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Raising the Bar in NGS with Twist Bioscience
Find out how Twist’s customers are benefiting from our superior NGS solutions at this virtual event!

In this event you will…
-Hear how improved sensitivity and precision are enabling applications in typically difficult to sequence samples and scenarios - from cfDNA to long reads
-See how advances in NGS and computational data science are enabling precision oncology and improving patient care.
-Learn how Twist’s platform is delivering unmatched uniformity and flexibility in target enrichment panels.

Oct 5, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Donald J. Johann, Jr., MD, MSc, FACP
Professor, College of Medicine Scientific; Director of the UAMS Genomics Sequencing Facility @University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
He is a physician/scientist (medical oncologist), Professor at UAMS and the Scientific Director of the UAMS Genomics Sequencing Facility. His scientific focus concerns advanced molecular profiling and high-throughput technologies for the characterization of molecular alterations in cancer cells. Previously, he was an assistant investigator at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), in Bethesda, MD. Prior to attending medical school he worked as an engineer for the Unisys Corporation for six years, where he directed a team of five engineers on projects involving advanced avionic software design and instrumentation. Dr. Johann received his M.D., from Case Western and received graduate with distinction honors. Following residency he then became a postdoctoral research fellow at the NIH/NCI Lab of Pathology, under the mentorship of Dr. Lance Liotta. He was twice selected for an AACR Scholar-in-Training Award for research work involving novel bioinformatics.
Dr. Fritz Sedlazeck
Associate Professor at the Human Genome Sequencing Center and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Rice University @Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Fritz Sedlazeck is an Associate Professor at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Rice University. His research focuses on algorithmic developments and high-performance computing for genomic and genetic applications. Specifically, he studies ways to improve the characterization of complex genomic alterations between individuals’ genomes based on large genomic sequencing data and as such improve our understanding of complex phenotypes such as human diseases.