Analyzing Fusion Genes with NGS

Dec 14, 2016 9:30 AM–10:30 AM (EST)
Duration: 1hrs

Fusion genes are hybrid genes formed by the fusion of two separate genes. Translocation, interstitial deletion and chromosomal inversions are some of the genetic events that can lead to the formation of fusion genes.

The occurrence of fusion genes and its implications in cancer have already been known, but the emergence of NGS technology – especially RNA sequencing – offers the potential to detect novel gene fusions. 

In this webinar, Dr. Raed Samara will cover:

  • Fusion genes: What they are and a historical perspective
  • Fusion gene detection: The current status
  • RNA sequencing vs. digital RNA sequencing
  • How to detect and accurately quantify novel fusion genes in your sample

Dr. Raed Samara

Raed Samara
Raed Samara is a scientist in the R&D Project Management department of QIAGEN at Frederick, where he manages and coordinates multiple life sciences product development projects across R&D, Marketing, and Operations teams. Prior to joining QIAGEN, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute conducting research in the field of cancer immunology with emphasis on identifying strategies to boost the efficacy of cancer vaccines. He received his Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University in tumor biology.