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Edinburgh Genomics and Illumina Virtual Event

Edinburgh Genomics (EdGe) and Illumina invite you to a joint virtual event to on Tuesday 3rd of November from 10 am.

The morning sessions will update you on what is new with Edinburgh Genomics and Illumina addition to a refresher session on the capabilities of the MiSeq and NovaSeq sequencers (see agenda below).

We will also have two short scientific presentations from Morad Ansari, PhD, Clinical Scientist (Western General Hospital) and Nina-Lydia Kazakou, PhD Student (Centre for Regenerative Medicine).

EdGe open again

Illumina and long-read sequencing projects We are now able to receive samples for Illumina and long-read NGS projects. If you have an active project or a newly activated one, we will be in contact with you regarding sample delivery. Or get in touch with us at egs-projects@ed.ac.uk . Sanger Sequencing Service We expect our Sanger sequencing service to begin receiving samples from next week (wc...

Service Update: COVID-19

SERVICE UPDATE: In accordance with Government guidance, all our laboratory based services are now closed. However, all Bioinformatics activities are fully operational, and you can still contact us by email if you need advice on projects or quotes for future work.

Gene study boosts bid to keep British bees safe from disease

Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research that maps their entire genetic make-up. Experts also analysed the genetic profile of bacteria and other organisms that live inside bees, to shed new light on emerging diseases that threaten bee colonies. Researchers say their findings could help to safeguard native bee populations from the effects of infectious diseases...

The Darwin Tree of Life Project

A global effort has been officially launched to sequence all living organisms on Earth including animal, plant, protozoan and fungal species. The project, known as the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), will generate the largest dataset of its kind from the 1.5 million species of eukaryotes worldwide. EBP will provide new insights into a range of scientific fields including; evolution, biodiversity...

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