Liggins Institute seminar: Genotypes, epigenetic markers, somatic mutations & gene expression profiles: Translating biomarker research to human health Event as iCalendar

04 July 2013

10:15 - 11:15am

Venue: Seminar Room 505-003, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Personalized medicine has the potential to revolutionize the way we practice medicine; this has been universally recognized and accepted by researchers, clinicians and regulatory agencies.  For the past decade, researchers have utilized the many excellent tools and technologies available allowing researchers to discover novel biomarkers (Somatic mutations, SNPs, copy number variants, transcript profiles, etc.) and the scientific literature is filled with preliminary research findings associating these biomarkers with clinical outcomes.

Unfortunately, most of these findings have not led to validated, clinically applicable tools to allow the personalized medicine revolution to come to fruition.  One of the primary reasons for this bottleneck is the lack of technologies allowing clinical researchers to validate biomarkers in an efficient, cost effective manner.

Sequenom now provides specific tools allowing clinical researchers to validate their biomarkers across relevant samples types at a low per sample cost, with highest quality data.  Examples from the scientific and clinical literature as well as from internal studies, will be presented demonstrating the ability to validate a variety of biomarker types (including somatic mutations, gene expression profiles, genotypes, epigenetic markers) utilizing a flexible format with the sample throughput capabilities required to clinically validate a biomarker set.

Presented by: Dr. Darryl Irwin , Director – Applications and Technology, Sequenom Asia Pacific

Please note: There will be a morning tea starting at 10:00am prior to the talk, with Dr. Irwin speaking at 10:15.  The seminar will be followed by extended time for questions and for discussion regarding specific project interests.

For specific information on this speaker please contact Phillip Shepherd

For general information on this talk and the Liggins Seminar Series please contact:

Elise Donovan


Phone: 649 923 4776