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Current Trends in Long-read Sequencing and Bioinformatics Analysis – 2024 Symposium

October 3rd, 2024

Room HERGE, Campus Gashuisberg, UZ Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

Preliminary Program


Registration is required for all participants:

  • Participation is free for Flemish PhD students and post doctoral researchers
  • Other participants: 50€

Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Workshop – 2023 Edition

Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Workshop – 2023 Edition

Are you a biologist, medical doctor or bio-engineer interested in learning the basic sequencing techniques that will open the door to design your own sequencing experiment? Genomics Core Leuven invites to an introductory day on the basics of sequencing technology and data analysis.

When: Wednesday 25, October 2023.

Location: Auditorium Orchidee, Gasthuisberg Campus, UZ Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday 23, October 2023.

Places are limited and are offered first-come, first-served.

Program of the meeting.

Registration is required for all participants. The workshop has a cost of 30 euros, to be paid upon registration (non-refundable).

Coffee will be served and at lunch sandwiches will be offered.


Cloud Storage of NGS data

With our cloud storage service, you no longer have to worry about long term storage, capacity, maintenance or security of your data. By opting for Gold Tier cloud storage, you no longer need to secure your own hardware or get worried about your NGS data get lost.

We have two options to manage your NGS data produced in our facility:



Wednesday, January 26, 2021; 10:00 AM – 12:10 PM CET.

This event provides you with the opportunity to hear from your peers about their latest discoveries and how highly accurate long-read sequencing (HiFi sequencing) can help answer your toughest biological questions.

The Sequel IIe System, now available at Genomics Core Leuven, delivers a comprehensive view of genomes, transcriptomes and epigenomes.

This 2-hour event, includes:

  • An introduction to the Sequel IIe System at Genomics Core Leuven
  • Presentations from researchers using HiFi sequencing
  • Live Q&A to interact with speakers
  • A dedicated session to get your questions about HiFi sequencing answered

On-demand tutorials for those new to PacBio

Registration is closed. Stay tuned for out next event!


We appreciate your words to our team and the acknowledgement in your Cell Press paper to our Genomics Core Leuven facility for the RNAseq & bioinformatics

Do you want to know more? Follow Christa Maes Twitter thread here.

📢Check the full paper here.

Technique Talk: Designing and Optimizing RNA-seq Experiments

Monday, September 27, 2021; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (17:00 PM Central European Time).

Since its development a decade ago, researchers have developed a plethora of RNA sequencing (RNA-seq)-based technologies for studying RNA biology and the transcriptome. However, each technology is designed to answer a particular research question, so researchers must make specific changes to their experimental setup and RNA library preparation to tailor RNA-seq to their needs.

Learn how to select and perfect RNA-seq how to select the RNA sequencing platform best suited for a scientific question and how to adapt experimental design according to downstream application.

This is talk is given by the manager of the Genomics Core, Wouter Bossuyt, and organized by The Scientist.



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