Celebrating a decade of DNA discoveries: 10 years of the MinION in microbiology

During this session at ASM Microbe 2024, we marked the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the MinION and celebrated the journey of early pioneers and innovators of nanopore sequencing in the microbiology community. We heard from distinguished speakers who had been trailblazers in developing and implementing nanopore sequencing over the years for a range of applications, from real-time outbreak response, to generating perfect bacterial genome assemblies, to veterinary microbiome profiling, and expanding viral genomic surveillance capacity globally. Speakers presented key findings from their research and offered valuable insights into MinION's transformative role in microbiology.