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

Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, September 21, 2009
07:00:00 Conference Registration
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 M. 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
14:00:00 Sponsored Seminars: Hosted by Roche
14:05:00 Sequencing the Whole Human Exome with the 454 GS FLX: From Mendelian Disease to Cancer Studies Timothy Harkins
14:35:00 Applied Biosystems SOLiD™ 3 System – The Ultra High Throughput Sequencing System Michael Rhodes
15:05:00 Illumina : Transforming Biology - The Illumina Genome Analyzer Now Generation Sequencer Abizar Lakdawalla
15:35:00 Networking Refreshment Break
16:00:00 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 Sponsored by NanoString
08:15:00 Successful Sequencing Discussion Groups
09:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
09:10:00 Three Keys to a Successful Launch of a Next-Generation Sequencing Platform Joseph Boland
09:40:00 Alternative, Amplification-Free, Method for Illumina Library Preparation and its Applications to Pathogen Sequencing Iwanka Kozarewa
10:10:00 Technology Presentation: The Power to Detect: HybSelect™ for Targeted Sequence Capture Michelle Lyles
10:25:00 Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit and Poster Viewing
11:15:00 The Heaven and Hell of Setting-up a Next Gen Genomics Core at NYU Langone Medical Center Jane Carlton
11:45:00 Panel Discussion with Morning Speakers
12:15:00 Close of Session
14:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
14:05:00 Developing High-Throughput and Low Cost DNA Sequencing Technologies Peiming Zhang
14:25:00 Title to Be Announced John Leamon
14:45:00 Genome Sequencing by Natural DNA Synthesis Xiaohua Huang
15:05:00 DNA Sequencing at a Stretch Di Gao
15:25:00 Networking Refreshment Break, Exhibit and Poster Viewing
16:00:00 Solid-State Nanopores as Single-Molecule Hybridization Detectors for Genomic Sequencing John Oliver
16:20:00 Marrying Mass Spectometry with Nanopores for Single-Molecule DNA Sequencing Derek Stein
16:40:00 Panel Discussion with Next-Next Gen Speakers
17:00:00 Close of Day
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
07:30:00 Breakfast Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
08:15:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
08:20:00 Targeted Sequencing of Human Genomes, Transcriptomes and Methylomes Jin Billy Li
08:50:00 The Structure and Complexity of a Bacterial Transcriptome Nicholas Bergman
09:20:00 Genomics of Extinct and Endangered Species Stephan C. Schuster
09:50:00 ChIP DNA Sequencing on Second Generation Technologies and Applications in Genomic Researches Feng Chen
10:20:00 Technology Spotlight (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
10:35:00 Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit and Poster Viewing
11:15:00 Applying Next-Generation Sequencing to Cancer and Medical Genetics Stacey Gabriel
11:45:00 Genome Complexity Reduction and Next-Generation DNA Sequencing in a Clinical Diagnostics Environment Matthew Ferber
12:15:00 Close of Session
12:30:00 Luncheon Presentation Sponsored by Applied Biosystems Michael D. Rhodes
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
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