We will be doing live demonstrations of how we sequence the DNA of bacteria using the cutting-edge Nanopore MinION!
You can come and see how the technology works, and how you can analyse bacterial DNA using a pocket-sized sequencing machine.
Provisional demonstration times (subject to change, check on the day):
Monday: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00
Tuesday 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 18:30, 20:30
Wednesday-Thursday: 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 20:00
Friday-Sunday: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
What is DNA, and how does it work?
How does the Nanopore MinION work to read DNA sequences?
Do you want to find out more about different methods of DNA sequencing?
Seen the demonstration? Want to learn more about the work we talk about?
How can we use DNA sequencing with the Nanopore MinION?
Recent research using Nanopore sequencing that our group is involved in:
Here is some work done by Scientists from other Institutions, which use the Oxford Nanopore Technology
Josh Quick, from the University of Birmingham, talks about his experience going to Sierra Leone to sequence Ebola virus during the recent outbreak. See a bit about where a career in science can lead you!
And here is an explanation of how DNA sequencing can be used to understand how Ebola virus is spread: