Thursday September 19, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM CDT
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Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building, UMN 
2231 6th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Karina Sartorio 
University of Minnesota Genomics Center 

UMGC GenoFest 2013

Thursday, September 19, 8:15 – 5:00


Registration for GenoFest 2013 is closed and the event is full. However, event talks will be broadcast live, and will also be available for viewing at a later date, at this link:


MORNING:     Next-gen Sequencing and Single-Cell Genomics Technology

 9:00-9:45     Kenny Beckman, Ph.D. & UMGC Staff: Technology & Services Update

 9:45-10:05   Jim George, Ph.D., ILLUMINA: Sequencing Platform Developments & Roadmap

 10:05-10:20   Coffee Break

 10:20-11:00   Andrew O’Guin, FLUIDIGM: The Enabling Power of Fluidigm Microfluidics

 11:00-12:00   PLENARY LECTURE: Alex Shalek, Ph.D., HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Single-Cell Transcriptomics: Harnessing Variation to Gain Insight into Immune Cell Behaviors

AFTERNOON: Informatic Solutions for Next-gen Sequencing Data

1:00-1:30        Kevin Silverstein, Ph.D., MSI: Solutions for NGS analysis at MSI/RISS

1:30-2:00         Mayank Tyagi, M.S., ILLUMINA: BaseSpace: Illumina’s Cloud Informatics Platform

2:00-2:30         Darryl Gietzen, Ph.D., INGENUITY: Interpreting Variants From Sequencing

2:30-3:00         Jean Jasinski, Ph.D., AGILENT: SureDesign, GeneSpring & SureCall

3:00-3:30         Ben Salisbury, Ph.D. KNOME: Streamlined, Structured NGS Interpretation

To supplement afternoon presentations, we have arranged for all bioinformatics speakers to take part in a "break-out" session of concurrent "demonstration labs" between 3:30-5:00. These labs will take part in smaller seminar rooms, and will enable attendees to gain an in-depth look at software, web apps, and cloud services via live demonstration.