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DNAnexus at the Festival of Genomics

FoG BostonWill the inaugural Festival of Genomics (June 22-24, Boston) be like the psychedelic Woodstock Festival of 1969? We don’t know, but we’re definitely going to go and find out.

The Festival of Genomics will include a stellar line-up of speakers, including George Church, J. Craig Venter, Heidi Rehm, Eric Green, Teri Manolio and others, plus posters, workshops, exhibitors, and networking opportunities. This looks like a pretty great program, but Front Line Genomics, the festival’s organizer, promises “A genomics event unlike anything you’ve ever experienced,” which will also feature “a mysterious Genome Dome” and a “Race the Helix” fund-raising event for the Greenwood Genetic Center with prizes for fast runners.

With the festival atmosphere and unusually low attendance pricing (mind-blowing $250), Front Line Genomics has also specifically welcomed non-traditional scientific conference attendees to the event, including patients and the families of patients seeking knowledge of genomics. DNAnexus appreciates this effort to open and diversify the field of genomics and is pleased to be part of the inaugural festival program.

DNAnexus at the Festival of Genomics

Title: Mix and Match: Hybrid Approaches to Structural Variation
When: Tuesday, June 23rd at 10:50am
Where: Tech Forum Stage
Presenter: Andrew Carroll, PhD, Director of Science, DNAnexus

Title: Processing Genomic Data for the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE)
When: Wednesday, June 24th at 4:50pm
Where: Green Stage
Presenter: Narayanan Veeraraghaven, PhD, Lead Programmer Scientist, Baylor College of Medicine

Title: Mix and Match: Hybrid Approaches to Structural Variation
Presenter: Andrew Carroll, PhD, Director of Science, DNAnexus

Visit us in booth #13 at the Festival of Genomics!

F-U-N (Yes, there will be a treadmill on the exhibition floor!)
Come cheer on the DNAnexus team’s runners on Tuesday, June 23 at 11:00am (EST) as they Race the Helix and compete for prizes. 100% of funds raised by this event will go directly to the Greenwood Genetic Center Trust.


About DNAnexus

DNAnexus the leader in biomedical informatics and data management, has created the global network for genomics and other biomedical data, operating in 33 countries including North America, Europe, China, Australia, South America, and Africa. The secure, scalable, and collaborative DNAnexus Platform helps thousands of researchers across a spectrum of industries — biopharmaceutical, bioagricultural, sequencing services, clinical diagnostics, government, and research consortia — accelerate their genomics programs.

The DNAnexus team is made up of experts in computational biology and cloud computing who work with organizations to tackle some of the most exciting opportunities in human health, making it easier—and in many cases feasible—to work with genomic data. With DNAnexus, organizations can stay a step ahead in leveraging genomics to achieve their goals. The future of human health is in genomics. DNAnexus brings it all together.