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Illumina at Plant and Animal Genome Asia 2013

Illumina Social
| Mar 18, 2013

We are excited to be at the very first Plant and Animal Genome Asia meeting in Singapore. Our Illumina team has been attending the talks, meeting with customers, and interacting with the agrigenomics community through Twitter (#PAGASIA13) and in a series of blog posts to follow here. So watch this space for more updates from Cindy, Ben and Mimi, our bloggers from PAG XXI, as well as two new voices in this forum, Brian and Kahlil:

Brian Fritz, Ph.D.Fritz

I'm a Senior Field Applications Scientist with both Illumina in San Diego, CA, and Illumina, Pty. in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. I support experimental design consulting, training, troubleshooting, and a variety of other customer-support activities relating to Illumina’s genotyping and sequencing technology and applications. My customer support portfolio runs from single researchers up to Genome Centers and encompasses diverse applications across agricultural, plant, wildlife, infectious disease, and model organisms as well as research-use only and human clinical resequencing studies.

My training and research background is in genetics, cell, molecular, and developmental biology, applied to model organisms and human research models of development, molecular evolution and disease. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did my postdoctoral research studies at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA (USA) before moving to Illumina in early 2008.

Kahlil Lawlessdescribe the image

In my role as a Field Applications Scientist with Illumina, I am lucky enough to be able to interact with a diverse group of scientists across Asia. Agriculture and horticulture are very exciting areas of research which present many unique challenges for research and applications that I find fascinating. I spent four years as a research scientist in Plant Genetics in Australia, and I think PAG Asia 2013 is a great opportunity to learn from our thought leaders in this field and share our skills and experience. I'm looking forward to it!