The aim of our Next Generation Sequencing conference is to address key issues being faced by clinical genetics laboratories as well as other labs that are implementing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). Whilst NGS is a very powerful technology that holds the promise of unlocking the secrets of DNA sequences on a large scale, its implementation has not been as smooth as anticipated.
Our previous NGS Workshop & Symposium in Oxford focused on bioinformatics alone, whereas the current NGS conference in Manchester will take the theme a step further by looking at bioinformatics as well as other related topics. Issues which have become recognized bottlenecks within NGS applications include but are not limited to Sample Preparation/Library Generation, Bioinformatics Data Analysis and Data Storage.
The NGS 2013 Manchester conference will bring together leading experts from widely diverse backgrounds to tackle these matters by networking, discussing the common bottlenecks and working with each other to try and mitigate these issues. Researchers working in the areas of micro RNA’s, Exome & Genomic sequencing, NGS panels, inherited diseases, expression analysis, viral genomics to name but a few areas can now listen to each other and find effective strategies and partners.
The programme includes workshops and talks in:
Manchester Conference Centre, 5th – 6th November 2013
Dr Anneke Seller
Director of Genetics Laboratories, Oxford Medical Genetics Labs