Emma Campbell


Field Applications Specialist, Next Generation Sequencing Systems, Life Sciences Solutions. Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Emma Campbell is a Field Applications Specialist with Thermo Fisher Scientific, supporting Next Generation Sequencing applications with Ion Torrent technology. Emma has worked with Ion Torrent from the beginning, from the original Personal Genome Machine to the Ion GeneStudio systems.  While she supports all applications, she has a special interest in designing custom AmpliSeq and AmpliSeq HD projects.  She originally studied at the University of Queensland, working with CSIRO and the University of Queensland before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Oncomine™ assays are multi-biomarker targeted assays designed for cancer research. Enabling next-generation sequencing analysis of multiple biomarker types—fusions, insertion/deletions (indels), single nucleotide variants, and copy number variations—Oncomine assays are part of an end-to-end workflow that includes simple, scalable sequencing with Ion GeneStudio S5™ Series sequencers, and optimized bioinformatics and reporting with the Oncomine™ Knowledgebase Reporter.  Whether you are working with DNA or RNA, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples, or blood, Oncomine assays engender trust among clinical cancer researchers. The Oncomine Cell-Free Research Assays enable tumor heterogeneity research, therapy selection research, therapy monitoring research, and reoccurrence research studies from as little as 1ng of sample input.

AmpliSeq HD technology is a new library amplification technology for Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing (NGS) that gives you the power to design your own gene panels and find variants with very low limits of detection—down to 0.1% for cell-free DNA samples. Use it to find low-frequency alleles in circulating tumor DNA, within DNA or RNA samples extracted from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue, or to find rare microbial species or resistant strains.