Location: Calvin Lab auditorium 

Organizers: Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University), Hayan Lee (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab), Victoria Popic (Stanford University)

The Genomics Program Biotechnology Companies Day will include visitors from a number of local companies who will describe problems/findings of interest, and interact with the guests of the Simons Institute. 

9:00 am – 9:15 am Coffee and Check-In
9:15 am – 9:45 am Unzipping Diploid Genomes: From Contigs to “Haplotigs"
Jason Chin, Pacific Biosciences
9:45 am – 10:15 am De Novo Genome Assembly with "In Vitro" Proximity Ligation Libraries
Nicholas Putnam, Dovetail Genomics
10:15 am – 10:45 am  Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am       Long Reads Sequencing Technology and its Applications
Hayan Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Novel methods for Long Range Information from Short-Read Sequencers
Chris Streck, 10X Genomics
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm    A Few Outstanding Scientific and Computational Challenges and Opportunities in Genomics
Mark DePristo, Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Large Scale Genomics in the Cloud
Andrew Carroll, DNAnexus
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Analyzing Virus Populations by Deep Sequencing
Niko Beerenwinkel, ETH Zürich
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Liquid Biopsy: The New Gold Standard for Diagnostics
Raheleh Salari, Natera
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Engineering and Scientific Advancement in Genomics with Bina Technologies
Hugo Lam and Greg Gibeling, Bina, Part of Roche Sequencing Solutions
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Genia Technologies Nanopore Sequencing System
Bikash Sabata, Genia, Roche Sequencing Solutions