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Cancellation of the 3rd NGS-CN workshop November 17, 2021

Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic situation, we decided to cancel the 3rd NGS-CN workshop at the Dresden Concept Genome Center. We will inform you about the possible new dates. Stay healthy!
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[CANCELED] 3rd NGS-CN Workshop November 10, 2021

Update 17.11.2021 Due to the current pandemic situation the NGS-CN Workshop in Dresden is canceled. It is planned to postpone the meeting. We will inform you soon about possible new dates. Registration is open for the 3rd NGS-CN public workshop (online)! Register for free at this link.
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Job openining (maternity leave replacement) October 20, 2021

The WGGC Bonn is looking for a Scientific Officer to replace Dr. Succurro during her maternity leave. The position (100% TV-L 13) would start on December 1st 2021 or the earliest possible date afterwards. Check the details and requirements here.
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Job openings! August 3, 2021

The WGGC core facility in Düsseldorf, the Genomics and Transcriptomics Lab, has currently an opening for a *Postdoctoral Position (f/m/d) as NGS Sequencing Expert*. See the details in the job description here.
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Summer School on NGS July 9, 2021

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 analysis, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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).
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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
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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.
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WGGC2020 Cologne – Registration open now! February 7, 2020

Join us in Cologne on April the 1st for the last of the three WGGC2020- News & Views Meetings! This event is a great opportunity to connect with the WGGC experts and to learn about the latest NGS developments that are available for your research! The program can be found here. Attendance is free of charge, registration is ...
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WGGC2020 BONN January 15, 2020

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 ...
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JANUARY EVENTS December 22, 2019

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 the WGGC!
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WGGC2020 NEWS&VIEWS November 8, 2019

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 is ...
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THIRD CALL October 30, 2019

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 requirement for a later ...
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POTSDAM WORKSHOP October 30, 2019

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, ...
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