Golden Helix strives to enable precision medicine by developing powerful software to support researchers with complex analysis. One of my favorite events of the year is our abstract competition. This competition allows us to help our community by recognizing innovative ways to conduct a genomic analysis. I am pleased to announce that our 2017-18 Abstract Competition has officially begun!
We would love to hear your story. Do you use NGS analysis to treat patients? Do you have a particular disease category focused? Or are you zeroing in on a specific population? How do you leverage our research platform for plants, animals or humans? We’re interested in your clinical or research work. We intend to showcase the winner’s abstract as part of our global webinar series; this is an excellent 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. The second and third place winners will receive a one-year license of VarSeq or SVS based on their individual preference. We issue the prizes after the webinar presentation.
Last year’s competition
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.
Submit your design for a chance to win!
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! I plan to announce the winners in the second week of February.
To see who won our 2017-18 abstract competition, check out this blog post.