Over the last several years, the advances in next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have rapidly changing the landscape of life sciences and providing many novel biological applications to explore previously unanswered questions. The next-generation sequencing technologies are able to produce millions of short sequence reads in a high-throughput and cost-effective fashion. The emergence of these technologies has not only facilitated de novo genome sequencing but also to other applications such as RNA/transcriptome sequencing, exome sequencing, large-scale genome re-sequencing, epigenomics, metagenomics, small RNA discovery, deep SNP discovery, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), and etc.
The Next Generation Sequencing Technologies (NGST) 2011 workshop will be the first-of-its-kind gathering on next generation sequencing to be organized in Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills. This workshop is jointly organized by the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology (UNIMAS), Genetics Society of Malaysia, illumina in partnering with ScienceVision Sdn Bhd and BGI (formerly known as Beijing Genomics Institute), China.
a). To act as a platform to highlight the latest developments in NGS technologies.
b). To share experience and knowledge from the scientists who are successfully using the NGS technologies in their research.
Who Should Attend?
All researchers including academicians and postgraduate students thinking about or currently engaged in next generation sequencing research are encouraged to attend.
For more information and enquiries, please contact the organizer or visit the workshop official website:
Dr Ho Wei Seng
Tel: +60 82 – 58 2975; F
ax: +60 82 – 58 3160
We look forward to receiving your registration form and hope you will be able to join us in Kuching in September 26-27, 2011 and we also greatly appreciate your kind assistance to publicize this event to those who may be interested to participant.