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LGC hosts a sucessful workshop on pathogenic microbes sequencing

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LGC hosts pathogenic microbes sequencing workshop The workshop, hosted at LGC and organised by LGC and Great Ormond Street Hospital, formed part of the Microbial molecular profiling and identification series and focused on the use of next generation sequencing (NGS) for the detection of human infectious disease. NGS is a way of sequencing DNA at much higher throughput, …

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Pathogenic microbes sequencing workshop on 1 May 2014 at LGC

LGC and Great Ormond Street Hospital are pleased to announce a one-day workshop focusing on the use of next generation NGS for the detection of human infectious disease. The event will provide an overview of current NGS strategies and potential applications, as well as the challenges faced by those who are applying this technology to …

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University Clinic Golnik (Slovenia) awarded Research Excellence Grant

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A Research Excellence Grant was recently awarded to the University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases Golnik, Slovenia. Golnik brings expertise in the area of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Currently, there is very limited knowledge on the best method for DNA extraction from sputum samples. There are no reliable data on the lowest amount of …

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The National Institute for Biology hosts second interim meeting

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Our second ‘Metrology for monitoring infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and harmful micro-oganisms’ (Infect-Met) interim meeting took part on Wednesday 8th May 2013 at the National Institute for Biology, Ljubljana. Consortium members who attended included LGC and UCL from the UK; BAM and PTB from Germany, TUBITAK from Turkey, JRC from the European Union and NIB and Golnik hospital …

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European metrology research to ensure science for a safer world

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LGC, the UK’s designated National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalytical measurement, is leading two joint research projects (JRPs) funded by the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP). The two JRPs are being undertaken in collaboration with other leading European National Measurement Institutes and aim to address key challenges through the development of traceable measurement methods …

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