Genomics Resource Fair (9:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Registration is not required for the fair. Researchers are welcome to stop by the CCRB atrium at any time and sign in at the main CCRB entrance.
Advanced registration is required for in-person participation and is limited to 125 attendees. Optional lunch will be available for in-person presentation attendees. Morning coffee will be available.
Morning Part 1 (8:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
8:30 AM - Coffee & Check In
9:00 AM - Kenny Beckman, UMGC Director - "UMGC Update: New Technologies and Service Models"
9:45 AM - Pat Grady and Fernanda Rodriguez - "Single Cell and Spatial Transcriptomics at UMGC"
10:00 AM - Dinesha Walek, Aaron Becker, John Garbe - "Updated NGS services and preliminary Aviti data review"
10:15 AM - Andrew Alegria, UMGC Innovation Lab - "Automated microinjection for next-generation genome editing in multicellular organisms"
10:30 AM - Coffee Break*
Morning Part 2 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
11:00 AM - Cande Rogert, Illumina Vice President - "Illumina: Inspiring Bold Multiomics Discoveries"
11:30 AM - Solomon Hailu, Element Technical Scientist - "Elements AVITI Sequencer: Next Level Sequencing solution for NGS Applications"
12:00 PM - Sara Ladley, Olink Development Specialist - "Actionable insights from discovery to targeted and custom biomarker panels using PEA"
12:15 PM - Brenda DeGerald, Illumina Array Specialist - "Novel Discoveries Emerging from Methylation Data"
Afternoon (12:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
12:30 PM - Lunch and optional lab tour*
1:30 PM - Resource Fair and optional lab tour*
2:30 PM - Adjourn
*Indicates times for presentation attendees to attend the Genomics Resource Fair, which is open to everyone from 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
Genomics Resource Fair
16 tables hosted by technical experts will be available. Registration is not required for the fair. Researchers are welcome to stop by the CCRB atrium between 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM and sign in at the main CCRB entrance.
- Center for Metabolomics and Proteomics (CMSP)
- Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI)
- University Flow Cytometry Resource (UFCR)
- University Imaging Center (UIC)
We will open our 1-210 CCRB lab to provide additional information about the comprehensive genomic resources available for UMN researchers. During the tour, GenoFest attendees will have an opportunity to:
- See our state-of-the-art genomics technologies including the newly arrived AVITI System
- View the area that will become the dedicated workspace for spatial and single-cell researchers (coming early 2024)
- View the Innovation Lab’s fly injector in action and learn more about their collaborations
- Speak with UMGC scientists: Aaron Becker, Fernanda Rodriguez, John Garbe, and the Innovation Lab
- Ask questions about your upcoming projects
These 15-minute tours will be offered between 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM during GenoFest. Sign-up will be available at GenoFest during check-in and also the coffee break.
Location and Parking
GenoFest is hosted in the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (2231 6th
St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455) located on the East Bank of the University of
Minnesota. Check-in will be available at the main entrance.
Additional transportation options:
The Metro Green Line (Light Rail) and select campus buses have stops near CCRB. A variety of detailed campus maps can help you navigate to CCRB.