DNA Sequencing Technologies To Be Examined in Symposium

Innovative applications of next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, and the societal impact of the insights gleaned from them, will be the focus of a symposium being held on Friday, Sept. 19.

Organized by the graduate and postdoctoral students of the Yale Center for Genomics and Proteomics, the symposium is titled “Next Is Now: Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Comes of Age.” It will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. The public is invited to attend the free event.

Speakers and their topics of discussion include Brad Bernstein of Massachusetts General Hospital, “Sequencing the Embryonic Stem Cell Epigenome”; George Church, Harvard Medical School, “Open-Architecture Technologies for PersonalGenomes.org”; Joe Ecker, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, “Sequencing Across the Genome/Phenome Divide”; Elaine Mardis, Washington University, St. Louis, “Next-Generation Sequencing and Analysis of Cancer Samples”; Steven Salzberg, University of Maryland, College Park, “Assembling Genomes from Very Short Reads”; Chia Lin Wei, the Genome Institute of Singapore, and “Pair-end-ditag (PET) Based Sequencing Approach for Human Genome Interrogation.”

A detailed program and venue information are available at http://cgp.yale.edu/nextisnow.

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