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Miniaturize to maximize: High-resolution genomic and NGS libraries at a fraction of the cost

Due to the rapid decrease in the cost of sequencing, sample preparation is often the bottleneck in next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflows. Volume miniaturization with automated liquid handlers has the potential to solve throughput and cost challenges, enabling researchers to process more samples while generating more data.

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About this webinar

In this webinar, Richard Eccles from the Centre for Genomic Research at the University of Liverpool alongside SPT Labtech, and New England Biolabs, Inc. demonstrate how the mosquito® genomics enables the automation and miniaturization of the NEBNext® Ultra™ II FS DNA library prep kit, producing high-quality data, increased throughput, and a significant reduction in the cost per sample.

Watch this webinar to see:

  • How to automate library prep at 1/10th of original volumes, while maintaining sequence coverage and quality comparable with full-volume reactions
  • The possibility of miniaturization and automation of solid-phase reversible immobilization (SPRI) bead purification
  • An overview of mosquito® genomics, dragonfly® discovery instruments and related accessories from SPT Labtech
  • How to generate high-quality sequencing data from a wide range of input amounts and sample types

This webinar is perfect for:

  • Researchers involved in NGS library preparation
  • Lab managers and sequencing cores looking to maximize their NGS pipeline efficiency
  • Those interested in cost-effective, plate-based single-cell analysis
  • Anyone wanting to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in genomics lab automation


Richie Eccles | Sequence production research associate | Centre for Genomic Research (CGR)

Richie Eccles (B.Sc. Hons Genetics) has worked at the Centre for Genomic Research (CGR) for approximately 10 years. The CGR facilitates access to multiplatform sequencing technologies for researchers around the world. He is responsible for developing and validating scripts for next-generation sequencing library preparation across various automated platforms at the centre.

Lynne Apone, Ph.D. | Principal development scientist | New England Biolabs, Inc.

Dr. Lynne Apone is a principal development scientist at New England Biolabs working in the NEBNext group. Dr. Apone received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Worcester. She remained at UMMC as a postdoctoral fellow and later, an instructor. Dr. Apone joined Agencourt Personal Genomics in 2005 as a member of the team tasked to develop the SOLiD next-generation sequencing platform. In 2010, she joined New England Biolabs where she focuses on the development of products and applications that enable high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing.

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Paul Lomax | Product Manager | SPT Labtech

Paul Lomax is a product manager at SPT Labtech, responsible for liquid handling systems for applications in genomics. He has over 20 years’ experience in the automation of sample processing across a wide range of application areas in the academic, clinical, environmental, biotech, and pharmaceutical sectors.