Festival of Genomics and Biodata, Boston (FOG Boston) ​2024

12 - 13 June 2024 EDT
Boston, United States

Overview

Converging the genomics, other omics and biodata ecosystems under one roof, FOG Boston takes pharma/biotech, research and healthcare influencers on a journey towards the latest solutions that are transforming healthcare and medicine.

Oxford Nanopore are sponsoring, exhibiting and presenting at this event. Please stop by our booth #13 if you are attending.

Main Stage talk

Decoding the genetics of neurodegeneration with population-scale long-read sequencing

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Time: 4:50 PM to 5:20 PM ET

Location: Main Stage

This talk will focus on the CARD-long read initiative, whereby Dr. Billingsley and her team have developed scalable methods for population-scale Nanopore long read sequencing from human brain and blood samples. This framework has then been applied to generate whole-genome long-read data from hundreds of human samples. Using this they have characterized structural variation and began to assess the impact of these new variants on gene expression and methylation in the human brain.

Speakers

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Intro and Oxford Nanopore Updates

Heather Stark, Global Segment Marketing Manager, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

After spending 15 years as a bench scientist for various organizations, Heather transitioned to the ...

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Decoding the Genetics of Neurodegeneration with Population-Scale Long-Read Sequencing

Kimberley Billingsley, Postdoctoral Researcher, NIH Centre for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias

Kimberley Billingsley is leading the Long Read Sequencing Team at the Center for Alzheimer’s and Rel...