Project Description

Dr Christopher Noune

Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd (AGRF)

Next-generation sequencing – technology overview

Next generation sequencing & bioinformatics

Monday 1 July 2019

Dr Christopher Noune is the Microbial Profiling and Custom Amplicon Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) supervisor from the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) based in Melbourne. Within this position, Chris manages the metagenomics portfolio offered by the AGRF such as 16S and ITS amplicon based profiling, and including client collaboration in applying custom amplicon NGS approaches that can be used to analyse a wide-range of meta-barcoding studies. Prior to joining the AGRF in January 2018, Chris completed his PhD at the Queensland University of Technology, in which he studied the Dynamics, Diversity and Evolution of Baculoviruses by applying various NGS and bioinformatic techniques.

The “Next-Generation Sequencing” landscape is one of constant change, with new and emerging technologies competing with established methods and platforms. Chris talks about the sequencing technologies that currently dominate the sequencing landscape, as well as those that are poised to take over from them. In doing so, Chris will explain how each of the sequencing technologies works, and will give examples of projects that are suitable for each type of platform, as well as taking a look at what’s “next” in Next-Gen.