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> 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]
> *