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The 9th Annual Irish Next Generation Sequencing meeting will take place on 30th May 2019 in the Tercentenary Hall, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI). This prestigious event provides a forum for a number of high profile speakers to outline research in all aspects of NGS, ranging from personalised medicine to data management. The meeting is aimed at anyone currently working with next-generation sequencing data, and has been structured to encourage open discussion on current technologies, their applications, associated problems and solutions. Registration is free for non-commercial attendees (please complete the form below or email '' for any enquiries) and lunch will also be provided.


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Programme: 30th May 2019 (9.30am -5pm), Tercentenary Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI)

Registration With Tea and Coffee

10.00 Elaine Kenny (ELDAbiotech & TrinSeq) What's 'NEXT' on the Horizon? Current NGS Technologies and Platforms


Denise Harold (DCU) Bioinformatics basics for NGS- How to spot the good, the bad and the ugly
10.40 Samuel Bouvet (Takarabio) Most recent advents in single cell NGS to unravel biological complexity and disease


David Simpson (QUB) Molecular dissection of cell populations in culture and in vivo with scRNA-Seq
11.15 Simit Patel (Partek Inc) How to make your NGS data analysis simple
11.30 Dan Hurley (UCD) Bioinformatic approaches to rapidly screen >188,000 Salmonella WGS datasets during Irish dairy contamination event


Yanxiang Zhou (Illumina Ventures) Funding innovation in genomics and personalised health- A VC’s Perspective
12.00 Lunch  
13.00 Arun Decano (DCU) The origin, evolution and population structure of 4,071 Escherichia coli ST131 genomes
13.20 Stephen Hague (10X Genomics) 10X Genomics, Multi-Omic Applications


Paul Smith (Teagasc) Amplicon Sequencing - The Positives Of Being A Control Freak
13.55 Alex Stretton (Agilent) Next Generation Sequencing with Agilent
14.10 Brenda McManus (TCD) Characterisation of novel Arginine Catabolic Mobile Elements (ACMEs) in subgingival Staphylococcus epidermidis elucidated by short read and long-read whole genome sequencing
14.50 Tea & Coffee  
15.20 Naomi Walsh (DCU) Transcriptomic characterisation of 3D organoid models to study pancreatic cancer development and progression
15.40 Gyongyi Lukacs (Biosciences) What’s new in NGS from ThermoFisher Scientific: Collibri Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina
15.55 Bruce Moran (UCD/SVUH) Clinical benefits of sequencing rare cancer cases
16.15 Brennan Martin (Qiagen) QIAseq FastSelect: Novel Method for rRNA and Globin Removal
16.30 Kathleen Gorman (CUH) NGS in Paediatric Neurology - Impact on patient care
16.50 Elaine Kenny

Closing Remarks