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I will be helping teach one day of this course which is fully-funded if you are a student from a COST-participating country… see below for details: Deadline is next week, so hurry if you are interested. COST training school ES1103: Bioinformatics for microbial community analysis Dates: December 11th- 14th (the school will begin at 1pm [...]
Getting to the meeting The meeting is in the Centre for Systems Biology, 3rd Floor Haworth Building, University of Birmingham. Full details on how to get here. Note you will need to ring the bell to gain entrance. If you haven’t made up your mind how to travel, I’d strongly suggest taking a train, the [...]
It’s an unusual sensation to wake up in the morning and hear Moira Stewart on the Radio 2 breakfast show talking about bacterial genomics and whole-genome sequencing. But it wasn’t a lucid dream, the publication of a new paper from Simon Harris and Sharon Peacock (of Cambridge University and the Sanger Centre, respectively) in Lancet [...]
Would you be interested in attending a regular, informal meeting on sequencing and bioinformatics in the Midlands?
Something I’ve wanted to do for ages in the Midlands since being inspired by Scotland’s excellent Nextgenbug series, please register below if you are interested:
OK, I think this is awesome enough to share with you guys. These are some metagenomics samples being run on a HiSeq 2500 in 2x151bp rapid run mode, with the results being streamed to BaseSpace in real-time. What I love about this is that the various statistics and metrics update in real-time. I spent a [...]
Something very exciting has happened in recent weeks on arXiv, the preprint server which many biologists believe is the reserve of angry physicists, beardy mathematicians and unwashed computer scientists (joke!!!). Not any longer. I first felt a disturbance in the force in September when a few high-profile human genomicists started making pledges to send all [...]
There are now several available options if you want to call MLST profiles from whole-genome data. DTU MLST Server The web server at the Center for Genomic Epidemiology at the Danish Technical University is probably the easiest option, with the advantage that it will accept both raw read files and assemblies. It worked well when [...]
A few significant announcements from Ion World today (sourced from the press release and #ionworld Tweets) which I’ve summarised here: Proton III and Avalanche The Ion Proton is now shipping and Life Tech plan to ship 100 instruments to customers in September. The initial chip, Proton I (“PI”) will do 60-80m reads and “up to 10Gb” of [...]