Cornell University

Upstate NY Illumina User Group 2013 Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Upstate NY Illumina User Group meeting will provide information on how Illumina technology can help you uncover the answers to drive your research forward. Leading scientists will present new discoveries made with Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) and BeadChip technologies in multiple areas of research, including agriculture, animal science, cancer, genetic diseases, metagenomics and more.  Information gained from these studies is facilitating the development of healthier and stronger crops and enabling work towards better veterinary clinical prognostic and diagnostic tests.  With respect to human cancer and genetic disease, data from Illumina platforms is leading to an improved understanding of the genes that cause disease or influence individual response to an illness, opening the path to truE personalized medicine.  In the growing field of metagenomics, NGS is leading to a more comprehensive picture of how microbial floras affect and influence the environment in which they reside.  See what Illumina technology can do to help you accelerate your research!

The meeting will include the following presentations:

Discovery of Novel Mutation Causing Schizophrenia by Whole-Genome CNV and NGS
Frank Middleton, Ph.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Semi-custom Genotyping Array Accelerates Canine Disease and Trait Mapping
Adam Boyko, Ph.D.
Cornell University

Pharmacogenomics of Parkinson's Disease
Haydeh Payami, Ph.D.
NY State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center

Quantification of Transcriptome-Wide Allele-Specific Expression (ASE) and Genome-Wide methylation using Illumina RNA-Seq and WGBS-Seq technologies
Xu Wang, Ph.D.
Cornell University

Identifying New Oncogenic Targets for Small Molecule Pharmacological Development Using a shRNA Drop Out Screening 

Donald Apanovitch, Ph.D.
Pfizer Research

RNA-Seq the Great Enabler: Expanding Applications in Agricultural Genomics Using Tomatoes as Guinea Pigs
Jocelyn Rose, Ph.D.
Cornell University

Advancing the Boundaries of NGS with Superior Performance
Michael Smith, Ph.D.
Sequencing Specialist, Illumina, Inc.

Informatics: Present and Future
Michael Janis
Sr. Product Manager, Bioinformatics, Illumina, Inc.

Continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch will be provided.

Register now as space is limited.

The Upstate NY Illumina User Group 2013 Meeting is sponsored by the Cornell University Biotechnology Resource Center.

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Biotechnology Resource Center


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George Grills

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(607) 255-9693

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