NGS2014: Next Generation Sequencing - From Technology to Application (NGS 2014)
Organization: LibPubMedia Ltd (Oxford, UK)
Venue: St Hilda's College
|Event Date/Time: Mar 31, 2014||End Date/Time: Apr 03, 2014|
Welcome to NGS2014
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is rapidly becoming an indispensible and widely used tool in clinical genetics settings, and in academic, pharma and biotech research laboratories. NGS has made the concept of personalised medicine and rapid whole genome queries closer to reality, empowering clinicians to make genetically informed decisions based on concrete data. However, the fast pace of NGS technology development and the emerging new applications and platforms can be daunting, in particular for newcomers to the field.
The 2nd Oxford Next Generation Sequencing event, NGS2014, is aimed at providing a one-stop learning solution to this rapidly evolving technology. NGS2014 will consist of three key components*:
(i) A short, one-day, course component providing an introduction to NGS: The short course is aimed at providing basics of wet and dry elements of NGS to newcomers to the field and those already using the technology wishing to get an upgrade on current trends and platforms.
(ii) A one-day workshop component providing a hand-on experience to NGS bioinformatics: aimed at understanding data assembly, management and interpretation in clinical settings.
(iii) A one-and a half-day research and technology conference, where research leaders from clinical, biotech and pharma settings will provide an insight into NGS applications and future directions, providing a broad overview of the field. Key topics to be discussed will include clinical genetics applications, microbial applications, differential expression and functional genomics.
Furthermore, NGS2014 will also provide participants with excellent an opportunity to interact with technology platform and solution providers, exhibiting and presenting at the event. Our sponsors will indeed benefit by interacting with new and old NGS users and by strengthening existing contacts and developing new leads. Therefore, NGS2014 will provide an excellent programme package for everyone interested in NGS.