Later this month, we will head to Boston for the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. This year some 3,000 life sciences, pharma, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from more than 32 countries will gather to discuss new trends in data generation, knowledge management, and information technology for the life sciences and drug development. The QIAGEN Bioinformatics team will be based on the showroom floor (Booth #144). Please stop by, we’d enjoy the opportunity to learn more about your work and discuss how our portfolio of data interpretation solutions may be able to help you. We will also be presenting about the CLC Server in the Vendor Theater on Tuesday, April 21 at 5:50pm. On Thursday morning at 8:25am, during the plenary session panel, QIAGEN Field Application Scientist, Katherine Wendelsdorf, Ph.D. will join PatientsLikeMe CEO Benjamin Heywood and Open Medicines Institute founder Andreas Kogelnik to discuss the evolving roles and opportunities for patients and patient data in the R&D process. One of the greatest challenges for every branch of medical science is rounding up patients for studies, trials, and endless measurements. They will discuss how they keep patients in the research loop, and how non-professionals can be a driving force behind the medical breakthroughs of the future. We look forward to seeing you in Boston!