NGS 2014

Welcome to NGS 2014 Oxford

Registration for this event is now closed.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is rapidly becoming an indispensible and widely used tool in clinical genetics settings, and in academic, pharma and biotech research laboratories. NGS has made the concept of personalised medicine and rapid whole genome queries closer to reality, empowering clinicians to make genetically informed decisions. However, the fast pace of NGS technology development and the emerging new applications and platforms can be daunting, in particular for newcomers to the field. NGS 2014, is aimed at providing a one-stop learning solution to this rapidly evolving technology. NGS2014 will consist of three key components*:

  • (i) Pre-symposium training course introducing NGS (31 March 2014; capacity 35 participants)

    aimed at providing basics of NGS to newcomers to the field, and those already using the technology, wishing to get an upgrade on current trends and platforms. This one day course will include topics such as sample preparation for DNA and RNA sequencing, assembly and alignment, bottlenecks, solutions and helpful tips, with a lot of ‘hands-on’ training. This course will be conducted by Dr Mark Lindsay (Bath University, UK) and Dr Joerg Mages (Partek). The training course is now full. Please check with us before registration. We are also running a waiting list. Please let us know if you are interested in joining this list.

  • (ii) Research and technology symposium (01-02 April 2014)

    where research leaders from clinical, biotech and pharma settings will provide an insight into NGS applications and future directions, providing a broad overview of the field. Key topics to be discussed will include clinical genetics applications, microbial applications, differential expression and functional genomics.

  • (iii) Technology workshops (02-03 April 2014)

     to be offerred by solution providers, offering general theoretical aspects, updates and a comparative account of currently available NGS platforms.

Furthermore, NGS2014 will also provide participants with an excellent opportunity to interact with technology platform and solution providers, exhibiting and presenting at the event. Our sponsors will indeed benefit by interacting with new and old NGS users and by strengthening existing contacts and developing new leads. Therefore, NGS2014 will provide an excellent programme package for everyone interested in NGS.

Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

*Delegates will be able to register for individual components or for the whole programme. Discounts will be available for those attending more than one component of NGS2014. See Registration and fees

Alumni discount: As a show of our appreciation we are pleased to offer 10% discount on registration fees to returning participants, in addition to group and multi-component discounts.