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The breadth of responsibilities and time management for genomics laboratory managers can be overwhelming. This digital 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. 





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4 Presentations
125 Slides
Over 137 Minutes
Individual: $345
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Automating Your Second Generation Sequencing Pipeline:  What to Consider for Library Preparation and Sequence Capture
Toumy GuettoucheToumy Guettouche, Ph.D., Director of Oncogenomics Core Facility (OCF) at the Sylvester Cancer Center, University of Miami School of Medicine 

Biography: Toumy Guettouche, Ph.D., is the Director of Oncogenomics Core Facility (OCF) at the Sylvester Cancer Center, University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Guettouche is also the Director for New Technology Assessment and Implementation, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics-Center for Genome Technology, and an Assistant Professor at Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics. Before joining the University of Miami he worked for Bayer Diagnostics and Digene in diagnostic assay development. Dr. Guettouche holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Miami.

Highly Parallel Project Management in an NGS Core Lab at the NCGR
Faye SchilkeyFaye Schilkey, Director, Strategic Projects, National Center for Genome Resources 

Biography: Ms. Schilkey’s roles include operations, business development, project management and ensuring collaborator and client success around the Center’s sequencing and analysis services.  She is also the NCGR Principal Investigator for the NIH New Mexico IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).  Ms. Schilkey received her B.S. degree in computer engineering in 1986 from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.  She has been employed at NCGR since 1996 where she has held numerous technical and leadership positions producing various bioinformatics tools for genomics analysis.   Before coming to NCGR, she worked for 10 years in the scientific software arena.

A Two Year Odyssey of Setting Up and Running Sequencers in a Core Laboratory for the NCI
Michael SmithMichael W. Smith, Ph.D., Vice President, Director, Genetics and Genomics Group, Advanced Technology Program, SAIC-Frederick, National Cancer Institute at Frederick 

Biography: Dr. Smith directs the Genetics and Genomics Group of SAIC-Frederick’s Advanced Technology Program. He provides scientific expertise and vision along with management oversight to the Laboratory of Molecular Technology and the Sequencing Facility. Dr. Smith earned a Ph.D. in genetics from the Johns Hopkins University and completed postdoctoral training in molecular genetics and evolution at the University of California, San Diego. Subsequently, he was the assistant director of the Human Genome Center at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences and, most recently, a principal investigator in the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity (LGD) at NCI-Frederick studying HIV-1/AIDS, host genetics, and the genetics of other human diseases. Dr. Smith brought and implemented the high-throughput strategies of the genome project to the LGD, and was a key player in utilizing these approaches to successfully address the host genetics of HIV-1 infection and progression along with pioneering the development of the novel gene identification technique of admixture mapping.  Dr. Smith has published over one hundred peer-reviewed publications.

Highly Parallel Project Management in an NGS Core Lab at the UC Davis Genome Center
Ryan KimRyan Kim, Ph.D., Manager, DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores, University of California Davis Genome Center 

Biography: Dr. Ryan Kim, currently Director of the Genome Technology at UC, Davis Genome Center, is leading implementation of second and third generation sequencing technology, genotyping applications, and emerging technology for large scale genome study. Some of his sequencing projects from his former position as a former Director of Genome Center at NCGR include personal genome project (sequencing the genomes of twins and Korean male), de novo sequencing of cotton, cacao medicago, legumes, the major pathogen of chili and citrus, and numerous de novo, re-sequencing, and comparative genome sequencing projects.


About the Conference: 

The rapid emergence of next-generation sequencing (NGS) is revolutionizing biological research.  Technology that was once available only for major sequencing centers, is now available to all as price for entry and time for implementation continues to drop. Purchasing a NGS platform, however, is still a major decision.  How do you maximize the greatest potential for your investment?  Reaching this potential requires efficient pipeline workflow strategies, careful experimental design, comprehensive targeted enrichment technologies, data analysis, management, and integration, in addition to maintaining your platform and people management all at maximum production.  The central theme of Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Second Annual Beyond Sequencing: Managing Resources and Maintaining NGS Platforms for Peak Performance is gaining efficient use of your NGS platform.  Sessions focus on common bottlenecks, case studies, real-world experiences and solutions from experienced users.