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SELECTBIO Conferences NGS, SCA, SMA & Mass Spec: Research to Diagnostics 2016

NGS, SCA, SMA & Mass Spec: Research to Diagnostics 2016

Keynote Speakers

Alexander Asanov
Chief Scientific Officer, TIRF Labs, Inc.

Martyn Boutelle
Professor of Biomedical Sensors Engineering, Vice Chair Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

Jennifer Friedman
Clinical Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics, Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego

James Heath
Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (CalTech)

Jason Heikenfeld
Professor, University of Cincinnati

James Hickman
Professor, Nanoscience Technology, Chemistry, Biomolecular Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida; Chief Scientist, Hesperos

Abraham Lee
William J. Link Professor and Chair, University of California-Irvine

Minetta Liu
Associate Professor and Chair, Oncology Research, Mayo Clinic

Tingrui Pan
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California-Davis

Kamlesh Patel
R&D Advanced System Engineering and Deployment Manager, Sandia National Laboratories

Lidong Qin
Professor, CPRIT Scholar, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Juan Santiago
Professor, Stanford University

Gary Schroth
Vice President and Distinguished Scientist, Illumina

Gary Siuzdak
Professor and Director, The Scripps Research Institute

Steve Soper
Foundation Distinguished Professor, Director, Center of BioModular Multi-scale System for Precision Medicine, The University of Kansas, Adjunct Professor, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology

Bernhard Weigl
Director, Center for In-Vitro Diagnostics, Intellectual Ventures/Global Good-Bill Gates Venture Fund

Aaron Wheeler
Canada Research Chair of Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Toronto

Alan Wright
Chief Medical Officer, Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Weian Zhao
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California-Irvine


This conference brings together technology development and applications of:
  • Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Single Cell Analysis (SCA)
  • Single Molecule Analysis (SMA)
  • Mass Spectrometry
Technology development in these fields is occurring in parallel with advances in Lab-on-a-Chip/Microfluidics and the broader push in diagnostics development, and in this vein this conference is co-located and concurrent with the following conferences at the same venue and at the same time:

1. Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Emerging Themes, Technologies and Applications
2. Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Techologies and Commercialization
3. Point-of-Care Diagnostics & Global Health World Congress 2016
4. Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), Single-Cell Analysis (SCA), Single Molecule Analysis (SMA) & Mass Spectrometry: Research to Diagnostics 2016

It has become increasingly apparent that the differences between cells in the same population can be significant, and there is therefore a need for improved methods to capture and analyze individual cells such as circulating tumor cells (CTCs).  The development of technologies for single cell analysis (SCA) is driving this field forward via basic research on isolated individual cells, the development of biomarker assays, and diagnostics development.

We also explore at this conference the translation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) from research to deployment in the clinical-setting for oncology, genetic testing, as well as infectious disease testing. As NGS permeates the cancer biomarker and genetic testing realms and cost of NGS declines, there is the opportunity and hope to deploy NGS as a means to personalize diagnostics and therapeutics -- this is one of the themes explored in the NGS section of this conference.

This conference will also present the latest technologies/products in flow cytometry, FISH, immunoma

Agenda Topics

  • Flow Cytometry, FISH and Technologies for Single Cell Analysis (SCA)
  • Front-end Sample Preparation for NGS -- Challenges with Clinic Samples
  • Microfluidic Devices for Single Cell Analysis (SCA)
  • NGS in Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)
  • NGS on Rare Cells (such as Circulating Tumor Cells)
  • Sample Preparation for Mass Spectrometry — Challenges Posed by Clinical Samples and the Need for Robustness, Scale and Automation for Diagnostics
    • LC/MS for Clinical Diagnostics
    • Mass Spectrometry for Biofluid Biomarker Analysis
  • Single Cell Analysis (SCA) and Single Molecule Analysis (SMA) for Diagnostics Development and Genetic, Prenatal Testing
  • Single Cell Analysis (SCA) and Single Molecule Analysis (SMA) in Cancer, CNS Diseases, and Other Disease Classes
  • Single Cell Transcriptomics and Proteomics

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Jeff Fan, Exhibition Manager

Distinguished Faculty

Yong Zeng, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
Kendall Van Keuren-Jensen, Associate Professor, Translational Genomics Research Institute
Eric Kaldjian, Chief Medical Officer, RareCyte
Lyle Arnold, Chief Scientific Officer, Biocept
Charles Wang, Director & Professor, Loma Linda University
Erick Lin, Director of Medical Affairs, Ambry Genetics
Rajiv Bharadwaj, Director, Microfluidics, 10x Genomics
Nazneen Aziz, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Research Bank
John Nolan, Professor, The Scintillon Institute
Utkan Demirci, Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Yu-Hwa Lo, Professor, University of California San Diego
Kun Zhang, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego
Martin Siaw, Vice President of Science and Innovation, BasePrime Genomics

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