How to Plan Your Time in Vancouver with Us at ASHG
If you find yourself walking the streets of Vancouver the week of October 17th, chances are you’ll bump into a PhD or two. That week, the American Society of Human Genetics will be holding their 66th annual meeting and over 6,500 of the brightest minds in genetics, inherited diseases and (and another discipline here) will descend upon the “Saltwater City”. As always, the team from Thermo Fisher Scientific will be there to share our latest technology, cutting edge work by our employees, and stories from our brilliant customers. As you prepare to print your boarding pass and pack an extra sweater, set aside for these activities from Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Grab a Bite While Attending Our Sponsored Workshop
On Thursday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, you’ll want to attend Thermo Fisher Scientific’s sponsored workshop at the Vancouver Convention Center East Building – Room 2/3. Seats are limited, so reserved your spot through our registration page. Here’s a quick preview our workshop topics:
“From exomes to panels: A clinical research lab’s journey to improving variant yields”
Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are a group of more than 250 genetic disorders that disrupt the immune system, resulting in susceptibility to life-threatening infections, autoimmune disease, or malignancy. Identifying the genetic causes of PIDs is essential for understanding the molecular pathways leading to these diseases, but is challenging because of phenotypic heterogeneity, pleiotropy, and the accessibility of genetic testing.
Join us at our workshop to hear Dr. Janet Chou from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School discuss how her laboratory implemented a next-generation sequencing approach to PID research in a translational research lab. She will talk about her hands-on experience in adopting NGS in-house, compare the targeted NGS panel approach to conventional approaches for studying PIDs, and demonstrate the applications of this technology to translational research in PIDs.
“Quantification of nevus and melanoma associated microRNAs from micro-dissected FFPE-fixed tissue”
Single stranded non-coding RNA molecules known as microRNAs (miRNA) co-regulate translation of gene networks, and maintain cellular homeostasis in human tissues, including the epidermis. Because of their stability and ease of detection, miRNAs have rapidly become key candidate biomarkers for early detection of a variety of cancers.
Join us at our workshop to hear Dr. Robert Judson from the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco present his work on nevus- and melanoma-associated microRNAs from micro-dissected FFPE-fixed tissue. He will present a comparison study of the new TaqMan™ Advanced miRNA assays for qPCR with the results from qPCR and Small RNA sequencing.
Drop by the Thermo Fisher Scientific Booth (#602)
We love meeting with customers and researchers at every event we attend, and we’re bringing our latest offerings from Applied Biosystems™ and Ion Torrent™ family of products and services. Take an up-close and personal look at the Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 3 and 5 Real-Time PCR systems with its cloud computing capabilities can un-tether you from the bench, allowing you to track and analyze your runs from virtually anywhere. We’ll also be showcasing our solutions in Next-Generation sequencing (NGS), liquid biopsy, Sanger sequencing and digital PCR.
We’re also looking for Sanger Sequencing and Fragment Analysis users for feedback during ASHG. Do you use an Applied Biosystems 310, 3130 or 3500 Genetic Analyzer? We want your feedback! Please contact Adrienne Ho for more details.
Booth #602 will also be busy with 7 live presentations from our product management and R&D teams. Here is the latest schedule:
|October 19th||12:30 pm||“Comprehensive liquid biopsy solution using Oncomine cfDNA NGS assays and Taqman Digital PCR cfDNA assays”
by Marion Laig, Sr. Product Applications Specialist, Genetic Analysis
|3:00 pm||“A high throughput TaqMan CFTR mutation genotyping workflow”
by Toinette Hartshorne, PhD, Sr. Staff Applications Scientist, Genetic Analysis
|October 20th||10:30 am||“Sensitive detection of miRNAs using TaqMan Advanced miRNA qPCR Assays”
by Sara Brown, PhD Product Manager, TaqMan Assays
|3:00 pm||“Incorporating Capillary Electrophoresis Analyses into Genome Editing Workflows”
by Stephen Jackson, PhD, associate director product applications
|October 21st||10:30 am||“A rapid genotyping research assay for determining basic ABO RhD blood types and CCR5 status”
by Edgar Schreiber PhD, Sr. Product Applications Specialist, Genetic Analysis
|12:30 pm||“Low level somatic variant detection by Sanger sequencing of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples for Precision Oncology”
by Arpad Gerstner Arpad Gerstner, MD, PhD, Sr. Product Applications Scientist
|3:00 pm||“Ion AmpliSeq targeted sequencing and data analysis solutions for inherited disease research”
by Arvind Kothandaraman, Sr. Product Manager
For more information please visit us at: thermofisher.com/ashg2016