Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

  • NextGen Sequencing Users Group

    The Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Interest Group meeting usually occur every 3rd Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Seebohm Conference Room (283 EMRB). The NGS Interest Group Meeting is open to everyone. Investigators that are currently performing or are planning to start studies using the Next Gen Sequencing platforms are encouraged to attend. Please contact Kevin Knudtson, PhD ( if you have questions about the NGS Interest Group. 

    Upcoming Meetings Video of Past Meetings

    • September 17, 2014 - "Mapping the Transcriptomic Topography of the Human Retina using RNA-Seq", S. Scott Whitmore, MS, PhD Candidate in Genetics, Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research, University of Iowa
    •  August 20, 2014 - "Genome Instability in Neuropsychiatric Conditions: Variant Discovery and Interpretation, Dr. Jacob Michaelson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa
    • June 18, 2014 - "Gene Targeting Strategies to Solve the Focal Epilepsies", Dr. Michael Hildebrand, Neurogeneticist, University of Melbourne
    • May 21, 2014-"Copy Number Variations are Common Cause of Non-syndromic Hearing Loss", Eliot Shearer, MD, PhD,  Postdoctoral Scholar, MORL
    • April 10, 2014 - "Clinical Exome Sequencing in Mendelian Disorders: Successes & Pitfalls", Dr. Tony Roscioli, Clinical Geneticist, University of New South Wales, School of Medical Science  
    • March 19, 2014- "RNA-seq Applications using Illumina sequencing technology," Kim Ferguson - Illumina Sample Prep Specialist 
    • February 12, 2014 - "Exome Sequencing in Pediatrics," Alexander Bassuk, MD, PhD, Pediatrics
    • November 20, 2013- "Next Generation Sequencing, the Microbiome and Microbial Communities," John Kirby, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology  
    • September 18, 2013- "Application of NGS and bioinformatics methodologies to aptamer selections," William Thiel, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Giangrande Lab 
    • August 21, 2013- "Application of RNA-Seq to a mouse model of accelerated heart failure," Kai Tan, PhD, Internal Medicine