> 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
> Diagnostic Genome"
> 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 terrestrial application.
> . 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]