Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
6:00pm: Networking/Light Dinner
INTEL (N.B. New Location!!!)
3600 Juliette Lane
Santa Clara, CA
(Location: Take Montague Expy. Exit off US 101)
In order for chapter officers to estimate head count for food, Registration required, no walk-ins! Register:
Pacific Biosciences launched the RS, a high resolution genetic analyzer in early 2011. The RS incorporates novel, single molecule sequencing techniques and advanced analytics to reveal true biology in real time. The RS conducts, monitors and analyzes biochemical reactions at the individual molecule level. The RSí subsystems include high performance optics, automated liquid handling, and an environmental control center. The RS uses a state-of-the-art computer system to perform the primary data analysis (base calling), and requires a high performance computer cluster to assemble the DNA molecule. The company received the 2010 Advanced Sequencing Technology Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, and Technology Review magazine included them in their list of the top 50 most innovative companies for both 2010 and 2011. John Hejtmanek will provide updates on the latest genetic research activities, and then present an overview of the many sciences used at PacBio to produce a DNA analyzer capable of monitoring single molecule sequencing real time.
John Hejtmanek is the VP of Product and Reliability Engineering at Pacific Biosciences. After graduating from UC Davis with a BS in Physics, he spent 11 years in the biotech and medical industries as a systems engineer, working on a variety of products including: DNA and Peptide synthesizers, robots used to automate blood diagnostic tests, and whole blood diagnostics meters. John then switched to telecommunications, working for Lucent Technologies, Polycom and Extreme Networks. In July 2011, John was recruited back to biotech, joining Pacific Biosciences. John earned his MBA from Santa Clara University in 2010.