Organizer: Illumina

Speaker: Russell Carmical, PhD

Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) methods are arguably responsible for the establishment of the field of metagenomics. Significantly lower nucleic acid input requirements have made it possible to sample microbial communities that would have been deemed undetectable just a few years ago. In addition to technological advancements, the continued decline in the cost of sequencing has made it feasible to survey the thousands of samples necessary for metagenomic analyses.

Please join us as Dr. Carmical presents automated methods for 16S rDNA amplicon and whole genome shotgun sequencing and discusses the impact of automation on quality.