On April 20, 2017 we are organising the first edition of the new series of HotTopics meetings that were previously organised by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre.
BioSB HotTopics: ONT Nanopore sequencing
April 20, 2017, TU Delft
Nanopore sequencing has been revolutionizing the sequencing arena for the last few years. The last decade, sequencing went from highly-specialized to a commodity product that can be readily purchased from a specialty provider. ONT has taken this again 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 realize its full potential. Luckily, there is a comparatively large expert-user community within the Netherlands.
The goal of this meeting is to bring us together and strengthen information sharing and collaboration within the Netherlands and beyond.