Nanopore sequencing is rapidly becoming an analysis option of choice as accuracy and throughput have increased significantly in recent times.

This presentation will give an overview of the latest developments in the platform, highlight its unique abilities (ultra-long reads of DNA and direct RNA including modification analysis in real-time with scalable, low-cost formats) as well as showcase several recent publications in animal and plant agricultural research.

Topics covered will include:

• System choices, throughput, scalability, portability, automation
• Data - quality, read-length, bioinformatics
• Applications in medical research, plants, animals and microorganisms
• Direct DNA & RNA sequencing, modifications including methylation
• Exciting recent developments and future plans

Warren Bach

Strategic Relationship Manager, ANZ/SG Oxford Nanopore Technologies


About Science Seminars

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is a research institute at The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.


Level 3, Queensland Bioscience Precinct building 80, UQ St Lucia campus
3.142 Large seminar room