Thursday, 12 February 2015

What's coming up at AGBT 2015


We'll soon be back in sunny Florida (current forecast is low to mid 20's) for another cram packed Advances in Genome & Biotechnology meeting. Of course the focus is still on sequencing, but with instruments like to CyTof coming along and huge improvements in total proteome analysis, how long the Genome stay top of the heap is not clear.

Again the agenda is very full, and full of interesting stuff too! The standout presentation title has to be Saturdays talk at, 11:40–12:00 by Tatiana Moroz (University of Florida): Space Genomics: Epigenomic Mechanisms for Adaptations to Microgravity; other highlights for me are:

Thursday, February 26th: 
7:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.Hie Lim Kim, Nanyang Technological University Khoisan Hunter-Gatherers Have Been the Largest Population Throughout Most of Modern Human Demographic History.
7:50 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.Karyn Meltz Steinberg, The Genome Institute at Washington University FinMetSeq: Exome Sequencing of 20,000 Finns Identity Known and Novel Associations With Cardiometabolic Traits
8:50 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.Richard Leggett, The Genome Analysis Centre Towards Real-Time Surveillance Approaches Using Nanopore Sequencers
9:10 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Nicholas Navin, MD Anderson Cancer Center Single Cell Sequencing Identifies Clonal Stasis and Punctuated Copy Number Evolution in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

Friday, February 27th:
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.* Stephen Kingsmore, Children’s Mercy Kansas City Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health: Rapid Genome Sequencing for Genetic Disease Diagnosis in Neonatal Intensive Care Units 
8:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.Lia Chappell, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Revealing Malaria Parasite Transcriptomes Using Directional, Amplification-Free RNA-seq
8:50 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.Roman Yelensky, Foundation Medicine A Novel Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-Based Companion Diagnostic Predicts Response to the PARP Inhibitor Rucaparib in Ovarian Cancer

See you there.


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