MAY 24, 2017 9:00 AM PDT

Strand NGS Server: or, why clinical bioinformaticians love Strand

Presented at: Lab Automation 2017
Sponsored by: Strand
Speaker
  • Senior Software Engineer, Strand Life Sciences
    Biography
      Radhakrishna is a Senior Software Engineer at Strand Life Sciences. He is mainly working on precision and performance workflows of Strand's integrated next generation sequencing software 'Strand NGS'. RK has earned a Ph.D in Computational Biology from the University of Texas, Austin. He has over 11 years of experience in bioinformatics, protein flexibility and applied mathematics.

    Abstract

    I’ll talk about Strand NGS Server, our server-client NGS offering. Strand NGS server is geared towards small-to-medium scale clinical labs with high-volume sequencing throughputs and low turnaround times.

    The talk is in three parts. The first part describes how Strand NGS Server marshals the various computational resources available to a typical clinical lab. It also discusses the primary advantage of Strand NGS Server over its desktop counterpart: namely, collaboration.

    The second part describes the ease of setting up a given pipeline in Strand NGS server, and speaks of four examples, each corresponding to a different clinical panel: germline, somatic, clinical exome and rare diseases.

    The last part describes a day in the life of a bioinformatician, and goes over a few typical use cases of Strand NGS Server.


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