Two Clinical Workflows

Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Presenters: Greta Linse Peterson, Director of Services & Ashley Hintz, Field Application Scientist

Duration: 60 Minutes



Two Clinical Workflows


Clinical labs need to be able to process samples down to a short list of variants and publish a professional report. Two common clinical applications for genetic tests include Cancer Gene Panels and Whole Exome Trios. Using VarSeq and VSReports, we will demonstrate how easy it is to go from a variant file created by a secondary analysis pipeline containing unfiltered variants to a report containing information for variants of interest. Along the way we will discuss tips and tricks and answer frequently asked questions to help you get the most out of your data!

This webcast will present a thorough overview of VarSeq's support for clinics:

Cancer Gene Panel
  • Variant, Region and Sample Quality Assurance
  • Filtering to variants in targeted cancer genes relevant to the tumor type
  • Summarizing variants in a clinical report

Whole Exome Trio
  • Variant Quality Assurance
  • Filtering to variants matching several inheritance patterns
  • Summarizing variants in a clinical report

About the Presenters

Greta Linse Peterson

Greta Linse Peterson is Golden Helix's Director of Services. Her main duty is managing the Field Application Scientist and Customer Support teams. Greta and her team are also responsible for software quality control, ensuring that the software releases are subject to the most rigorous testing protocols and for all the technical documentation and tutorials. Greta joined Golden Helix in 2008 when she completed her Masters degree in both Mathematics and Statistics at Montana State University in Bozeman. When Greta is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and hiking the surrounding areas of Bozeman.

Ashley Hintz

Ashley Hintz is a Field Application Scientist at Golden Helix Inc., having joined the team in April of 2014. Prior to GHI, Ashley worked at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum as a Genetics Laboratory and Museum Research Technician on a project looking into the disease ecology of African rodents and ectoparasites. She also has previous experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Southern Illinois University where she attended as a Masters in Zoology student researching the phylogenetics of planigales. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her two sugar gliders and salsa dancing.