2022 Interactive Breakout Discussions

Join a virtual breakout discussion group. These are informal, moderated discussions with brainstorming and interactive problem solving, allowing participants from diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and experiences and develop future collaborations around a focused topic. This year’s breakouts will take place on Tuesday, June 28, 3:45 - 4:15 pm (EDT) AND Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 – 11:00 am (EDT).

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 | 3:45 - 4:15 pm (EDT)

TABLE 1: Automated Biological Identification
Vishaka Santosh, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground

TABLE 2: Using Single-Molecule Sequencing Methods for Routine Bio-surveillance of Pathogens in Wastewater
David Ussery, PhD, Director ArC GEM & Professor, Biomedical Informatics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

TABLE 3: Rapid Biodetection Methods for Biopharma and Cellular Ag
Dave Alburty, CEO, InnovaPrep

TABLE 4: Early Warning and Forecast of Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Really or Fiction?
Willy Valdivia-Granda, Founder & CEO, Orion Integrated Biosciences, Inc.

TABLE 5: Agnostic Detection: Definition and Solution
Andrew R. Flannery, PhD, Chief Scientist, Biotechnology, Smiths Detection

TABLE 6: The Use of Metagenomics for Pathogen Detection - Advantages, Applications, and Technical Gaps
Bryan Gemler, Lead Biological Data Scientist, Battelle

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 | 10:30 – 11:00 am (EDT)

TABLE 1: Consumer Diagnostics - Are We Ready?
Jay P. Tiesman, PhD, Research Fellow & Genomics Group Leader, Global Bioscience, Procter & Gamble

TABLE 2: Design Considerations for Point-of-Care Sensors and Devices
Philip Kocheril, PhD, Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Group Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

TABLE 3: Next Generation Sequencing-Based Agnostic Diagnostic
Dev Mittar, PhD, Program Officer, BARDA, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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