EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRANSLATIONAL BIOINFORMATICS:
A symposium on gene expression profiling for archival tissues
Friday August 5th, 2011
8:30am - 7:30pm
Center for Life Sciences Building, 11th floor
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Biostatistics & Computational Biology, rm. 11081
3 Blackfan Circle, Boston MA 02215 — click here for a map
*The symposium is now full. Please email Leah Segal directly with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.*
About the Symposium
Over 20 million archival tissue samples are collected annually in the United States alone, and sequencing and hybridization assays are only now emerging to genomically profile this extensive translational resource. This symposium will bring together researchers interested in the application and analysis of technologies including gene expression profiling and transcriptome sequencing of these archival tissues.
Program (we will update as information becomes available)
9:15 “DASL Analysis of Breast Cancer FFPE Samples: A Glimpse at the Data”
Keynote: Jeanette Eckel-Passow, Mayo Clinic
10:15 “Dabbling with DASL: gene expression profiling of FFPE samples”
Research Talk: Peter Simpson, University of Queensland
11:00 “Bioinformatics and Quality Control of Expression Data from Archival Tissues”
Research Talk: Levi Waldron, HSPH & DFCI
11:30 “Give Cancer Archival Tissues a New Life: Unlock with High-throughput Technologies”
Research Talk: John Quackenbush, HSPH & DFCI
12:00 Lunch on own
1:30 “Future Directions for Translation of Archival Tissue Studies“
Panel Discussion: Lorelei Mucci, HSPH; Matthew Freedman, DFCI; Michael J. Birrer, MGH
2:30 Illumina Presentation
2:55 NuGEN Presentation
3:20 Affymetrix Presentation
4:00 “Gene Expression Profiling using Fixed Tissue; Challenges and Solutions”
Keynote: P. Mickey Williams, Patient Characterization Center and Clinical Assay Development
Center, SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
5:15 Posters & reception
If you are interested in co-sponsoring the symposium or for suggestions and comments, please email the Organizing Committee: Giovanni Parmigiani, Curtis Huttenhower and Levi Waldron.
For general/logistical inquiries, please email Leah Segal.
Sponsors and Hosts
The Symposium is sponsored by Illumina, NuGEN, Affymetrix, and the HSPH Program in Quantitative Genomics (PQG), and co-hosted by DFCI Biostatistics & Computational Biology, the HSPH Department of Biostatistics and the DF/HCC Biostatistics and Computational Biology Program.