We are proud to announce that our Research Assistant, Krystal Breslin, is one of three grand prize winners for the NGS is Awesome Lego Build Contest.
This contest was put on by Illumina in order to discuss what exactly makes Next Generation Sequencing so awesome. For this contest, Krystal had to design some sort of Lego art using the Lego Miseq that Illumina provided. She also had to describe why “Next Generation Sequencing is the best thing since sliced bread”. Krystal designed a Lego scene titled “Guardians of the Genome”. The superheroes, each corresponding to a DNA base, use their Miseq to fight off a variety of aliments facing the human race. These villains include Disease, Crime, and Microbes, just to name a few. The scene shows a long night of work for the Guardians of the Genome on their quest to save the world!
In winning this contest, Krystal receives an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 ISHI conference in Dallas, Texas, where she will be presenting a poster on our recent work with the HIRISPLEX reaction. Way to go Krystal