The National Cancer Institute is Presenting “Acquisition of High Quality Tissues to Support Genome Studies” at Sample Prep East in Cambridge, MA, December 9-10, 2013

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Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

Industry leaders from around the world will convene in Cambridge, MA for Sample Prep East conference which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge December 9-10 2013. One of the many anticipated presentations will include Latarsha Carithers, a PhD, Project Manager at the National Cancer Institute as she presents “Acquisition of High Quality Tissues to Support Genome Wide Association Studies”

Featured Abstract:

“Acquisition of High Quality Tissues to Support Genome Wide Association Studies”
Latarsha Carithers, PhD, Project Manager, Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research, National Cancer Institute
The Genotype-Tissue Expression project is a NIH Common Fund study that is aimed at understanding how genetic variation influences gene expression in normal tissues. The purpose of this presentation is to describe a biospecimen collection platform that was developed to address the logistical challenges of acquiring a large collection of high-quality tissues from rapid autopsy and organ donors that was needed to support genome wide association analysis for this study.

Sample Prep East Conference Overview:
The Sample Prep East Conference is the 8th meeting in the Knowledge Foundation’s Sample Prep Conference Series - an internationally recognized meeting for experts in sample preparation technologies for detection, identification, diagnostics and analysis of biomedical, biological and chemical agents, substances and threats in point-of-care, laboratory and field settings will explore the latest R&D developments, ready-to-market technologies, and their applications by exploring the following topical areas:

  • Robust methodologies for sample collection, (pre-)concentration, lysis, and target extraction
  • Critical role of sample prep in early diagnostics
  • Rapid sample-to-sequence techniques
  • Point-of-care sampling, detection and analysis
  • Sample preparation with microfluidics
  • Sample prep-on-a-chip
  • Robust sampling methodologies (automation, high-throughput, combinatorial approach in sample prep)
  • Alternative amplification techniques for sensitive sample prep
  • Sample preparation as a separate system vs. an integrated module approach
  • End-user prospective for biodetection and sampling technologies and devices
  • Alternative and disruptive approaches to sample preparation and applications
  • Field-ready devices: compatibility/reliability/scalability
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