Next Generation Sequencing Researcher Links Workshop – Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 18th-24th 2016

Enhancing capacity for next generation sequencing (NGS) and genomics in health, agricultural, evolutionary & ecological and environmental applications in Kazakhstan


Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and JSC Science Fund will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Almaty, Kazakhstan 18th-24th September 2016. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Simon Goodman (University of Leeds, UK) and Dr Kobey Karamendin (Institute of Microbiology & Virology, Almaty, Kazakhstan), and will have contributions from other leading researchers. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme.

Workshop outline

This workshop aims to bring together UK researchers using NGS and genomics in different fields, with Kazakh scientists, to foster links that will help enhance the capacity of Kazakh researchers to apply this technology in their own work, to identify new opportunities for collaborative research projects between the UK and Kazakhstan and to promote career development of young scientists.

The workshop is aimed at early career researchers (post-docs, research fellows, junior faculty, with up to 10 years experience post-PhD), using NGS based techniques in any field (including medical, veterinary, agricultural, microbiology, ecology & evolution, environmental biology applications), who are interested in presenting their research and sharing their experience of developing and running NGS based projects.

The focus will be to highlight how NGS based tools can be applied to a diverse range of research topics, how to build up and maintain NGS capabilities for individuals and institutions, and how to design NGS driven research projects.

The workshop will be based around short presentations on individual research projects, seminars on NGS technologies and data analysis methods, poster sessions, discussion panels, networking and social events.

Note this is not a training workshop as such, rather we are looking for researchers with existing experience.


Applications are now closed

Workshop Programme

The workshop programme can be downloaded here.