PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOP - THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Chado Databases and Integration with GMOD Tools. Scott Cain, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, will provide training on Chado database design, data loading and exporting, and integration with other GMOD tools such as Apollo and GBrowse. Particular emphasis will be given to comparative genomics tools. There is no cost to attend this optional workshop, but registration is requested.
SEMINAR – FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 12, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Sponsored by Roche NimbleGen
Genomic Sequence Capture. Ms. Christina Middle (B.S. from Iowa State University), Field Application Consultant for Roche NimbleGen will present on how to transform your sequencing project with this highly efficient and cost-effective method for capturing the targeted regions of your desired genome. Roche NimbleGen Sequence Capture Arrays enable you to produce targeted, sequencing-ready samples in your lab. Utilizing high-density, long-oligo NimbleGen arrays, your specified desired genomic regions are hybridized and eluted, ready for subsequent amplification and sequencing. This array-based process offers significant speed and scalability advantages over current PCR-based methods for targeted enrichment. Seminar participants will learn the many advantages sequence capturing provides as well as the process for which to obtain positive results.
Next-Gen Sequencing. Mr. Timothy Harkins, Roche 454 U.S. Marketing Manager for Genome Sequencing, will present on the latest technological advances and applications using Roche 454’s ultra-high throughput DNA Genome Sequencer (GS FLX) and it’s range of supported applications including de novo sequencing, resequencing of whole genomes and target DNA regions, metagenomics and RNA analysis. Resulting in more than 325 peer-reviewed publications to date, the GS FLX system supports the sequencing of samples from genomic DNA, PCR products, BAC products and cDNA. The new GS FLX Titanium Series enables up to one million sequencing reads per instrument run with Q20 score at the 400 base pair position to achieve between 350 – 500 Mb of high quality data.