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Wed
Dec
9
12:00 pm2020
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Predicting COVID-19 Severity From Genetic and Other Biomarkers: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion

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Director, Englander Institute for Precision Medicine,
Weill Cornell Medicine

Senior Manager of Genetic Epidemiology,
AncestryDNA, LLC

Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics,
National Cancer Institute

Director, Institute of Biochemistry; Group Leader, Biochemistry and Systems Biology of Metabolism,
Charité University Medicine

The unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that disease severity does not always correlate with age, preexisting medical conditions, or other clinical features. While some individuals can be infected with SARS-CoV-2 with few or no symptoms, others become severely ill with the disease.

This panel discussion will explore a variety of ongoing research projects and approaches that aim to discover genetic and other biomarkers to help predict who is at risk of developing severe COVID-19.

Our expert panelists will discuss how they are approaching this research challenge as well as the longer-term goals of their work. The discussion will address the opportunities and challenges of implementing their findings into clinical care, particularly within the context of other predictors of disease severity. The roundtable discussion will be followed by a live question-and-answer session with attendees.

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Tue
Dec
15
1:00 pm2020
Sponsored by
UgenTec

Case Study: Deployment of High-Throughput SARS-CoV-2 Testing at UC Davis

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Director, Genome Center,
University of California at Davis

Senior Field Application Scientist,
UgenTec

Director, COVID Diagnostics Strategy and Market Development,
LGC, Biosearch Technologies

Diverse components of the UC Davis campus have been mobilized to deploy HTP testing to provide a safe working environment and keep the pandemic under control. These efforts are being integrated with the Healthy Davis Together initiative, which is providing free testing for everyone in the City of Davis. The goal is to provide at least weekly testing combined with more frequent strategic testing. This requires rapid data analysis software that minimizes the time needed to accurately call, certify, and return results. 

In this webinar, Prof. Richard W. Michelmore, director of the Genome Center at UC Davis, will describe how his team based its approach on workflows developed in the agricultural biotechnology sector that are capable of cost-effectively generating millions of data points per day. 

Prof. Michelmore will discuss details of the entire workflow, from sample collection through to a data management system that his team developed that uses Ugentec’s Fastfinder software. 

After Dr. Michelmore’s presentation, James Grayson of UgenTec will briefly discuss FastFinder, which allows labs and assay providers to build sample-to-result workflows. 

After this, Ross Higgins of LGC, Biosearch Technologies will briefly introduce how their instrumentation solutions support very large scale screening initiatives.

The presentations will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with attendees.

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