|The Centre for Interdisciplinary Science offers a number of free public events to showcase recent developments in science and the links between the traditional disciplines.|
The events are free but registration is required. Please check links below for our next events and email us to register.
|The Research Lectures happen twice a year. They are part of our undergraduate programme but are open to the public. We invite distinguished interdisciplinary researchers to talk about their research in an accessible way.|
Our Last Lecture was:
Dr Matthew Forman (Premaitha Health) 23rd Feb. 2016 (5pm)
Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics: Building clinical applications
In recent years, advances in human genome understanding, laboratory and analysis techniques have made possible the transition of a number of novel medical applications from the research to the clinical laboratory; in many cases, these new methods offer improved accuracy or reduced risks to the patient compared with existing test procedures.
A significant enabler has been the large-scale improvements in throughput, practicality and usability resulting from the commercial availability of so-called Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques.
Closely coupled with this is the development and refinement of bioinformatics analysis methods capable of working with the large volume of sequencing data that these instruments generate, to produce results in a timely manner.