On 20 April 2017, the BioSB research school will organise a ‘Hot Topics meeting‘ about Nanopore sequencing. The goal is to bring expert users together and promote information sharing and collaboration within the Netherlands and beyond. This meeting will be the first in a series of BioSB HotTopics meetings, which were previously organised by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre.
Recently, nanopore sequencing has revolutionised the sequencing arena. In the last decade, sequencing went from highly-specialised to a commodity product that can be readily purchased from a specialty provider. ONT has taken this a step further and is now enabling anyone to get into ‘do-it-yourself’ sequencing. Sequencing now requires no capital investment, very little in lab setup, and anybody with a steady hand can start to generate data. While the technology has tremendous potential, there are still a few teething problems and sharing expert knowledge is critical to realise its full potential. Luckily, there is a comparatively large expert-user community within the Netherlands. Read more and register.