Hello, my name’s Jon and I am going to be one of the Tecan Experts at SLAS2016.
It’s going to be a great event and I’ll be very happy to help you understand how Lab Automation can help your business. Here’s a little bit about me so you can understand my experience and see how it’s relevant to your specific challenges.
I took my Masters in Radiobiology at Idaho State University, where I focused largely on molecular biology and looked at various aspects of Genomics. I used this experience to get a job at molecular diagnostics company called Genomic Health. As part of their research into personalised medication I was involved in many screening studies looking at markers of cancer.
I had become familiar with the automation machinery and software used in screening processes. If I was to work in this field Tecan was the logical choice. I joined the company seven years ago as an assay development specialist, working with customers to create automated versions of manual assays.
If you have any questions regarding automation of Next Generation Sequencing, then I can help. It can be seen as an intimidating subject but there’s no reason you shouldn’t feel confident that automation will make a massive difference. Tecan has extensive experience in automating genomic workflow. I can also talk you through the benefits you can expect, like maximising reproducibility and reducing human error.
I now help manage Genomics for the US part of the business, working closely with a number of partners to provide the very best service to our customers. Through my role I have developed a specialist knowledge of automation in NGS.
I look forward very much to meeting you, discussing how to solve your challenges and helping you to be empowered by Tecan.