DTL Focus meeting: ‘New sequencing technology: Nanopore and PacBio’

DNA_sequencing_using_graphene_nanoporesOxford Nanopore sequencers became commercially available this year. Some groups in the Netherlands have acquired Nanopore sequencers and applied it in their research. We invited several colleagues from these groups to share their experience with Nanopore and their future plans.

This DTL Focus meeting will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Nanopore sequencing technology and hear first hand experience from our colleagues within our DTL community. In addition, we will also hear updates on projects using PacBio data and the new PacBio sequencer.

DTL Focus meetings are facilitated by SURF.

Meeting details:

  • Date: March 8, 2016 – 13:30 – 16:45 h
  • Venue: SURF, Kantoren Hoog Overborch Hoog Catharijne Nederland, Moreelsepark 48, 3511 EP Utrecht (4th floor)
  • Participation is free of charge, but registration is required! Registration is closed, max. number of participants reached.
  • Please note that the maximum capacity of the room is 60.


13:00-13:30|  Coffee/tea
13:30-13:40|  Hendrik-Jan Megens (WUR) & Leon Mei (LUMC): Welcome and introduction
13:40-14:10|  Hans Jansen (ZFScreens): An introduction to nanopore sequencing
14:10-14:30|  Malbert Rogers (UMC Utrecht): Using Nanopore for bacteria sequencing
14:30-14:50|  Luigi Faino (WUR): MinION sequencing for microbial genomics and transcription
14:50-15:10|  Tea break
15:10-15:30|  Wigard Kloosterman (UMC Utrecht): Detecting structural genomic
variations using nanopore sequencing
15:30-15:50|  Christiaan Henkel (Leiden University/Generade): Sequencing the tulip genome
15:50-16:20|  Yahya Anvar (LUMC): The value of SMRT sequencing in diagnostics
16:20-16:40|  Discussion
16:40-………|  Drinks


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Registration is closed, maximum number of participants has been reached.



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