9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Thirs Annual Quantitative PCR, MicroArrays, And Biologican Validation: Capturing the Complete Biological Story (Oct 15-17)
Renaissance Providence Hotel
5 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI
http://www.healthtech.com/2007/qpe/index.ASP
Thirs Annual Quantitative PCR, MicroArrays, And Biologican Validation: Capturing the Complete Biological Story 
Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, October 15, 2007
08:00:00 Conference Registration and Morning Coffee (08:00-08:45)
08:45:00 Enhancing Platform Performance (08:45-14:00) Jeffrey Falk, Jo Vandesompele, Elisa Mokany, Mike Lucero, Jari Rautio, Z. Lewis Liu
08:45:00 Enhancing Platform Performance: Chairperson’s Opening Remarks (08:45-08:55)
08:55:00 Enhancing Platform Performance: New Real-time PCR Technology, Mediated by Multi-Component Nucleic Acid Enzymes (MNAzymes); has a Superior Capacity for Multiplex Analysis (08:55-09:25) Elisa Mokany
09:25:00 Enhancing Platform Performance: Validation and Standardization of Quantitative Gene Expression Analysis for Microarray and Real-Time Quantitative PCR Using Universal External RNA Controls (09:25-09:55) Z. Lewis Liu
09:55:00 Enhancing Platform Performance: Accurate Real-time PCR Assessment of siRNA Based Gene Silencing (09:55-10:25) Jo Vandesompele
10:25:00 Enhancing Platform Performance: Networking Coffee Break (10:25-10:45)
10:45:00 Enhancing Platform Performance: Validation Steps Required for ChIP-DSL Promoter Array Development & Deciphering of Novel Biological Pathways (10:45-11:15) Jeffrey Falk
10:45:00 Enhancing Platform Performance: TRAC in Screening of Gene Expressions in Cell Lysates (10:45-11:15) Jari Rautio
11:45:00 Enhancing Platform Performance: Panel Discussion with Morning Speakers (11:45-12:15)
12:15:00 Enhancing Platform Performance: Luncheon Technology Workshop (12:15-14:00) Mike Lucero
14:00:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression (14:00-19:00) Herbert Auer, George H. Perry, David Moskowitz, Dimitri Semizarov, Jo Vandesompele
14:05:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: Systematic Exploration of DNA Copy Numbers and Gene Expression using Microarrays and qPCR (14:05-14:35) Herbert Auer
14:05:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: Chairperson’s Remarks (14:00-14:05)
14:35:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: Biomarker Identification Using Comparative Genomic Hybridization (14:35-15:05) Dimitri Semizarov
15:05:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: Selected Poster Presentation (15:05-15:20)
15:20:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: Networking Refreshment Break, Poster and Exhibit Viewing (15:20-16:00)
16:00:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: Detection and Characterization of Copy Number Variation in the Human Genome Using Array-Based Comparative Genomic Hybridization (16:00-16:30) George H. Perry
16:30:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: Real-time PCR Based Gene Copy Number Quantification (16:30-17:00) Jo Vandesompele
17:00:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: SNPs: Better than Gene Expression Data? (17:00-17:30) David Moskowitz
17:30:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: Panel Discussion with Afternoon Speakers (17:30-18:00)
18:00:00 Genetic Variation vs Gene Expression: Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall (18:00-19:00)
19:00:00 Close of Day I
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
07:30:00 Breakfast Technology Workshop (07:30-08:30)
08:30:00 Back by Popular Demand: Java and Jive Break-out Discussion Groups (08:30-09:30)
09:30:00 Managing Data: Chairperson’s Remarks (09:30-09:35)
09:30:00 Managing Data (09:30-12:30) Richard A. Lempicki, Tao Wei, Steven Enkemann, Pan Du
09:35:00 Managing Data: Decipher Biologic Pathways and Determine the Total “Omic” Picture with an Integrated DAVID Knowledgebase (09:35-10:05) Richard A. Lempicki
10:05:00 Managing Data: Integrated Microarray Data Analysis Revealed Pathological Pathways of Osteoarthritis (10:05-10:35) Tao Wei
10:35:00 Managing Data: Technology Spotlight (10:35-10:50)
10:50:00 Managing Data: Networking Coffee Break, Poster and Exhibit Viewing (10:50-11:30)
11:30:00 Managing Data: Cross-site and Cross-platform Concordance Improved by Variance Stabilization (11:30-12:00) Pan Du
12:00:00 Lunch on Your Own or Luncheon Technology Workshop
12:00:00 Managing Data: Pitfalls in Microarray Analysis that Contribute to the Need for Validation (12:00-12:30) Steven Enkemann
12:00:00 End of Conference
12:30:00 Lunch On Your Own or Luncheon Technology Workshop (12:30-14:00)
14:00:00 Acceptance Criteria for Gene Expression Data (14:00-15:30) Stephen Tirrell, Bharat Joshi
14:00:00 Acceptance Criteria for Gene Expression Data: Chairperson’s Remarks (14:00-14:05)
14:05:00 Acceptance Criteria for Gene Expression Data: Multi-Lab Evaluation of Expression Profiling Platforms (14:05-14:35) Stephen Tirrell
14:35:00 Acceptance Criteria for Gene Expression Data: Common Challenges and Considerations for Validation and Standardization of Gene Expression Data (14:35-15:05) Bharat Joshi
15:05:00 Acceptance Criteria for Gene Expression Data: Networking Refreshment Break, Last Chance for Poster and Exhibit Viewing (15:05-15:30)
15:30:00 Case Studies: From GeneChip to Taqman Low Density Array ­ Comparing Microarray and PCR-based Gene Expression Measurements (15:30-16:00) Fred Immermann
15:30:00 Case Studies (15:30-17:30) Shelley Ann Des Etages, Yin Guo, Fred Immermann
16:00:00 Case Studies: Leveraging Multiple RNA Measurement Tools to Support Discovery Research Programs (16:00-16:30) Case Study Shelley Ann Des Etages
16:30:00 Case Studies: Using Hepatocytes to Underly the Mechanism of Species-Specific Toxicity of a PPAR Agonist (16:30-17:00) Case Study Yin Guo
17:00:00 Case Studies: Panel Discussion with Afternoon Speakers (17:00-17:30)
17:30:00 Close of Day II
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
08:25:00 TECHnology Platform EXPO: Chairperson’s Opening Remarks (08:25-08:35) Kevin Davies
08:25:00 TECHnology Platform EXPO (08:25-12:00) Michael Egholm, Kevin Davies, Meredith Yeager, Leonard N. Bloksberg, Sadeg M. Faris, Michael D. Rhodes, Samuel Levy, John Leamon, Deepak Thakkar
08:35:00 TECHnology Platform EXPO: Why Length Matters in Next Generation Sequencing (08:35-09:20) Michael Egholm
09:20:00 TECHnology Platform EXPO: The SOLiD™ System : A Technology Enabling New Applications (09:20-09:50) Michael D. Rhodes
09:50:00 Technology Spotlight: SGI Solutions for Life Sciences: Accelerating the Pace of Research (09:50-10:05) Deepak Thakkar
10:05:00 Technology Spotlight: Coffee Break, Poster and Exhibit Viewing (10:05-10:30)
10:30:00 Technology Spotlight: What Will It Take to Sequence The Human Genome Error-Free, In Minutes, For Pennies? (10:30-10:50) Sadeg M. Faris
10:50:00 Technology Spotlight: Droplet-Based Microfluidics: An Enabling Platform Technology for Next-Generation Sequencing (10:50-11:05) John Leamon
11:05:00 Technology Spotlight: Next Generation Sequence Analysis with SLIM Search (11:05-11:20) Leonard N. Bloksberg
11:20:00 Roundtable Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities - Where are We Now? (11:20-12:00) Meredith Yeager, Samuel Levy, Kevin Davies, Michael D. Rhodes, Michael Egholm
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