Plant sequencing March 16-18 Hilton San Diego

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Inaugural

PLANT SEQUENCING
Genotype to Phenotype Correlations

March 16-18, 2011 * Hilton San Diego Resort
                              (Part of X-Gen Congress & Expo)

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DAY ONE
Wednesday, March 16
 
Java and Jive Breakfast Breakout Discussion Groups

Join focused groups designed for conference attendees to discuss important and interesting topics
related to sequencing and genomic tools. These are moderated discussions with brainstorming and interactive
problem solving, allowing conference participants from diverse areas to exchange ideas, experiences, and develop

future collaborations around a focused topic. Complimentary coffee is included.

Plenary Keynote Session: The Personal Impact of Sequencing from Patient to Population

It Takes a Village
Hugh Rienhoff, M.D., Director, MyDaughtersDNA.org

Data-Driven Personalized Medicine
Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine, Computer Science, Stanford
University
, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital

Clinical Significance of Indigenous Genome Sequencing
Vanessa Hayes, Ph.D., Professor, Human Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute

Luncheon Presentation                                     Sponsored by:  Agilent Technologies

 

DAY TWO
Thursday, March 17

Mapping and Assembly

Mapping Naturally Occurring Genetic, Epigenetic and Transcriptional Variation in Arabidopsis thaliana
Bob Schmitz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Plant Biology and Genomics Analysis Laboratories, Salk Institute
for Biological Studies


Soybean QTL Introgression Mapping and Comparative Genomics Using Next-Generation Sequencing Approaches
Robert Stupar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota

A High-Resolution Variation Map in the Maize: Signatures of Recombination, Selection and Domestication
Jer-Ming Chia, Ph.D., Scientific Informatics Analyst, Genomics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

Luncheon Technology Workshop

Transcriptome Sequencing

Integration of the Soybean Transcriptome and Genome Sequence: A Powerful Combination to Investigate
Soybean Comparative and Functional Genomics
Marc Libault, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Plant Sciences, University of Missouri

De novo Transcriptome Sequencing of Waterhemp, Amaranthus Tuberculatus, and Its Application for Studies
of Herbicide Target-Site
Genes
Chance Riggins, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana

Using mRNA-Seq to Understand Glycine Max-Phakopsora pachyhrizi Interaction
Arianne Tremblay, Ph.D., Research Associate, Agricultural Research Center, USDA

Dissecting Gene Regulatory Networks in Plants Through Identification of DNA Binding Sites and Cell
Type-Specific Analysis of the Transcriptome and Translatome
Hans Holtan, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Expression Profiling & Systems Biology, Mendel Biotechnology, Inc.

DAY THREE
Friday, March 18

 

Plenary Session: Sequencing Selects 
X-Gen Congress and Expo is proud to launch Sequencing Selects. Matching the NGS platform or service
provider for your research project is a balancing act of cost-quality-quantity. The best qualified people
to help answer these questions are customers. Hear real-world experiences from selected users hosted
by NGS platform and service providers. Compare, contrast, and come away with concrete conclusions
PRE-CONFERENCE SHORT COURSES*

 

Next-Next Generation Sequencing 

Recognition Tunneling for DNA Sequencing
Stuart Lindsay, Ph.D., Professor, Physics and Chemistry Director, Center for Single Molecular Biophysics,
Arizona State University

Low-Cost Diagnostic DNA Sequencer
Stephen J. Gordon, Ph.D., President & CEO, Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc.

Moving Polony Sequencing into the Third Generation
Jeremy S. Edwards, Ph.D., Co-Director, Mathematical Modeling, New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center

Rapid Single Molecule Level Genomic Analysis Using Disposable Nanochannel Arrays
Gary Zweiger, Ph.D., Vice President, Business Development, BioNanomatrix, Inc.

Nanopore DNA Sequencing with MspA
Jens Gundlach, Ph.D., Professor, Biological Physics, University of Washington

Employing Epigenetics to Transform Cancer Therapy
Bob Goodenow, Ph.D., Chief Business Officer, Syndax


 

 

 

 

Monday, March 14
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SC1: ChIP-Based Technologies                                         
SC2: Sequencing-Based Molecular Diagnostics                 

Dinner Short Courses -- Tuesday, March 15                                  
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
                                                           

SC3: Making Sense of NGS Data                                       
SC4: The Key to Quality: Sample Preparation

*Separate registration required

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Genotype to Phenotype Correlations 

Featured Speaker: Comparative Genomics of Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Richard Michelmore, Ph.D., Professor and Director, The Genome Center, University of California, Davis

Using Sequencing for Biofuel Crop Improvement
Matthew Hudson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Crop Sciences, Institute for Genomic Biology,
Energy Biosciences Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana

Improving Crop Productivity: Translational Research for Sustainable Agriculture
Jacqueline Heard, Monsanto (invited)

Use of High-Throughput Sequencing to Identify Transposon Insertions Underlying
Mutant Phenotypes in High-Copy Mutator Lines of Maize
Alice Barkan, Ph.D., Professor, Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon

SNP Discovery by High Throughput Sequencing in Soybean
Henry T. Nguyen, Ph.D., Professor, Genetics and Biotechnology, Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia


 
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