NZGL itself is a small administrative hub, which facilitates the collaborators’ four services – bioinformatics / Bio-IT, next-generation sequencing, microarray and nanoString nCounter – coordinating and streamlining the process to ensure individual researchers have access to the appropriate services.BIOINFORMATICS / BIO-ITNEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCINGnanoString
A single project may require a complete, end-to-end service or just one specific service.
How does the process flow?
The researcher contacts NZGL, generally via the project enquiry form.
NZGL and its collaborative facilities work with the researcher to scope out the project, before putting forward a quote for services.
If the researcher wishes to proceed, a service agreement is signed.
The next step varies, depending on the projectâ€™s scope. For example:
- If next-generation sequencing or microarray services required, NZGL coordinates sample delivery to the appropriate collaborator facility.
- If the Bio-IT service is required, the researcher will be given access to the appropriate Bio-IT resources and support.
- If the bioinformatics support service is required, the researcher will be teamed up with an NZGL bioinformatician.
Researchers are kept abreast of progress through regular email updates.Talk to a Bioinformatician »
Because genomics technology is continually advancing, NZGL regularly runs workshops throughout the country to cater for all levels of genomics and bioinformatics experience.View latestWORKSHOP DATES AND LOCATIONS
INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP:BIOINFORMATICS AND GENOMICS
Have you heard about new sequencing technologies and wondered if they might be applicable to your research? Are you interested in doing some genetic/gene expression work, but not quite sure how to proceed or what is involved? If so, this free, half-day introductory workshop is for you. more »
ADVANCED WORKSHOP:THE APPLICATION OF TRANSCRIPTOMICS USING NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING
Are you interested in using next-generation sequencing for differential gene expression and transcriptomics? Then this in-depth application workshop on the analysis of RNA-seq data will interest you. more »
ADVANCED WORKSHOP:de novo GENOMICS: ASSEMBLING, ANNOTATING AND USING A NEW GENOME
This one-day hands-on workshop will see you generating a new bacterial and eukaryotic genome. You will go through the theory and process of assembling the genome, automatically predicting genes and other genomic features, and presenting it to end users. more »
ADVANCED WORKSHOP:16S METAGENOMICS ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
In this one-day hands-on workshop, you will be working with a real life dataset from the Illumina MiSeq platform. We will go through the steps involved in analysis of such a dataset, using popular software MOTHUR and QIIME. more »
Workshops are held at the various locations, dependant on demand. Therefore, do register an interest, even if the workshop you want to attend is not currently scheduled. In this way, organisers can react to workshop demand and ensure you are notified as soon as a workshop is scheduled. more »