Events and Workshops - 2015

Genome Science and NUCLEUS Research Workshop

"Next-generation sequencing: local experience, platforms and projects"

 Wednesday 11th March 2015:
13:50 - 16:50
Frank & Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building

This half-day workshop will present experience from users of Leicester’s various Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms, including Illumina MiSeq, IonTorrent and Nanopore MinION. These platforms differ in their run costs, sample requirements, library preparation protocols, outputs, read-lengths, error-profiles and bioinformatic requirements. If you are interested in using these technologies please come along and discuss your projects with the speakers, and the staff of NUCLEUS, the University’s Genomics Core facility.

13.50 Welcome

14.00 
Dr Chiara Batini (Dept of Genetics)
"MiSeq analysis of human mtDNAs"
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14.20 
Dr Richard Haigh (Dept of Genetics)
"Using Illumina MiSeq for RNA-seq analysis of epigenetically variant strains of the human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae"
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14.40
Dr Nicolas Sylvius (Core Biotechnology Services)
"Sequencing of microRNAs in asthmatic patients using Illumina MiSeq"

15.00 Tea and coffee

15.30 
Dr David Guttery (Dept of Cancer Studies)
"Targeted sequencing of cell-free DNA using the Ion AmpliSeq Cancer Hotspot and custom gene research panels"
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15.50 
Dr Cat Pashley (Dept of Infection, Immunity, Inflammation)
"Using amplicon-based microbiomics to identify fungi in air and clinical samples"
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16.10 
Dr James Eales (Dept of Cardiovascular Sciences)
"Transcriptomics of the human kidney"
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16.30 
Dr Jon Wetton (Dept of Genetics)
"The Oxford Nanopore platform – current capabilities and prospects"

16.50 Final discussion

For catering purposes, please register for this event by emailing Lisa Boulton on Lmb24@le.ac.uk

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University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH