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Nanopore training: Essentials to advanced

  • Learn the essentials of nanopore sequencing and data analysis
  • Learn how to plan your experiments and get started with the technology
  • Gain practical hands-on experience of running experiments with our equipment
  • Get the tools to successfully complete nanopore sequencing experiments on the MinION, GridION & PromethION

Training progression: From essential skills to advanced

Online courses and videos to help beginners learn the fundamentals of nanopore sequencing.
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MinION users

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Rapid Start MinION

MinION online training

An online bespoke training course for up to 2 participants, to gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of nanopore sequencing, and practical experience in running end-to-end workflows from sample preparation through to data analysis.
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GridION users

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Advanced GridION

On-site GridION training

A bespoke training course for up to 4 participants, that includes a comprehensive overview of nanopore sequencing and the GridION, followed by hands-on training, running end-to-end workflows from sample preparation through to data analysis.
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PromethION users

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Advanced PromethION

On-site PromethION training

A bespoke training course for up to 4 participants, that includes a comprehensive overview of nanopore sequencing and the PromethION, followed by hands-on training running end-to-end workflows from sample preparation through to data analysis.
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MinION users

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Rapid Start MinION

MinION online training

An online bespoke training course for up to 2 participants, to gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of nanopore sequencing, and practical experience in running end-to-end workflows from sample preparation through to data analysis.
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GridION users

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Advanced GridION

On-site GridION training

A bespoke training course for up to 4 participants, that includes a comprehensive overview of nanopore sequencing and the GridION, followed by hands-on training, running end-to-end workflows from sample preparation through to data analysis.
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PromethION users

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Advanced PromethION

On-site PromethION training

A bespoke training course for up to 4 participants, that includes a comprehensive overview of nanopore sequencing and the PromethION, followed by hands-on training running end-to-end workflows from sample preparation through to data analysis.
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Nanopore Learning

MinION Mk1C and Mk1B

Getting started

Help with planning and step-by-step walkthroughs of your first MinION experiment

Technology introduction

Prepare to use nanopore sequencing technology with our collection of free video training courses

Support & documentation

Help and technical documentation

MinION Rapid Start Training

MinION Mk1C

Work with one of our expert instructors to:

  • Gain practical experience in running an end-to-end workflow on a sample of your choice from library preparation through the data analysis
  • Get guidance on best practice for optimal results

The training covers:

  • Pre-training consultation to formulate a training agenda best suited to your particular needs
  • A comprehensive overview of nanopore sequencing technology and the MinION
  • Technical considerations for when planning your experiments
  • Guided session:
    • Preparing sequencing libraries
    • Priming and loading flow cells
    • Setting up and monitoring sequencing runs
    • Washing and re-loading flow cells
  • Introduction to basecalling and nanopore analysis solutions
  • Tools and resources available to help you get started

This training includes 2x MinION flow cells and 2x sequencing kits.

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GridION and PromethION advanced training courses

GridION Mk1

A bespoke, 2.5-day training course for up to 4 participants, to gain a thorough understanding of the essentials and practicalities of nanopore sequencing on the GridION.

Work with one of our expert instructors to:

  • Gain practical experience in running end-to-end workflows on samples of your choice from library preparation through to data analysis
  • Get guidance on best practice for optimal results

The training covers:

  • Pre-training consultation to formulate a training agenda best suited to your particular needs
  • A comprehensive overview of nanopore sequencing technology and the GridION
  • Technical considerations for planning your experiments
  • Practical:
    • Preparing sequencing libraries
    • Priming and loading flow cells
    • Configuring and running the GridION
    • Washing and re-loading flow cells
  • Introduction to basecalling and nanopore analysis solutions
  • Learn workflows and tools available for your applications
  • Tools and resources available to help you get started
  • This training includes 6x flow cells and 2x sequencing kits

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    PromethION 48

    A bespoke, 2.5-day training course for up to 4 participants, to gain a thorough understanding of the essentials and practicalities of nanopore sequencing on the PromethION.

    Work with one of our expert instructors to:

    • Gain practical experience in running end-to-end workflows on samples of your choice from library preparation through to data analysis
    • Get guidance on best practice for optimal results

    The training includes:

    • Pre-training consultation to formulate a training agenda best suited to your particular needs
  • A comprehensive overview of nanopore sequencing technology and the PromethION
  • Technical considerations for planning your experiments
  • Practical:
    • Preparing sequencing libraries
    • Priming and loading flow cells
    • Configuring and running the PromethION
    • Washing and re-loading flow cells
  • Introduction to basecalling and nanopore analysis solutions
  • Learn of workflows and tools available for your applications of interest
  • Tools and resources available to help you get started
  • This training includes 8x flow cells and 2x sequencing kits

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    Service provider certification is available for GridION and PromethION

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