Advancing Genome Science with Next Generation Sequencing
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Start Time: 
10:00 AM
End Time: 
1:00 PM
Location / Facility: 
226 Weill Hall

This seminar will include an overview of Illumina next generation sequencing (NGS) instrumentation, technologies, and data analysis resources for large scale genomics projects available for researchers at Cornell.  Presentation topics will include Illumina NGS technology and applications, BaseSpace (Illumina’s cloud-based computing environment), library preparation strategies for large scale genotyping projects, and updates on the resources and services of the Cornell University Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC) Genomics Facility and BRC Bioinformatics Facility.  Illumina scientists will be available for consultation on specific projects, troubleshooting, and for general discussion of NGS technologies.

9:30 ‐10:00 am Check in & Registration

10:00 ‐10:30 am Illumina NGS Technology and Applications Overview
Kim Ferguson, Sample Prep Specialist, Illumina, Inc.

10:30 ‐11:15 am BaseSpace Overview and RNA Analysis Demo
Michael Smith, Ph.D., Sequencing Specialist, Illumina, Inc.

11:15 ‐11:30 am Custom Amplicon Sequencing for SNP Genotyping
Peter Schweitzer, Ph.D., Director, BRC Genomics Facility

11:30‐11:45 am Overview of BRC Genomics Facility Services
Peter Schweitzer, Ph.D., Director, BRC Genomics Facility

11:45 am ‐ 12:00 pm Updates from the BRC Bioinformatics Facility
Qi Sun, Ph.D., Co‐Director, BRC Bioinformatics Facility

12:00‐1:00 pm Open Session ‐ Q&A
Dan Gheba, Field Applications Specialist, Illumina, Inc.

Refreshments will be provided

There is no charge to attend this event but registration is required.
Please click here to register in advance on the Illumina website or register on‐site Thursday at 9:30 am.

This seminar is jointly sponsored by the Cornell University Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC) and Illumina, Inc.

For more information, please contact Peter Schweitzer at

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