ASM 2016: The best microbial sciences


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ASM 2016: The best microbial sciences

ASM Microbe 2016 is the largest gathering of microbiologists and we’ll of course be there to present our microbial genomics solution. The meeting is held June 16–20, 2016 in Boston and showcases the best microbial sciences in the world.

You can find us at booth #1822, where you can stop by for a chat and a demonstration of our solutions. We’ll also be hosting a workshop and two poster presentations.


Clinical Metagenomics for Rapid Detection of Enteric Pathogens and Characterization of the Intestinal Microbiome in Health and Disease

Speaker: Dr. Rita Colwell, CosmosID Inc.; Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology & Maryland Pathogen Research Institute, University of Maryland; Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

High-throughput sequencing, combined with high-resolution metagenomic analysis, provides a powerful diagnostic tool for clinical management of enteric disease. 45 patient samples of known and unknown disease etiology and 20 samples from health individuals were subjected to next-generation sequencing. Subsequent metagenomic analysis identified all microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites) in the samples, including the expected pathogens in the samples of known etiology. Multiple pathogens were detected in the individual samples, providing evidence for polymicrobial infection. Patients were clearly differentiated from healthy individuals based on microorganism abundance and diversity.  The speed, accuracy, and actionable features of the CosmosID MetaGenID bioinformatics and curated GenBook® databases, implemented in the QIAGEN CLC Genomics ProSuite, and the functional analysis, leveraging the QIAGEN functional metagenomics workflow, provide a powerful tool contributing to the revolution in clinical diagnostics, prophylactics, and therapeutics that is now in progress globally.

Date: Sunday, June 19 at 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 Industry & Science Showcase A – Booth 144

Poster presentations

Bioinformatics Workflow For Metagenomics Data Analysis
Presenter: Marta Matvienko
Presentation time: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Poster board number: FRIDAY-667

Functional Metagenomics, A Novel Qiagen Bioinformatics Pipeline Enables Fast High-Quality Analysis Of The Functional Content Of Microbial Communities
Presenter: Andreas Sand
Presentation time: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Poster board number: FRIDAY-038

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Boston!

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