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NGS-CN news and events

“Understanding Next Generation Sequencing from molecule to output data”
September 13-15th, 2021 and it is tailored for MSc and PhD students with planned or ongoing NGS-related projects.
The summer school is targeted at MSc and PhD students with NGS-related research projects. The event is planned in person with a maximum of 10 participants, respecting the corona rules applying at that time. Successful applicants will be notified in the second half of August.

Participation is free of charge and accommodation costs are covered; participants have to arrange for their travel independently.

In order to apply, please download and fill out the PDF application form. Once completed please upload it here. The deadline for application is August 8th, 2021.

The program includes a practical demo session on Oxford Nanopore long read sequencing and Bioinformatics analysis. Lectures and bioinformatics exercises will cover:
Relevance of NGS for basic research and diagnostics
Experimental planning and statistical analysis of NGS Experiments
Data analysis of transcriptomics and single cell data
Population genomics
Analysis of ancient DNA

For questions or issues, please contact or
9 am-5pm Schloss Mickeln at the Heine Heinrich University in Düsseldorf, Germany
NGS Webinar Series: “MuWU – a Snakemake workflow for Mu-seq library annotation and analysis”, Tyll Stöcker (University of Bonn)In the second webinar of the NGS-CN webinar series Tyll Stöcker will present the tool “MuWU – a Snakemake workflow for Mu-seq library annotation and analysis”. Tyll is a PhD student working in the group of Prof. Schoof, Crop Bioinformatics within the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) at the University of Bonn.

To register to this webinar write an email to our officer Dr. Melanie Sapp:
NGS Webinar Series: “How long reads are revolutionizing Plant Genomics”, Prof. Björn Usadel (HHU Düsseldorf)The first webinar of the NGS-CN webinar series is held by Björn Usadel from HHU Düsseldorf on the topic “How long reads are revolutionizing Plant Genomics”. To register to this webinar write an email to our officer Dr. Melanie Sapp:

Björn Usadel studied Biochemistry at the Free University Berlin and conducted his MSc research on Drosophila at the Rockefeller University.  Upon returning to Germany in 2001, he conducted his PhD studies in the lab of Dr. Markus Pauly at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam on identifying and characterizing novel cell wall genes using bioinformatics approaches.
After a postdoc and group leader position with Prof Mark Stitt at the same institute, he became full professor and director at RWTH Aachen University and the Forschungszentrum Center Jülich in 2011. Ín 2020 he moved to a joined position as Professor for Biological Data Science at Heinrich Heine University and Head of the Institute of Bioinformatics at Forschungszentrum Jülich. He has co-authored more than 150 publications and is an ISI highly cited researcher in Plant and Animal Sciences.
Extension of the high-throughput sequencing initiative
Senate decides to continue the network for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and thus further options for applying for sequencing costs in projects.
The Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) decided in its meeting on December 10, 2020, which was held as a video conference due to the coronavirus pandemic, to extend the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) initiative until 2023. In March 2018, four competence centers were set up in the network and a total of 93 projects were subsequently funded in the tendering rounds for “sequencing costs in projects”. link
Next Generation Sequencing Network (NGS-CN) workshop
A Virtual Second Workshop for the Next Generation Sequencing Network (NGS-CN). This event was co-organized by the Competence Centre for Genome Analysis Kiel (CCGA) and the Central Coordination Unit (CCU). This is a great workshop for scientists on the step of “How to get started” and “who to contact” for their sequencing projects. For more information and how to register click here.
9:30 am – 2:00 pm Virtual