February 2018

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 13:00 - 17:00

Purchase tickets for Annual Symposium

Ticket sales end at 5pm Sunday, 18th March 2017

Event Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:00 - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 17:00

Registration is now open!
3rd generation sequencing technologies, also known as long-read sequencing, is continuing to revolutionise DNA and RNA sequencing. Increased read lengths enable complete gene isoform sequencing, gap closing of existing genome assemblies and sequencing and assembly of complete microbial genomes. This year’s TOAST workshop will be focused on whole genome sequencing using the handheld MinION sequencer developed by Oxford Nanopore. Significantly, the workshop will include hands-on sequencing and downstream data analysis.

Subtopics include:

  • Library prep and genome sequencing using a MinION
  • Basecalling live vs local
  • Assembly and error correction of long reads
  • Hybrid assembly & polishing of microbial genomes


  • Tonia Russel (Ramaciotti)
Reference: JOB566
Application deadline: 5 weeks 17 hours 31 minutes
Reference: JOB567
Application deadline: 5 weeks 20 hours 31 minutes

Dear JAMS community,
Please be advised that there will be no monthly JAMS seminar in February. 
The next JAMS events will be:
TOAST Workshop, 19-20 March 2018 at UTS. Places are almost filled - register here!
And the 7th Annual JAMS Symposium, 21 March 2018 at the Australian Museum. Tickets are running out - register here!
Looking forward to seeing you there!