Shameless plug alert, I promise I’ll get back to more in-depth blogging sometime soon!
If you haven’t already, please register for the UK NGS Meeting 2012 held in Nottingham, UK on August 28-30. This is the third incarnation of this relaxed meeting which has a diverse cross-section of NGS talks. There are particularly strong talks in the Pathogens strand this year, which I am helping organise. A few talks I am particularly looking forward to with a microbial theme include:
Dave Rasko, University of Maryland; “Application of whole genome sequencing to microbial forensics and diagnostic development”.
Jennifer Gardy, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, “The field guide to pathogens: using next generation sequencing to improve public health microbiology”.
Zamin Iqbal, University of Oxford, “High-‐throughput population genomics using de novo variant assembly: examples from pathogen and human genomics”
The meeting will also have talks from Chris Quince (of PyroNoise/AmpliconNoise fame), Mike Quail (WTSI), Matt Berriman (WTSI), Ed Feil (Bath) .. and even myself!
Should be a fun couple of days, and of course this meeting is renowned for spilling out into Nottingham’s city centre which features a number of excellent hostelries, including “England’s oldest pub”, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Neil Hall, the CEO of SHTseq, has said the first round is on him!
Twitter hashtag will is #UKNGS2012.
Hope you can join us!