3000+ Attendees, 450 Speakers, 12 Conference Tracks, 100+ Posters
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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Sixth Annual 

Genome and Transcriptome Analysis   

Disease-Relevant Analysis of NGS 'Omics Data 

February 16-18, 2015 | Moscone North Convention Center | San Francisco, CA
Part of the 22nd Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference


The analysis of 'omics data derived from various applications of next-generation sequencing (NGS) has and will continue to radically impact our fundamental understanding of disease biology. As researchers and clinicians more ably harness the power of sequencing technologies, the interrogation of individual and large cross-omics datasets provide broader views of underlying contributors of disease, and insights into the interconnectivity of our underlying genome, and the dynamic, regulatory epigenome and transcriptome. The Genome and Transcriptome Analysis meeting will once again explore how NGS is continuing to shape our understanding human disease, by uncovering biological meaning from analyzing NGS data.


keynote session: Advances in Interrogating (Epi)Genomes

Regulatory Genomics and Epigenomics of Complex Disease

Manolis Kellis, Ph.D., Professor, Computer Science, MIT; Director, Computational Biology Group, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Single Cell RNA-Seq and Chromatin Dynamics

Ido Amit, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Immuno-Genomics, Weizmann Institute of Science

Large-Scale Genomic Data Transfer, Storage and Computing

Featured Presentation: Storing a Million Genomes

David Haussler, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz

Supporting a Biomedical Commons with the Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud

Robert Grossman, Ph.D., Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO); Director, Center in Data Intensive Science; Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Chicago; Core Faculty and Senior Fellow, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB) and the Computation Institute

Genome Data Aggregation and Exchange across Distributed Genomic Data Repositories

Francisco M. De La Vega, D.Sc., Visiting Instructor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine

Large-Scale Genomic Data Analysis

Managing and Disseminating Tools and Data in Galaxy

James Taylor, Ph.D., Ralph S. O'Connor, Associate Professor, Biology; Associate Professor, Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

Cloud Computing for Genome Analysis in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Jeffrey Reid, Ph.D., Director & Head, Genome Informatics, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Synapse - Sage Bionetwork's Cloud Infrastructure for Data Analysis

Larsson Omberg, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Sage Bionetworks

Computational Cancer Genomics

Integrating Genome and Transcriptome NGS Data for Functional Analysis in Disease

Tuuli Lappalainen, Ph.D., Principal Investigator & Core Member, New York Genome Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University

Maximizing the Utility of TCGA Genomic Data: Tools, Analysis and Discovery

Han Liang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Division of Quantitative Sciences, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Characterization of Cancer Genomes

Sohrab Shah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Pathology and Computer Science, University of British Columbia; Scientist, BC Cancer Agency

Unraveling the Dynamic Transcriptome 

Analyzing Single Cell RNA-Seq Data

Cole Trapnell, Ph.D., Damon Runyon Fellow, John Rinn Lab, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University and The Broad Institute

Comparative Transcriptomics Analysis Reveals Regulatory and Functional Landscape of RNA Editing

Jin Billy Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University  

Non-Coding RNA functional analysis 

About Noam Chomsky, DNA Patterns, Non-Coding, RNAs and Cancer Patients

George Calin, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Journeys through Space and Time: Ultra High-Resolution Expression Profiling of Long Non-Coding RNAs

Marcel E. Dinger, Ph.D., Head, Clinical Genomics, Kinghorn Center for Clinical Informatics, Garvin Institute of Medical Research

Exosomic microRNAs Orchestrate the Biology of the Tumor Microenvironment

Muller Fabbri, M.D, Ph.D., St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California- Keck School of Medicine; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Epigenomic technologies, Data Analysis & Visualization

3D Genome Conformation and Gene Transcription Regulation in Human Diseases

Yijun Ruan, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Genome Sciences, Jackson Laboratory Genomic Medicine

Whole-Genome Epigenomic Analysis of Cancer

Benjamin P. Berman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Bioinformatics, Department of Preventive Medicine; Member, USC Epigenome Center, University of Southern California

Advances in Computational Epigenomics

Héctor Corrada Bravo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UM Institute for Advanced Computer Studies & Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland

Luncheon Presentation Sponsored by

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Kip Harry
Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781-972-5454
E: kharry@healthtech.com 

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Jon Stroup (Companies A-K)
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781-972-5483
E: jstroup@healthtech.com 

Joseph Vacca (Companies L-Z) 
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781.972.5431
E: jvacca@healthtech.com 



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