DTL recently started a Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group, bringing together researchers and bioinformaticians that work with NGS data. The main aim of the NGS Interest Group is to share best practices and foster future collaborations. Since NGS technology is being applied in several sectors, ranging from human medicine to plant genomics, the Interest group covers a wide range of topics (e.g. genomics variant analysis, functional genomics, cancer genomics, de novo assembly, NGS LIMS), and also sets out to support training & education, and multi-center projects.
The Interest group will regularly organise meetings about different subjects. To kick-off a focus meeting about New Sequencing Technologies: Nanopore and PacBio is organised on March 6th 2016 at SURF in Utrecht, read more.
If you’re interested in joining the NGS Interest group, please contact Leon Mei. Members should be people working in the Netherlands (either in public or private sector) who are interested in bioinformatics analysis of NGS data and with reasonable hands-on experience.