The Joint Experimental Molecular Unit (JEMU) of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) organised a half-day symposium on next generation sequencing and its applications in science.
Date: Monday 21 October 2013, 13:00-17:00
Symposium venue: Royal Museum for Central Africa - Leuvensesteenweg 17 – B-3080 Tervuren.
Main topics: general introduction to next generation sequencing (NGS), case studies and specific applications (final program here).
Program (with links to the pdf files of the presentations):
- 12:30 registration and coffee.
- 12:45 opening of the seminar by Dr. Marc De Meyer (Head of the entomology section of the Royal Museum for Central Africa and Coordinator of JEMU).
- 13:00-13:45 Dr. Jeroen Van Houdt (Genomics Core KULeuven – UZLeuven): New sequencing technologies: possibilities and limitations for archival DNA studies.
- 14:00-14:45 Dr. Guus Roeselers (TNO Netherlands, Microbiology & Systems Biology): Probing diversity in a hidden world: applications of NGS in microbial ecology.
- Coffee/tea break.
- 15:15-16:00 Dr. Frederik Hendrickx and Dr. Carl Van Gestel (Entomology Department, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences): Applying NGS for exploring adaptive genetic variation in non-model organisms.
- 16:15-1700 Dr. Koen De Gelas (Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section, KULeuven & Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences): Aspects of amplicon sequencing using NGS.
- 17:15-17:30 Discussion and closure (Moderator: Dr. Jeroen Van Houdt).
Registration: Registration was free (starting at 12:00) but mandatory (in order to arrange the coffee breaks).