9:00-10:00

Participant Brieflngs

Participants share their knowledge of and experience with assessing the condition of DNA in biological samples flxed in formalin

10:00-10:30

Open Discussion

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-11:30

Open Discussion

Session 2: Optimization of DNA Sequence Information from the Samples

  • What new chemical and physical methods for DNA extraction should be tested, beyond those that have already been applied to formalin-flxed tissue?

  • In what ways and to what extent can fragmented DNA be repaired physically and chemically after extraction from formalin?

Moderator: Ann Bucklin

Rapporteur: Charles Cantor

11:30-12:30 p.m.

Participant Brieflngs

Participants share their knowledge of and experience with optimization of DNA sequence information from formalin-flxed samples

12:30-1:30

Lunch

1:30-3:45

Open Discussion

3:45-4:00

Break

Session 3: Bioinformatics for Reconstructing DNA Sequences

  • Can bioinformatics techniques be used to reconstruct the original sequence in silico from the DNA fragments recovered from formalin?

Moderator: Christoffer Schander

Rapporteur: Neil Hall



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