MedLab 2024

February 5, 2024 - February 8, 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Oxford Nanopore are exhibiting and presenting at this event. MedLab is powering medical laboratory growth in the Middle East and beyond with global reach and local focus. The event is the hub for industry professionals where challenges are addressed, tailored solutions and strategies are offered to encourage more opportunities in medical laboratories contributing to the overall healthcare growth.

Oxford Nanopore will be hosting an Industry Workshop 'Revealing more biology using nanopore sequencing to transform population genomics' on Wednesday 7th February from 15:30 - 16:30, in the NextGen Zone. Please register below to secure your place.

Ask bolder questions. Make no compromises. What you’re missing matters.

The complete characterisation, analysis and cataloguing of human genetic variation at the population scale is becoming increasingly important to better enable the identification of disease-causing variants in the clinic. Relying on traditional analysis, platforms may miss important sources of genomic variation, limiting the utility of the data. Nanopore technology offers rapid and affordable access to the high outputs of high-quality data required for large-scale population genomics projects as well as enabling the generation of highly contiguous genomes, with resolution and phasing of single nucleotide variants (SNVs), structural variants (SVs), repeats, and DNA methylation in a single assay.

Stay on top of what’s next.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the impact of employing a comprehensive and scalable sequencing technology for human population genomics at a regional and global level.

  • Discover the complete view of human genomic variation possible in a single dataset from nanopore and how this can power the bigger and bolder research questions that will transform human health.

  • Learn how to get all the rich data you need from sequencing native DNA molecules in a single platform with a range of analysis tools available for nanopore sequencing, including real time basecalling, alignment & mods, workflows in EPI2ME and tertiary analysis options.

Visit us at Booth #Z5.F28 if you are able to attend the event.



15:30 – 16:30 hrs GST

Agenda (subject to change)

15:30 – 15:55 hrs

Population Scale Genomics with nanopore sequencing

Rich Carter, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

15:55 – 16:20 hrs

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Dr Fatiha Benslimane, Biomedical Research Center / Qatar University

16:20– 16:30 hrs

Q&A discussion

Graham Hall, Oxford Nanopore Technologies


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Population Scale Genomics with nanopore sequencing

Richard Carter, Senior Director, Strategic Integrations, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Richard Carter has worked in various roles at Oxford Nanopore Technologies since 2010. He is current...

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Fatiha Benslimane, Research Associate, Biomedical Research Center / Qatar University

Fatiha Benslimane is a research associate at Qatar University with expertise in Oxford Nanopore sequ...