Core lab seminar at the University of Hong Kong (HKU)

December 8, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Hong Kong, China

Event Overview

Join us on December 8th at the University of Hong Kong, for an exciting afternoon of talks from local researchers using nanopore sequencing. The agenda also includes a technical update from the Oxford Nanopore team, Q&A with the presenters, and a product display.

Space is limited! Please register early to secure your spot.


Agenda (subject to change)




1:30 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Welcome address

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Applications of Nanopore Sequencing in Environmental Microbiome and AMR studies

Tong Zhang

The University of Hong Kong

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Long-read Small Variant Calling

Ruibang Laurent Luo

The University of Hong Kong

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Oxford Nanopore Tech-update

Chris Wu

Oxford Nanopore Technologies

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM


4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

Characterising the changing epidemiology of respiratory viruses in Hong Kong through public health genomics

Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran

The University of Hong Kong

4:40 PM - 5:10 PM

Rapid polyA tail length prediction using deep learning and applications to SARS-Cov2 and host response

Lachlan Coin

The University of Melbourne

5:10 PM - 5:20 PM

Closing remarks

Meet the Speakers

Tong Zhang, The University of Hong Kong

Professor ZHANG received his BSc and MPhil degree from Nanjing University in 1990 and 1993, respecti...

Ruibang Laurent Luo, The University of Hong Kong

Luo is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. He is a researcher...

Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran, The University of Hong Kong

Dr Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran was appointed as Associate Professor in the School of Public Health (SP...

Lachlan Coin, The University of Melbourne

Lachlan Coin completed his PhD in Bioinformatics at Cambridge University, investigating patterns of ...

Chris Wu, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Chris Wu graduated from Jinan University, majoring in genetics. He has been worked with Eppendorf, I...