15 03, 2024

2024 @novonordiskfond prize to Solexa: This is why we need a pub at Addenbrookes

By | March 15th, 2024|Categories: Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|0 Comments

NGS would not exist without the important discussions at The Panton Arms where Illumina Next-Generation sequencing was invented…sort of. Professors Sir David Klenerman and Sir Shankar Balasubramanian are being honoured with the 2024 Novo Nordisk Prize for their pioneering work on Solexa sequencing. This led to the $1000 […]

17 08, 2023

Mathias Mann Makes Multiomics Mega

By | August 17th, 2023|Categories: Methods and applications, Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|0 Comments

Apparently you can do Proteomics from Qiagen AllPrep: in In depth profiling of the cancer proteome from the flowthrough of standard RNA-preparation kits for precision oncology, from Mathias Mann’s Proteomics group in Denmark, the authors presents their modifications to Qiagen’s AllPrep (DNA, RNA and protein) […]

21 01, 2021

@PacBio new management team knows a thing or two about sequencing ;-)

By | January 21st, 2021|Categories: Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|0 Comments

I missed the announcement last Summer on Christian Henry’s move to PacBio as their new President & CEO, taking over from Mike Hunkapiller who recently retired – these are some big boots to fill! Christian was was previously Illumina EVP and CFO, having held the CFO […]

30 07, 2020

Happy 6th birthday $1000 genome…

By | July 30th, 2020|Categories: Epigenomics, Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|3 Comments

When I wrote the post about the $1000 genome’s upcoming 5th birthday last Summer I was hoping the Moore’s Law genome graph would restart it’s downward trajectory. That has not happened according to todays look at their graphic. I’m beginning to wonder how long we’ll […]

18 03, 2020

A CRISPR diagnostic for Covid-19 from @mammothbiosci

By | March 18th, 2020|Categories: Diagnostics Tech, Other stuff|0 Comments

Mammoth Biosciences, one of the two companies developing CRISPR as a diagnostic tool, submitted a medRxiv preprint showcasing their work on a Covid-19 assay. The SARS-CoV-2 DETECTR assay generate results in 30 minutes from from extracted patient sample RNA. The assay performs simultaneous reverse transcription […]

30 07, 2019

£250M for early diagnosis research in UK

By | July 30th, 2019|Categories: Other stuff|0 Comments

The UK’s Industrial Strategy program just announced a £250 million program for early detection of disease. A public:private partnership with £79 million for the UK Govt plus £160 million from businesses and charities will be used to fund the Accelerating Detection of Disease programme. This […]

16 10, 2018

The dangers of Outlook autocomplete

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Other stuff|1 Comment

We’ve all done it. You get a reply from someone saying they don’t think the message was meant for them, and it was simply because Microsoft Outlook autocomplete put the last James you emailed in the address instead of the James you actually meant to […]

14 08, 2018

@InnovateUK – Women in Innovation award

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: Other stuff|0 Comments

Innovate UK is running a competition for Women in Innovation. The £50,000 grant from Innovate Uk can be used for mentoring, coaching and business support. Projects must be linked to the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges. Read about the 2016 winners and learn how the Innovate UK […]

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