Broad Institute Services, Technologies, & Software at booth 2160

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

Genomic Services

For over twenty years, we've been pushing the boundaries of genomics by producing high quality data in a scalable environment. Broad Institute Genomic Services represents a new model to deliver fee-for-service genomic sequencing, offering the global community unprecedented access to capabilities proven to impact our understanding of human disease.

Visit our website to learn more.

Monday, April 3rd 2017


The Broad Institute Cancer Program of MIT and Harvard


1:00pm - 3:00pm

A method using a molecular barcoding system to test potential drug compounds on cancer and other cell lines at an unprecedented scale and speed.

More on PRISM 


Dependency Map/CCLF

1:00pm - 3:00pm

A "cancer dependency map" includes models of all genotypes tested for genetic and small-molecule dependencies in cancer and lays the foundation to develop a resource to understand relationships between the genetic features of cancer and cancer dependencies for the scientific community. The Cancer Cell Line Factory, (CCLF), is creating, characterizing, and sharing new cancer cell models as a community effort to accelerate molecular and therapeutic discovery. 

More on CCLF


Blood Biopsy

3:00pm - 5:00pm

This new research profiles cancer genomes directly from blood samples enabling identification of mechanisms of response and resistance to therapy. It allows routine monitoring of patients with cancer and eventually providing mechanisms for early detection.

More on Blood Biopsy

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Software & Data Analysis


1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Genome Analysis Toolkit developed at the Broad Institute, is currently one of the most widely used software toolkits for germline short variant discovery and genotyping in whole genome and exome data. GATK4 is the next generation of GATK; it runs faster and covers more ground, adding somatic SNVs, Indels and CNVs to its variant discovery portfolio. This new version greatly expands the toolkit's scope of action within the variant discovery space by improving somatic mutation calling and adding copy number, structural variant and tumor-heterogeneity analysis tools.

The Broad Institute’s GATK Guru, Geraldine, will demonstrate GATK4’s new features including the somatic variant pipeline.




1:00pm - 5:00pm

A cloud-based, open-source, comprehensive suite of tumor data and analysis tools that offers a ready way for genomics researchers to access data in the cloud, utilize best practices, upload their own data to the cloud for analysis, and share with collaborators. Developed together by the Broad Institute’s Cancer Genome Analysis (CGA) and Data Science and Data Engineering (DSDE) groups, the FireCloud platform offers access to tools focused on using genomic data to gain scientific insights into cancer.

This demonstration will include a full overview of the FireCloud software.