Summer School on NGS

The Next Generation Sequencing Competence Network is organizing the summer school titled “Understanding Next Generation Sequencing from molecule to output data” from September 13-15th, 2021, tailored for MSc and PhD students with planned or ongoing NGS-related projects. The summer school will cover different aspects of Next Generation Sequencing including lectures on experimental design and statistical […]

Fourth NGS DFG call

The 4th DFG call for funding of sequencing costs is out! Important facts and dates: Only scientific projects with a medium to large sized demand (€100,000 to €1 million) of sequencing costs are funded through this call Applications within this call are regular individual research grants The submission of a letter of intent is a […]

The NGS webinar series

The SIG1/2 “Public outreach and teaching” is happy to announce the launch of the NGS webinar series! Starting on January 7th 2021, we will regularly meet on the first Thursday of the month for a short lunch time webinar on different NGS applications. Speakers from the NGS-CN as well as invited speakers will cover a […]

A new publication from the 1st DFG NGS call is out!

Jennifer V Gerbracht et al. “CASC3 promotes transcriptome-wide activation of nonsense-mediated decay by the exon junction complex”, Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 48, Issue 15, 04 September 2020, Pages 8626–8644, https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkaa564 The NGS project funded in the 1st call and led by PI Niels Gehring published their first results on the role of CASC3 in post-transcriptional gene expression. Congratulations […]

The first publication from the 1st DFG NGS call is out!

Erger, F., Nörling, D., Borchert, D. et al. cfNOMe — A single assay for comprehensive epigenetic analyses of cell-free DNA. Genome Med 12, 54 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13073-020-00750-5 cfNOMe is a two-in-one method of measuring cell-free DNA cytosine methylation and nucleosome occupancy in a single assay using non-disruptive enzymatic cytosine conversion and a custom bioinformatics pipeline. This in-house […]

WGGC2020 BONN

A successful start into 2020 with WGGC events in Bonn! On January 14th, more than 80 participants gathered for the WGGC2020 News&Views at the Biomedical Center BMZ in Bonn, located on top of the Venusberg, to share knowledge on the applications of NGS. After the welcome speech by Prof. Joachim L. Schultze, our Bonn site […]