The 12th annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting will be held in Marco Island, Florida, from February 2-5, 2011. The AGBT meeting has become the most complete scientific forum for acquiring information about the latest advances in DNA (and RNA) sequencing technologies and their myriad applications.

Thursday, February 3rd (Morning)

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
David Craig, TGen, “Integrative Analysis of Whole-Genome and Transcriptome Sequence Data for Identification of Treatment Options for Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer”

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Andy Mungall, BC Cancer Agency, “Analyses of Approximately Two Hundred Acute Myeloid Leukemia Messenger and MicroRNA Transcriptomes”

7:50 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.
Obi Griffith, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., “Transcriptome and Exome Sequencing of Breast Cancer Cell Lines to Identify Molecular Predictors of Response to Anti-Cancer Compounds”

Thursday, February 3rd (Evening)

7:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
Scott Kuersten, Epicentre Biotechnologies, LLC, “Analysis of RNA 5′ End Modifications by RNA-seq”

7:50 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.
Kai Lao, Life Technologies, “Tracing the Derivation of Embryonic Stem Cells From the Inner Cell Mass by Single Cell RNA-Seq Analysis”

8:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.
Brian Haas, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, “Transcriptome Without a Genome: de novo Reconstruction of Transcriptomes Using RNA-Seq Data”

8:50 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.
Inanc Birol, BC Cancer Agency, “De novo Assembly of Transcriptome Sequencing Data Identifies Chimeric Transcription in Healthy Mouse Tissue”

9:10 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Christopher Mason, Weill Cornell Medical College, “SeQC: Expansion and Refinement of the Human Genome by Ultra-Deep RNA Sequencing”

Friday, February 4th (Afternoon & Evening)

8:20 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
Praveen Cherukuri, NHGRI, “Massively Parallel Sequencing of Exomes and Transcriptomes in ClinSeq Participants”