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Ion World 2012

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Time Session
1:00 - 3:00 PM Semiconductor Sequencing - Disruptive Technology

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mr. Greg Lucier, Chairman and CEO, Life Technologies

History Repeats Itself: Personal Computer,
Digital Camera, Ion Semiconductor Sequencing
Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, Ion Torrent

Rapid Innovation and Flexibility of the PGM™
and Proton™ Sequencers Drives the Cancer
Genome Research Laboratory into the FutureDr. Joe Boland, National Cancer Institute

Implementing and Applying Ion Torrent™
Technology at the Broad Institute
Dr. Chad Nusbaum, Broad Institute of Massachusetts

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM Semiconductor Sequencing - Workflow and Applications

The Evolution of Ion Semiconductor Sequencing
Ms. Donna Muzny, Baylor College of Medicine - HGSC

Total RNA Transcript Analysis on the Ion Torrent™
Platform: Insight Into Functional ncRNA in Cancer
Dr. Tim Triche, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Immune Cell Transcriptional Sequencing in
Cellular Differentiation and Disease
Dr. Shawn Levy, Hudson Alpha Institute

Transforming Life Sciences – The Future

From Reading to Writing the Genetic Code
Dr. Craig Venter, J. Craig Venter Institute

5:55 – 6:25 PM Break
6:25 – 8:25 PM Scientific Poster Session

Located in the veranda

8:25 – Midnight Ion Lounge
Located in the foyer and
outside in the fountain rotunda.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Time Session

Choose one:
Ion Workflow Best Practices

Ion AmpliSeq™ Custom Panels:
from Design to Analysis

9:15 - 9:30 AM Break
Transforming Healthcare - The Future

The End of Illnes
Dr. David Agus, University of Southern California

10:10 - 11:00 AM
Advancing Clinical Research Session I

Next-Generation Sequencing for
Future Targeted Therapy—Towards
Personalized Cancer Care
Dr. Marilyn Li, Baylor College of Medicine

Ion Torrent™ Amplicon Sequencing—
A Tool To Advance Clinical Research
Dr. Stephen Yip, University of British Columbia

11:00 - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 - 12:45 PM Advancing Clinical Research Session II

Ion Torrent in the CLIA Environment to
Advance Clinical Cancer Research
Dr. Raja Luthra, MD Anderson Cancer Hospital

On Top of Outbreaks—Rapid PGM™ Sequencing
to Advance Clinical and Public Health Research
Dr. Dag Harmsen, Universität Münster

Inherited Cardiovascular Disease:
Future Use of an Ion Torrent™–Based Sequencing
Pipeline in a Clinical Reference Lab Setting
Dr. Bill Biggs, Aviir, Inc.

12:45 – 1:15 Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:30 PM Workshop Session II

Choose one:
RNA-Seq from Isolation to Analysis

Semiconductor Sequencing Performance
Summary, and Simplifying Informatics
with Ion Reporter™ Software

Ion Bus Tours Available

Wednesday, September 12
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Thursday, September 13
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
8:25 PM - 11:00 PM

Friday, September 14
2:30 - 5:00 PM