Learning about Long Read Sequencing Utility and Applications

Hosted by the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine

Friday, March 22, 2024
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT

Long read sequencing continues to offer remarkable ability to capture complex genomic architecture, providing researchers and clinicians with comprehensive insights into genetic variations, structural rearrangements, and regulatory elements. In the realm of research, long read sequencing holds immense promise for elucidating biological mechanisms, deciphering gene regulation, and discovering the genetic basis of diseases. Moreover, in clinical settings, this technology holds the potential to transform diagnostics, prognostics, and personalized medicine by enabling precise characterization of individual genomes and identification of disease-causing mutations with high accuracy. Throughout this seminar, we will explore leveraging long read sequencing for both research and clinical endeavors, highlighting its impact on understanding human health and disease.

Seminar Organizers

  • Shalini Jhangiani, MS
  • Fritz Sedlazeck, PhD
  • Harsha Doddapaneni, PhD
  • Donna Muzny, MS

Scheduled Presenters

Fritz Sedlazeck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Miten Jain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Assistant Professor, Physics
College of Engineering
Northeastern University

Tychele Turner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
Washington University

Justin Zook, Ph.D.

Co-leader, Biomarker and Genomic Sciences Group
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Adam English, M.S.

Lead Bioinformatics Programmer
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Vanessa Porter, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
BC Cancer