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Delaina Hawkins

About Delaina Hawkins

Delaina Hawkins, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Golden Helix, joined the team in June of 2017. She is passionate about elevating a company to effectively grow user engagement, build brand loyalty and ultimately drive sales and revenue. When she isn't in the office, she enjoys being outdoors with friends and family.

See you at ACMG 2018

      Delaina Hawkins    April 9, 2018    No Comments on See you at ACMG 2018
ACMG

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the ACMG 2018. This year the Golden Helix Team will be represented by President & CEO, Andreas Scherer, Senior Product Engineer, Nathan Fortier, and myself, Marketing Manager, Delaina Hawkins. Make sure to stop by and say hello! You can find Golden Helix in booth #1306: We’ve put together a series of quick, in-booth demos… Read more »

Small-Lab VarSeq PowerPack

VarSeq PowerPack

Ready to take your analysis to the next level? Our Small-Lab VarSeq PowerPack enables users to move their analysis from FASTQ to clinical reporting through one streamlined pipeline. Here’s what’s included: VarSeq VarSeq is an intuitive, integrated software solution for tertiary analysis. With VarSeq you can automate your workflows and analyze variants for gene panels, exomes, and whole genomes. VS-CNV… Read more »

Exclusive Look at Sentieon TNscope Q&A

VS-CNV Annotations

Sentieon TNscope is a platform dedicated to the identification of tumor-normal somatic variants including single nucleotide variation (SNV), indel, as well as structure variations (SVs). In our recent webcast, Dr. Donald Freed, Bioinformatics Scientist at Sentieon, gave viewers an exclusive overview of the platform. The webcast generated a lot of great questions which I would like to share with you… Read more »

Our top eBooks for genomics enthusiasts

genomics ebooks

Our eBook series is made-up of short reads that cover a range of genomic industry topics. From simple bioinformatic concepts to the detailed structure of a genetic data warehouse, we have committed ourselves to provide the community with premium educational resources – at no cost! The series is constantly changing with revisions and new additions, but we’ve found our top… Read more »

Cited in 1,200+ Publications

      Delaina Hawkins    February 1, 2018    No Comments on Cited in 1,200+ Publications
1,200+ publications

Golden Helix is fueled by our customers’ success; every product, every feature, every line of code is created to aid our users and their quest for discovery in the scientific community. As of today, our products have assisted users with 1,200+ publications. A process we know to be long, difficult and incredibly rewarding, it’s an absolute pleasure to be cited… Read more »

Top Webcasts of 2017

      Delaina Hawkins    January 9, 2018    No Comments on Top Webcasts of 2017

2017 was an incredibly prosperous year for Golden Helix; we released a handful of new features, announced new partnerships and completed our end-to-end architecture for clinical testing labs. Our webcast series has become a very popular way for our community to stay up-to-date with our new capabilities and best practices in genetic analysis using our software. We had three webcast… Read more »

On our way to PAG 2018

      Delaina Hawkins    January 2, 2018    No Comments on On our way to PAG 2018

There’s nothing better than starting the New Year off with a great genetics conference in San Diego, CA… We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXVI (PAG 2018)! This year the Golden Helix Team will be represented by Field Application Scientist, Darby Kammeraad, and myself, Content Marketing Manager, Delaina Hawkins. Make sure to… Read more »

End of Year VarSeq Bundles

      Delaina Hawkins    November 28, 2017    No Comments on End of Year VarSeq Bundles

This week we’re featuring several VarSeq bundles that are part of our end of year pricing specials! VarSeq CNV PowerPack – $15,995 We’ve made tremendous progress integrating CNV analytics capabilities into VarSeq this year. The PowerPack bundle is a great solution for those who are interested in combining SNV and CNV analysis. SVS-VarSeq Bundle – $7,995 If you’re a researcher or… Read more »

Our End of Year Bundles Are Back!

In case you haven’t heard the big news … our end of year bundles are back by popular demand! There’s a little something for everyone so if you’ve had your eye on one of our products now is the time to buy! SVS Single-User License – $2,995 Wouldn’t it be great to be able to easily perform complex analyses and visualizations on… Read more »

Goodbye snow … hello Orlando!

ASHG 2017

We look forward to seeing you all at ASHG 2017! Golden Helix is leaving the snowy mountains of Bozeman, MT and heading for the sunny streets of Orlando, FL to attend the 2017 American Society of Human Genetics Conference (ASHG)! We’re excited to be returning for the 12th year in a row and are looking forward to seeing everyone there…. Read more »

All of your VS-CNV annotation questions answered

VS-CNV Annotations

This month we hosted two, incredible webcasts officially announcing the latest CNV annotation capabilities our Software Engineering Team has been hard at work on for the past couple of months. Our first webcast, Comprehensive Clinical Workflows for Copy Number Variants in VarSeq, was presented by Golden Helix’s VP of Product & Engineering, Gabe Rudy, who reviewed the expanded capabilities of… Read more »

Case Study: iTARGET Autism Project

Dr. Suzanne Lewis is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at University of British Columbia (UBC) and Senior Investigator at British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), Vancouver, Canada. She is also the Chair of the iTARGET Autism Project and Vice-Chair of Autism Canada Chief Medical Officer and VP Research of Pacific Autism Family Network. She and… Read more »

CNV Annotation Clinical Workflows Webcast: Q&A

VS-CNV Annotations

  Gabe Rudy gave a fantastic presentation yesterday on the latest additions to VS-CNV annotations. If you weren’t able to join us for the live event, you can access the recording and webcast slides here: Comprehensive Clinical Workflows for Copy Number Variants in VarSeq. Additionally, there were many great questions asked that we wanted to share with the community. Question: Can I… Read more »

Upcoming Webcast: Comprehensive Clinical Workflows for Copy Number Variants in VarSeq

Tumor Sequencing

September 27, 2017 12:00 PM, EDT While Copy Number Variants are important to detect and interpret in many clinical genetic tests, labs have been without a comprehensive solution that integrates the annotating and reporting of high-quality CNV alongside their existing NGS variants. Golden Helix has developed and validated with our clinical partners a specialized NGS-based CNV caller capable of detecting… Read more »

Sentieon’s Secondary Analysis Tools Explained

Sentieon

We find ourselves talking about our partnership with Sentieon, a lot! More specifically, we are always extolling the powerful, comprehensive genomic data analysis solution we are able to offer our clients. Sentieon’s Secondary Analysis Suite made a significant improvement in runtime over BWA-MEM, GATK, Mutect, and MuTect2 while providing deterministic and identical results. Here are two fantastic white papers that… Read more »

The votes are in … 2017 T-Shirt Design Competition Winners

T-Shirt Design Competition

We were incredibly impressed with the amount of creativity the GHI Community delivered for this year’s T-Shirt Design Competition! A big thank you to everyone who participated. We are pleased to announce our three prize winners: First Place – James Hadfield, PhD, Head of Genomics Core at the University of Cambridge Second Place – Pia Pulido, High School Student from… Read more »

Upcoming Webcast: Advantages of VarSeq’s Annotation Capabilities

genetic variants

September 13, 2017 12:00 PM, EST This month we’re branching out and covering a topic we’ve never explored before – annotation capabilities! Darby Kammeraad, Field Application Scientist at Golden Helix, will be giving us some insight into the advantages of VarSeq’s capability with annotations. The number of annotation topics to cover are seemingly limitless. In this webcast, we will focus… Read more »

Customer Publications From Around the Globe

customer

It’s fascinating to hear the various ways our products are being used by customers all around the world. This month we’re featuring publications citing VarSeq, SVS and HelixTree which cover studies from Schizophrenia, Multiple Sclerosis and more. We hope you enjoy! Exome sequencing in schizophrenic patients with high levels of homozygosity identifies novel and extremely rare mutations in the GABA/glutamatergic pathways This… Read more »

GWAS Workflows with SVS webcast Q & A

VS-CNV Annotations

In case you missed our live event yesterday, I wanted to share a link to the webcast recording: New Enhancements: GWAS Workflows with SVS. There were several questions asked, so we’ve also shared the Q & A session below! Question: Are these enhancements priced as a separate feature?  Answer: No, SVS is a constantly evolving platform, so everything you see in this webcast is… Read more »

UCLA Health Diagnoses Long Running Medical Mystery

Recent Customer Publications

We don’t just like hearing what our clients are up to … we love bragging about what they’re doing to the world as well! This week we’re showcasing Dr. Stanley Nelson, and his team at UCLA Health, who used next-generation sequencing and our VarSeq software to help diagnose a child’s long running medical mystery. Audrey Lapidus knew there was something… Read more »