Nanopore Day, London 2023

October 30 2023, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

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 – 17:00 hrs GMT

Agenda (subject to change)

09:00 – 09:40 hrs

Registration and coffee

09:40 – 09:45 hrs

Welcome to the Crick from the Advanced Sequencing Facility

Daniel Snell, The Francis Crick Institute

09:45 – 10:00 hrs

Introduction to Oxford Nanopore and updates

Richard Compton, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

10:00 – 10:25 hrs

The potential clinical utility of amplicon and targeted nanopore sequencing for rare disease diagnosis

Gavin Arno, University College London

10:25 – 10:50 hrs

Long read transcriptome sequencing reveals isoform diversity across human neurodevelopment and aging

Rosie Bamford, University of Exeter

10:50 – 11:20 hrs

Coffee break

11:20 – 11:45 hrs

Empowering NHS rapid diagnostic testing with long read DNA sequencing

Emma Baple and Andrew Parrish, Exeter Genomics Laboratory, South West NHS Genomic Laboratory Hub

11:45 – 12:10 hrs

Initial use of the PromethION for the analysis of long-read human genomes

Chris Watson, Leeds University

12:10 – 12:45 hrs

Nanopore at the Crick plus Q&A

Transcriptional dynamics unveiled by single molecule estimates of mRNA age

James Bayne, The Francis Crick Institute

Integrating sequencing capabilities within the Covid Surveillance Unit at the Crick using ONT

Guilia Dowigier, The Francis Crick Institute

The evolution of the sex chromosomes in livebearer fish

Diego Safian, The Francis Crick Institute

Tracking chromatin assembly by nanopore sequencing

Fernando Rodrigo Rosas Bringas, The Francis Crick Institute

12:45 – 14:00 hrs


14:00 – 14:25 hrs

Oxford Nanopore Technologies cancer workflow, from sample to answer

Phillipp Rescheneder, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

14:25 – 14:50 hrs

Application of Nanopore sequencing for liquid biopsy analysis in children with cancer

Carolin Sauer, EMBL-EBI

14:50 – 15:20 hrs

Coffee break

15:20 – 15:50 hrs

Harnessing long-read sequencing to untangle the complexities of lung cancer evolution

Nicky McGranahan, University College London

15:50 – 16:20 hrs

Improving diagnostic yields for rare disease patients

Matt Brown, Genomics England

16:20 – 16:30 hrs

Closing remarks

Rachel Hipkin, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

16:30 – 17:30 hrs