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Short Courses

Managing Your NGS Pipeline
Effectively and Productively

June 20, 2011

1:30 - 4:30 pm


The breadth of responsibilities and time management for genomics laboratory managers can be overwhelming. This short course addresses the daunting yet possible task of managing an NGS lab at peak productivity. Learn from lab managers as they share their strategies for success and how they direct their laboratory on a daily basis.

Who Should Attend: 
This course is specifically designed for genomics laboratory personnel (Core Directors, Lab Managers, Heads, Team Leads, or Senior Technicians) who own an NGS platform or are considering purchasing one in the near future. It also caters to downstream data managers supporting genomics laboratories research.

Lab Managers:
Toumy Guettouche, Ph.D., Director, Oncogenomics Core Facility (OCF),  the Sylvester Cancer Center, University of Miami School of Medicine
Michael W. Smith, Ph.D., Vice President, Director, Genetics and Genomics Group, Advanced Technology Program, SAIC-Frederick, National Cancer Institute at Frederick
Jimmy Woodward, Operations Manager, Genome Center, National Center for Genome Resources
Ryan Johnson, Senior Process Development Associate, Technology Development, Broad Institute

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The Business of Genomics:
Planning Now to Survive and Thrive

June 20, 2011

5:00 - 8:00 pm


The Business of Genomics: Planning Now to Survive and Thrive dinner short course program features dynamic presentations, elevator pitches, and interactive discussions relevant to both the scientific and business community.

Science and Technology: Hear from entrepreneurial academics, start-ups and early-stage companies showcasing their genomic-based ventures focused on:

  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Personalized diagnostics
  • Personalized medicine
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Consumer genomics
  • Preventative medicine
  • Drug development
  • Clinical trial patient stratification 


Who Should Attend:  Academic Entrepreneurs, Principle Investigators (PIs), Start-Up and Early-Stage Company CEOs/CSOs. Decision makers and experts in licensing, alliance management, business development, strategic planning, technology evaluation, technology transfer, and portfolio management. Capital funding firms including venture capitalists, public & private investors, government funding agencies, corporate governance, incubators, and technology transfer centers.

We are accepting nominations from startup companies and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in participating or nominating your company, please click here to view more info and submit a proposal.

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