Next Generation Sequencing: An introduction to the technology and it’s applications

Date of Presentation: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
2015 Winter
Research Focus: 

Speaker: Roger E. Bumgarner, Associate Professor Department of Microbiology, University of  Washington Seattle.
Abstract: Next generation sequencing is a collection of technologies that permit extremely high throughput DNA sequencing. Next generation sequencing is rapidly changing how biologists approach their work and is making in roads into clinical diagnostics. In this talk I’ll discuss the most prominent technologies currently in the market place and those on the horizon.  I’ll discuss a few applications of this technology and the implications it holds for computer science, biology and the practice of medicine in the future.  Finally, I’ll spend a few minutes at the end of the talk discussing opportunities for statisticians, mathematicians and computer scientists that are being created in the new age of “big data” biology and medicine.