Evaluating an End-to-End NGS System for the Clinical Research Lab

Oct 14, 2016 10:00 AM–11:00 AM (CET)
Duration: 1hrs
Experience and data from an evaluation of the GeneReader NGS System workflow solution in the lab

This online seminar will focus on the experience of evaluating the GeneReader NGS system in a laboratory setting and the actionable clinical research insights the system produces.

While next-generation sequencing has proven to be a very useful tool in basic research, obstacles remain for its broad adoption in the clinical research setting. One of the largest is the lack of a seamless workflow starting with an FFPE sample and ending with a report of relevant variants to guide clinical research activities.

Our speaker, Dr. Margarete Odenthal, Director of the Laboratory for Translational Molecular Pathology at the Institute for Pathology, University Hospital of Cologne, will share her experience using the GeneReader NGS workflow and the data from an evaluation study performed in her lab.

The Qiagen GeneReader NGS System comprises automated platforms, accompanying software, sample preparation reagents, quality control, library preparation, sequencing, analysis and interpretation. Samples across multiple tumor types with known mutational profiles were processed, run, analyzed and interpreted with this workflow. Results from the GeneReader workflow were compared to those obtained from other tests, and any differences were investigated.

Attendees of this webinar will be able to ask Dr. Odenthal questions about the evaluation and the findings during a live Q&A session.
You can learn more about the GeneReader NGS System at: www.genereaderNGS.com

Salim Essakali, MS, Associate Director NGS Product Management, QIAGEN GmbH

Salim Essakali
Salim Essakali studied biology at Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany and specialized in biomedicine. He conducted his Master's thesis at Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne, Australia analyzing gene expression profiles in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In October 2007, he joined the Global Product Management Team at QIAGEN in Hilden, Germany and has been responsible for managing multiple automated platforms and bioinformatics solutions, including most recently the GeneReader NGS System.