Posted by Camille Penrod on October 10, 2016 in DNA, Inside our Offices

DNA helixAs consumer genomics grows in popularity and becomes more affordable, Ancestry is pleased to announce a new Bay Area Genomics Meetup group.

The goal of this group is to encourage collaboration between companies and academia to help solve difficult and interesting technology and scientific problems to address this rapidly growing market. Topics will vary from one Meetup to the next and will be driven by interest from the community.

The group is intended for genomic scientists, computational biologists and data scientists interested in analyzing genomic data as well as developers and engineers interested in implementing robust, scalable software solutions and bioinformatic pipelines.  Anyone who wants to learn, network and grow in the field of genomics is also welcome to attend.

Click here to register for the Genomics Meetup kick-off event  held at Ancestry’s office located across from AT&T Park in SOMA on Wednesday, October 12th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Come enjoy conversations with the Ancestry science and engineering teams while sampling snacks and drinks. The First 20 onsite attendees will receive a complimentary AncestryDNA kit and several more will be handed out during the course of the event.

During this Meetup, Catherine Ball, Chief Scientific Officer at Ancestry will discuss the challenges and excitement of building, maintaining and gaining scientific insights from the world’s largest direct-to-consumer genomics database with more than 2 million processed samples.

Agenda:
5:30 p.m. Registration, food and drinks
6:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
6:30 p.m. Q&A and networking

Location:
Ancestry
153 Townsend St Suite #800
San Francisco, CA

If you’re interested in joining the Ancestry team, please visit workforancestry.com and speak with a recruiter at the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Camille Penrod

Camille Penrod has been a public relations intern at Ancestry since June 2015 focusing her efforts on supporting the communications team. She recently graduated from Brigham Young University cum laude and with honors earning a B.A in Communications and minors in Business Management and Ballroom Dance. When Camille is not at work she enjoys teaching dance and playing games with family and friends from her home town. She is proud to be the granddaughter of an FBI agent and the great-great-granddaughter of a farmer who grew some of the largest apples in Utah.