Posted: February 11, 2020

A Penn State Microbiome Center workshop on the latest Illumina technology: "Navigating the latest NGS Technologies for Microbiome research: From Sample preparation through analysis". Save the date: Friday, February 21st, 2020, from 1 pm – 3 pm, Food Science room 252

TOPIC: Navigating the latest NGS Technologies for Microbiome research: From Sample preparation through analysis

INSTRUCTOR: Dan Gheba, Executive Sequencing Specialist, Illumina

DATE: Friday, February 21st 2020, from 1 pm - 3 pm

LOCATION: Food Science room 252

Lunch will be available in the Food Science room 252 at 12:15 pm.

RSVP to register by February 14th.

In this workshop we will cover the latest Illumina NGS technology focused on microbiome research, walking through the process from sample to answer. This will include extraction recommendations, library prep methods, review of the current sequencing platforms, and lastly the cloud-based analysis of microbiome samples. A demonstration of the microbiome analysis methods for both metabarcoding and metagenomics will be given. Come meet your local Illumina team and discuss microbial genomics for 2020 and beyond!

Speaker: Dan Gheba, Executive Sequencing Specialist - Illumina, Inc.

As a Sequencing and Data Analysis Specialist with Illumina, Dan works with researchers, scientists, and clinicians adopting genomics across a wide breath of applications. As a part of the Next Generation Sequencing Community for over 12 years, Dan has covered Pennsylvania and the north east since 2010 with Illumina. Prior to, he managed the NGS facility at GeneDx (in Gaithersburg, MD where they developed novel clinical sequencing assays. He has a background in Microbiology with a B.S. from the University of Maryland College Park.

While it is not mandatory, for those interested in interacting in the cloud analysis demonstration please bring their own laptop, tablet, or smartphone (preferably laptop).

Contact Jasna Kovac (jzk303 [at] if you have any questions.