ANU Nanopore Sequencing Workshop

Date & time

9am 14 June – 5pm 16 June 2017


Benjamin Schwessinger (ANU), Megan McDonald (ANU), Steve Eichten (ANU), Louise Judd (UniMelb)


 Megan McDonald


Our nanopore sequencing workshop is targeted at beginners and intermediate users of the Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencing platform. It represents a unique opportunity to learn more about this exciting and mature sequencing platform from experienced users. It is an hands-on workshop run over 3 days, covering the technology, DNA sample QC, library preparation techniques (rapid, 1D and 1D^2), starting runs, bioinformatics analysis and interpretation. 

The workshop is based on previous efforts from leaders in the field who started UK PoreCamp. (Josh Quick and Nick Lohman) and participated in porecamp.AU. The workshop is targeted at the sequencing community at ANU, CSIRO, University Canberra, Australian and afar.

Applications for the Nanopore sequencing workshop are now open! 10 spots are reserved for local researchers at ANU while another 20 are open to the wider community. All applications are strictly competitive and aimed at ensuring diversity.

The workshop will be held at the Ecogenomics and Bioinformatics Lab (EBL) at the Australian National University, Canberra, from 14th to 16th of June 2017.

Applications are now open and will close 1st of May 2017. 

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  • Registration cost: $900 AUD
  • The workshop will be held on the ANU Campus - Gould building rm. 113
  • Workshop over June 14-16, 2017:
    • Day 1: Background, DNA sample QC, library prep, starting your run
    • Day 2: Bioinformatic background and initial analysis of your run
    • Day 3: Bringing it all together and finishing up.

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