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Events 2015

Next Generation Sequencing Event and Registration

Join us to learn about Ion Torrent™ innovations and applications
Advance Registration is required for this event

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning
Room: PGCRL Event Room 2A & 2B
Location: 686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 0A4
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m.


9.30 a.m. Microbial Genomic Analysis Single Genomes and Mixed Samples with 16S Metagenomics
Presented by Abizar Lakdawalla

10:15 a.m. Advancing DNA barcoding through Ion Torrent™ Next-generation Sequencing
Presented by Sean Prosser MSc, Research Analyst, Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph.

10:45 a.m. Genomic Characterization of Helicobacter pylori in Northeastern Ontario
Presented by Gustavo Ybazeta PhD, Research Associate, AMRIC, Health Sciences North, Sudbury, Ontario

11:30 a.m. New Developments from Ion Torrent™;
Presented by Abizar Lakdawalla

12:45 p.m. Cancer Mutation Detection in Cell-free and Circulating Tumour Cell
Presented by Vidya Venkatesh

1:30 p.m. Pioneering the Path to Precision Oncology through Next-generation Sequencing
Presented by Jeff Smith

2:15 a.m. Tumour Molecular Profiling Research using the Ion Proton™ System
Presented by Tracy Stockley,PhD,FCCMG,FACMG Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostics Dept Pathology, University Health Network,Assistant Professor, Dept Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology University of Toronto

3:00 p.m. Sequencing for the next generation: an evolving ART for the future
Presented by Paula Mackie MSc, Research Associate at the CReATe Fertility Centre, Toronto

3:30 p.m. Optimized quality filters for Ion AmpliSeq™ and variant identification in immune disorder research
Presented by Daniele Merico PhD, Bioinformatics Manager, The Centre for Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children,

Toronto Ion Bioinformatics Specialist, Yang Wang, will be onsite to answer any Ion bioinformatics questions you may have.

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