Biophysics Seminar

Next generation sequencing technologies

by Dr. Maria Mendez-Lago (Genomics Core Facility, Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Mainz)

Thursday, June 14, 2018 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung ( Lecture hall, Theorie SB3. 3.170a )
Planckstr.1 64291 Darmstadt
Next generation sequencing (NGS) is the term that encompasses all DNA sequencing technologies that have
revolutionized genomic research in the past decade. Nowadays, using NGS an entire human genome can be
sequenced within a single day. In contrast, the previous Sanger sequencing technology, used to decipher the human
genome, required over a decade to deliver the final draft. Not only the speed in which sequencing can be done
increased, but also the material required to prepare a sequencing library and the costs related to sequencing have
been drastically reduced. For all these reasons, the genomics field has exploded with new methods and applications
constantly covering a large proportion of scientific articles.

In this seminar, a broad overview of the NGS technologies will be presented, making special emphasis on the most
relevant applications that are currently being used in research settings, as well as in clinical applications. Different
techniques will be explained, covering their advantages and pitfalls.
Hosted by Dr. Insa Schröder
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Organised by Dr. Insa Schröder