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.

Introducing Dr. Heather J. Huson

         July 16, 2014

It is with great excitement that we introduce our next webcast: Population Structure & Genetic Improvement in Livestock, presented by Dr. Heather J. Huson of Cornell University. Huson was one of the first place winners in this year’s research abstract competition. As part of the competition Huson has the opportunity to present her research in a webcast on Tuesday July… Read more »

Join us for a GWAS in Arabidopsis Thaliana

         July 8, 2014

Join us tomorrow, July 9th at 12PM EDT, for Ashley Hintz’s webcast on GWAS in a Model Organism: Arabidopsis Thaliana. Joining the Golden Helix team as a Field Application Scientist in April of 2014, Hintz is the perfect candidate to present on Arabidopsis Thaliana given her background in zoology and phylogenetics of planigales.

Last Chance to Submit Your T-Shirt Design

         July 2, 2014

It’s coming down to the wire – if you have not submitted your Golden Helix T-shirt design please do so!! We have already had many great submissions but we are missing yours. Once the contest closes tomorrow, July 3rd, our talented Golden Helix staff will narrow down the choices and display them to our community for voting. The designs with the… Read more »

2014 Golden Helix Summer School

         June 12, 2014

We are incredibly excited to sponsor the 2014 Golden Helix Summer School (not directly affiliated with Golden Helix, Inc. (us)), hosted on the island of Aegina, Greece, from September 11th-15th, 2014.  This year’s theme is “Pharmacogenomics and Genomic Medicine: Bridging research and the clinic” and will focus on disciplines within genomic medicine. The Golden Helix Summer School, conducted annually, is a… Read more »

Here’s Your Chance to Design a Golden Helix T-shirt!

         June 4, 2014

Over the last few years, it’s clear that our t-shirts are loved. But the time has come for some fresh designs and we are looking to our customers and community for inspiration. Do you have a brilliant idea in mind for a Golden Helix t-shirt? Great! You should enter our first ever t-shirt contest! It’s pretty easy really; draw it… Read more »

Matthew McClure, PhD Analyzes Genotypic Data to Determine Cattle’s Breeding Potential

         May 13, 2014

For lead geneticist Dr. Matthew McClure, of the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF), finding a software program that could handle massive amounts of data as well as more than the standard twenty-three pairs of chromosomes found in humans was a challenge. McClure says, “Agriculture often feels like the black sheep of the genomics industry. The majority of current genetic analysis… Read more »

Genomics in the City of Brotherly Love

         April 30, 2014

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly love, home of the Philadelphia cheesesteak, and home to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who took the No. 1 spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll. We are honored (and excited!) to sponsor this year’s Mid-Atlantic Epidemiology and Statistics (MAGES) Conference at the University of Pennsylvania. MAGES will… Read more »

GenomeBrowse 2.0 Is Here!

         April 21, 2014

The developers at Golden Helix have raised the bar again with the release of GenomeBrowe 2.0. About a year and a half after the initial release, Golden Helix has expanded the functionality of GenomeBrowse to fulfill feature requests from both fundamental research investigators and translational scientists who require a visualization tool to gain key insight into their results. The Golden… Read more »

First Golden Helix Research Competition a Great Success!

         February 28, 2014

And the Winners Are… We recently held our first ever research competition at Golden Helix – what a success! We received over 50 submissions from more than 20 different countries. And just as the countries varied, so did the research. Abstracts involved both DNA and RNA sequencing, GWAS (nope, it’s still not dead), and copy number variation. Subjects ranged from… Read more »

Public Data? What’s that good for anyway?

         February 12, 2014

Dr. Bryce Christensen recently gave a webcast on Maximizing Public Data Sources for Sequencing and GWAS Studies in which he covered options for getting GWAS and sequence information online, tips for working with these datasets and what you’ll see in terms of data quality and usefulness, how to use public data sources in conjunction with your GWAS or sequence study… Read more »

Fun in the Sun – Headed to Tri-Con and AGBT next week

         February 5, 2014

Weather.com currently says it feels like -24 degrees outside (yes, that’s negative) here in Bozeman, Montana. Which is why I’m more than a little jealous of Gabe Rudy and Andreas Scherer who get to go to San Francisco and Marco Island next week, respectively, where the weather is little more… well, let’s say… reasonable. Andreas will be headed to Marco… Read more »

Bringing Powerful Analytic Software to Ontario

         January 15, 2014

At Golden Helix our number one priority is empowering genetic researchers world-wide with software tools that are as effective as they are robust. So needless to say, we are thrilled to announce a recent collaboration with the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI), a not-for-profit organization focused on driving and catalyzing the life sciences industry in Ontario. Through this exciting partnership, we… Read more »

ASHG is here once again!

         October 18, 2013

Hey everyone! It’s time once again for the illustrious ASHG – this year in Boston, MA. We are very excited to get to see all of our colleagues and friends and hear about what you’ve been up to. This year we will have six in-booth (#618) demonstrations by Gabe Rudy, VP of Product Development, showcasing SVS 8.0: Identifying Candidate Functional… Read more »

Upcoming Webcast – Making NGS Data Analysis Clinically Practical: Repeatable and Time-Effective Workflows

         August 28, 2013

Presenter: Autumn Laughbaum, Biostatistician with introduction by Dr. Andreas Scherer, President & CEO Date: September 10, 2013 Duration: 60 Minutes Abstract Exploring next-generation sequence data requires an iterative process whereby a researcher can find a “needle in the haystack” that contributes to a particular disease or other phenotype. Once that needle has been found, a workflow can be established for… Read more »

Upcoming Webcast – Exploring DNA/RNA-Seq Analysis Results with Golden Helix GenomeBrowse and SVS

         July 12, 2013

Presenter: Dr. Bryce Christensen, Statistical Geneticist Date: July 24, 2013 Duration: 60 Minutes Abstract Golden Helix GenomeBrowse™, a free visualization tool for all types of sequence data, was introduced in 2012 to broad acclaim. Researchers using GenomeBrowse discovered a product far beyond the status quo with seamless navigation of sequence alignments and other genomic data using a fluid, fast, and… Read more »

Vanessa Hayes, PhD and Desiree Petersen, PhD Use Population Genetics to Dig into Mankind’s Roots

         June 26, 2013

Humans are said to have a 0.1% rate of diversity, seemingly small, but actually quite significant when considering the future of personalized medicine. Gaining a deeper understanding of this genetic variance can help determine susceptibility to disease as well as medicinal response and outcomes. One-third of human genetic diversity can be found in a likely contender for the birthplace of… Read more »

Why You Should Go To TCGC

         June 12, 2013

In a couple of short weeks, Gabe is headed off to TCGC in San Francisco where he will be giving part of a short course. He was super excited about it last year and is even more so this year. I sat down with him yesterday to find out why. Jessica: What’s TCGC? Gabe: Last year I got to attend… Read more »

All Excited About Mixed Models

         May 29, 2013

Last month, Bryce Christensen wrote a little about mixed models and their application in GWAS. He promised that this analysis would be available in SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) “soon,” but didn’t elaborate. We are now excited to announce that three mixed model methods are available in SVS: GBLUP, EMMAX, and MLMM! To help demonstrate their utility and when to… Read more »