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 astrobiology.

Questions: Dr. Jeffrey Solka, BINF 704 instructor, [log in to unmask]