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Sep 09, 2014

GABenchToB: A Genome Assembly Benchmark Tuned on Bacteria and Benchtop Sequencers

Following the authors of the assembly benchmark tuned on bacteria and benchtop sequencers, or short GABenchToB, the main goal of this study was to “give the research community a practice-oriented assembly evaluation” addressing questions that were “covered insufficiently in the past”. After evaluating nine different assembly algorithms applied to ten different bacterial next-generation sequencing...
May 07, 2014

Whole genome based TB surveillance: A standardized, portable, and expandable approach

Genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is indispensable for understanding recent transmission dynamics to guide tuberculosis control strategies efficiently. This is of particular relevance as multidrug (MDR) and extensively drug resistant (XDR) strains have emerged. Recent papers revealed that whole genome sequencing (WGS) based molecular typing is an optimal tool to trace outbreaks...
May 07, 2014

Mid-term for Genome Detectives

Half way to the detection of new applications of Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) for microbial disease surveillance and early warning systems, excellent progress as well as exciting new findings could be reported and more exciting outcomes are yet to come. Supported by its scientific advisors, Stephen H. Gillespie, Marc J. Struelens, Gary Van Domselaar and the associated partner Molecular...
Jan 06, 2014

Workshop ‘Rapid NGS for Clinical & Public Health Microbiology’

The Medical Microbial Genomics Centre of Münster University is happy to announce the workshop ‘Rapid Next-Generation-Sequencing for Clinical & Public Health Microbiology’  that will take place in Münster from March 12 to 14, 2014. Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) technology has developed rapidly during the last years. Innovative benchtop NGS platforms broaden application opportunities,...
May 23, 2013

Progress from base pairs to bedside

On 13 and 14 May 2013, PathoNGen-Trace project partners, advisory board members and associated partners came together at the Møller Centre in Cambridge. The first progress meeting featured presentations on the scientific progress and the results achieved so far. In the inspiring surroundings of Cambridge, PathoNGen-Trace scientists presented the work carried out in the individual Work Packages...
Apr 05, 2013

Update on Next Generation Benchtop Sequencing - Strong Debut of Illumina MiSeq & Ion Torrent PGM Fastest Evolving Platform

Since about two years affordable Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) machines with a fast turnaround time are available on the market. A team lead by the University of Münster now compared three different benchtop NGS platforms and how they evolved in the course of time. More specific the consortium comprising of researchers from the Universities of Münster and Bielefeld, Alfred Wegener Institute...
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