Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Symposium

Friday, November 6, 2020  (rescheduled from April, 2020)

Virtual Event, 9:00 am. to 1:30 pm.

This symposium draws about 270 researchers at Stanford and is heavily attended by PI's. The format features keynotes, as well as faculty, student and postdoctoral trainee talks.  The event is a lot of fun and presents cutting edge genomics and has ample time for informal interactions. STANFORD UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AND SPONSORS ONLY. Registration required on Eventbrite.


9:00 a.m. Welcome by Mike Snyder, PhD. Stanford University Genetics Dept. Chair 

Session 1

9:05  a.m. Keynote Speaker: Nancy J. Cox, PhD. Director, Vanderbilt University Genetics Institute, New Ways of Using Phenome to Empower Genome Discovery in Biobanks 

9:35 a.m. Jin Billy Li, PhD. Stanford University Associate Professor, Genetics, RNA Editing Plays a Primary Role in Common Autoimmune Diseases

9:55 a.m. BREAK (10 min) 

Session 2: Students 

10:05 a.m. Nicole Gay, Montgomery lab, Molecular Response to Acute and Chronic Endurance Exercise

10:20 a.m. Benjamin Siranosian, Bhatt lab, Transmission of Gut Microbiota in Hospitalized Cancer Patients 

10:35 a.m. Robert Coukos, Ting lab, Investigating the Mitochondrial Tail-anchored Protein Insertion Pathway Using a Novel CRISPR Selection Platform 

10:50 a.m. Former student Serge Saxonov, CEO and Co-founder, 10x Genomics 

11:20 a.m. BREAK (10 minutes) 

Session 3 

11:30 a.m. Christine Jacobs-Wagner, PhD. Stanford University Professor, Biology, RNA Editing Plays a Primary Role in Common Autoimmune Diseases 

11:50 a.m. Jesse Engreitz, Stanford University Associate Professor, Genetics, Genome-wide Maps of Enhancer Regulation Connect Risk Variants to Disease Genes  

12:10 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Ed Green, PhD. University of California, Santa Cruz, Associate Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, Forensic Genetic Genealogy from Difficult Samples 

12:40a.m. Student session with speakers (30 minutes)


Stanford Graduate Entrepreneur Special Presentation

Serge Saxonov, CEO, Co-Founder, 10x Genomics, Inc.

This event is not open to the public.


Platinum Sponsors: 10x Genomics, UnitedHealth Group Research & Development

Gold Sponsors: MGI Americas Inc., Latham & Watkins

Silver Sponsors: Bionano, GRAIL Inc., Helix, IDEX Corporation, Mayfield, Novogene

Bronze Sponsors: Pacific Biosciences, Sentieon and Stanford Federal Credit Union