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JUN 17, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

Enhanced, rapid NGS tools for viral research

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  • Global Market Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Biography
      Cris Kinross graduated in Neuroscience from Allegheny College, where she investigated the molecular role of stress and aging on brain resilience. Her focus on NGS development has contributed to the democratization and simplification of NGS technology.

    Abstract

    Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is the primary technology used to identify genomic targets for vaccine development, detect emerging viral strains and monitor transmission patterns. Enhanced options for NGS on Illumina systems from the Invitrogen Collibri portfolio of library prep technology now make it possible to identify multiple potentially pathogenic strains of a disease and understand the rate of evolution quickly, with improved precision. The most current application of NGS technology is to rapidly map differences in gene expression profiles to research variance in immune response among infected individuals.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Considerations to choose between RNA-seq and whole-genome sequencing when studying RNA viruses

    2. Criteria to choose among three RNA sequencing methods

    3. Tools to improve the quality of viral sequencing data


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