|Date & Time||19 April 2022 at 17:00-18:00 CEST|
The MAQC Society is pleased to announce a new series of SEQC2 (Sequencing and Quality Control Phase 2) Webinars addressing the many challenges of analysis of massive datasets that come from Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS). This year, in 2022, MAQC offers a new webinar series on diverse topics related to NGS: copy-number pathogenicity, structural variation detection, use of internal standards and synthetic controls for variant detection, formalin-fixation impacts, and general reproducibility challenges.
On 19 April the webinar is titled: “Resolving the complexity of the human genome using synthetic chromosomal controls & Building a synthetic genome that encodes DNA, mRNA and protein controls” by Dr Tim R. Mercer Ph. D., who is the Branch Chief for Research-to-Review (R2R) at the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics of FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR). He specialises in genomics, big data, image analysis, and machine learning. His recent endeavour has been with the FDA-led Sequencing Quality Control Phase 2 (SEQC2) project to evaluate the technical reliabilities and scientific applications of the next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. He leads the Oncopanel Sequencing Working Group to assess the reproducibility and detection sensitivity of onco-panel sequencing including liquid biopsy. He is also the executive secretary for MAQC Society.
Check out the other 5 webinars as well:
- 22. March 2022 – Zhichao Liu X-CNV: genome-wide prediction of the pathogenicity of copy number variations (LINK)
- 29 March 2022 – Yongmei Zhao Exploring best practices for structural variation detection in a cancer reference sample with multiple NGS platforms (LINK)
- 5 April 2022 – James C. Willey Advancing quality-control for NGS measurement of actionable mutations in circulating tumour DNA (LINK)
- 12 April 2022 – Joshua Xu Deep oncopanel sequencing reveals within block position-dependent quality degradation in FFPE processed samples (LINK)
- 19 April 2022 – Tim R. Mercer Resolving the complexity of the human genome using synthetic chromosomal controls & Building a synthetic genome that encodes DNA, mRNA and protein controls
- 3 May 2022 – Fritz Sedlazeck Hidden biases in germline structural variant detection (LINK)