Automation Solutions for NGS Sample Preparation

Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Drug Discovery & Development, Laboratory Technology, Fundamental Research,
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) has been instrumental in accelerating personalized medicine and clinical diagnostic applications in addition to several other genomic applications. It is rapidly becoming the method of choice in many genomic research projects. The increasing number of samples and labor intensive workflow has resulted in a need for automation. Automated library preparation streamlines the process, reduces hands-on time, and minimizes human errors.

The webinar will examine the automation of NGS library preparation using different chemistries and its applications. Dr. Oleg Evgrafov will also discuss NGS sample preparation automation and its use for neurogenic research in his lab.

A live Q&A with the audience will follow the main presentation.


Dr. Oleg V. Evgrafov, Associate Professor, University of Southern California

Dr. Oleg Evgrafov’s primary interests are in the identification of genes involved in the etiology of hereditary and complex diseases. Currently, he focuses on using massively parallel sequencing technology for identification of specific sequence variants associated with complex disorders and investigation of transcription profiles to study etiology of complex disorders. With a research career spanning over three decades, Dr. Evgrafov has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications.

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Susan Lee, Principal OEM Applications Specialist, Hamilton Robotics

As Principal OEM Applications Specialist, Ms. Susan Lee provides technical expertise on Hamilton Robotics’ NGS automation project. Since the project’s inception, Ms. Lee has helped implement various protocols — such as the TruSeq Stranded Total RNA and Stranded mRNA sample preparation protocols on ML STAR — designed to provide maximum walk-away time for the user. Ms. Lee has over 25 years of professional experience at Hamilton Company, having served as HPLC Production Supervisor, Compliance Engineer QA Analytical Engineer, and Technical Services Manager. Additionally, Ms. Lee earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Scientists
  • Principal investigators
  • Directors
  • Core lab staff
  • NGS users
  • Genomics
  • Next generation sequencing sample prep users
  • Genomic Sample prep users
  • Purchasing managers
  • Lab technicians
  • Clinical lab technicians/scientists/directors

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Hamilton Company is a global enterprise with headquarters in Reno, Nevada; Franklin, Massachusetts; and Bonaduz, Switzerland and subsidiary offices throughout the world.

We are an industry leader in the design and manufacture of liquid handling, process analytics, robotics and automated storage solutions. For more than 60 years, Hamilton has been satisfying customer needs by combining quality materials with skilled workmanship to ensure the highest level of performance. Hamilton’s lifelong commitment to precision and quality has earned us global ISO 9001 Certification.

Hamilton Robotics – as the world leader in robotic workstation innovation we set the standards for reliability, performance, flexibility and affordability. At Hamilton, we design liquid handling systems that allow you to automate your assays exactly the way you need with our established product platforms such as Microlab STAR and NIMBUS, and the newly introduced Hamilton VANTAGE.

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