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Press Releases


 - June 29
Virtual - Online

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is associated with the contraction of the D4Z4 macrosatellite in the 4q35 subtelomeric region. The most common technique for genetic diagnosis of FSHD is Southern Blotting which is tedious, difficult to interpret, and involves radioactive labelling, which limits its availability. In this webinar, molecular geneticist Jeroen Depreeuw, PhD, from Centrum Menselijke Erfelijkheid, UZ Leuven, discusses the potential of a new technique, called Optical Genome Mapping (OGM) with the Saphyr system from Bionano Genomics for FSHD detection. Based on the Leuven team’s validation study, they conclude that OGM is a powerful and robust technique for FSHD testing in genetic diagnostic laboratories, providing results that are completely concordant with the current gold standard Southern Blot analysis. Dr. Depreeuw will present details of the validation study and take questions from the audience.

 - June 30
Virtual - Online

Join us to discover how Optical Genome Mapping (OGM) can help you in the characterization of complex samples. OGM is a non-sequencing technique that provides a high-resolution view of intact, long DNA molecules free from the bias and errors introduced by Next-Generation Sequencing. Automatically identify all structural variants, genome-wide, starting at 500bp, including complex rearrangements and with sensitivity down to 1% allele fraction. Structural variants have nowhere to hide.

 - April 28
Virtual - Online - 7:00A PDT / 10:00A EDT

Host genome analysis of structural variations by Optical Genome Mapping in patients with severe COVID-19

Ravindra Kolhe, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology, Section of Anatomic Pathology
Vice Chairman for Translation Research
Chief, Section of Molecular and Genetic Pathology
Augusta University

The varied clinical manifestations and outcomes in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infections implicate a role of host-genetics in the predisposition to disease severity. This role is supported by evidence that is now emerging, where initial reports identify common risk factors and rare genetic variants associated with high risk for severe/life-threatening COVID-19. We investigated the host genomes of individuals with severe/life-threatening COVID-19 at the structural variant level (500 bp – Mbps) to identify events that might provide insight into the inter-individual variability in clinical course and outcomes associated with SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 mortality.

 - March 24
Virtual - Online - 7:00A PST / 10:00A EST

Advanced structural analysis of risk loci for congenital diaphragmatic hernia using optical genome mapping technology
Frances High, MD, PhD
Assistant in Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In this webinar, Dr. Frances High will explore how she used Bionano’s Saphyr system for optical genome mapping to analyze structural variations in a large cohort of patients with CDH and their parents, and how it has led to the identification of critical genes and pathways creating improved understanding of the disorder.

January 1 - December 31
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ASCO 2021 Annual Meeting
(American Society of Clinical Oncology)
Abstract Deadline – February 17, 2021Click Here for Details
Conference Dates – June 4-8, 2021 (Virtual Only)

CGC 2021 Annual Meeting
(Cancer Genomics Consortium)
Abstract Deadline – March 1, 2021Click Here for Details
Conference Dates – August 1-4, 2021 (Hybrid – Virtual/In-Person)

EACR 2021 Annual Meeting – June 9-12
(European Association for Cancer Research)
Abstract Deadline – March 8, 2021 Click Here for Details
Conference Dates – June 9-12, 2021 (Virtual Only)

Booth: Test
November 16 - November 20
Virtual - Online
October 19 - October 23
Hybrid - Virtual / In-Person
September 17 - September 21
Paris, France
August 1 - August 4

Bionano Showcase:
Monday, August 2, 2021 | 12:35 – 1:20 PM EDT
Ushering in a New Era for Cytogenomics Based on Optical Genome Mapping
Alka Chaubey, Bionano Genomics

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Ravindra Kolhe, Augusta University
Adrian Lee, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Alan Lennon, Pathgroup

Sunday, August 1, 2021:
1:25 – 2:25 PM EDT Session 1: Brain Tumors – Molecular Landscape and Emerging Targets
Optical Genome Mapping Reveals Novel Structural Variants in Pediatric High Grade Gliomas
Miriam Bornhorst, Children’s National Hospital

Monday, August 2, 2021:
10:10 – 11:10 AM EDT Session 2: New Strides in Technology
Adoption of Optical Genome Mapping in Clinical Cancer Cytogenetics Laboratory: A Stepwise Approach
Victoria Stinnett, The Johns Hopkins University

3:25 – 4:10 PM EDT Session 3: New Molecular Insights into Myeloid Hematologic Malignancies
Optical Genome Mapping for Chromosomal Structural Variants Analysis in Hematological Malignancies
Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, MD Anderson Cancer Center

5:40 – 6:25 PM EDT Session 4: Integrating Genomics into Constitutional Analysis
Next-Generation Cytogenetics: Proposal for a Cost-Effective Approach for Comprehensive Testing of Prenatal Cases
Nikhil Sahajpal, Augusta University

Tuesday, August 3, 2021:
3:20 – 4:05 PM EDT Session 6: Genetic Spectrum of Vascular Anomalies and Overgrowth Syndromes
Genomic Structural Variations in Lymphatic Anomalies
Thuy Phung, University of South Alabama

5:30 – 6:15 PM EDT Session 7: Hematologic Malignancies
Complementarity of RNA Sequencing and Optical Genome Mapping in Detection of Rare Fusions in Pediatric B-ALL
Gordana Raca, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 4, 2021:
5:30 – 6:30 PM EDT Session 11: Unraveling Solid Tumors with Genomic Technologies
Clinical Utility and Feasibility of Adopting Optical Genome Mapping for Chromosomal Characterization of Solid Tumors
Nikhil Sahajpal, Augusta University
*Second Place Technologist Abstract Award

Integrative Cytogenomics Studies Using Optical Genome Mapping in Two Cases with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Jia-Chi Wang, City of Hope National Medical Center

On-Demand Poster Presentations:
Optical Genome Mapping and SNP Microarray: Integrated Workflow for Optimizing Analysis of Products of Conception
Nikhil Sahajpal, Augusta University

Optical Genome Mapping Reveals Genomic Complexity and Detects Novel Genetic Abnormalities in T-Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Guilin Tang, MD Anderson Cancer Center

June 12 - June 15
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 12
June 9 - June 12
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 8
June 4 - June 8
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 17
May 9 - May 12
Virtual - Online
April 13 - April 16
Virtual - Online
April 10 - April 15
Virtual - Online
October 27 - October 31
San Diego, CA
November 17 - November 21
Vancouver, British Columbia
June 6 - June 9
Sponsor / Corporate Satellite Session - Sunday, June 7 @ 12:00P CEST (UTC+2)

Session: CS15 – Bionano Genomics Satellite: High throughput Genome Imaging for the detection of Structural Variation in Genetic Disease & Cancer 
Type: 08. Corporate Satellites 
Date & Time: Sunday, June 7, 2020 – 12:00 – 13:00 CEST
Room: Virtual Session Room 2

August 3 - August 4
Platinum Sponsor
June 25 - June 26
June 22 - June 24
June 12 - June 12
Brandon LaBarge - MD - Penn State Health / Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Resident
Learning Objectives:
1) Understand the solid tumor high-molecular weight DNA isolation process
2) Review whole genome imaging findings of head and neck cancers
 - October 14
Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX, 77010


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