Important Announcement

Due to the international COVID -19 pandemic, the MAQC Society rescheduled the MAQC Society 2020 Meeting at SAS Institute in Cary, NC for April 28-30, 2021 at the SAS Institute (same location).  A sister organization, MCBIOS, will be planning to meet April 26-28, 2021.  More announcements for abstracts and programs will occur in late 2020 and early 2021.

4th Annual MAQC Society Meeting
April 28-30, 2021

Executive Briefing Center, SAS Institute,
Cary, North Carolina  USA

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The MAQC Society will be holding its 4th annual meeting.  

Venue: SAS Campus in Cary, NC Carolina, USA, adjacent to Research Triangle Park

Theme: Reproducibility – A 2020s Vision

Hotel: The primary hotel will be the Embassy Suites in Cary, NC (201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC USA 27513)

Planned Speakers and Highlights:

  • Keynote Speakers

    • Dr. William Slikker, Director of FDA-NCTR​

    • Dr. Andrew Marshall, Editor-in-Chief, Nature Biotechnology

    • Dr. Rebecca Doerge, Dean of the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University

    • Dr. Joel Parker, Director, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Bioinformatics Core

  • Invited Speakers

    • Dr. Kelly Rose, Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

    • Dr. Elena Helman, Director of Bioinformatics, Guardant Health​

    • Dr. Shirley Wang, Asst. Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and REPEAT Director

  • Special sessions on the FDA-led Sequencing Quality Control (SEQC) Phase 2 project

    • Reproducibility in cancer genomics​

    • Best practices for analyzing next-generation sequencing data

    • Cross-lab and cross-platform performance characteristics for WGS, oncopanel sequencing, and liquid biopsy

  • We will offer

    • support for both postdoctoral fellows and graduate/under-graduate students (hotel and registration waiver) upon acceptance for either poster or oral presentation.  Support will be on a first come, first served basis.​

    • poster awards - Cash award and one-year free subscription to Nature Biotechnology

This will be a joint meeting with MCBIOS (April 26-28, 2021).

Wendell Jones, President of the MAQC Society

Weida Tong, Board Chairperson of the MAQC Society

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