Golden Helix strives to enable precision medicine by developing powerful software that supports researchers with complex analysis. One of my favorite events of the year is our abstract competition that expands on our mission. This competition allows us to support our community by recognizing innovative ways to conduct genomic analysis. I am pleased to announce that our 2017-18 Abstract Competition has officially begun and encourage you all to participate!
We would love to hear your story. Do you use NGS analysis to treat patients? Do you have a particular disease category you’re focused on? Or are you zeroing in on a particular population? How do you leverage our research platform for plants, animals or humans? We’re interested in your clinical or research work. Our intent is to showcase the winner’s abstract as part of our global webinar series. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure as we have hundreds of attendees from a worldwide audience. On top of this, first place will be receiving a laptop with a one-year license of either VarSeq or SVS. Second and third place will be awarded a one-year license of VarSeq or SVS based on their individual preference. We issue the prizes after the webinar has been conducted.
As you recall, last year’s competition was a huge success. We ended up with dual first place winners from Stanford University, Dr. Reza Sailani and Dr. Jingga Inlora. You can view their webcasts with the links provided below:
- An Overview of Two Studies Focused on Whole Exome Sequencing at Stanford University presented by Dr. Reza Sailani.
- Identifying genetic variants associated with rare Mendelian Diseases presented by Dr. Jingga Inlora.
This year’s competition will run from today, December 5th, 2017 to January 31st, 2018. Please submit your abstracts here. We look forward to receiving your abstract and reading about your work! My plan is to announce the winners in the second week of February.