Bioinformatics for Third Generation Sequencing

Lille, June 9th 2015

The Lille bioinformatics platform bilille is organizing a one-day workshop on Third Generation Sequencing.

After a first revolution in the middle 2000, with the apparition of high throughput sequencers, the genetics and genomics is now living a second revolution with the access to a new generation of technologies. These new sequencers, mainly PacBio and Oxford Nanopore, allow to sequence genomic material without fragmentation nor clonal amplification and make the promise of more accessible sequencing data. The performances, the quality of generated data, the new applications and solutions of analysis for this Third Generation Sequencing will be discussed over the day.

The meeting will be held at Institut Pasteur de Lille, lecture hall Buttiaux. The nearest metro station is Grand Palais, line 2.


  9:30-10:00 Registration, welcome
10:00-10:15 Opening
10:15-11:15 The latest methods and devices for nanopore sensing
Clive Brown (Oxford Nanopore Technologies)
11:15-12:15 Bioinformatics approaches for real-time nanopore sequencing
Nick Loman (University of Birmingham)
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:10 Genome assembly using Nanopore-guided long and error-free DNA reads
Amin Madoui (Genoscope)
14:10-14:50 Hybrid error correction for long sequencing reads using maximal exact matches
Jan Fostier (Ghent University)
14:50-15:30 Looking for mutations in PacBio cancer data: an alignment free method
Justine Rudewicz (LaBRI and CBiB Bordeaux)
15:30-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-16:30 Precise breakpoint localization of large genomic deletions using PacBio and Illumina next-generation sequencers
Janine Meienberg (Center for Cardiovascular Genetics and Gene Diagnostics, Zurich)
16:30-17:10 Single molecule detection of DNA sequences and epigenetic markers using unzipping rezipping assay
Vincent Croquette (Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, ENS)


Please send an email to before Monday June 1st with the following information.

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