Thursday, February 25, 2010

Genome Sequencer FLX Bay Area Regional User Group Meeting

Just got this email - may be of interest to some:

Genome Sequencer FLX Bay Area Regional User Group Meeting

Roche 454 Life Sciences invites you to the Bay Area Regional Genome Sequencer FLX User Group meeting which will be held at Roche Diagnostics in Pleasanton, CA on March 8th and 9th.

We will kickoff the meeting the afternoon of March 8 with interactive sessions with our BioInformatics Specialist Teri Mueller and Regional Applications Consultant Shamali Roy. Bring any questions or ideas you may want to address. Teri will present on the most recent upgrades to our Data Analysis software and Shamali will be available for experimental design advice. This will be a user driven question and answer event scheduled from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Tuesday will feature local scientists presenting their 454 Genome Sequencer FLX work for a variety of applications. Presentations will begin at 10:00 am and conclude at 4:00 pm.

Speakers for the event include

Robert Shaffer, MD – Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Stanford University

Feng Chen, PhD – Group Lead, Technology and Applications, US DOE Joint Genome Institute

Matt Ashby, PhD – President and Chief Scientific Officer, Taxon Biosciences

Henry Erlich, PhD – Vice President Discovery Research, Roche Molecular Systems

This meeting is designed to allow GS FLX users to share experiences and knowledge about the platform, creating a community of users where tips and tools can be shared. Other than a brief introduction by Roche 454, this will be a Science for Scientists event. Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues.

Come and network with other researchers using Roche 454 technology as well as learn tips ranging from sample management to base calling to whole genome analysis, and much more. This event is free of charge and is open to everyone with an interest in using this exciting technology for accelerating your research and discovery. Lunch will be provided on March 9.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register for the event please RSVP to either or Please indicate if you will be attending March 8th or 9th or both days.

The address for the event is Roche Diagnostics, 4300 Hacienda Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588. There is a BART station nearby and shuttles to Roche can be arranged.

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