Nanopore Day, Berlin 2023

November 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:50 PM
Berlin, Germany

Event overview

Hear about the latest technical updates from Oxford Nanopore as well as talks from local scientists about their latest work using nanopore technology.

There will also be an opportunity to submit questions throughout the talks, which will be answered in the Q&A sessions following each presentation.

Please note that this is an in-person event.

There is no delegate fee for this event, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Your place at this event will be confirmed via email from



09:00 – 16:50 hrs CET

Agenda (subject to change)

09:00 – 09:30 hrs

Registration and coffee

09:30 – 09:45 hrs


Daniel Mathow, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

09:45 – 10:15 hrs

Introduction to Oxford Nanopore and updates

Graham Hall, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

10:15 – 10:40 hrs

Nanopore sequencing for public health: unleashing the potential for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance and bacterial genomics

Dr. Somayyeh Sedaghatjoo and Dr. Martin Hölzer, Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

10:40– 11:15 hrs

Coffee break

11:15 –11:40 hrs

Plasmid-EZ: Long-Read Nanopore Sequencing for Complete Plasmid Verification and Rapid Results

Marie-Theres Gansauge, Azenta Life Sciences

11:40 – 12:05 hrs

An Oxford Nanopore workflow for characterization of recombinant arenavirus vectors and monitoring of virus quasispecies

Sarah Szaffich, Hookipa Pharma

12:05 – 12:30 hrs

Oxford Nanopore bioinformatics update

Stephen Rudd, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

12:30 – 14:00 hrs


14:00 – 14:25 hrs

Use of long-read sequencing in repeat expansion disorders: X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism

Joshua Lass, Institut für Neurogenetik, Universitätsklinkum Schleswig-Holstein, Lubeck

14:25 – 14:50 hrs

Nanopore sequencing enables detection of enhancer hijacking with allele-specific methylation

Etienne Sollier, DKFZ

14:50 – 15:15hrs

Zero to One - Nanopore Sequencing of Cell-Free DNA and Single Cells

Alex Vogel, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

15:15 – 15:45 hrs

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:10 hrs

Real-time brain cancer classification with nanopore sequencing

Helene Kretzmer and Mara Steiger, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

16:10 –16:35 hrs

Rare Disease Diagnostics in Complex Genomic Regions with Long Leads

Stephan Ossowski, University of Tübingen

16:35 – 16:50

Closing remarks

Tonya McSherry, Oxford Nanopore Technologies