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Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group

The Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group Meeting is open to everyone. Investigators that are currently performing or are planning to start studies using the Next Gen Sequencing platforms are encouraged to attend. Please contact Kevin Knudtson, PhD (kevin-knudtson@uiowa.edu) if you have questions about the NGS Interest Group. 

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Virtual - link will be made available soon

Title: Introducing Visium Spatial Transcriptomics: Applications and Core Services

A Spatial Transcriptomics Service is now available to University of Iowa investigators.  Spatial Transcriptomics combines the use of histology and NGS-based gene profiling techniques to map the gene expression profiles of cell as they reside in the tissue.  This seminar will illustrate how the 10X Genomics Visium spatial transcriptomics can be utilized to provide insights into the complexity and diversity of diseased samples from fresh frozen and FFPE slides with spatial information. Case studies and the service from sample submission through data analysis will be presented as well. There will also be some exciting updates about how you can get access to advancements of Visium bioanalysis packages.


  • Joseph Ipe, Ph.D., 10X Genomics, Senior Field Application Scientist
  • Queena Lin, Ph.D., Director, INI NeuroBank Core, University of Iowa
  • Kevin L. Knudtson, Ph.D., Director, IIHG Genomics Division, University of Iowa
  • Michael S Chimenti, Ph.D., Director, IIHG Bioinformatics Division, University of Iowa