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The University of Southampton
Institute for Life Sciences

4th Next Generation Sequencing Symposium Event

Meeting Programme
08:45 - 16:00
23 May 2014
Somers Lecture Theatre, IDS Building, Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please email Sarah Ennis at .

Event details

This meeting has an exciting and diverse line-up including a plenary talk by Prof Tim Hubbard, Director of Bioinformatics, Genomics England (KCL & Sanger)

The Annual NGS Symposium has been running for the last few years with this year set to be our biggest event to date. This conference brings together individuals across the region: University of Southampton (including Medicine, IfLS, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, National Oceanographic Centre, High-performance Computing), the University Hospital, Salisbury District Hospital, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and colleagues from PHE Porton Down, Wessex Regional Genetics Labs.

The conference is focussed on the application of Next Generation Sequencing in research and comprises a series of talks discussing local and diverse applications of this cutting edge technology. Species analysed range from sharks, Tasmanian Devils, anthrax and of course human. Research encompasses both DNA and RNA sequencing applications and method development. Illumina will be showcasing their newest technology and we will have a mini Cooper parked outside the conference centre with a Life Technologies sequencing machine in the boot!

We are delighted that Tim Hubbard (KCL & Sanger), Director of Bioinformatics at Genomics England will be delivering our plenary talk. Registered attendees on the day will have the opportunity to write the shortest grant application the Focusing in on Nucleic Acids (FioNA) initiative will be sponsoring a competition for two human exomes in collaboration with the UoS Genomics Informatics Group.

The full programme is attached and includes:

  • Presentations
  • Snapshots of local NGS applications
  • Networking, Exhibitor and sponsored stands
  • Technical and sales contingent from Illumina
  • Mini car with an Ion Torrent sequencer in the boot parked outside for those who might like to take a look!

Lunch, coffees and snacks will be provided

Registration: Places are limited so please take one minute to register your attendance at  

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