Festival of Genomics: Not Your Typical Genomics Conference

Whole Genome Sequencing Giveaway, FDA’s New Approach to
Regulatory
Science & Treadmill Challenge

FoG CA logoFront Line Genomics is bringing Festival of Genomics to California this week (Nov 3-5th). Their inaugural event, which was held in Boston in June, was a great success and we are looking forward to the festivities taking place in our own backyard. Festival of Genomics will include a stellar lineup of speakers, plus posters, workshops, exhibitors, and networking opportunities. DNAnexus returns as defending champion of the “Race the Helix” treadmill challenge, a fundraising event for the Greenwood Genetic Center.

If you’re headed to Festival of Genomics California, please visit the DNAnexus booth (#15) to learn about our latest research and development project with the FDA’s Office of Health Informatics to build precisionFDA, an open source platform to advance regulatory science around NGS-based analytic tools and datasets. Learn more.

Sure Genomics logoIn collaboration with Sure Genomics, we’ll be giving away one FREE full genome sequence each day! Stop by the DNAnexus booth (#15) between 1-2pm to learn more about Sure Genomics, their new personal genome sequencing service and interactive analytics platform, and be entered to win.  More details below.

EXPLORE YOUR GENOME GIVEAWAY! 
DNAnexus and Sure Genomics will sequence and analyze the whole genomes of two lucky winners ($2500 value)!

Sure Genomics Hour (DNAnexus Booth #15)
• Wednesday, November 4th at 1:00pm – 2:00pm
• Thursday, November 5th at 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn how Sure Genomics, a solutions provider for personal DNA analytics for health, fitness, and medical reports, has adopted the DNAnexus Cloud Platform to support its full genome sequencing offering. Sure Genomics beta opens early December and starts taking reservations, genome sequencing starts at the beginning of Q1 2016.

Each winner will receive a complimentary Personal DNA Kit, personal DNA report mapping key markers, and one year free storage. STOP BY TO LEARN MORE & ENTER TO WIN!

Details on the giveaway rules:

  • Entry will be open during Sure Genomics Hour November 4-5th from 1-2pm at the DNAnexus booth (#15).
  • Simply drop of your business card in the bowl at the DNAnexus booth and receive a sneak peek of the Sure Genomics product.
  • No purchase necessary and you don’t have to be an existing DNAnexus customer.
  • Winners will be announced and contacted by Sure Genomics after the Festival.

DNAnexus at Festival of Genomics California

Talks
Title:
 Genomics in the Age of Ubiquitous, Cheap Sequencing
Presenter:  Andrew Carroll, PhD, Director of Science, DNAnexus
When:  Wednesday, November 4th at 3:00pm
Where:  Stage G

Panel Discussions
Panel Discussion: Preparing (for) 1,000,000 Whole Genomes
When: Wednesday, November 4th at 2:00pm
Where: Stage G

Chair:
Will Salerno, Sr Staff Scientist, Next-Gen Sequencing Informatics Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Panelists:
Matthew Trunnell, CIO and VP of Center Information Technology and Services, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Jeffrey Reid, Sr Director, Head of Genome Informatics, Regeneron Genetics Center
Ali Torkamani, Director of Genome Informatics, The Scripps Translational Science Institute
Andrew Carroll, Director of Science, DNAnexus
Deniz Kural, CEO, Seven Bridges Genomics

PrecisionFDA Panel Discussion:  Advancing Precision Medicine by Enabling a Collaborative Informatics Community
When: Thursday, November 5th at 3:45pm
Where: Tech Forum Stage

Chairs:
Omar Serang, Chief Cloud Officer, DNAnexus
George Asimenos, Director of Strategic Projects, DNAnexus

Panelists:
Deanna Church, Senior Director of Genomics and Content, Personalis
Michael Eberle, Associate Director, Scientific Research, Illumina
Kevin Jacobs, Director of Laboratory R&D, 23andMe
Justin Zook, Research Scientist, National Institute of Standards & Technology

Learn about the development of an open-source platform for community contribution to NGS-related regulatory science.

Talks Powered by DNAnexus:

Title: Genome Informatics & Cloud Computing – the Internet Isn’t Just for Cat Pictures Anymore!
Presenter: Jeffrey Reid, Sr Director, Head of Genome Informatics, Regeneron Genetics Center
When: Thursday, November 5th at 5:00pm
Where:  Stage G

Exhibit
Visit us in booth #15 at Festival of Genomics!

F-U-N (Yes, there will be a treadmill on the exhibition floor!)
The DNAnexus Team swept the Race the Helix treadmill challenge at the last Festival of Genomics conference in June; and we want a chance to R-E-P-E-A-T. Come cheer on team DNAnexus Thursday 11:30 am, November 4th as we defend our title. 100% of funds raised by this event will go directly to the Greenwood Genetic Center Trust.