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Challenging samples for Next Generation Sequencing

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2015
Time: 9.00 – 11.00
Venue: Lunch Room, floor 2, Gamma building, SciLifeLab Stockholm

Does your new next breakthrough finding depend on successful sequencing of degraded or minute samples?

We appreciate that some of the most precious samples are the most difficult to prepare for next-generation sequencing (NGS). It could be historical FFPE samples having been locked away in a freezer for decades. Or perhaps minute tumor specimens.

We invite you to join us for a breakfast seminar on how to harness the invaluable information from challenging samples using NGS. During the seminar we will present and discuss how to prepare and sequence such samples and illustrate this with examples from literature. We will also hear from the SciLifeLab single-cell facility on how libraries can be prepared from truly minute origins.

Furthermore, we will show early results from the NeoPrep library prep system. This recently released digital microfluidics system automates preparation of NGS libraries and enables lowered inputs.

The seminar also offers an excellent opportunity to speak one-on-one with Illumina and SciLifeLab specialists about your particular challenging samples. In addition, you can meet with representatives from the newly started SciLifeLab single-cell facility.

Attendance is free and breakfast will be provided to all registrants (max. 70).

Information and program in PDF: NGI Breakfast seminar

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The semiar is hosted by the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) Stockholm at SciLifeLab, sponsored by Illumina