On February 24th, Tecan is marking 20 years since the publication of the draft sequence of the human genome by hosting its first virtual genomics symposium. This one-day event will be live-streamed using a sophisticated new online platform, and will explore the latest advances in research, translational and clinical applications of genomics technologies, as well as offering a valuable networking opportunity to attendees.

The varied scientific program includes speakers from both academia and industry—including AstraZeneca and Cerevance—who will be discussing a range of important topics, from the potential of metagenomics for the effective diagnosis of infectious diseases to how robotic biology is being used to accelerate life sciences research. There will be a strong focus on how the latest genomics technologies are being applied to real-world challenges, such as CNS drug discovery and the development of high throughput viral extraction and sequencing workflows to cope with the current crisis. The event will also provide insights into how the latest Tecan systems and genomics reagents are being used to advance the field, including the launch of a revolutionary solution that eliminates sample loss during nucleic acid quantification.

The symposium will provide opportunities for global communication through Q&A sessions, open discussion groups, and exclusive one-to-one meetings in chat forums. There will also be a showcase of projects from students, celebrating their successes in genomics research with a poster competition. All entries will be displayed in a video presentation, and attendees will be able to vote for the best poster, with the winner receiving an exclusive prize. This global event will be the first of its kind for Tecan, as it premieres an innovative virtual format to promote the exchange of knowledge within the genomics community and reflect the expanding application of genomics research.For more information and to enroll for this event, visit the Tecan Genomics Symposium site.