Beyond Sequencing: Satellite Educational Workshop

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Satellite Educational Workshop*

June 21, 2010
2:00 – 5:00 pm


(Registration 1:30 - 2:00 pm)

Core Facility Laboratory Evolution in the Genomics Revolution

Application of NGS Technologies as Shared Research Resources 

Perusing the qualifications for genomics core laboratory personnel is overwhelming. 

Example of scientific duties include:

  • Operation, management, and expansion of core genomes sequencing laboratory
  • Daily operation and routine maintenance of instrumentation
  • Development of and meticulous adherence to protocols
  • Preparation of a wide variety of samples for genomic sequencing
  • Data analysis and management
  • Keeping abreast of technical advances in genomics
  • Seeking new applications of genomics technology

Other management duties include:

  • Project management, record-keeping, accounting and purchasing reagents/expendables
  • Design infrastructure of core facility
  • Advise research clientele in experimental design
  • Work collaboratively with team of faculty researchers, bioinformatics specialists, graduate students, and facilities staff
  • Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with researchers and clientele
  • Leadership skills and initiative suitable for seeking opportunities for growth of the facility
  • Maintain a financially healthy bottom-line for the core facility

Who Should Attend

This course is specifically designed for qualified genomics laboratory personnel (Core Directors, Lab Managers, Heads, Team Leads, or Senior Technicians) who own a NGS platform(s) or are considering purchasing one in the near future and downstream Data Managers supporting genomics laboratories research.

2:00 Opening Remarks

2:05 Catching the Wave: Implementation of NGS Technologies as Core Facility Resources

George GrillsGeorge Grills, Ph.D., Director, Advanced Technology Assessment, Life Sciences Core Lab Center, Cornell University - Biography 

  • Emerging sequencing technology assessment and implementation
  • Communication and networking regarding NGS challenges

2:35 Getting Your Users Started with Next-Generation Sequencing

Kevin KnudtsonKevin Knudtson, Ph.D., Director, DNA Facility, University of Iowa - Biography

  • Optimal application of NGS technologies (e.g., which platforms are optimal for what types of applications and research projects)
  • Communication with core facility NGS users (e.g., helping to define realistic user expectations regarding the use of NGS technology)

3:05 Enhancing Your Core’s NGS Pipeline: How, Why and When to Implement New Technology

Joseph BolandJoseph Boland, M.S., Dedicated Scientific Operations Leader, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., NCI - Biography

  • Applications and instruments closely associated with NGS technologies (e.g., upstream sample preparation and target selection technology considerations)

3:35 Refreshment Break

4:00 Out of the Core and into the Clinic: Development and Implementation of NGS Tests

Lisa WhiteLisa White, Ph.D., Director, Microarray Core Facility, Baylor College of Medicine - Biography

  • Core facility related considerations for the use of NGS in clinical diagnostics

4:30 Interactive Discussion Panel

  • Q&A based on content of presentations and on attendees’ areas of interest

4:55 Closing Remarks


*Separate registration is required and you must have a qualified job title to participate. Every registration is subject to approval by the conference organizer.


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