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JUL 28, 2016 8:00 AM PDT

Mission Possible: Automating NGS sample prep for challenging samples and niche applications

Speakers
  • Senior Applications Scientist, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
    Biography
      David Horvath is a senior application scientist at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. In this role, David automates propriety and third-party next generation sequencing (NGS) chemistries. He holds a M.S. in Medical & Molecular Genetics from the Indiana University School of Medicine and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Akron. David's career experiences span a broad range of life science fields, including forensic DNA analysis, medical diagnostics and agricultural biotech, prior to joining Beckman Coulter Life Sciences in 2014.
    • Senior Applications Scientist, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
      Biography
        Zach Smith is a senior application scientist at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. In this role, Zach automates propriety and third-party next generation sequencing (NGS) kits. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelors degree in Biology from Indiana University. Zach also worked at the university's Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics as a project scientist before joining Beckman Coulter Life Sciences in 2014.

      Abstract

      Accelerating discoveries to improve human and environmental health often require the implementation of niche applications that may involve complex processes and working with challenging samples. 

      During the final presentation in our Introduction to NGS Automation webinar series application scientists Zach Smith and David Horvath will discuss Biomek-Automated solutions for NGS sequencing applications including HLA, cfDNA from Plasma and working with very low input samples.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Learn about Biomek-Automated solutions for NGS sequencing applications
      • Learn about Biomek-Automated solutions for HLA, cfDNA from Plasma and working with very low input samples

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