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ASHG 2019: Delivering on the Promise of Precision Medicine

We have our bags packed and ready for Houston! The annual American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting is one of our most anticipated events of the year and we can’t wait to join more than 6,500 researchers, academics, clinicians, genetic counselors, healthcare providers, and others in Houston, Texas.

This year is all about showcasing exciting advances in precision medicine. Visit DNAnexus at booth #418 for exciting meet-and-greets, product demonstrations, and customer presentations on how translational informatics is accelerating the drug discovery process. We’ll be at our booth throughout the conference but you can also email us to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a DNAnexus scientist

Lunchtime Talk

12:45pm – 2:00pm
Thursday, October 17
Marriott Marquis Houston, Walker Street Hunter’s Creek Room

Come hear how City of Hope, a leading comprehensive cancer center, is operationalizing value to support the translation of clinical research discoveries to the bedside in multiple therapeutic areas. With the DNAnexus ApolloTM Platform, clinicians and researchers are able to query multi-modal datasets – with an array of clinical and genomic attributes to identify and investigate specific cohorts of patients. With TGen (the Translational Genomics Research Institute) providing basic and clinical research capability support, City of Hope will be able to scale up its sequencing programs to accelerate discovery of highly qualified drug targets, identify biomarkers of disease progression and therapy response, and stratify patient populations for future clinical trials, all of which will  inform clinical care and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
RSVP now to reserve your seat and meal.

Guest Speakers

  • Linda Bosserman, MD, Clinical Professor at City of Hope and Editor-in-Chief of ASCO’s Journal of Oncology Practice
  • Jonathan Keats, PhD, Director of Bioinformatics at TGen and Scientific Director of Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research at City of Hope


  • David Fenstermacher, PhD, Vice President of Precision Medicine & Data Science, DNAnexus

Activities in DNAnexus Booth #418

Demo: Unlock the Power of the UK Biobank
Wednesday, October 16, 2-3 p.m. 
Friday, October 18,  10-11 a.m. 

The UK Biobank includes detailed health records, imaging and other health-related data for approximately 500,000 consented patients. With a trove of information available from UK Biobank, researchers face the challenge of extracting insights and translating them into meaningful discoveries. DNAnexus Apollo for UK Biobank, a cloud-based analysis solution, handles the breadth of phenotypic data and the depth of WES data, making data exploration simpler. Join our demo hour to learn how to leverage the powerful cohort browser to explore, analyze, and visualize UK Biobank data to generate test hypotheses for discovery at scale. 

Demo: End-to-End Machine Learning Development on DNAnexus 
Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Stop by our booth to hear Jason Chin, Director of Machine Learning at DNAnexus, discuss the latest AI/DL applications available on DNAnexus.

City of Hope Meet & Greet: Delivering on The Promise of Precision Medicine 
Thursday, October 17, 2-3 p.m.

Come hear how City of Hope is translating clinical research discoveries from bench to bedside with the support of TGen (the Translational Genomics Research Institute), and DNAnexus Apollo. Linda Bosserman, Assistant Clinical Professor at City of Hope, and Jonathan Keats, Director of Bioinformatics at TGen and Scientific Director of the Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma at City of Hope, will be in the DNAnexus booth, ready to answer questions.

DNAnexus Posters

Wednesday, October 16
2-3 p.m.

Poster Number Title Affiliation
1707 Comprehensive haplotype resolved MHC
sequences from whole genome shotgun
sequencing from single individual.

Thursday, October 17
2-4 p.m.

Poster Number Title Affiliation
The portrait of fully phased assembled
diploid human genome
1663/T A toolkit for accelerating genomic
analysis using NGS index formats.

Friday, October 18
1-3 p.m.

Poster Number Title Affiliation
A scalable framework for identifying
genetic variant set associated with
polygenic-traits in UK Biobank

Customer/Partner Talk Featuring DNAnexus

Thursday, October 17
4-5 p.m.

Poster Number Title Affiliation
A robust and production-level
approach to haplotype-resolved
assembly of single individuals.

Harvard Medical
School, HGSC,
NIST, PacBio,
Google Genomics,

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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.