Benjamin Schwessinger and Steve Eichten, Research School of Biology, ANU
The Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencing platform is a extremely portable sequencer in the ‘third-generation’ of sequencing technologies. It promises long reads with accuracies greater than 90% (and improving). With recent commercial availability as well as rapidly improving sequencing chemistry, the MinION is poised to become a low-cost (~$1500AUD to get started) adaptable platform for a variety of scientific applications. We have experience working with this platform here at the ANU in the last few months and would like to share our thoughts as well as facilitate a discussion as to how this technology could find a home in labs throughout the ANU. ——
Bioinformatic Drop-In RSB EBL Meeting Room, RN Robertson (#46) 2.30pm to 3.30pm Dr. Zhi-ping Feng has joined the ABC team as our new bio-statistician! Ping comes from the labs of Terry Speed and Tony Papenfuss, and brings with her considerable experience in RNA-seq analysis. Please come along to meet Ping and talk to us about your work.