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Technology Seminar (12 Mar 2012)



Technology Seminar

Semi-Conductor Sequencing
Revolutionizing Biology


Dr. Michael Rhodes

Senior Product & Applications Manager

12 March 2012 (Mon)

3:00 – 4:00pm

Seminar Room 4, Ground Floor, Laboratory Block

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Building

21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong



In its first year of release, the Ion Proton™ Sequencer has become the world’s fastest selling sequencer and revolutionized sequencing. In that first year, throughput increased 100fold from 10Mb to 1 Gb, and Ion Torrent is about to do it again, the Ion Proton™ sequencer will enable sequencing of exomes in a few hours and a human genome in a day. The Ion semi-conductor sequencing technology, speed, simplicity and scalability of the system will be presented.

Applications of the system will be discussed with particular emphasis on targeted resequencing, including fixed content panels for cancer and inherited disease as well as the ability to design customized highly multiplexed (up to 1536 amplicons in a single PCR reaction) panels.



Kind Reminder: Please take off your lab coat before coming to the seminar.

Co-organized with Life Technologies Limited

Refreshment to be served

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