An Exploration of Clinical Workflows in VarSeq

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Presenters: Steve Hystad, Field Application Scientist, Golden Helix & Darby Kammeraad, Field Application Scientist, Golden Helix

Duration: 58 Minutes



An Exploration of Clinical Workflows in VarSeq


In this webcast, we feature several example workflows and helpful features in the VarSeq that can be used in the clinic. We discuss options for conducting a comprehensive gene panel analysis for cancer or hereditary diseases. Then we introduce an example of a single exome workflow that goes from an unfiltered VCF created by a secondary analysis pipeline to a report containing information about interesting variants. Finally, we walk through an example of a trio analysis showcasing a variety of different filter options as well as inheritance patterns. All these workflows will result in a customizable clinical report.

About the Presenters

Steve Hystad

Steve Hystad joined the Golden Helix development team in November of 2016 as a Field Application Scientist. Prior to that, Steve worked as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist and Molecular Biologist. Steve earned his Masters in Plant Genetics from Montana State University in 2014. As an FAS, Steve works on data curation, customer support and VSReports. When not working, Steve is skiing, hiking, rafting or searching for Forrest Fenn's treasure.

Darby Kammeraad

Darby Kammeraad is a Field Application Scientist at Golden Helix, joining the team in April of 2017. Darby graduated in 2016 with a master’s degree in Plant Sciences from Montana State University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in Plant Biotechnology. Darby works on customer support and training. When not in the office, Darby is learning how to play guitar, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, traveling or working on a new recipe in the kitchen.