Author Archives: Delaina Hawkins

About Delaina Hawkins

Delaina Hawkins, Director of Marketing & Operations 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.

Cancer Workflows in VarSeq

         February 19, 2016
VCF file format

Wednesday, March 2nd 12:00 pm EST Clinical labs must have the ability to go from a collection of samples and associated variants to a professional report documenting a short list of clinically relevant variants. Cancer Gene Panels are a common clinical application for genetic tests. In this webcast we will show how VarSeq and VSReports can be used to go… Read more »

The Golden Helix Soccer Team

         February 16, 2016
Golden Helix Soccer Team

The Golden Helix Soccer Team I recently received a very special email from a long time Golden Helix customer, Dr. Vanessa Hayes of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia. In 2010 Dr. Hayes, then of the J. Craig Venter Institute, joined several colleagues in collaboration on The Southern African Genome Project. The project was aimed at including African genomes in existing… Read more »

Empowering Biologists to Perform Complex Analysis

         January 14, 2016

Golden Helix was named one of the Top 10 Analytics Solutions Providers for 2016 by Pharma Tech Outlook! We are very excited to be honored in this month’s issue of Pharma Tech Outlook as one of 2016’s top ten Analytics Solutions Providers. Read the interview with our CEO, Andreas Scherer here: Empowering Biologists to Perform Complex Analyis We want to… Read more »

Headed to San Diego for PAG XXIV

         January 5, 2016

The holiday season has come to a close and we are headed to sunny San Diego for PAG XXIV! This year, our President and CEO Andreas Scherer along with Greta Linse Peterson our Director of Services and Mary Makris our Operations and Marketing Manger, will be manning the Golden Helix booth, so stop by booth 129 to say “Hi!”. Since PAG XXIII,… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

         December 29, 2015

Recent Customer Publications We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! The Golden Helix team is looking forward to the start of a new year, but first we wanted to share our last round of customer publications from 2015. Here’s to many more in 2016! Bishwa Sapkota and Dharambir Sanghera of the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and colleagues published The Genome-wide Association Study of… Read more »

Happy Holidays!

         December 24, 2015
Happy Holidays

Like most, we at Golden Helix love this time of year! It is a time to spend with family and friends, creating memories and reflecting on the past year. From all of us here, to you and yours, we wish you a very happy holiday and a prosperous 2016!  

Special Software Bundle for Small Labs & Research Groups

         December 15, 2015
VarSeq PowerPack

There is still time to take advantage of our special software bundle for small labs and research groups! Through the remaining weeks of December 2015, we are offering a 12 month, single-user license of Varseq (including access to both the OMIM and the OncoMD annotation databases) and SVS at a 60% discount – only $6,995! This is the perfect package… Read more »

We want to thank you!

         November 24, 2015
Special Offer

2015 has been an extraordinary year at Golden Helix and we are very grateful for the continued support of our customers and the genomics community.  As a way of showing our thanks during this holiday season, we would like to pass on some extraordinary savings! Through the end of 2015, we will offer a fully loaded software bundle containing both the… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

         November 19, 2015
Customers

Recent Customer Publications We are halfway through November, and it’s hard to believe how fast the holidays are approaching. Today, we wanted to recognize recent customer publications all over the world, from China to Australia and back to the United States. Congratulations to all who published, and we hope to see many more through the end of the year! Mark… Read more »

Try out SVS for Free!!

         November 10, 2015
SVS 8

Give our SVS viewer a try today! Interested in seeing what the SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) software can do? Download the free SVS Viewer! With the SVS Viewer, you can explore and interact with the workflows of a pre-built projects. To get you started, we have included a SNP GWAS project for you to download. And don’t worry, it is… Read more »

Q&A from the Two Clinical Workflows webcast

         November 5, 2015
CNV User

Our webcast yesterday featured two clinical workflows and and the ease in moving from an unfiltered variant file to a clinical report containing the variants of interest using VarSeq and VSReports. There were several great questions and I wanted to pass on a few of particular interest. Question: Are annotation sources included in VarSeq for free?

They’ve isolated the funding gene!

         November 3, 2015

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Passed! We at Golden Helix, and I are certain that many in our community, are more than pleased to hear that President Obama has signed the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015“. Most importantly, the budget agreement raises discretionary spending by $80 billion in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 which should create room for increased spending… Read more »

What to know about VSReports

         October 27, 2015

What you need to know At the beginning of October, VSReports came to VarSeq. Since then, we have been getting rave reviews from our customers. As Dr. Andreas Scherer mentioned earlier this month, VSReports takes the output of your tertiary variant analysis and converts it into a fully customized and actionable clinical grade report in just one click. Additionally, VSReports ships with… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

         October 15, 2015
Customers

The month of October is flying by, and we have already had some great publications by some of our customers here at Golden Helix. We wanted to share them with you, and hope you find them as interesting as we did. Congrats to all who published! Bahram Namjou of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and colleagues published A GWAS Study on… Read more »

Introduction to Sergey Kornilov

         October 8, 2015

Our final webcast presentation in the series of winners from our Annual Abstract Challenge is first place recipient Dr. Sergey Kornilov. A Postdoctoral Associate in the Child Study Center at Yale University’s School of Medicine, Dr. Kornilov’s submission focused on the genetic basis of developmental language disorders in a geographically isolated Russian-speaking population. Next week on October 14th, he will… Read more »

See you at ASHG 2015!

         October 1, 2015

The Golden Helix® team is gearing up for ASHG 2015 in Baltimore as I would guess many of you are too. I for one am super excited since I grew up in the Baltimore area and have a fondness for Inner Harbor and crabs! This year, you will find Ashley Hintz (our Field Application Scientist) and myself just inside the… Read more »

VSReports – Highlights from yesterday’s webcast

         September 24, 2015
Exome

Yesterday, our VP of Product and Engineering, Gabe Rudy, presented VSReports to the Golden Helix community for the first time in a live webcast; Authoring Clinical Reports in VarSeq. It was an excellent presentation. Gabe highlighted VSReports’ ability to take the output of tertiary analysis to a customized clinical grade report in one click. He also gave an overview of… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

         September 22, 2015
Customers

This month we wanted to highlight four publications from a few of our valued customers. Congrats to all! Zuemei Ji and Christopher Amos of Dartmouth University published The Role of Haplotype in 15q25.1 Locus in Lung Cancer Risk: Results of Scanning chromosome 15 in the Oxford Journals which analyzed lung cancer patients and a control study to determine that rs588765-rs16969968 may… Read more »

Introducing VarSeq Viewer!

         September 10, 2015

With our latest release of VarSeq last Thursday, we are proud to offer the VarSeq ® Viewer to the community, for free! When you download VarSeq ® Viewer, you can explore pre-built projects to interact with the annotations and filters the project provides, visualize selected variants with pile-ups, and export data to widely used formats. To get you started, we have included… Read more »