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Illumina Informatics Satellite Meeting at ASHG

Fulfilling the promise of genomics through software: sharing the future of informatics with the community

In recent years, breakthroughs in sequencing throughput have outpaced our capacity to process data. Illumina recognizes the challenge this creates and is investing in software technologies that enable our customers to overcome this data processing barrier.

Join us at this informatics satellite meeting at ASHG to hear our approach to building software tools to address the avalanche of genomic data on the horizon.


  • Hear from Susan Tousi, Senior Vice President of Product Development at Illumina about our software product roadmap
  • Learn how Illumina is integrating the DRAGEN Bio-IT Platform into its informatics solutions
  • Hear from peers about how Illumina software is enabling them to achieve their mission

Speakers include:

  • Susan Tousi, Senior Vice President of Product Development, Illumina, Inc.
  • Matt Nagle, Sr. Partner Development Manager, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Amazon Web Services
  • Brian Pollock, CEO, Kailos Genetics, Inc.
  • Melissa Gymrek, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Computer Science & Engineering, University of California San Diego
  • Shawn Levy, PhD, Director, Genomic Services Laboratory, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.*

There is no charge to attend this event, however, registration is required.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd, Sapphire D Ballroom | North America
Illumina User Group Meeting - Bay Area

You are invited to the Illumina User Group Meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. We will share information about the progress being made using Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing and Array technology. You will hear from researchers and clinicians like you about the discoveries they have made with genomic technology and how they continue to move the needle in our joint quest to unlock the power of the human genome.

Illumina User Group Meetings provide an invaluable forum to learn how the latest technologies and methods can accelerate your discoveries.

Our featured guest speakers include:

  • Jill Banfield, PhD, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, University of California, Berkeley
  • Theresa Ann Boyle, MD, PhD, FCAP, Molecular Pathologist, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Tshaka Cunningham, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder, TruGenomix Health
  • Marie-Pierre Dubé, PhD, Professor in the Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal; Director at the Pharmacogenomics Centre, Montreal Heart Institute (MHI)
  • Richard Edward Greene, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, Jack Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
  • Giulia C. Kennedy, PhD, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, Veracyte
  • Shareef Nahas, PhD, FACMG, CGMB, Senior Director Clinical Laboratory Operations, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

Executive Panel:

  • Dave Daly, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Americas, Illumina, Inc,.
  • Phil Febbo, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Illumina, Inc.
  • Karen Gutekunst, PhD, Vice President of Regulatory, Illumina, Inc.
  • Garret Hampton, PhD, Executive Vice President Clinical Genomics, Illumina, Inc.
  • Mostafa Ronaghi, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Illumina, Inc.

Join us and hear more about:

  • Illumina product updates, including the NovaSeq™ system and our investment in the future of genomics
  • New research from your peers using the latest technology: topics include single cell sequencing, genome structures, and complex disease research
  • Hot topics in precision medicine, including clinical whole genome sequencing (cWGS), implementation of population screening with arrays, and critical updates on the microbiome
  • Genetic Energy Expo to learn about innovative solutions from Illumina and our partners, and an opportunity to connect with technical experts or engage in discussions with your peers
  • Latest updates from Illumina about our roadmap to clinical success through an executive panel discussion

Who Should Attend:

Illumina User Group Meetings are exclusively for those who own, use, or have their data generated on Illumina instrumentation. The presentations will cover a broad range of applications, and are designed for new or experienced users in the areas of optimization of the sequencing workflow or bioinformatics.

San Francisco, CA | North America
Topic: Agriculture Genomics : Cancer Genomics : Reproductive & Genetic Health : Human Genetics & Genetic Disease : Microbiology & Infectious Disease