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Tuesday, May 20

1:00 Registration


1:55 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

2:00 National Cancer Institute’s Biospecimen Research Network
Helen M. Moore, Ph.D., Biospecimen Research Network Program Manager, Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research, Office of the Director National Cancer Institute

2:30 Isolation of DNA and RNA from PPFE Tissues
Tom Gilbert, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Lektor, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen
A diverse number of protocols have been published with regards to the recovery of nucleic acids from fixed tissues. However, in light of the wide range of down-stream genetic applications that may be subsequently be applied to the extracts, a cross comparison of the methods’ suitabilities is desirable. In this talk I summarize recent findings as to how to optimize the quality of nucleic acids from such materials.

3:00 Using a Globally Collected Repository of Human DNA Samples With Highly Annotated Data to Create Data Dense Case Control Studies on a Plate
Kevin Krenitsky, M.D., CEO, BioServe
The application of richly annotated DNA samples has the potential to be a revolutionary force for how case-control studies are conducted. Matched DNA case-control studies in ready made 96 and 360 well plate formats, across a wide range of diseases, presents a powerful new approach for researchers to efficiently validate case-control studies that lead to better diagnostic and therapeutic targets.
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3:30 Networking Refreshment Break, Poster and Exhibit Viewing


4:15 Molecular Profiling of Circulating Tumor Cells
Mark Connelly, Ph.D., Vice President, Department of Reagent Development, Immunicon

New data and developments on:

  • FDA approvals of CTC analysis in new cancer

  • FISH analysis on isolating CTCs, looking for gene amplifications, Chromosome counts and rearrangements

4:45 Solution Showcase (Sponsorship Available)

5:00 Amplification of Microarray Hybridization Targets with a Fully Automated System
Mingjie Zhou, Ph.D., R&D Group, Rosetta Inpharmatics LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary Merck & Co. Inc.

5:30 RNA Next Generation Isothermal RNA and DNA Amplification Technologies
Huimin Kong, Ph.D., President & CEO, Biohelix Inc.
Two isothermal platforms are being presented:
RT-HDA for RNA amplification
a novel, primase-based whole genome amplification system which is useful for sample-prep and CGH

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