5 05, 2017

Inflection points for @nanopore sequencing

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Methods and applications, Nanopore sequencing, Next-generation sequencing|6 Comments

When will nanopore sequencing push short-reads (i.e. Illumina) off their pedestal? According to Clive PromethION is the Illumina killer…but this same conversation was going on many times at London Calling. I wanted to highlight two areas that might be about to flip to ONTs advantage […]

4 05, 2017

London Calling: day 1 update from @nanoporeconf

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Nanopore sequencing|Tags: |4 Comments

I’m excited to be at ONTs London Calling event today and tomorrow. Expect to see lots of coverage on Twitter. Missed the workshop yesterday or want a late preview of what’s coming then head over to Keith’s OmicsOmics blog. Update: coverage from @Gringer, ONT, NextGenSeek (storified […]

17 03, 2017

MinION or GridION for your core lab

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Core facilities, Nanopore sequencing|2 Comments

Clive Brown presented a webinar on Tuesday with multiple updates on Oxford Nanopore technology, Keith Robison covered them all over at OmicsOmics, but I’ll just be focussing on the launch of GridION X5. If you want to know more about GridION, PromethION, Throughput, 1D^2 Chemistry, Basecalling, the FPGA Basecalling Accelerator, and a […]

15 03, 2017

Cas9 CATCH-seq and lego-brick microfludics

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Methods and applications, Nanopore sequencing, Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Two publications presenting really cool technologies recently caught my attention: “Lego for molecular biology” and “CATCH-Seq: CRISPR for target enrichment sequencing”. Both are technologies I’d like to play with, and my son can join in the Lego modelling if we build some here in Cambridge! Lego […]

22 02, 2017

NeoPrep is dead….what does this mean for Illumina

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Core facilities, Nanopore sequencing, Next-generation sequencing|Tags: |0 Comments

Illumina have finally dropped the NeoPrep from their lineup after a short but pretty rocky road. Launched at AGBT15 the instrument promised hassle free library prep automation for users that did not require full 96well plate production-scale solutions. Early access users I spoke to at […]

31 05, 2016

London Calling: nanopores updated

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: Nanopore sequencing|4 Comments

I did not arrive at London Calling until late on Thursday afternoon but what an excellent start I was given: Clive Brown’s update – where ONT are today, and what’s coming tomorrow! The Thursday afternoon, evening and Friday sessions created a palpable buzz in the […]

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