Digital Genome Engineering: Yeast as a Gateway to Human Biology

Presented by Deanna Church, Senior Director Application at Inscripta

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time: 12:45-2:00 pm

Location: Hilton Americas, Houston Lanier Ballroom DE, Level 4

Inscripta recently introduced the Onyx™ Platform, the word’s first benchtop platform for digital genome engineering. Join this presentation to learn how this fully automated benchtop instrument with unparalleled capabilities will be used to accelerate the precise engineering of yeast genome to understand human biology.

Dr. Deanna Church

Dr. Deanna Church has spent much of her career dedicated to ensuring the highest-quality reading of genomes, and now she is focused on empowering scientists to write genomes through a scalable, efficient approach. As Senior Director of Applications at Inscripta, Dr. Church aims to apply the company’s novel Digital Genome Engineering technology to mammalian systems. Prior to this she served as Senior Director of Applications at 10x Genomics, where she led a dynamic team of scientists working on new methods in functional genomics, and as Senior Director of Genomics and Content at Personalis, where she helped advance the field of genomics-based clinical diagnostics. Dr. Church began her career as a staff scientist at NCBI, where she contributed significantly to the human and mouse reference genomes by building infrastructure and tools for improved representation of genomic data. She earned her BA in liberal arts from the University of Virginia and her doctoral degree in the biological sciences at the University of California, Irvine, with Dr. John Wasmuth. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental biology with Dr. Janet Rossant at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.