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Farshad Niri, PhD, earned his doctorate in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Alberta, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. After completing his postdoctoral fellowship, Niri pursued further training in molecular diagnostics by completing the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) training program. He then joined Alberta Precision Laboratories in Edmonton as a Clinical Molecular Geneticist. His laboratory specializes in conducting a diverse array of diagnostic tests using cutting-edge molecular technologies, ensuring the delivery of precise and dependable results to patients. Moreover, Niri is privileged to be part of the esteemed Alberta Newborn Screening Laboratory, where he oversees DNA-based testing procedures. He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Alberta.

Webinar Live Date: December 7, 2023 - 1:00 PM EST

Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is an invaluable tool used to detect genetic variations associated with inheritable disease conditions. CE can be used to separate and detect short tandem repeat alleles indicative of a wide variety of conditions. But, in the era of NGS, deciding which approach is most economical, feasible, and effective can be challenging. 

In this webinar, Farshad Niri, PhD, will discuss:

  • The utility of fragment analysis in detecting genetic variations in inheritable diseases
  • How his laboratory navigates the complexities of genetic testing
  • The benefits of using CE in an era of NGS