Ion Torrent

COST training school: Bioinformatics for microbial community analysis

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 […]

Some thoughts on today’s Ion World announcements

Some thoughts on today’s Ion World announcements

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 […]

Benchtop Sequencer Comparison paper

In case you haven’t seen our recent paper, you can download the paper here (subscription required): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.2198 Performance comparison of benchtop high-throughput sequencing platforms  Nature Biotechnology advance online publication published online 22 April 2012 Nicholas J Loman, Raju V Misra, Timothy J Dallman, Chrystala Constantinidou, Saheer E Gharbia, John Wain & Mark J Pallen Here is a press […]

Ion Torrent Proton Announced: The Chip Is (Not) The Machine

Ion Torrent Proton Announced: The Chip Is (Not) The Machine

Big announcement today from Life Technologies who have announced the Ion Torrent Proton(tm). This, to all intents and purposes is the PGM-2, the second iteration of their pH-meter-on-a-chip sequencing machine. Indeed it is curious they have dropped the Personal Genome Machine moniker, as this product is the first to explicitly target the $1000 (human) genome […]

Vorsprung durch Technik: talk at Prokagenomics 2011 in Göttingen, Germany

http://youtu.be/HyN2BZPItrg

Ion Torrent: What is the impact of the new longer reads on assembly?

Ion Torrent: What is the impact of the new longer reads on assembly?

Ion Torrent have released a set of longer read 314 data, along with this technical note. (Graphic from PRINSEQ) The reads are indeed much longer than we have seen with our previous 316 runs, with a mean of 223bp and longest read being 398bp. Curiously this longer-read protocol has been done on a 314 chip […]