Friday, May 18, 2018

Anthony Schweitzer, ThermoFisher Scientific

When considering both RNA-seq and whole transcriptome microarrays utilizing the same RNA controls, performance comparisons between RNA-seq and microarrays demonstrate that deep sequencing is required to measure low abundance transcripts. Additionally, exon level measurements are more costly to obtain using RNA-seq. As a result, researchers are routinely missing important changes easily accessible on microarrays. When used in a clinical research setting the added variance from samples and the challenges associated with whole transcriptome profiling of blood or FFPE tissue can also impair the ability to discover clinically associated events. In this talk, the fundamental differences between arrays and RNA-seq for deep exploration of the transcriptome will be explored.

Open to the Gladstone community. Lunch will be provided to those who register.


May 18, 2018
1:00-2:00pm PDT
Room 107A/B

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.