Nov 6-10, 2012
San Francisco, CA
Visit RainDance in Booth #910
We have exciting plans in store for this year’s American Society of Human Genetics Meeting (ASHG) in San Francisco. We will be showcasing our new RainDrop™ Digital PCR System and our fully automated ThunderStorm™ Targeted Sequencing System. Look for the ThunderStorm and RainDrops in booth #910.
ASHG Lunch Workshop
We also invite you to attend the following presentations to learn more about our products and how our innovative picodroplet-based solutions are being used to advance medical genetics research:
|Presentation 1: Development of Next-Generation Sequencing Assays for Hereditary Cancer Testing
Speaker:Dr. Aly Karsan, Head of the Centre for Clinical Diagnostic Genomics and the Medical Director of the Cancer Genetics Lab, British Columbia Cancer Agency
|Presentation 2: Implementation of Ultra-Deep Targeted Sequencing for Improved Cancer Care
Speaker:Olivier Harismendy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics
Time: Thursday, November 8th at 12:45pm – 2:00pm PST (lunch will be provided)
Location: Moscone Center East Mezzanine Level | Room 236 & 238 (seating is limited!)
RainDance Activities at ASHG
- Meet the Scientist in booth #910 at 2pm on November, 8th. Olivier Harismendy will be making a guest appearance at our booth to answer your questions.
- Follow us @RainDanceTech today and tune in at ASHG to get reminders of when the workshop will be in session.
About the Speakers
Dr. Aly Karsan is Medical Director of the Cancer Genetics Laboratory, and Head of Clinical Diagnostic Genomics at the Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia. After receiving his MD from Queen’s University, he completed his internship and practiced in rural BC. He then returned to a residency in Hematological Pathology at the University of British Columbia, followed by a research fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was previously a Clinician-Scientist of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Senior Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. His research interests focus on functional genomics in myeloid malignancies and clinical genomics of solid tumors. His clinical research interests centre around bringing new technologies into the diagnostic arena. Dr. Karsan has published extensively in his research areas of functional genomics of malignant hematopoiesis and the vasculature.
Dr. Harismendy is an Assistant Professor in the division of Genome Information Sciences at the UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics and is a member of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. He has a decade of experience in functional genomics and has been working in translational genomics for the past five years, developing assays and analysis for targeted sequencing, exploring the role of regulatory variants in common diseases, and improving the detection of somatic mutations in cancer.
Most recently, Dr. Harismendy has been implementing an Ultra Deep Targeted Sequencing assay to detect low-prevalence mutations in clinical samples, with the intent of advancing research to ultimately provide a comprehensive personalized molecular profile of solid tumors. Dr Harismendy serves on the editorial board of the Genome Biology journal and is the associate director of the BioComputational Center at UCSD’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, where he advises and supports the design and analysis of genomic studies initiated by clinicians. Harismendy received a master in process engineering from the ENSTA-ParisTech school of engineering and a PhD in Microbiology from the Paris VII Denis Diderot University.