What to Pack for AGBT 2013: Sunblock, Flip-flops, and Data !

agbt 2013Sequencing experts around the world are honing their slide decks, performing their last data analyses, and checking weather forecasts for a small island in Florida. It can only mean one thing: AGBT 2013 is almost upon us!

As a sponsor of this year’s Advances in Genome Biology & Technology conference, we are especially looking forward to our annual pilgrimage to Marco Island for the leading next-gen sequencing meeting. We hope to meet many of you in our suite (lanai #180) for a personalized one-on-one demo of the new DNAnexus, our latest cloud-based solution designed for bioinformaticians working with genomic data.

The new DNAnexus is currently open for beta testing. Sign up for a free account now, upload some sample data before the meeting, and we’ll sit down with you at the conference to show you the new product using your own data. It’s a great opportunity to see how our tool with its features will perform in your lab! If you’re among the first 100 people to use the code AGBT13 when you sign up, we’ll double your storage and analysis capacity during the beta testing period.

We also will have some brief talks and events in our suite, so even if you don’t have a chance to upload data ahead of time, please stop by to learn more about the new platform. We’ll have drinks and snacks as well, so feel free to come by for a friendly visit even if you don’t need a new sequence analysis tool!

Here’s the lineup:

Thursday – Feb 21
10:35am – 11:00am
Command-line Interface: The Greatest Typing Experience Since the Gutenberg Printing Press
Andrew Carroll, Ph.D., Scientist, DNAnexus

5:20pm – 5:45pm
App Building & Workflows: Your Programs + the Cloud = Accelerated Results
Vince Ramey, Ph.D., Scientist, DNAnexus

5:45pm – 6:45pm
Happy Hour – drinks, appetizers & music

Friday – Feb 22
10:35am – 11:00 am
App Building & Workflows: Your Programs + the Cloud = Accelerated Results
Vince Ramey, Ph.D., Scientist, DNAnexus

3:40pm – 4:00pm (At the Islands Ballroom)
DNAnexus Talk
Meet the new DNAnexus: An Extensible Genomics Cloud Platform Built for the Bioinformatician
Andreas Sundquist, Ph.D., CEO & Co-founder, DNAnexus

4:05pm – 4:30pm
Command-line Interface: The Greatest Typing Experience Since the Gutenberg Printing Press
Andrew Carroll, Ph.D., Scientist, DNAnexus

We also want to take this opportunity to announce the winner of our “Free four-day AGBT conference badge” giveaway: Franck Rapaport from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Franck works with Ross Levine and Nicholas Socci performing sequence data analysis for acute myeloid leukemia in both clinical and research settings. He is also an author on one of the posters presented at the conference (poster #309: “Comparison of RNA-seq normalization and differential expression analysis methods using SEQC data”), so be sure to check it out and say hi. Congratulations, Franck! We look forward to meeting Franck and all the other AGBT attendees next week and hope to introduce many of you to the new DNAnexus.