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Nanopore Day, Queenstown 2023

Thu 31st August 2023
Queenstown, New Zealand

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Event overview

Date:     Thursday 31st August 2023
Venue:  Queenstown, New Zealand
Time:     11:00 - 17:30

Hear about the latest technical updates for Oxford Nanopore Technologies 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. Your place at this event will be confirmed via email from



Time Agenda Speaker
10:30 - 11:00 Registration


11:00 - 11:05

An introduction to Oxford Nanopore

Warren Bach
Oxford Nanopore Technologies

11:05 - 11:30

Updates from Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Mike Yarski
Oxford Nanopore Technologie

11:30 - 11:50

A novel method to rapidly determine the host genomic context of antimicrobial resistance genes

Olin Silander
Massey University

11:50 - 12:10

Untangling tangled cancer genomes

Cristin Print
University of Auckland

12:10 - 12:30 High-throughput nanopore sequencing to select new types of Sauvignon Blanc

Darrell Lizamore
Bragato Research Institute

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Mixer  

13:30 - 13:50

Uncovering the genetic causes of unsolved developmental and epileptic encephalopathies using long-read sequencing

Denis Nyaga
University of Otago, Wellington
13:50 - 14:10 Using Oxford Nanopore sequencing to divine the mechanisms for natural activation of transposons in crop species

Chris Winefield
Lincoln University

14:10 - 14:30 Application of Oxford Nanopore Sequencing on a New Zealand Parkinson’s Disease cohort Oscar Graham
University of Otago,  Christchurch
14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon tea  
15:00 - 15:20 Equitable cancer care: Making the most of the MinION Robert Day
University of Otago
15:20 - 15:40  Oxford Nanopore sequencing for the resolution of de novo copy number variants in patients undergoing preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic disorders (PGT-M) Kylie Drake 
Canterbury Health Laboratories
15:40 - 16:00 Generating genetic and epigenetic catalogues for cardio-metabolic risk in the Pasifika Heart Study Allamanda Faatoese 
Christchurch Heart Institute, University of Otago, Christchurch
16:00 - 16:20 Nanogenomes: rapid, cheap, high quality insect genomes Peter Dearden  
University of Otago
16:20 - 16:30 Closing remarks

Warren Bach
Oxford Nanopore Technologies 

16:30 - 17:30 Social Mixer (with refreshments)