Cancer Gene Panels

Date: Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Presenter: Dr. Andreas Scherer, President & CEO

Duration: 60 Minutes



Cancer Gene Panels


Cancer is a leading cause of death in developed countries. In this webcast Dr. Andreas Scherer will explain how personalized medicine can transform our approach to fighting this disease. He will also discuss current roadblocks and diagnostic challenges, and the pivotal role of Next Gen Sequencing to overcome these challenges.

The webcast will inform about best practices to design and implement a cancer testing pipeline: from sample preparation, to sequencing, to secondary and tertiary analysis of sequencing data. The goal is to rapidly identify clinically actionable data that allows an oncologist to quickly determine the best available treatment options.

The webcast will include demonstrations of the Golden Helix VarSeq software in the context of analyzing cancer gene panels and somatic mutations.

About the Presenter

Dr. Andreas Scherer

Dr. Andreas Scherer Dr. Andreas Scherer has managed global software and services businesses working for publicly traded companies such as Netscape and AOL as well as privately held companies. As part of his academic work, he has developed algorithms to conduct DNA sequence analysis. In the last decade, he has focused on accelerating R&D processes of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. As a result of this work, he is intimately familiar with the domestic and international life sciences market. Dr. Scherer holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Hagen, Germany, and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He is author and co- author of over 20 international publications and has written books on project management, the Internet, and artificial intelligence. His latest book, "Be Fast Or Be Gone," is a prizewinner in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards competition and has been named a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Follow Andreas on Twitter @andreasscherer or connect with him on LinkedIn.