Category: Conferences

Festival of Genomics Boston: Tumor heterogeneity and single cell tracks

Festival of Genomics Boston Among other very interesting tracks on genomics, Festival of Genomics Boston this year included a track dedicated to Tumor Heterogeneity, which is one of the most intriguing aspects of tumor biology. In a separate track, Single Cell Genomics and the technologies and approaches for investigating it were discussed. I followed both tracks, and these are the highlights ...
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Seven Bridges at AACR

Our time in New Orleans This week the Seven Bridges team has been participating at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting, held this year in New Orleans. We’ve been demonstrating the collaborative research benefits of our Cancer Genomics Cloud, and catching up on the latest developments in cancer genomics at AACR. Genomics in basic and clinical research Speaking in ...
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Cancer Genomics Cloud presented at AACR

The Cancer Genomics Cloud at AACR On Sunday, Dr Brandi Davis-Dusenbery presented the Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) to a packed room at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in New Orleans. We are thrilled to see so much enthusiasm about the cloud pilots, and that so many people were keen to discuss technical details of the CGC! This presentation was ...
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Cancer Genomics Cloud wins Bio-IT World Best of Show

CGC wins award for Informatics Tools & Data Analysis The Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) has won the Best of Show award for Informatics Tools and Data Analytics at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, held at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA . This award is judged by a panel of experts from academia and industry; this year’s edition had a record-breaking 46 products in ...
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Festival of Genomics London — Day 2

Thursday at the Festival Yesterday, the Seven Bridges team and other delegates were back in action at the Festival of Genomics London. On another busy day, we focused our attention on the challenges of cancer data analysis. Nazneen Rahman from the Institute of Cancer Research described the difficulties of turning cancer variant data into a clinically useful resource. As a doctor, the wish is ...
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Festival of Genomics London — day 1

Yesterday the Seven Bridges team were among the hundreds of delegates who braved the Docklands chill to attend day one of the Festival of Genomics London. The Festival is the home leg of the series operated by Front Line Genomics, the London-based events–publisher focused on delivering genomics to health care. The festival format is akin to a series of plenary talks wrapped around a trade ...
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Festival of Genomics – See you in San Mateo

The Seven Bridges team is headed to the Festival of Genomics in California Nov 3-5. If you’re participating, here are a few items from our To Do List and the festival week at a glance: Portable BioInformatics Workflows Workshop 9am Tues, Nov 3 – Gaurav Kaushik kicks off a workshop for developers and bioinformatics pros to build workflows for maximum portability across platforms ...
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Postcard from ASHG 2015

Predictions are a risky business. Advances in genome and genetic research – and some implications – were on display at this year’s American Society of Human Genetics conference (#ASHG15) with insights into the genome-based future of research and medicine. The Baltimore gathering showed how the massive volume of genome sequencing keeps producing new data sets, and prompting new questions ...
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From ASHG 2015, Dr. Wan-Ping Lee on a better read mapping graph

Last call #ASHG15. If bioinformatics and a better graph-based genome is your area of interest, you’ll want to meet Dr. Wan-Ping Lee of Seven Bridges Genomics at 3pm Friday 10/9 in Room 316. Here’s a brief introduction: Current short-read mapping algorithms utilize species-specific genome reference sequences to align reads from an individual. Many reads fail to map or are incorrectly mapped ...
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On our way to ASHG!

Today, 10 excited members of the SGB team are on their way to (hopefully) sunny San Diego for this year’s American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting. With so many great presentations and sessions scheduled, it is sure to be a fantastic year for science at ASHG. It might be a little biased, given my background in virology, but in particular I can’t wait to attend Wednesday’s ...
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