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Seminar: Unlocking new sample types for Next Generation Sequencing

Does your next breakthrough finding depend on sequencing FFPE samples? Could the publication of your next top-tier article be accelerated by sequencing whole human genomes?

Technological advances enable increasingly more sample types to be prepared for and sequenced by next generation sequencing (NGS). This includes historical FFPE samples having been locked away in freezers for decades and large numbers of other types of samples.

We invite you to join us for a seminar on how to harness the invaluable information from a wide array of samples using NGS. We will describe the latest technological advances and how these expand the sample types that can be analysed by NGS. We will present a number of solutions and illustrate these with examples from literature. In addition, we will present the NGS infrastructure within SciLifeLab and how you can submit your samples for sequencing.

The seminar also offers an excellent opportunity to speak one-on-one with Illumina and sequencing specialists from the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) about your particular project.

Please register today to get the most out of your precious samples. The last day to register is May 29th.

Attendance is free and “fika” will be provided.

The seminar is hosted by the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform in Uppsala and sponsored by Illumina Inc.

Preliminary Program

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome and introduction (Jessica Nordlund, Head of R&D, SNP&SEQ Technology Platform)

9:05 – 9:45 Unlocking new sample types for Next Generation Sequencing (Pawel Zajac, Marketing Technical Specialist, Illumina)

9:45 – 10:05 An introduction to large scale human genome sequencing – How? Why? (John Wilson, Field Applications Scientist, Illumina)

10:05 – 10:50 “Fika”

10:50 – 11:20 New methods for library preparation for degraded RNA and epigenetics applications (Jessica Nordlund, Head of R&D, SNP&SEQ Technology Platform)

11:20-11:50 Quality control and sample requirements for NGS library preparation (Ulrika Liljedahl, Head of Sequencing Unit, SNP&SEQ Technology Platform).

11:50-12:00 Summary and questions.


For more information please contact Jessica Nordlund,