7:30 AM PDT

      Keynote Presentation: The Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) Revolution

      David Smith, PhD
      Professor and Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic
      BIOGRAPHY
    • APR 23, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

      Keynote Presentation: Systematic identification of therapeutic strategies that leverage tumor evolution

      Kris C. Wood, PhD
      Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Molecular Profiling - From Bench to Bedside
    • Genomic Landscapes: Leveraging Genetic Evidence throughout the Pharma Pipeline

      Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
      Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Molecular Profiling - from Bench to Bedside
    • Priming the Precision Medicine Pipeline: New Models for Applied Genomics Education

      Barbara Kraatz Fortini, PhD
      Program Director, MS in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics, Assistant Professor of Genetics, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the Keck Graduate Institute
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Rare Disease in Precision Medicine
    • Rapid Diagnosis of Complex Rare Disease Cases Using Exome Sequencing

      Louisa Ive, MSc HCPC
      Clinical Scientist, Congenica
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Aggregating and Sharing Clinical Evidence to Improve the Diagnosis of Rare Diseases

      Ben Liesfeld, PhD
      Co-Founder and Managing Director, Limbus Medical Technologies
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Clinical Applications of Estrogen Metabolism Genetic Testing: Improving Estrogen Health, Preventing Breast Cancer and Prescribing Estrogenic Medications with Precision

      T.J. Hills
      Breast Cancer Prevention Advocate & Author
      BIOGRAPHY
    • APR 23, 2020 9:00 AM PDT

      Keynote Presentation: Individualized Health

      Michael Snyder, PhD
      Stanford Ascherman Professor, Chair of Genetics Director of the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY

Speakers


  • Janani Krishnamurthy, PhD
    Janani Krishnamurthy, PhD

    Director Drug Development City of Hope

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michael Snyder, PhD
    Michael Snyder, PhD

    Stanford Ascherman Professor, Chair of Genetics Director of the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Smith, PhD
    David Smith, PhD

    Professor and Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Matthias Benoit, PhD
    Matthias Benoit, PhD

    Research Associate, Lippman Lab, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jean-Noel Billaud, PhD
    Jean-Noel Billaud, PhD

    Senior Principal Scientist, QIAGEN Digital Insights

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sven Bocklandt, PhD
    Sven Bocklandt, PhD

    Sr. Director of Scientific Affairs & Marketing, Bionano Genomics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ye Chen, PhD
    Ye Chen, PhD

    Associate Director of Research and Development for GENEWIZ

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Ebbert, PhD
    Mark Ebbert, PhD

    Mayo Clinic

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Matthew J. Ferber, PhD, FACMG
    Matthew J. Ferber, PhD, FACMG

    Associate professor and consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Founder and director of the Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory at Mayo

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dina Finan, PhD
    Dina Finan, PhD

    Product Manager, 10x Genomics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Brett Goldsmith, PhD
    Brett Goldsmith, PhD

    Co-Founder and CTO, Cardea Bio

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kevin Halling, MD, PhD
    Kevin Halling, MD, PhD

    Mayo Clinic

    BIOGRAPHY
  • T.J. Hills
    T.J. Hills

    Breast Cancer Prevention Advocate & Author

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Louisa Ive, MSc HCPC
    Louisa Ive, MSc HCPC

    Clinical Scientist, Congenica

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Barbara Kraatz Fortini, PhD
    Barbara Kraatz Fortini, PhD

    Program Director, MS in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics, Assistant Professor of Genetics, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the Keck Graduate Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pratibha Kakadia, PhD
    Pratibha Kakadia, PhD

    Research Affiliate, Integrative Behavioural Health Research Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
    Mark Kiel, MD, PhD

    Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jonas Korlach, PhD
    Jonas Korlach, PhD

    Chief Scientific Officer, Pacific Biosciences

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ben Liesfeld, PhD
    Ben Liesfeld, PhD

    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Limbus Medical Technologies

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Daniel Heinz Löfgren, MSc.
    Daniel Heinz Löfgren, MSc.

    Market Development Manager PCR/dPCR EMEA

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ivan K. Lukić, MD, PhD
    Ivan K. Lukić, MD, PhD

    Senior Field Application Scientist, Partek

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Medhat Mahmoud, PhD
    Medhat Mahmoud, PhD

    Baylor College of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, MD PhD
    Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, MD PhD

    Chief Medical Officer, Biotia, Research Assistant Professor, Department Cell Biology/College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cory Padilla, PhD
    Cory Padilla, PhD

    Head of Scientific Affairs, Dovetail Genomics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Samuel Rulli, PhD
    Samuel Rulli, PhD

    Senior Global Product Manager, RNA Profiling , QIAGEN

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Iain Russell, PhD
    Iain Russell, PhD

    Associate Director of Marketing

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Scott H. Soderling, PhD
    Scott H. Soderling, PhD

    Founder and CSO, CasTag Biosciences Chair and Professor of Cell Biology, Duke University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jason G. Underwood, PhD
    Jason G. Underwood, PhD

    Principal Scientist

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Stephen Williams, PhD
    Stephen Williams, PhD

    Senior Computational Biologist, 10x Genomics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kris C. Wood, PhD
    Kris C. Wood, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University

    BIOGRAPHY

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Posters

Committee

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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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  • Sarah Elsea

    Dr. Sarah H. Elsea is an Associate Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and is Senior Division Director of Biochemical Genetics at Baylor Genetics. Dr. Elsea earned a B.S. in chemistry from Missouri State University and Ph.D. in biochemistry ...

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  • Emily Hollister

    Dr. Emily Hollister is a microbial ecologist and serves as the Vice President for Information Technology & Analytics at Diversigen, Inc. Prior to joining Diversigen, Dr. Hollister served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of ...

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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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  • 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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  • Molly McGinniss

    Molly McGinniss, MS, LCGC is a Senior Market Development Manager for Illumina's "Healthy Genome Initiatives" team. Her current role focuses on advancing the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care by providing access and education to healthy individuals through the ...

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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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  • Khyati Shah

    Khyati Shah received her Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. Her graduate research was completed in the lab of Jesika Faridi, Ph.D. Her work focused on the investigation of the mechanism of Akt induced tamoxifen resistance in ...

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  • David Smith, PhD

    David I Smith received his B.S. in Mathematics and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He then received his Ph.D. for the Department of Biochemistry also at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. After several postdoctoral positions he got his first ...

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  • Tao Wu

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