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Long-Read Sequencing meeting and workshop

The National Genomics Infrastructure – Uppsala (NGI) hosted by SciLifeLab invites you to join a two-day event dedicated to long-read sequencing applications.

One of the trends of modern genomics research is changing focus from sequencing a massive number of genomes in order to detect point mutations using the short-read technologies towards sequencing of fewer individuals using the long-read technologies that can resolve more complex events, e.g. structural re-arrangements, copy number variations, repeat expansions, etc.

At the same time, the long-read sequencing has revolutionized the field of de novo sequencing for biodiversity studies, making working with this application less time consuming and more productive. This field is moving extremely fast. Currently, there are four technology providers: PacBio, 10x Genomics and Oxford Nanopore.

Join us in Uppsala in December to learn more about these technologies and their applications, get inspired by peers presenting their research and enjoy discussions with NGI personnel and company representatives.

The aim of this event: to provide information about state-of-the-art PacBio, 10x Genomics and Oxford Nanopore applications, as well to inspire the scientific community to apply advances of long-read technologies in research.

Target group: anyone interested in long-read sequencing technology is welcome. We hope that this event will provide useful information to a broad community, from savvy users to beginners and everybody else who would just like to get more information about this sequencing type.

Day 1 is the scientific symposium. A tentative program is available here. The NGI will share its experience with long-read sequencing technologies. You will also hear about the latest news from the vendor representatives. We will offer an array of inspiring presentations by researchers from different fields of biology and medical sciences who are using long-read sequencing to answer their scientific questions.

Day 2 will consist of interactive workshops on different long-read applications, which will cover experimental design, sample preparation, basic bioinformatics and possibilities for tertiary analysis. Kindly fill in the registration form (see link below) to make sure that the application that you are most interested in is covered. Due to limited space on Day 2, registrations will be approved on first come – first served basis.

There will be time slots allocated for individual project discussions with NGI and company specialists during both days.

Registration is compulsory and it is also binding.


Preliminary program



Registration is binding, first come – first served basis.

The maximum number of participants on Day 1 – 250 persons, on Day 2 – 80 persons.

Participation on Day 1 is free. Day 2 – 500 SEK. Please note: the bill will be sent only after we can confirm availability of the seat.


Long-Read Sequencing workshop website (for more information)


Important dates

November 30: Application deadline.

December 1: Final program and additional information is sent to registered participants.

December 6: Registration, symposium and informal mingle.

December 7: Application workshops and projects discussions.