Genomic Frontiers Conference: Agenda at a glance

Keynote Session

  • Phil Febbo, Chief Medical Officer, Illumina: Our genomic future(s)
  • Sarah Tishkoff, Director of the Center for Global Genomics and Equity at University of Pennsylvania: Genomic insights from studying diverse populations in Africa
  • Ian Cree, Head, Tumor Classifications Group, World Health Organization, The application of genomics to classify cancers

Genomic & Precision Medicine

  • Gary Middleton, Professor at University of Birmingham, UK: Lessons from the largest precision medicine trials ever conducted in cancer
  • Anita Gandhi, Executive Director of Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb: Application of genomic medicine in the development of immunomodulatory agents
  • Michelle Green, Program Leader of Molecular Tumor Board at Duke University: A comprehensive review of the current precision medicine landscape in cancers.

Genomic Pathology & Diagnostics

  • Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, Director of Precision Medicine Program at University of Pennsylvania: Genomic testing in the age of COVID-19
  • Amy Zitiello: Vice President and Medical Director, Avalon Healthcare: Genomic testing from the health insurance payor’s perspective

Genomic Discovery & Global Health

  • Raj Ramesar, Director of Genetics Department at University of Cape Town: The genetics underlying cancers in Africa
  • Jason Cyster, Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor at UC San Francisco: Traversing genomic discovery to function–using the focal adhesion pathway as an example
  • Ari Melnick, Professor at Cornell University: The epigenetic journey of EZH2 from genomic oddity to new drug

Genomic Training

  • Genomics for Everyone:  A gentle introduction to the basic concepts of genomics and precision medicine
  • Sample to Sequencing:  How to convert a human sample into genomic data
  • DNA sequencing to Mutation Detection: How to identify mutations from genomic data
  • DNA sequencing to detecting Structural DNA changes: How to detect copy number changes and translocations from genomic data
  • The Changing Genome: Introduction to CHIPseq, ATACseq, RNAseq, single-cell RNAseq
  • Manipulating the genome: Introduction to RNAi, genome-editing and CRISPR

Genomic technologies are transforming our approach to biology and medicine. This virtual conference brings together scientists, practitioners, regulators and students to learn, discuss and shape the future of genomics.

 Starts January 9, 2021


Events begin at 11 am in EVERY time zone.

All Genomic Frontiers Conference talks and content will be available for two weeks starting January 9

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