9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis
Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street
Providence, RI
Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis
 Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, September 21, 2009
07:00:00 Conference Registration and Morning Coffee
08:15:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
08:25:00 Moore’s Law and Sequencing: Where Are We Now, Where Will it Lead, and How Will We Get There? Jonathan Rothberg
09:05:00 Diagnostic Applications of Next-Generation Sequencing: High-Throughput, High Resolution HLA Typing Henry Erlich
09:45:00 Networking Coffee Break
10:15:00 So My Genome Costs Less Than My Bike: What’s the Big Deal? Robert Cook-Deegan
10:55:00 The Future of NGS from a Medical Practice Perspective Dietrich Stephan
11:35:00 Interactive Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers
12:00:00 Close of Session
12:15:00 Luncheon Technology Workshop (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own
14:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Kevin Davies
14:05:00 Sponsored Seminars:Hosted by Roche
14:10:00 Sequencing the Whole Human Exome with the 454 GS FLX: From Mendelian Disease to Cancer Studies Roche/454 Timothy Harkins
14:35:00 SOLiD™ 3 System – The Ultra High Throughput Sequencing System Applied Biosystems Michael D. Rhodes
15:05:00 Illumina
15:35:00 Networking Refreshment Break
16:00:00 Helicos Helicos
16:30:00 Platform Provider (Opportunity Available)
17:00:00 Panel Discussion with Platform Providers Kevin Davies
17:30:00 Welcoming Reception and Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall
19:00:00 Close of Day
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
07:30:00 Breakfast Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
08:15:00 Successful Sequencing Discussion Groups
09:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
09:10:00 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1 John Quackenbush
09:50:00 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2 Eric E Schadt
10:30:00 Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit and Poster Viewing
11:15:00 Beyond Data Generation: Challenges Inherent in Designing and Analyzing Experiments Using Next-Generation Sequencing Ghia Euskirchen
11:45:00 Epigenomic Analysis Using Massively-Parallel Sequencing Masako Suzuki
12:15:00 Close of Session
12:30:00 Luncheon Technology Workshop (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own
12:35:00 I’ve Bought my Sequencer – Now What the Heck Do I Do with the Data?
13:55:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
14:00:00 Software Solution Co-Presentation Tom Schwei
14:30:00 Software Solution Co-Presentation Measuring the Level of Individual Transcripts Using mRNA-seq Within Partek Genomics Suite Michael Lelivelt
15:00:00 Software Solution Co-Presentation Comprehensive Methods for Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis in Epigenetics Martin Seifert
15:30:00 Networking Refreshment Break, Exhibit and Poster Viewing
16:00:00 Software Solution Co-Presentation (Opportunity Available)
16:30:00 Software Solution Co-Presentation (Opportunity Available)
17:00:00 Close of Day
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
07:30:00 Breakfast Presentation Sponsored by JMP Software
08:15:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
08:20:00 Sequencing in the Study of Psychiatric Diseases Chunyu Liu
08:50:00 The Path to Personalized Cancer Treatment Utilizing the Molecular Gateway Jae K. Lee
09:20:00 Information-Theoretic Identification and Modeling of Gene-Gene, Environment-Environment and Gene-Environment Interactions Murali Ramanathan
09:50:00 Statistical Model for Whole Genome Sequencing and its Application to Minimally Invasive Diagnosis of Fetal Genetic Disease David G. Peters
10:20:00 Technology Spotlight (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
10:35:00 Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit & Poster Viewing
11:15:00 A Geometric Approach For Classification And Comparison Of Structural Variants Ben Raphael
11:45:00 Exploring the Human Microbiome with Next-Generation Sequencing Rob Knight
12:15:00 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own
12:25:00 CASE STUDIES (combined session)
14:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
14:05:00 Observations of the Most Abundant and Active Genes in the Biosphere—The Ecology of Viral Genes K. Eric Wommack
14:45:00 Transcriptome-Guided Characterization of Genomic Alterations Qi Zhao
15:15:00 Networking Refreshment Break and Final Exhibit and Poster Viewing
15:45:00 Detecting Signatures of Domestication in the Chicken Genome Michael Zody
16:15:00 A Core Gut Microbiome in Obese and Lean Twins Rob Knight
17:00:00 Close of Meeting
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