A Preview of the Sixth Annual Applied RNA-Seq Summit


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A Preview of the Sixth Annual Applied RNA-Seq Summit

Now in its sixth year, the Applied RNA-Seq Summit provides translational and clinical researchers with a wonderful opportunity to network and share best practices for conquering analytical and bioinformatics challenges. The event takes place in San Francisco at the Le Méridien hotel from April 24-26.

San Francisco is breathtaking for tourists and locals alike. Gorgeous natural scenery, world-class museums, rich street life across disparate neighborhoods, and countless restaurants that cater to every taste and budget … the City by the Bay will not disappoint!

We’re looking forward to several standout sessions, including the kick-off session, to be delivered by Jin Jen, co-director, Genome Analysis Core at The Mayo Clinic. She’ll be discussing a range of topics, including RNA-Seq as a CLIA test for gene fusion identification and novel discoveries and new applications using RNA-Seq in clinical settings. Jen is a compelling speaker and we expect her session to be well-attended. We’re also eagerly looking forward to hearing how Robert Kuhn—associate director at University of California at Santa Cruz—uses the Genome Browser to optimize RNA-Seq data visualization. We’re also looking forward to the first day’s roundtable sessions, when attendees can share pain points and solutions to common challenges experienced by all of us in this field.

QIAGEN will present or sponsor several sessions (one of which includes a cocktail party):

Day & Time: Tue., April 24 from 9 a.m.-noon
Topic: Exploring Single-Cell Transcriptomes Using Bioinformatics Solutions from QIAGEN
Speakers: Jean-Noel Billaud, QIAGEN senior principal scientist, and Nirav M. Amin, bioinformatics scientist at QIAGEN
Location: Currency Room

Day & Time: Wed., April 25 at 9:40 a.m.
Topic: The future role of RNA expression analysis in clinical diagnostics
Speaker: Dr. Uli Broeckel, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, & Found and CEO, RPRD Diagnostics, Milwaukee
Location: Main conference room

Day & Time: Wed., April 25 at 5:10 p.m.
Topic: Hosted cocktail reception
Location: TBD

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at RNA-Seq Summit. In the meantime, please check our events page for more information on everything we’re doing before, during, and after the event. See you in San Francisco!

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