PromethION: nanopore sequencer for high-throughput and long read high-fidelity DNA and RNA sequencing allowing fast decoding of (epi)genomes and (epi)transcriptomes

01 June 2018 → 31 May 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Scientific computing
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Genetics
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Public health care
    • Public health services
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Scientific computing
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Veterinary medicine
Massively Parallel Sequencing (Epi)genomics Long read sequencing Functional genomics Proteogenomics RNA modifications
Project description

The PromethION (Oxford Nanopore) is a standalone benchtop instrument designed for highthroughput, high-sample number nanopore sequencing. This third generation sequencing technology allows unprecedented opportunities such as direct epitranscriptome analysis, sequencing of extremely long reads and real-time data analysis. This groundbreaking technology differs from the
mostly used second generation short-read sequencing and allows challenging and innovative research in Life Sciences.