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GenomeScan joins ISO working group on food safety

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According to the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), Next generation sequencing (NGS) provides rapid, economical and high-throughput access to microbial whole genome sequences (WGS) and is being applied to an expanding number of problems in food microbiology. WGS offers significant advantages over existing technologies (e.g., serology, pulsed field gel electrophoresis, antibiotic resistance phenotyping and sanger sequencing) in the detection of…

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Prostate Cancer Research Network (TransPot)

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Translational Research Network for Prostate Cancer (TransPot) Today starts Movember (a combination of the English diminutive word for moustache, “mo”, and “November”), an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide. Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancer…

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Competitive, fast, and adaptable RNA Sequencing services

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RNA sequencing is an affordable and dependable tool driving R&D and clinical projects. To answer scientific challenges, GenomeScan develops innovative methods to analyze RNA samples. Minute populations of sorted cells or FFPE samples are no longer hampering progression of your project. Get direct access to a wide range of RNA-seq services under ISO/IEC 17015 accreditation. Our experienced scientific team can…

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How to generate high-quality, alignable sequence data?

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Innovation Alert: Mid-read sequencing Sequencing of PE250 reads on the NovaSeq 6000   Printing a book of more than 2 billion pages, every two days. Illumina’s NovaSeq 6000 has made it possible to produce >6 Terabases of high-quality bases per sequencing run. This huge amount keeps the cost per base low and has allowed for the development of many new…

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GenomeScan to offer two Bioinformatics PhD traineeships as part of the EU Horizon 2020 program

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Two EU-funded Consortium Grants for PhD training at GenomeScan GenomeScan has been granted two Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions within the Innovative Training Network calls of the European Union-funded Horizon 2020 Program. These PhD traineeships are part of Horizon 2020 Grants acquired by two different Consortia where Academia and Industry collaborate closely together. Recruitment of PhD candidates with a focus on Bioinformatics…

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Erasmus MC and LUMC to co-participate in GenomeScan

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Erasmus MC and Leiden University Medical Center to co-participate in GenomeScan BV and extend their collaboration in the field of molecular diagnostics and R&D   Erasmus MC (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) announced today the acquisition of shares of the fast-growing genomics service provider GenomeScan BV based in Leiden (The Netherlands). Together with the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), another shareholder in…

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