Thu 6th June - Sat 8th June 2019
Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen, China
In response to the expanding global population, worldwide climate changes, and dramatic plant and animal genome research occurring in Asia Pacific, the organizers of the Plant and Animal Genome Conference are planning a short version of PAG to be held in Shenzhen, China in 2019.
Oxford Nanopore is hosting an industry workshop on Saturday June 8 from 2:00-3:45pm.
This workshop will enable participants to gain valuable insight and understanding into how nanopore long-read sequencing is greatly advancing the field of plant and animal genome sequencing and assembly. Plant and animal genomes are challenging to complete due to their large size and the prevalence of repeat regions. Plant genomes in particular are characteristically large, highly repetitive, and exhibit a variety of ploidy. Nanopore long and ultra-long reads enhance genome assembly, enabling downstream resolution of structural variants, repeat regions and transposable elements. With greater sequencing read overlap and fewer reads to complete the assembly jigsaw, nanopore long reads are closing the gaps in plant and animal genomes. Participants will hear from scientists using nanopore sequencing on how these sequencing platforms are scalable to meet your requirements. In particular, the PromethION is becoming a game changer for assembling large genomes, with an output of up to 9,600 Gb of data across 48 flow cells.
Featuring presentations from:
Yang Linfeng, R&D Director, BGI Tech
Zhou Gang, R&D Director/Project Director, Biomarker
Min Sung Park, CSO, NextOmics
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