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About the Webinar 

The discovery and advancements of nucleases, including CRISPR-Cas9, have revolutionized the accuracy and downstream potential of targeted genomic manipulations. Despite these advancements, identification of correctly targeted events remains a significant bottleneck. Simple, fast, and cost-effective techniques, such as RFLP and Sanger sequencing, have traditionally been used for screening. However, both techniques lack sensitivity and scalability. Next generation sequencing provides ultra-sensitive results, but requires extensive bioinformatics expertise to interpret data. Furthermore, scalability was mitigated by limitations in off-the-shelf library preparation kits. This webinar will describe the differences amongst various screening techniques and focus on recent advancements in the utility of next generation sequencing.

 

About the Presenter

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Chris Mozdzierz earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University where he studied the application of bacterial toxin systems for novel cancer therapeutics.  After graduating and a short postdoc, Chris joined Roche Pharmaceuticals where he utilized NGS to help solve biological questions across a myriad of disease target areas. Chris currently works as the Manager of the NGS department at GENEWIZ where his main responsibilities are customer support, business development, and business operations.

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