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Long Reads Workshop 2020

**This event has been postponed pending updated guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus). New dates will be announced in the coming weeks.**

This two-day hands-on training workshop will enable researchers that are currently using long read technology and those analysing long read RNAseq data, to produce genome annotations, differential expression analyses and RenSeq.

Start date:

17 June 2020

End date:

18 June 2020


10h00 - 17h00


Earlham Institute

Registration deadline:

31 May 2020



About the event.

Notice to event attendees – COVID-19 (coronavirus)

This event has been postponed pending updated guidance on COVID-19. New dates will be announced in the coming weeks. EI remains committed to delivering other scheduled events as currently advertised at this stage, but any changes to our events programme will be communicated directly to registered attendees. The health and safety of our staff and visitors is paramount. We continue to follow the latest guidance from Public Health England. If you have any queries, please contact our training team.


This two-day workshop will provide a combination of presentation of use cases of long read RNAseq, technology developments from the Chief Scientific Officers of leading long read technology companies, sample processing hints and tips from the experts in sequencing facilities at Earlham Institute and Uppsala’s SciLifeLab.

In addition we will provide some hands on examples of quantification, differential expression and resistance gene enrichment sequencing (e.g. RenSeq).

Registration and abstract submission will open in February 2020. Please email training@earlham.ac.uk if you would like to be notified as soon as registrations open.

Target audience:

Research staff and students who are current users of long read technology for the production of transcriptomic data and those analysing long read RNAseq data to produce genome annotations, differential expression analyses and those using RenSeq.

We particularly encourage early career researchers and PhD students to submit abstracts for selection for oral presentation.


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Day 1 - 17 June 2020



10:00 - 11:00

Arrival and registration with coffee

11:00 - 11:30

Wilfried Haerty, Earlham Institute

11:30 - 12:15

Sample Processing: The highs and the lows

12:15 - 13:00

Long-read RNA sequencing from a core facility perspective
Adam Ameur, Uppsala Genome Centre

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

"Taking the long (read) view of alternative splicing during cell differentiation"
David Wright, Earlham Institute

14:45 - 15:30

Pacific Biosciences
Jonas Korlach (via Skype)

15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:00

External case study: "Perturbed autoregulation of TDP-43 in neurodegeneration"
Jemeen Sreedharan, Kings College London

17:00 - 17:15

Close of Day 1

18:00 - 20:00

Georgian Townhouse

Day 2 - 18 June 2020



09:30 - 10:00

Arrival and coffee

10:00 - 10:45

Case Study: Annotation using very long reads (transcriptome)

10:45 - 11:30

"High resolution and single molecule RNA modifications detection by comparative Nanopore direct RNA sequencing"
Adrien Leger, European Bioinformatics Institute

11:30 - 12:00


12:00 - 12:45

"The genome assembly of the Asian soybean rust fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi"
Yogesh Gupta, The Sainsbury Laboratory

12:45 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:30

Selected speakers from Abstracts

  • 10 mins plus 5 for Qs
  • 10 mins plus 5 for Qs
  • 10 mins plus 5 for Qs
  • 10 mins plus 5 for Qs

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee/tea and depart

Further information.

Registration includes lunch and refreshments on both days, plus the workshop dinner on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 in a private function room at The Georgian Townhouse.

Accommodation is not included, however we are pleased to include a list below of hotels in the area to suit different budgets:

  • Broadview Lodge is on the nearby University of East Anglia (UEA) campus, offers reasonable rates and is around a 20 minute walk to Earlham Institute.

  • There are many Travelodge and Premier Inn hotels in and around Norwich, various distances to EI.  

  • The Georgian Townhouse is 2.9 miles from EI, near the city centre, and is where we are holding the workshop dinner.

  • Park Farm Hotel is 4 miles from EI, to the south of Norwich in the village of Hethersett.

  • Maid’s Head Hotel is 4.6 miles from EI in the centre of Norwich city, next to the Cathedral.


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Registration deadline: 31 May 2020 - 23:45

Participation: Open application with selection process