ASHG 2019: An Oxford Nanopore Guide

Are you in Houston this week for the biggest human genomics conference of the year?

Our team would love to hear what you’re working on! You’ll find us at booth 1127 with technology and application experts on hand to answer all your questions.

Resolving complex SVs, accessing the ‘dark’ genome and sequencing ctDNA

On 17th October at 12:45 in the Lanier Ballroom GH, Level 4, we’re hosting an Education Event and are delighted to have a fantastic line-up of speakers sharing their latest findings during the session:

  • Long-read sequencing technologies reveal mutations lurking in the "camouflaged" genome. Mark Ebbert, Mayo Clinic.
  • Cyclomics: ultra-sensitive nanopore sequencing of cell free tumor DNA. Jeroen de Ridder, Cyclomics.
  • Untangling genomic rearrangements in human diseases using long-read sequencing technology. Claudia Carvalho, Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Advancements in nanopore technology. Rosemary Dokos, Senior Director Product Management, Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
  • Insights into human genomics using nanopores. Sissel Juul, Director, Genomic Applications, Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.

Register to be there and hear what our speakers have to say, and whilst you’re at it you can also register for our evening reception — taking place on 17th October from 7:00pm — where we’ll provide canapes, drinks and plenty of opportunity for networking with others using, or looking to use, nanopore technology.

Not to be missed talks

Beyond the Education Event, we’re looking forward to hearing Beryl Cummings discussing long-read transcriptome sequencing in over 60 human tissue samples, and from Nara Lygia Sobreira on long-read whole genome sequencing as a strategy for identifying genes responsible for Mendelian diseases unexplained by whole exome or short read sequencing. Both are speaking on 19th October in room 371A, Level 3 at 8:30am and 9:15am respectively.

It’s all happening in the poster hall

And finally, not to be missed — a wealth of poster presentations (see below) from researchers using nanopore sequencing to overcome some of the key challenges in human genomics research. Throughout the conference you’ll have the chance to speak to nanopore sequencing experts presenting across a broad range of topics — from the detection of long and complex structural variants to generating full length transcripts, from bioinformatics to targeted sequencing approaches, and even on getting sequencing into the classroom.

Whether you’re new to nanopore sequencing, or looking to learn from the experiences of others, there will be no shortage of opportunity to do so during ASHG 2019!

Keep in touch with us on social media (@nanopore) and let us know how you #ASHG19 is going.