Two Day Research to Diagnostics Conference: Focus on NGS, RNA-Seq, Single Cell Analysis & Single Molecule Analysis (San Diego, CA, United States – October 5-6, 2017)

Dublin, Sept. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “NGS, RNA-Seq, Single Cell Analysis & Single Molecule Analysis: Research to Diagnostics 2017” conference has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

Welcome to the Select Biosciences, Inc. NGS, RNA-Seq, Single Cell Analysis & Single Molecule Analysis: Research to Diagnostics 2017 Conference.

This conference brings together technology development and applications of:

  • RNA-Seq
  • Single Cell Analysis (SCA)
  • Single Molecule Analysis (SMA)

It has become increasingly apparent that the differences between cells in the same population can be significant, and there is therefore a need for improved methods to capture and analyze individual cells such as circulating tumor cells (CTCs). The development of technologies for single cell analysis (SCA) is driving this field forward via basic research on isolated individual cells, the development of biomarker assays, and diagnostics development.

We also explore at this conference the translation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) from research to deployment in the clinical-setting for oncology, genetic testing, as well as infectious disease testing. In this vein, this conference explores technology development and applications of RNA-Seq — an expanding segment within the broader NGS space. This conference will also present the latest technologies/products in flow cytometry and FISH.


  • Flow Cytometry, FISH and Technologies for Single Cell Analysis (SCA)
  • Front-end Sample Preparation for NGS and RNA-Seq: Challenges with Clinical Samples
  • Microfluidics-based Devices for Single Cell Analysis (SCA)
  • NGS on Rare Cells (such as Circulating Tumor Cells) and for Clinical Applications
  • RNA-Seq for Transcriptional Characterization and Profiling
  • Single Cell Analysis (SCA) and Single Molecule Analysis (SMA) for Diagnostics Development and Genetic, Prenatal Testing
  • Single Cell Analysis (SCA) and Single Molecule Analysis (SMA) in Cancer, CNS Diseases, and Other Disease Classes


  • Lydia Sohn, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Lidong Qin, Professor, CPRIT Scholar, Houston Methodist Research Institute
  • Paul Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
  • Sheng Zhong, Professor, University of California-San Diego
  • Roger Lasken, Director of Single Cell Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Gary Schroth, Vice President and Distinguished Scientist, Illumina
  • Sarah Munro, Team Leader, Genome-Scale Measurements Group, Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Abraham Lee, William J. Link Professor and Chair, University of California-Irvine
  • Yu-Hwa Lo, Professor, University of California San Diego
  • John Nolan, Professor, The Scintillon Institute
  • Joseph Blattman, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences and The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
  • Stphane Boutet, Staff Scientist, 10x Genomics
  • Ye Chen-Izu, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California-Davis
  • Naiwen Cui, Researcher, David Weitz Research Group, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University
  • Ann Feeney, Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Anna Gerdtsson, Research Scientist, The Bridge Institute, University of Southern California
  • Kalyan Handique, CEO & President, Celsee Diagnostics
  • Nathan Lewis, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California-San Diego
  • Sara Linker, Research Fellow, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Dan Lucking, Director, Molecular Machines & Industries (MMI)
  • Holger Schmidt, Narinder Kapany Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Timothy K. Starr, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Guilhem Tourniaire, Scientific and Managing Director, Cellenion SASU
  • Tania Vu, Associate Professor, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Wei Wei, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Bart Westendorp, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Utrecht University The Netherlands
  • Zhibo Yang, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Guang Yao, Assistant Professor, Molecular/Cellular Biology, University of Arizona
  • Jiang Zhong, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

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