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Analyzing the exome—focusing your NGS analysis with high performance target capture

As next generation sequencing has moved into the clinic, there is an increased demand for accuracy and reproducibility. Target enrichment is needed for applications where high read depth is critical, but some performance limitations, especially in GC-rich regions of the genome, have raised questions about the overall usefulness of target capture methods. In this webinar, Dr Kristina Giorda will present a method using individually synthesized and quality checked capture baits that performs well, even for GC-rich sequences, and delivers accurate coverage of the target space. Dr Giorda will cover library preparation and target capture, and share informative data generated using our xGen® Exome Research Panel.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9:00 am CDT (UTC -5 hours)
1:00 pm CDT (UTC -5 hours)

Presenter: Kristina Giorda, PhD

Staff Scientist, NGS Scientific Applications
Integrated DNA Technologies
Dr Kristina Giorda is a staff scientist in the NGS scientific applications group at IDT. She completed her PhD in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she studied the viral entry and release mechanisms of SV40. Since completing her PhD, Kristina has focused on NGS applications development.