Santa Cruz Tech Beat


The History & The Future of Genomics In Santa Cruz

By Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat

October 1, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA

The public is invited to an informative evening of TED-style talks from local scientists and biotech startup leaders who are pioneering genomics research and new medical treatments.

  • Monday, October 26, 2015, 6pm-9pm
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, 35 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
  • $10.00/person
  • RSVP on Eventbrite
  • The event is co-sponsored by Santa Cruz Works and Santa Cruz Tech Beat

Presenters and companies include:


  • David Haussler: GenomicsInstsituteProfessor, Biomolecular Engineering, and Scientific Director, UCSC’s Genomics Institute. UC Santa Cruz is playing a leading role in the emerging field of “precision” medicine that holds great promise in the fight against cancer.


  • Ravi Jain: Managing Director of UCSC’s Genomics Institute. Jain recently came to UCSC after serving as president and CEO of cBio, a software development and bioinformatics consulting firm he co-founded.


  • NantOmics: Offers nantomics_logoa comprehensive suite of molecular profiling tools designed to help guide patients and doctors to better therapies.


  • Dovetail Genomics: dovetail-logoHas developed a method for constructing long-range sequencing libraries that requires only a few micrograms of naked DNA, no expensive equipment, and can be done in a few days.


  • Somagenics: somagenics_logoHas developed technology that helps oncologists select most effective treatment. [Note: Santa Cruz Tech Beat published this article about Somagenics, April 30, 2015.]



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