WYMM Tour: Minneapolis

March 21, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

WYMM Tour: Minneapolis

March 21, 2024, 9:00 - 4:00 pm CT - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Generate ultra-rich data for answers with impact.

Who says you can’t see it all? With a comprehensive view of structural variants and methylation, nanopore technology powers the bigger and bolder research questions you’ve always wanted to ask.​​

Join us on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 in McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota to hear from local experts who are breaking new ground in human genomics, using nanopore technology.​​​

What you're missing matters. Stay on top of what's next.​

Aside from talks ranging from human genomics for rare disease, to sequencing for cancer research, the full-day agenda will include networking breaks, Q&A, product displays, and opportunities to engage with your peers and nanopore experts.

Please note that this is an in-person event.

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



Minneapolis, MN, United States

9:00 am — 5 :00 pm EST

Agenda (subject to change)


9:00 — 9:30 am


9:30 — 9:45 am ​


Oxford Nanopore team

9:45 — 10:15 am ​

Nanopore sequencing, the latest and greatest updates

Brandon Blakey, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

10:15 — 10:45 am ​

Got snot? Sequencing-based testing for respiratory viruses

Beth Thielen, University of Minnesota

10:45 — 11:00 am ​

Coffee Break

11:00 — 11:30 am ​

Resolving “dark” genomic sequences in clinically relevant genes, such as SMN1 and SMN2, using an Oxford Nanopore PromethION

Devin Oglesbee, Mayo Clinic

11:30 am — 12:00 pm ​

Answers in hours – A prospective clinical study for rapid detection of pathogens and antibacterial resistance in surgical patients using Oxford Nanopore Sequencing

Emma Whittle, Mayo Clinic

12:00 — 1:00 pm


1:00 — 1:30 pm

Enteric pathogens in the neonatal intestine

Katherine Knoop, Mayo Clinic

1:30 — 2:00 pm

Development of a single comprehensive genomic test based on long-read sequencing technology for the diagnosis of rare genetic disorders

Siddhartha Sen, University of Minnesota

2:00 — 2:15 pm


2:15 — 2:45 pm

Genome skimming for epigenetics: fast, inexpensive, and precise global DNA methylation

Christopher Faulk, University of Minnesota

2:45 — 3:00 pm​


3:00 - 5:00 pm