2012 Symposium Schedule

Technology Partners

9:30 am – 9:50 am

Ion Torrent

Ion Torrent PGM and Proton:  the simplest and fastest workflow for gene panels and enabling the sub $1000 genome

 Mel Hernandez
Senior DNA Sequencing Specialist
Northeast SOLiD, Ion Torrent & Capillary Electrophoresis   

9:50 am – 10:10 am

Jackson Labs

Genetic Stability in Mouse Models of Disease

Charles Miller, PhD
The Jackson Laboratory

10:10 am – 10:30 am


Platforms for Comprehensive, High-Quality Measurement:  The Agilent Genomics Portfolio

Scott A. McCuine
Genomics Product Specialist
Agilent Technologies Inc.

10:30 am – 10:50 am


New GeneChips for the Analysis of mRNA and miRNA in Human and Model Organism Studies

Brian Read
Affymetrix Senior Account Manager

10:50 am – 11:10 am


MiSeq:  Advancing the Boundaries of NGS through Superior Performance

Michael G. Smith, Ph. D.
Sequencing Specialist, Northeast

11:10 am – 11:30 am


Multiplex Gene Panel Target Enrichment for Next-generation Sequencing

Vikram Devgan, PhD, MBA   

Thermo Scientific-Genomics
Ben Barone
Molecular Biology Scientist
Thermo Scientific – Genomics

Poster Session 

11:30 am – 1:30 pm 

Opening Remarks 

1:30 pm – Dr. Karen H. Antmann, Dean of Boston University School of Medicine 


Oral Presentations

1:45 pm – Arthur Lambert (Sam Thiagalingam Lab)

Periostin signaling regulates breast cancer stem cells

2:05 pm – Anna Lyubetskaya (James Galagan Lab)

Using ChiP-Seq for transcription factor binding sites prediction and validation in M. tuberculosis

2:25 pm – Hila Milo Rasouly (Weining Lu Lab)

Loss of Robo2 Improves Survival of ILK Mutant Mice

2:45 pm – Kristen Ott (Caryn Navarro Lab)

Characterizing Spindle-E, a protein involved in guarding the genome

3:05 pm – Zachery Hunter (Steven Treon Lab – Dana Farber Cancer Institute)

Copy Number and Small Variant Analysis from Whole Genome Sequencing of 30 Patients with Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia