All are invited to attend the upcoming BINF 704 Colloquium where Dr.
Christopher Bradburne will present the topic "Next- and Third-
Generation Genome Sequencing Technologies, and the race for a Clinical
Tuesday April 3, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Bull Run Hall #252 Prince William campus
Dr. Bradburne is a 2006 Mason graduate and currently works as a Senior
Professional Scientist at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Laboratory.** He has worked on several diverse projects including:
. USAF Patient-Centered Precision Care Program (Genomic Medicine).
Working to collect and implement personal, genomic information into
personalized medicine, using SNP-genotyping chips within an
IRB-approved, clinical setting of USAF personnel and their dependants.
This study is the first of its kind in the military, with the intent to
collect whole genome sequence when feasible and utilize for
preventative, personalized medicine.
. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Geospatial Information
Awareness for Infectious Diseases. Large, multiagency project to
implement a clinical infectious disease surveillance program in
countries with minimal or no infrastructure. Focus on maximizing a
cost-infrastructure for efficient use of resources, but still evaluate
and provide capability up to whole genome sequencing, and providing
reporting capability to a syndromic surveillance network. Worked with US
AFRICOM as the ultimate customer for OCONUS implementation.
. Synchronous Coefficient of Drag Analysis (SCODA) for
extra-terrestrial sample preparation and detection of DNA. Funded
jointly by the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD),
and the Civilian Space Department (SD) at APL. Project to perform proof
of principle for development of SCODA instrument for an autonomous, Mars
rover application. If suitable, this technology will enable autonomous
DNA collection, purification, and detection on Mars, as well as for any
. Contributions to systems biology technologies, biosensor, CBRNE
detection/defeat, and biodefense-related projects. Also working to
develop next generation sequencing (NGS) and systems biology projects
for application in fields such as environmental metagenomics and
*Questions: Dr. Jeffrey Solka, BINF 704 instructor, [log in to unmask]