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 session on Viruses, Genomic Instability, and the Pathogenesis of Human Cancers moderated by Dr. David E. Symer.
There are also lots of Seven Bridges Genomics-based reasons why we’re so excited to be out in force at ASHG…
Seven Bridges Amplify
We’ll be showing off our new Seven Bridges Amplify – our latest bioinformatics analysis application for targeted sequencing. It runs super-slickly on the SBG operating system. Just come on over to the booth (#518) and ask for a demo.
Our CEO Deniz Kural will be taking to the stage on Sunday afternoon to talk about accurate read mapping using a graph-based human pan-genome. He’ll be detailing how to construct a directed acyclic graph (DAG) representing the reference sequence and the allelic alternates to improve variant calling accuracy (October 19 at 2:30 in room 20A). In addition, he’ll be around on Monday with a poster presentation on how pan-genome reference is used for sequence alignment and variant calling (by eric). He’ll be happy to meet you in person and talk about graph genomes either after these sessions, or at the booth.
We will officially announce our participation in a transformative project for genomics data analysis while we are in San Diego. We can’t wait to tell you! Stop by our booth and ask anyone with a white sticker to learn more. While you are there, be sure to grab a free t-shirt or one of our new koozies!
Well it’s going to be a hectic few days, but we can’t wait to join the fun. Seven Bridges is an exciting place to be just now. You’ll get that vibe if you stop by our booth (#518). So do it! We’re a friendly bunch of scientists, and really keen to hear about your research and interests.
See you in San Diego!