Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Exclusive Interview - Broad Institute's Brian Haas on RNA-Seq

Izzy Scott-Moncrieff
Apr 26 (4 days ago)

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I’m getting in touch to share some hot off the press, exclusive RNA Sequencing content with you. 

I recently picked the impressive brains of Brian Haas (Manager of Genome Annotation, Outreach, Bioinformatics and Analysis at the Broad Institute) to learn more about the exciting prospects for RNA-Seq technology. You can download the full interview here.

With RNA-Seq 2013 just around the corner, (well, Boston, 18 - 20 June) and with Brian on the agenda and hosting an interactive workshop I thought you may like a sneak peek into what he will be sharing.
Brian is currently the lead developer of Trinity software at the Broad Institute - a novel method for the efficient and robust de novo reconstruction of transcriptomes from RNA-seq data. 

I learned that despite some really exciting developments since the emergence of RNA-Seq technology, big challenges still remain. One of the biggest of which is identifying what tools to use, how to use them, and what the requirements are in terms of bioinformatics skills, hardware and compute resources. He is making it the mission of his group at the Broad to find the answers to the bioinformatics challenges that seem to be restricting the genomics field.

You can download the interview for free here and read more about the really exciting research his team is focussing on. 

Brian is one of the expert speakers at RNA-Seq 2013, co-leading a workshop with Cole Trapnell and giving a presentation on the program with the likes of Mark Gerstein (Yale), Thomas Wu (Genentech) and Edward Oakeley (Novartis).

You can have a look at the full speaker line up and program on the website or if you download the brochure

We are closing early registration on Friday 10th May, so make sure you register before then to get best rates. Also workshops places are limited and filling up fast. To secure your place at the meeting for RNA-Seq pioneers visit www.rna-seqsummit.com/register  

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about the meeting. It would be great to hear from you.

Best regards, 


Izzy Scott-Moncrieff
Hanson Wade

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