Fourth NGS DFG call February 22, 2021
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 requirement for a later ... Read more
The NGS webinar series December 14, 2020
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 ... Read more
The DFG extended the NGS-CN December 11, 2020
We are delighted to announce that the DFG decided to further support NGS research in Germany and the NGS-CN is extended for two additional years. We will keep providing NGS services and expertise until the end of 2023, and there will be additional DFG sequencing calls. Stay tuned for more information on the new calls!
Invitation to the Next Generation Sequencing Network online workshop October 26, 2020
The one-day virtual workshop will provide an overview of the latest updates and developments in the field of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) as presented by the NGS Competence Network (NGS-CN) sites. This is a good workshop for scientists on the step of “How to get started” and “who to contact” for sequencing projects.
Go to the ... Read more
Invitation to the Annual Meeting of the AGD 2020 October 19, 2020
Bonn, December 17–18 2020
**Please note the update: the meeting will be online only**
Topic: Genomics for Health
Dear Members and Friends of the AGD,
This year everything is different because of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. It has also affected our plans for the annual meeting 2020, which will be held at a different place at a different time. It ... Read more
A new publication from the 1st DFG NGS call is out! July 4, 2020
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 to all ... Read more
The first publication from the 1st DFG NGS call is out! June 24, 2020
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 developed ... Read more
The German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative May 10, 2020
The NGS Competence Centers launched the German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative DeCOI in collaboration with many national research institutes to use Omics technologies to tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more on DeCOI.
Read the Uni Bonn press release (in German).
NGS-Call 3 submission deadline for full applications has been extended by the DFG April 2, 2020
In view of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on research activities, the DFG has extended the submission deadline for the full application for the NGS-Call 3 from 9 June 2020 to 9 September 2020. For more information see here
In view of the preventative measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19), we have decided to postpone the WGGC 2020 News & Views Meeting scheduled for April 01, 2020 to a later date this year. March 9, 2020
We will inform you about the new date in due time. We thank you for your understanding.