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Professor of Virology, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

 

Target enrichment has been shown to be more sensitive than metagenomic methods and PCR amplicon sequencing for pathogen genomes, and faster than traditional methods for analysis of hard to culture pathogens, for example viruses and some bacteria.

In this webinar, Judith Breuer of University College London & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children will show how Agilent’s SureSelect targeted enrichment technology:

  • Allows her team to generate high quality consensus sequences and preserves the population structure of minority variant sequences compared to sequencing directly from clinical samples.  
  • Enables them to interrogate clinical samples for better understanding of the evolution of drug resistance and pathogen transmission. 
  • Offers a useful tool study the impact of drugs on pathogens and the recovery of pathogen transcriptomes as part of understanding pathogenesis.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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Wed
Feb
5
1:00 pm2020
Sponsored by
LGC

Development of a Novel Multiplex Assay: A Partnership Case Study

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Senior Scientist, R&D Group, Co-Diagnostics 

Head of Business Development, Co-Diagnostics

General Manager, Magna Mosquito Abatement District

This webinar provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative development of a novel multiplex assay to speed detection of mosquito-borne illness in the clinical setting.          

A pivotal part of the molecular diagnostics innovation chain that is often overlooked is the relation between critical component suppliers, test manufacturers, and end users. This webinar addresses the development and utility of an innovative multiplex application for detection of Zika, dengue and chikungunya in mosquitos, enabling communities to reduce infection rates by vector control and prevent unnecessary infections and subsequent treatments.

Dr. Jana Kent, Senior Research Scientist from Co-Diagnostics (CoDx), will introduce the company’s CoPrimer technology, which provides flexibility in multiplex assay design without cross-reactivity or non-specific amplification (i.e. primer dimers). She shares insights on the development process of the Zika, dengue and chikungunya test and highlight best practices when working with critical component suppliers and end users.

Next, Ryan Lusty, General Manager of the Magna Mosquito Abatement District in Utah, discusses the implementation of this test in his county and how it impacted healthcare outcomes. Ryan discusses the importance of same-day test results for vector control, as opposed to waiting several days for state lab results.                    

Joseph Featherstone from CoDx wraps up by addressing the importance of partnership for the success of innovation, development, and commercialization of molecular diagnostics and will present opportunities for new research and commercial applications.

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Pathologist,
Moffitt Cancer Center

This webinar will discuss how Moffitt Cancer Center has implemented a new capture-based application to accurately assess myeloid malignancies by detecting complex variants in challenging genes in a single experiment.  

Molecular profiling by next-generation sequencing (NGS) of myeloid tumors has become a routine part of disease management. One of the difficulties and limitations of NGS technology has historically been the inability to reliably detect mutations in certain GC-rich gene regions (such as the CEBPA gene) and insertions/deletions in genes such as FLT3, NPM1, and CALR. 

Many labs have circumvented these limitations by performing parallel orthogonal testing, which is redundant, costly, and inefficient. Furthermore, in late 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a targeted therapy for FLT3-mutated acute myeloid leukemia, making accurate and reproducible mutation detection of paramount importance for guiding treatment.

In this webinar, Dr. Mohammad Hussaini of the Moffitt Cancer Center will discuss development of a comprehensive solution that captures 98 genes noted to be of importance in myeloid disease. In particular, he will describe:     

  • The process of evaluating and implementing this new capture-based NGS solution 
  • The accurate detection of challenging genes such as FLT3, CALR, and CEBPA 
  • The global analytical performance of this solution
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VP of Research and Development, NeoGenomics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how a clinical lab evolved its tumor profiling workflow from a targeted panel approach toward comprehensive genomic profiling.  

Cancer is a highly complex disease and understanding the various alterations that together determine mechanisms of disease onset, progression, recurrence, and response to treatment is not trivial. These alterations, however, are not all found at the DNA level. Multimodal approaches can generate a profile of these various alterations, but this approach requires a fragmented and challenging workflow.

More recently, the field has started moving toward comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP), enabling a snapshot of the genetic makeup of the tumor at a specific timepoint. This approach provides insights beyond mutations at the nucleotide level that may provide a better understanding of the state of the disease and the various pathways that modulate its progression and response to its environment, including treatment.

In this webinar, Vincent Funari of NeoGenomics will discuss how his team has evolved its profiling approaches for both heme and solid tumors from targeted panels to more comprehensive genomic profiling.

Dr. Funari will highlight tools that enable a more streamlined path for adopting CGP, enabling operational efficiencies such as reduced overall cost while delivering high-quality data. He will also share additional insights his team gained into alterations that were previously missed due to limitations of current technologies.

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Tue
Dec
10
11:00 am2019
Sponsored by
Congenica II

Maximizing Diagnostic Yield with an Optimized Variant Interpretation Platform

Genome Webinar

Postdoctoral Researcher,
Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI)

This webinar discusses the use of next-generation sequencing and an optimized variant interpretation workflow to increase diagnostic yield in complex clinical cases.

Using specific case examples as illustrations, Dr. Katherine Benson of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland discusses how her team has implemented an all-in-one solution for the analysis and interpretation of sequencing results in the epilepsy clinic. She details how this approach has increased diagnostic yield across all cohorts in a national epilepsy genomics project.

This webinar is a must-see for anyone working to optimize the diagnosis of complex clinical cases and improve patient outcomes in rare and inherited diseases.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Increase efficiency of NGS data analysis and interpretation
  • Improve diagnostic yield in complex clinical cases
  • Provide faster, more accurate answers for patients
Sponsored by

Chief Technology Officer,
Karius

Genomics Bioinformaticist,
Amazon Web Services

The discovery of microbial cell-free DNA has propelled the introduction of new technologies that can be leveraged for next-generation diagnostic assays. Previously inaccessible genomic information can now be comprehensively surveyed for microorganisms, all from a single blood draw.

This webinar will outline how infectious disease testing firm Karius analyzes microbial cell-free DNA data through novel computational methods optimized for cloud scalability on AWS.

Sivan Bercovici of Karius will share how his team addresses the challenge of accuracy of genomic reference data, as well as the complexities that arise from the convoluted and highly homologous microbial signal. This capability offers the promise to fill gaps in current diagnostic methods, to empower physicians to more effectively detect and diagnose infectious disease, and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.  

*This webinar will be pre-recorded.  You may submit questions for our speakers on the registration page.

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