Title: Next‐generation sequencing: an overview of technologies and applications
Presenter: Dr Ken McGrath, Australian Genome Research Facility
Abstract: The “Next‐Generation Sequencing” landscape is one of constant change, with new and emerging technologies constantly competing with established platforms. This abundance of competition is resulting in faster and cheaper methods to perform sequencing of DNA and RNA samples, but it also brings with it a confusing array of options, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Ken gives an overview of the available sequencing technologies and runs through some example projects that can be run on them, as well as describing the typical bioinformatics approaches for these projects, and also take a look at what’s “next” in Next‐Gen.
First presented at the 2014 Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology http://bioinformatics.org.au/ws14/program/