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 […]


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 […]


Registration to our January events is now open! Join us in Bonn on January 14th for the WGGC2020 News&Views meeting and attend the Webinar Workshop on the art of writing protocols. Join us in Düsseldorf on January 27th for the WGGC2020 News&Views meeting. And last but not least, Season’s Greetings from all of us at […]


In the first months of 2020 we will hold three “WGGC2020 News & Views” Meetings, one at each core site, to connect with the scientific community and share both the outcomes from the first year of funding and the plans for the next years. The appointments are as follow: January 14th, 2020 in Bonn, registration […]


The 3rd 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 […]


On the 27th of September 2019, the SIGs of the WGGC met in Potsdam, Germany, to discuss their activities of 2019 and their plans for 2020. The WGGC SIGs workshop took place after the workshop of the Central Coordination Unit of the NGS Competence Centers, where representatives from all the four national Competence Centers (Dresden, […]