Category Archives: Customer success

Understanding the genetic mechanisms of inherited eye disease at the NIH – NEI

Dr. Fielding Hejtmancik

Dr. James Fielding Hejtmancik and his team at the National Eye Institute’s Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function branch, use linkage and association studies to better understand the genetic mechanisms of inherited eye disease. The team investigates both Mendelian and complex diseases as well as functional work with a focus on cataracts, retinal degenerations, myopia and corneal dystrophies. “If it affects… Read more »

Using Pharmacogenomics to teach Intro to Chemistry

Dr. Jeffrey Moore

As the need to educate prospective healthcare professionals in the interpretation of genetic data increases, Dr. Jeffrey Moore at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign is using genetics in his chemistry courses. In doing so, Moore is creating a strong connection between the content in his courses and the underlying principles of health and medicine. Last year, Dr. Moore presented a webcast… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

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Today we have another round of customer publications from our incredible clients to share with you! These latest pubs cover a variety of topics, from rat-tail syndrome in cattle to the first GWAS analysis of attempted suicide by individuals with schizophrenia. Here are a few of the highlights: Christa Kuehn of the Liebnez Institute for Farm Animal Biology and colleagues published Epistatic interactions between… Read more »

Scott Diehl researches genetic causes of periodontal diseases using SVS

Dr. Scott Diehl

Scott Diehl, a professor and geneticist at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, performs family studies, association studies and gene mapping to discover the genetic causes of periodontal diseases. Originally, Diehl had a large team of bioinformaticians in the lab to help with his analyses, but the high cost of such personnel created the need for another solution. With Golden Helix’s… Read more »

Guest Presentation by Dr. Folefac Aminkeng

Dr. Folefac Aminkeng

Dr. Folefac Aminkeng, first place winner in this year’s Abstract Challenge, will present his work to the community via a live webcast on Wednesday, April 20th at noon EDT.  Dr. Aminkeng is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Aminkeng’s research focus is the pharmacogenomics of adverse… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

Recent Customer Publications

Recent Customer Publications Recently we announced that our customers named the Golden Helix software in 1,000 published articles! It was quite an honor for us and we are excited to start working toward 2,000. To start us off, here are a few of our recent customer publications. Fielding Hejtmancik and his colleagues at the NEI published, Polymorphism rs7278468 is associated with… Read more »

Golden Helix reached the 1,000 citations mark!

Customer success is very important to us at Golden Helix. Every month we showcase their success by putting together a blog post highlighting the most recent publications. We have been compiling this list since 2003 (you can find the full list here). Today, I am very honored to announce that the Golden Helix software has assisted in one thousand publications. We have enjoyed… Read more »

Customer Spotlight – Dr. Kazima Bulayeva

We, at Golden Helix, would like to take the time to highlight one of our long time customers on her recent success. Since the beginning of 2015, Dr. Kazima Bulayeva of the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics (VIGG), has published in 10 scientific publications including two times Nature Genetics. We are very excited to share the research she is performing using the… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

Recent Customer Publications

We want to say congratulations to all of our customers who have recently published! It’s always great to see all the new research and advancements our clients are doing, and how the Golden Helix software is assisting in that. With that, here are the most recent customer publications for the month! L. Nguyen and Russel Lyons of the University of… Read more »

Case Study: Clinical Testing at the University of Iowa

Dr. Benjamin Darbro

Benjamin Darbro, MD, PhD at the University of Iowa, uses VarSeq® software for Clinical Testing Founded by Hans Zellweger in the 1960’s, The Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics and Molecular Lab at the University of Iowa has a long history of clinical testing, seeing 45 years of advancements. Today, the lab is mainly focused on oncology, pre and post-natal genetics testing… Read more »

The Golden Helix Soccer Team

      Delaina Hawkins    February 16, 2016    No Comments on The Golden Helix Soccer Team
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 »

Recent Customer Publications

      Golden Helix    January 28, 2016    No Comments on Recent Customer Publications
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Hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start! Golden Helix has been having wonderful start and have so much to look forward throughout the year. We wanted to share with you the list of our first round of customer publications for 2016, enjoy! Petra Werner of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and colleagues published MESP1 Mutations in Patients with Congenital… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

      Delaina Hawkins    November 19, 2015    No Comments on Recent Customer Publications
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 »

Introduction to Sergey Kornilov

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 »

Recent Customer Publications

      Delaina Hawkins    September 22, 2015    No Comments on Recent Customer Publications
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 »

An Introduction to Hilal Al Shekaili

The past few months our webcast has featured a winner from our Annual Abstract Challenge, and we are happy to have our second place winner, Hilal Al Shekaili, as our speaker for September. Hilal’s submission surrounded novel genetic variants in a consanguineous family with pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy, and he will speak on his studies next Wednesday, September 9th (register here). To… Read more »

Our Customers’ Success

      Delaina Hawkins    August 13, 2015    No Comments on Our Customers’ Success

August is off to a great start, especially for some of our customers who have recently published. I wanted to take a minute to share their work with you. Gabor Meszaros of BOKU University Vienna and colleagues published Genome-Wide Selection Signatures in Pinzgau Cattle in Potravinarstvo Scientific Journal for Food Industry which used SNP BeadChips to identifygenomic regions near QTL associated… Read more »

Dr. Folefac Aminkeng Publishes in Nature Genetics

Today I wanted to take a moment to recognize a long-time Golden Helix customer, Dr. Folefac Aminkeng of the Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety and the University of British Columbia on his recent publication A coding variant in RARG confers susceptibility to anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in childhood cancer, in Nature Genetics. Aminkeng and his colleagues performed a genome-wide association study in… Read more »

An Introduction to Vivien Sheehan

Dr. Vivien Sheehan

Last month our webcast featured the third place winner of our Annual Abstract Challenge, Dr. Raluca Mateescu, and August’s webcast will feature co-winner, Dr. Vivien Sheehan. Dr. Sheehan’s submission last winter surrounded the pharmacogenomics of hydroxyurea in sickle cell anemia, and we are excited to have her present this research for our Golden Helix community next week (August 12th, register… Read more »