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2013 Conference Agenda

Thursday, June 13, 2013

 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Registration Open
 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm              Opening Reception at The Foundry

Friday, June 14, 2013

 7:30 am - 8:30 am          Registration Open
 7:30 am - 8:30 am         Breakfast and Opening Remarks
 8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome by David Friedman, ABRF President
 9:00 am - 10:00 am     Plenary Session 1

Shawn Levy, Hudson Alpha Institute, Genomics of the 21st Century; a thirteen-year review of successes, failures, and what lies ahead
 10:00 am - 10:30 am     Coffee Break
 10:30 am - 11:30 am Panel 1 - Metrics to Success

Moderator: John Wunderlich, Director of Core Facility Business Services, 
University of Georgia

  • Karen DeMeester, Director of Program Evaluation Group, University of Georgia
  • Ken Drescher, Managing Director at Six Sigma Performance Improvement, Inc.
  • Robert Vandenberg, Chaired Professor, Department of Management, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
 11:30 am - 12:45 pm  Lunch (Magnolia Ballroom)
 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm      Vendor Workshop 1
  • Science Exchange: Best Practices for Marketing, Payment, and Management of Core Facilities, Bilal Mahmood, Head of Customer Development
  • Illumina: Putting Data and Analysis in the Hands of Your Customers, Michael Janis, Product Manager
  • ForteBIO Tech Talk: BLI Studies of Anthrax Toxin and Development of Diagnostic Antibodies, Jason M. Goldstein, Ph.D., Team Leader Immunochemistry and Cellular Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Short Break
 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Vendor Workshop 2
  • Illumina: Illumina’s Sample Prep OverviewOmayma Al-Awar, Manager, Sales Specialist
  • HTG Molecular: A Simple System for Measuring Gene Expression in FFPE Tissue SpecimensChris Roberts, VP Marketing and Medical Innovation
  • Life Technologies Corporation: Next-Generation Sequencing Innovations and Applications with Ion Torrent™ Technology, Jeff Barnes, Ph.D., Technical Sales Specialist AND Digital PCR Made Simple – Hands-on QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System Workshop, Dave Chappell, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist
  • Affymetrix: The Human Transcriptome 2.0 Array & Transcriptome Analysis Console: Getting the Most Comprehensive View of Biology With No Assembly Required Gianfranco de Feo, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Regional Marketing - North America
 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm     Coffee Break
 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm     Plenary Session 2

Mark Lively, Wake Forest School of Medicine,  Core Laboratories in a Challenging Funding Environment
 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm      Short Break
 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm  Panel 2 - Effectively Communicating in the World of Shared Resources

Moderator: Andrew Vinard, Manager of Biotechnology Resources, 
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

  • Sige Burden, Senior Director, Faculty & Staff Relations, University of Georgia
  • Josh Rosenberg, Director of Cost Studies, Emory University
  • T. “Soma” Somasundaram, Director of the Macromolecular X-ray Diffraction and Crystallization Lab, Florida State University
 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm  Short Break
 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Poster Session/Reception

Saturday, June 15, 2013

 7:30 am - 8:30 am          Breakfast
 8:30 am - 9:30 am  Plenary Session 3

Steve Briggs, University of California, San Diego, 
Reconstruction of Protein Networks from an Atlas of Maize Proteotypes
 9:30 am - 10:00 am     Coffee Break
 10:00 am - 11:00 am  Concurrent Scientific Session 1

Flow Cytometry (A1)
Moderator: Julie Nelson, University of Georgia

qPCR/Microarray (A2)
Moderator: Sharon Norton and Yanping Zhang, University of Florida ICBR

Administration (A3)
Moderator: Connie Nicklin, University of Florida ICBR

 11:00 am - 11:15 am  Short Break
 11:15 am - 12:15 pm      Concurrent Scientific Session 2

Cell Imaging (B1)
Moderator:  Adam Marcus, Emory University 

Genomics (B2)
Moderator: Myriam Belanger, University of Georgia

Antibody Technology (B3)
Moderator: Dennis Bagarozzi, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm      Lunch & Meeting Wrap Up

More information on the meeting space can be found here.