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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.

Calling Large LOH and CNV Events with NGS Exomes

User's Perspective

We are pleased to announce our next webcast, Calling Large LOH and CNV Events with NGS Exomes. The live event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th at noon EST. Here are the specifics: Wednesday, March 8th 12:00 pm EST Next Generation Sequencing Exomes are a powerful assay used in both clinical and research settings to discover novel and rare small variants…. Read more »

Clinical Reporting Made Easy

      Delaina Hawkins    February 2, 2017    No Comments on Clinical Reporting Made Easy

Join our upcoming webcast – Clinical Reporting Made Easy Wednesday, February 15th 12:00 pm EST Clinical labs need to be able to process samples down to a short list of variants and publish a professional report. VSReports helps scientists and clinicians alike create timely, actionable reports that can improve clinical decision making and streamline patient care by seamlessly incorporating the… Read more »

Recent Customer Success

      Delaina Hawkins    January 31, 2017    No Comments on Recent Customer Success
customer

Just as we expected, 2017 has kicked off with a flurry of new publications by our customers. We even had a publication from a client using our VarSeq software! Congratulations to all, please take a look at some of the articles we have highlighted below: Reza Sailani of Stanford University and colleagues published Association of AHSG with alopecia and mental retardation… Read more »

Fighting Childhood Leukemia at St. Justine

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in children and one of the leading causes of death due to disease in children. Dr. Daniel Sinnett, along with Pascal St-Onge and their colleagues at Sainte-Justine University Health center have been investigating the molecular determinants of the disease to improve detection, diagnosis and treatment. One particular area of study… Read more »

PAG XXV – Heading to sunny San Diego!

San Diego

This Saturday, Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) XXV will kick off in sunny San Diego! Here in Montana, we have had a brutally cold winter thus far. I, like many of you, am looking forward to San Diego’s sunny, warm temperatures! Since last year’s PAG, SVS has had a number of updates including the integration of BEAGLE for imputation (coming soon!),… Read more »

WEBCAST: BEAGLE Imputation in SVS for SNP Data

genotype imputation

Our webcast series for 2017 is starting off by giving the Golden Helix community their first look at our addition of genotype imputation into SVS! On Wednesday, January 11th, Gabe Rudy will discuss how users can now run their genotype phasing and imputation on human and animal data as part of their SVS analytics workflow. Wednesday, January 11th @ 12:00 PM, EST Genotype imputation… Read more »

Latest Customer Publications!

      Delaina Hawkins    December 20, 2016    No Comments on Latest Customer Publications!
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It sure is feeling like Christmas time in Montana with the piles of fluffy snow and negative temperatures! We are wrapping up the month with a few more publications from our clients, and we couldn’t be happier with how many articles were published in 2016! Congratulations to everyone who was able to get it done this year, and we are looking… Read more »

Case Study: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Laura Li

Dr. Laura Li and her colleagues at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are working to determine the underlying genetic causes of Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH), which is still unclear. ONH is the absence or under-development of the optic nerve and is currently the leading ocular cause of vision impairments and blindness in young children. ONH can also be combined… Read more »

Recent Customer Success

      Delaina Hawkins    November 28, 2016    No Comments on Recent Customer Success
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We hope our Golden Helix community had a delicious Thanksgiving, and several of our customers had an additional reason to celebrate because they published this month, including one book publication! The success is overwhelming and we are happy to share it with you each month: Randovan Kasarda of the Slovak University of Agriculture and colleagues published Genetic Divergence of Cattle Populations… Read more »

WEBCAST: CNV Analysis with VarSeq

December’s webcast will provide the Golden Helix community with a more in-depth look at CNV analysis in VarSeq. On December 7th, Dr. Nathan Fortier will discuss the challenges and metrics surrounding CNV detection and then demonstrate VarSeq’s new capability from VCF to clinical report.  Wednesday, December 7th @ 12:00 PM, EST Numerous studies have documented the role of Copy Number Variations (CNVs)… Read more »

End of Year Pricing is Here!

      Delaina Hawkins    November 11, 2016    No Comments on End of Year Pricing is Here!
Pricing

This year we have added some very important features to our software including CNV calling in VarSeq and integrating our premium annotations into SVS. We have also made many improvements to our software’s performance so that you can handle growing datasets with relative ease. In an effort to thank our community for their support throughout the year, we are happy… Read more »

Recent Customer Success

      Delaina Hawkins    November 3, 2016    No Comments on Recent Customer Success
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We closed October with a record number of publications from our customers! Topics ranged widely from root traits in tropical maize to pretreatment depression severity. We hope you’ll enjoy reviewing some of our favorites: Bradley Aouizerat of NYU and colleagues published Human leucocyte antigen class I and II imputation in a multiracial population in the International Journal of Immunogenetics which considered… Read more »

Agrigenomics 2.0 Webcast

      Delaina Hawkins    October 27, 2016    No Comments on Agrigenomics 2.0 Webcast
genetic variants

This month’s webcast, Agrigenomics 2.0 – Advanced Analysis to Accelerate Discovery, will feature two well known Agrigenomic researchers and long-time Golden Helix customers, Christopher Seabury of Texas A&M and Holly Neiburgs of Washington State University. These two will join our own Gabe Rudy for a look at advanced workflows in SVS to advance mammalian genetic research. We hope you can join us! Wednesday,… Read more »

Using GWAS to investigate neurodevelopmental disorders

Sergey Kornilov

Dr. Sergey Kornilov, a Duncan Scholar in Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, combines his broad psychology background with genetics to research the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders with a unique dual perspective. Neuro-developmental disorders, for example, those of the spoken and written language, affect many worldwide – up to 10% of preschool children. In most cases, these… Read more »

See you in Vancouver for ASHG 2016!

ASHG 2016

It’s hard to believe that summer has already faded into fall and that ASHG 2016 is right around the corner! 2016 has been quite a busy year for us so far at Golden Helix. We have been working hard to bring our community the very best tools available for variant interpretation and SNP analysis. This year at ASHG, you can… Read more »

50 Most Creative CEOs to Watch

We are excited to announce that our CEO & President, Dr. Andreas Scherer, was featured in “The 50 Most Creative CEOs to Watch” issue of Insights Success magazine this month. The article is focused on how Dr. Scherer is leading Golden Helix to deliver top bioinformatics solutions to further enable Precision Medicine. Please take a look at the article here.

Recent Customer Publications

      Delaina Hawkins    October 4, 2016    2 Comments on Recent Customer Publications
published

Many of our customers published throughout September using our SVS software, and we love sharing their work with you. There’s bound to be a topic among the wide variety we’ve highlighted here that will spark your interest! Maurico Arcos Burgos, Claudio Mastronardi and colleagues of the Australian National University published Mutations modifying sporadic Alzheimer’s disease age of onset in the American Journal of Medical… Read more »

Upcoming Webcast on CNV Calling of Target Regions

CNV calling

Copy Number Variations (CNVs) play an important role in human health and disease, and the detection of CNVs in clinical samples has the potential to improve clinical diagnoses and inform treatment decisions. Yet until now, if you wanted to have CNVs on your targeted gene samples, you would need an alternative assay such as Chromosomal Microarrays (CMAs). In this webcast,… Read more »

Big Data Webcast Q&A

      Delaina Hawkins    September 22, 2016    No Comments on Big Data Webcast Q&A
Big Data Q&A

Gabe Rudy’s webcast yesterday, Big Data at Golden Helix: Scaling to Meet the Demand of Clinical and Research Genomics, was a huge success with well over 300 registered. In today’s blog post, I wanted to recap the Q&A session with Gabe. If you missed the webcast, check it out! Question:  What is the end goal for an application like Warehouse? Answer:  The… Read more »

Webcast on Big Data in Genomics

      Delaina Hawkins    September 8, 2016    No Comments on Webcast on Big Data in Genomics

Wednesday, September 21st @ 12:00 pm EDT Every day, the trove of genomic data is growing. Clinics are sequencing targeted genes at high read depths to report out genetic tests. Research groups are adding new exomes and genomes to their disease-specific cohorts. Agricultural breeders are genotyping their herds and flocks by the thousands of thousands. The conventional attitude to big… Read more »