[Genetics 101] Genomic Technologies and Bioinformatics 101 with Brice Sarver, PhD

  • Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have revolutionized how genetic data are collected and analyzed. Since NGS datasets are fundamentally different than those generated by earlier methods, they require specialized knowledge to generate and work with. This webinar will provide an introductory, high-level overview of how samples are prepared for sequencing by laboratories and how bioinformaticians use the resulting data to answer questions of interest. Examples will be conceptual in nature, and no background in laboratory techniques or bioinformatics is required.

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Brice Sarver, Ph.D., is a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Fluxion Biosciences. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Sarver received his Ph.D. in biology, emphasizing bioinformatics, evolutionary genomics, and phylogenetics, from the University of Idaho. He subsequently completed a postdoc in computational genetics and mouse genomics at the University of Montana. Dr. Sarver is interested in the development of techniques and computational tools to analyze genomic data in non-model, near-model, and model systems, especially using high-performance computing. In particular, he is curious about how new and existing computational techniques can be leveraged to identify the genetic basis of human disease and build genomic datasets in non-model systems, such as those lacking a reference genome. He has led or contributed to studies in a variety of systems, including humans, mice, chipmunks, bears, and fungi.


Brooke Overstreet, MS, CGC received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. She went on to receive her master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. Brooke was a clinical genetic counselor at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona for three years where she counseled adult patients for oncology, neurology, cardiology and healthy exome. She joined Ambry in 2017 as an oncology genetic specialist.

  • Fri, July 12, 2019
  • 12:00pm PDT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • C.E.U.
    1 Category 1 Contact Hour
  • P.A.C.E. 1 unit

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