XGen Congress - Cambridge Healthtech Institute

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Thank you to all who supported CHI’s XGen Congress!

Over 600 participants, representing over 20 countries gathered in San Diego, California for CHI’s Premier XGen Congress last March. This year's event was a great success for all involved, from attendees to exhibitors, speakers, and sponsors.
Delegates enjoyed the interactive conferences and learning about the unique cross fertilization of established genomic technologies with Now-Generation Sequencing and Quantitative PCR, along with exciting applications of Copy Number Variation and Epigenetics. Sequencing Data Storage and Analysis proved to be a successful meeting that addressed why data is the driving force that enables discovery.

The combined sessions on Wednesday were kicked off with the ever popular “Java and Jive” discussion groups where a lively discussion over a cup of coffee started the dynamic day.   The morning Plenary Keynote Session featured presentations by James Lupski, Baylor College of Medicine; Mark Stevenson, Life Technologies; and G. Steven Burrill, Burrill & Co. These speakers offered diverse views and experiences of moving sequencing into the clinic.   The afternoon Sequencing Tech Expo session provided insights on the current and future sequencing platforms. Finally, the day concluded with a Networking Reception where the chance to discuss what was shared over a favorite beverage was appreciated by all. 

Poster WinnersOver 40 researchers presented their current work during dedicated poster viewing sessions. Congratulations to our Poster Competition Winners:

Wen Ping Hsieh, National Tsing Hua University    

Bruno Zeitouni, Institut Curie

The Exhibit Hall functions offered ample networking opportunities, and the perfect venue to launch new product and services.

If you would like to share your feedback, or give input for next year’s event please contact, Mary Ann Brown at mabrown@healthtech.com

 

Applying NeXt GENeration Genomic Technologies for Now Generation Discoveries 

Welcome to the Decade of the Genomics Revolution!  Technological advances are now enabling faster and cheaper mapping of DNA/RNA allowing  genomic comparisons and accelerating genomic discoveries. Cambridge Healthtech Institute is proud to launch The XGEN Congress to enable this genomic revolution. This week-long event features five conferences and demonstrates the unique cross fertilization of established genomic technologies with Now-Generation Sequencing and Quantitative PCR along with exciting applications of Copy Number Variation and Epigenetics. In addition, you will learn why data is the driving force that enables discovery at Sequencing Data Storage and Analysis

 


 

Applying NeXt GENeration Genomic Technologies for Now Generation Discoveries 

Welcome to the Decade of the Genomics Revolution!  Technological advances are now enabling faster and cheaper mapping of DNA/RNA allowing  genomic comparisons and accelerating genomic discoveries. Cambridge Healthtech Institute is proud to launch The XGEN Congress to enable this genomic revolution. This week-long event features five conferences and demonstrates the unique cross fertilization of established genomic technologies with Now-Generation Sequencing and Quantitative PCR along with exciting applications of Copy Number Variation and Epigenetics. In addition, you will learn why data is the driving force that enables discovery at Sequencing Data Storage and Analysis


Conference Short Courses*

Monday, March 15 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


COPY NUMBER VARIATION
(SC1) A Practical Guide to Finding Regions of Chromosomal Copy Number Gain or Loss

SEQUENCING DATA STORAGE
(SC2) Data Management and Storage: The Next Hurdle for NGS

Tuesday, March 16 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


QUANTITATIVE PCR
(SC3) Getting the Most out of Your Real-Time PCR Experiments

*Separate Registration Required

Click here for detailed information on the Short Courses.



Plenary Keynote & Featured Speakers

Studies on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: My Personal Genome Experience

James LupskiJames R. Lupski, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair, Molecular & Human Genetics & Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 


Unlocking Genomic Medicine: Answering the Why

StevensonMark P. Stevenson, Ph.D., President and COO, Life Technologies

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Business of Genomics

Steven BurrillG. Steven Burrill, Chief Executive Officer, Burrill & Company

 






Pergamum: Evolvable, Reliable, Energy-Efficient Disk-Based Archival Storage

Ethan MillerEthan Miller, Ph.D., Associate Director, Computer Science, Storage Systems Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz






De novo Sequence Assembly

Pavel PevnerPavel Pevzner, Ph.D., Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of California, San Diego







The Human Epigenome and Cancer

Peter JonesPeter Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc., Director, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; Distinguished Professor of Urology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern California

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

Recent Publications

 

Whitepaper
Published September 2009
NIH Grants $62M for Epigenomics Roadmap Program

EPG Cover
Published August 2009
Epigenetic Differences in Cortical Neurons from a Pair of Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Alzheimer's Disease

BioDiscovery Press Release
Published March 2010
BioDiscovery Press Release

 

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