Conferences & Tradeshows

APR 29-MAY 01

BioIT World Conference & Expo 2014

MAY 17-20

American Society for Microbiology(ASM) - General Meeting

MAY 30-JUN 03

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

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APR 25

Sequencing Seminar

Tartu, Estonia


MAY 02

Sequencing Seminar

Norwich, United Kingdom


MAY 05

Heidelberg User Group Meeting

Heidelberg, Germany



APR 29 9:00 am (PST)

Lungs, Germs, and Metabolites: A Cystic Fibrosis Story

Dynamic microbial and viral communities constantly inhabit our bodies, encoding the majority of the unique genes that alter processes throughout our bodies and our lives. Persistent and unique viral and microbial communities are associated with every human, and they are powerful indicators of health and disease. Metagenomics, metabolomics, microbiology and ecological statistics can be used to answer questions about how microbes and viruses affect human health.

Next-Generation sequencing has enabled a torrent of recent discoveries about the composition and activity of human-associated microbial communities. In this webinar, we present recent work enabled by microbial DNA sequencing of human samples from healthy people and cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Earlier and more specific diagnosis and treatment of periods of worsened symptoms known as pulmonary exacerbations in CF may be possible using paired metabolomic and metagenomic approaches to uncover biomarkers of disease state.


APR 25 10:00 am (PST)

Best Practices for Obtaining RNA Sequencing Data from Formalin-fixed Paraffin-embedded (FFPE) Samples

Webinar hosted by Expression Analysis

Formalin-fixed Paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues present many sample preparation, extraction and method development challenges. Despite these difficulties, interest in genomic analysis of FFPE samples remains high, and large collections of clinically-annotated FFPE material await analysis. The presenter will describe the methods and best practices based on the extensive work Quintiles has performed analyzing both RNA and DNA from FFPE samples.

This webinar is intended to help genomic researchers better understand technical hurdles in the analysis of FFPE-derived RNA to:

  • Learn how EA has overcome challenges inherent in FFPE samples
  • Gain insight into experimental design considerations
  • Learn how to exploit your collection of FFPE material

 By attending the webinar you will learn:

  • How RNA sequencing data derived from fresh frozen and FFPE material can be compared
  • How to design experiments that obtain meaningful data from your FFPE samples