Breaking new ground in PTSD research: Insights from The Consortium for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by DNA Genotek Inc.
11M ago
In this episode, Ajin Abraham (Strategic Marketing Manager, Genomics) and Sanna Abbasi, Ph.D. (Scientific Writer/Content Specialist) interview a group of leaders in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PGC-PTSD). The purpose of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium is to unite investigators around the world to conduct meta- and mega-analyses of genome-wide data for psychiatric disorders. We talk about the mission of the PGC-PTSD workgroup, how genomics is contributing to discoveries and advancing the field, the impact of advocacy on policy, and the benefits of ..read more
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Expand into multi-omics: DNA Genotek and Diversigen 2021 grant program winner
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by DNA Genotek Inc.
1y ago
In this podcast, we interview Dr. Jonas Schluter, Assistant Professor from the Department of Microbiology at the Grossman School of Medicine at NYU Langone Health and a winner of the DNA Genotek and Diversigen 2021 Expand into Multi-omics grant, discuss his research ..read more
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Detection and full genotyping of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in first-void urine
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by Kerry Chatburn
1y ago
We recently had the opportunity to interview Rebecca Millecamps, a Marketing Manager at Fujirebio, a global leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics (IVD). In 2019, Novosanis and Fujirebio, signed a worldwide, non-exclusive agreement for the distribution of  Colli-Pee®, Novosanis’ urine collection device for use with Fujirebio’s INNO-LiPA HPV genotyping Extra II assay. This partnership enables detection and full genotyping of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in first-void urine (first 20 mL of urine) collected with Colli-Pee®. In this podcast, Rebecca discusses how urine testing will im ..read more
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SPARK project provides evidence for autism risk genes
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by Shauna White
1y ago
This episode of Molecules, microbes and multiomics features an interview with Pamela Feliciano, Ph.D. who is the Scientific Director for SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research through Knowledge)  Launched in 2016, SPARK is designed to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism. SPARK, the largest study of autism ever, aims to make important progress possible. Learn about their project and why they use DNA saliva collection as their method of choice.  ..read more
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Industry leaders come together to support microbiome discovery
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by Lisa Gamwell
1y ago
As the microbiome industry grows and evolves, so has our team of microbiome experts. In 2019, DNA Genotek’s parent company, OraSure, acquired both CoreBiome and Diversigen. Through these acquisitions, we gained Diversigen's industry recognized CLIA/CAP state-of-the-art techniques with expert consultative microbiome services, and the strength of CoreBiome's innovative scalable sequencing technology.  In this podcast, Lisa Gamwell, Services Product Manager at DNA Genotek speaks with Dan Knights, CEO of CoreBiome and Joy Nassif, Chief Operating Officer at Diversigen, to discuss the ..read more
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The role of the microbiome in childhood determinants of cardiovascular health
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by Shauna White
1y ago
The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study is a prospective longitudinal study initiated in 1980. It is one of the largest follow-up studies into cardiovascular risk from childhood to adulthood. The main aim is to determine the contribution made by childhood lifestyle, biological, and psychological measures to the risk of cardiovascular diseases in adulthood. In this podcast, Dr. Katja Pahkala and Dr. Evelina Munukka from the Univeristy of Turku, Finland apeak about this study, why they recently incorporated gut microbiome samples as part of their research, and what role the gut microbi ..read more
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Phosphorus: Stretching the Capabilities of Clinical-Grade Genetic Testing 
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by DNA Genotek
1y ago
We invited Alexander Bisignano, CEO of Phosphorus, to tell us more about his company’s application of genetic testing and to share what is in store for them in the future ..read more
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Forensic science and the oral microbiome
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by DNA Genotek Inc.
1y ago
Can the oral microbiome help law enforcement link suspects to crime scenes or evidence? In this episode of Molecules, Microbes and Multiomics Heloise Breton PhD, a product manager at DNA Genotek with a background in forensic science, and Megan Anderson, a recent graduate from Rock Canyon High School, chatted with us about Megan’s project on the oral microbiome in collaboration with the team of scientists at Diversigen ..read more
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The challenges and opportunities of collecting RNA for human microbiome studies
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by Shauna White
1y ago
Jean Macklaim is a Bioinformatician at DNA Genotek who has an extensive history with RNA research. Jean received her PhD in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Science in Human Genetics from the University of Western Ontario where she focused on sequencing technologies and bioinformatics methods to understand the structure and function of the microbiome in different disease and environmental conditions. In this podcast, Jean speaks about the challenges and potential RNA has in both the research and clinical fields for human microbiome ..read more
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Urine the 'golden sample': Why is urine so exciting in cervical cancer prevention?
Molecules, microbes and multiomics
by Katherine Lawless
1y ago
We recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Severien Van Keer, a post-doc researcher at the VAXINFECTIO research group, at the University of Antwerp. Her research primarily focuses on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) detection in first-void urine, and the potential of urine as a sample type for cervical cancer screening. Her research also includes Novosanis' Colli-Pee®, a first-void urine collection device ..read more
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