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SELECTBIO Conferences Sample Preparation and Analysis

Sample Preparation and Analysis

Date: Monday, 23 March 2015 - Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Location: Boston, USA

Keynote Speakers

Xandra Breakefield

Xandra Breakefield
Professor, Mass General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School

David Wong

David Wong
Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Chair in Dentistry; Director for UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research, University of California-Los Angeles

John Palma

John Palma
Chief Medical Officer, Roche Sequencing Solutions

Doug Taylor

Doug Taylor
Chief Scientific Officer, Exosome Sciences Inc

Vincent Miller

Vincent Miller
Chief Medical Officer, Foundation Medicine

Nitzan Rosenfeld

Nitzan Rosenfeld
Senior Group Leader, Cancer Research UK and CSO, Inivata Ltd.

Davina Gale

Davina Gale
Head of Molecular Diagnostics, Co-Founder, Inivata

Lance Liotta

Lance Liotta
Co Director, George Mason University

Jamie Platt

Jamie Platt
Vice President, Geneuity (Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc.)


This track of the SELECTBIO Circulating Biomarkers World Congress 2015 presents the most up-to-date technologies and approaches for Front-end Sample Preparation for the study of circulating biomarkers.

It has become abundantly clear that front-end sample preparation is a major challenge when interrogating clinical samples isolated in various settings (out-patient clinics, doctors offices, hospital settings).  Optimization of sample preparation is a key-component of the clinical translation of circulating biomarkers from the research setting to clinical deployment.

Emerging technologies and approaches for interrogating complex and clinical samples will be presented, especially in the context of how they can be incorporated for the study of biomarkers.

Agenda Topics

  • Amplification Technologies Post-Sample Preparation
  • Digital PCR Applications for Circulating Biomarker Interrogation
  • Extracellular Nucleic Acids in the Circulating (ctDNA, Circulating Free DNA, Extracellular RNA): Methodologies and Products for Sample Preparation
  • Mass Spectrometry for Protein Biomarker Analysis
  • Microfluidics/Lab-on-a-Chip Methodologies for Sample Preparation
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)/RNA-Seq for Characterizing Circulating RNA Biomarkers in Extracellular Vesicles (EVs)
    • Sample Types and Preparation for RNA-Seq
  • Nucleic Acid Sample Preparation
    • Small RNA Sample Preparation
  • Protein Biomarker Sample Preparation Methodologies
  • Sample Preparation for the Point-of-Care Diagnostics Setting
  • Sample Types and Preparation for RNA-Seq as well as Data Analysis

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Jeff Fan, Exhibition Manager

Confirmed Speakers to date

Kelli Bramlett, Senior Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Daniel Irimia, Associate Professor, Surgery Department, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Shriners Burns Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
Steve Kain, Director, Product Marketing, NuGEN Technologies
Robert Kitchen, Research Associate, Yale University
Long Phi Le, Medical Director, Clinical Research Sequencing, The Broad Institute
Joshua Levin, Senior Group Leader, Research Scientist, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Klarman Cell Observatory, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Barry Lutz, Assistant Professor, University Of Washington
Michael Lutz, CEO, LifeCodexx
Daniela Munafo, Applications and Product Development Scientist, New England Biolabs, Inc.
Veronique Neumeister, Laboratory Director of Specialized Translational Services Lab, Yale University School of Medicine
Kamlesh Patel, R&D Advanced System Engineering and Deployment Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
Dominique PV de Kleijn, Professor Experimental Vascular Surgery, Professor Netherlands Heart Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mark Reed, Professor, Yale University
Jack Regan, Group Leader, Advanced ddPCR Applications, Bio-Rad Laboratories
Michael Roehrl, Director, UHN Program in BioSpecimen Sciences, University Health Network, University of Toronto
Hiroaki Sagawa, Senior Manager, JSR Micro Inc
Alexis Sauer-Budge, Biotechnology Managing Scientist, Exponent, Inc., Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Dept, Boston University
Sherilyn Sawyer, Director, BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Yaoyu Wang, Associate Director, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
David Wong, Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Chair in Dentistry; Director for UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research, University of California-Los Angeles

Corporate Sponsors Media Sponsors Networking

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