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Life Technologies: Join Us to Learn How Genomics is Improving Life

The introduction of technology that enables whole genome sequencing and targeted resequencing of gene panels is allowing us to look at diagnosis and treatment of disease in a whole new way.

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Join us to hear six unique perspectives on how genomics is changing medicine. The panelists and moderator, each bringing unique expertise based on life experiences and career progression, will share how genomics is changing or has changed their lives. You'll leave this event with a better understanding of the rapid advancements in medicine and the challenges we still face in technology and ethics.

Location:

Trevisio Restaurant, 6550 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX 77030



Parking:

John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons


(validation provided)



Registration:

Not Available



Date:

October 26, 2011

5:30 p.m.

Networking session with cocktails and hearty hors d'oeuvres

6:30 p.m.

Moderated session and speaker presentation

9:00 p.m.

Conclusion



Moderator:


Kim Caple

Head of Molecular Diagnostics Product Business, Life Technologies



Panelists:


Gordon B. Mills, MD, PhD

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Co-Director, Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy; Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Systems Biology



Irene Newsham, PhD

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Associate Director, Genitourinary Medical Oncology




Baylor Genome Sequencing Center, Assistant Professor, Oncology




Army of Women volunteer



Garth Powis, PhD

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Professor & Chair of Experimental Therapeutics, Director of the Center for Targeted Therapy



Stacey Berg, MD

Texas Children's Cancer Center & Baylor College of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research Assurances



Retta Beery

Patient advocate for rare neurologic disorders



Apostolia-Maria Tsimberidou, MD., PhD

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Associate Professor , Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics



Sponsor:

IWIN is a women-led, grassroots organization at Life Technologies that creates opportunities for networking, mentoring, and leadership development for all Life Technologies employees. It spans more than 20 chapters in 6 countries and includes employees from all functional areas.





Contact:  Patty Zamora, +1-760-476-7818, patty.zamora@lifetech.com

/PRNewswire/ -- Oct. 21, 2011/

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