Dr Quentin Gouil – Epigenetics & Development division

08/04/2024 11:00 am - 08/04/2024 12:00 pm
Davis Auditorium

Postgraduate Seminar Series – Computational Biology Theme hosted by Andrew Keniry, Nadia Davidson, Haloom Rafehi


Dr Quentin Gouil
Senior Research Scientist (Laboratory) – Ritchie Laboratory, Epigenetics & Development division – Healthy Development & Ageing Theme, WEHI


Introduction to long-read sequencing


Davis Auditorium

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Including Q&A session


Long-read sequencing is transforming genomics, enabling the comprehensive and scalable sequencing of native nucleic acids. The recent completion of the human genome in 2022, two decades after its initial draft assembly, marked the coming-of-age of the technology and led to long-read sequencing being declared “Method of the Year 2022” by Nature Methods. We will introduce the current technologies on the market, their relative strengths, discuss when to choose long reads in your transcriptomic and genomic experiments and what might lie ahead for long reads in medical research.


As an NHMRC Emerging Leader Investigator in the Ritchie lab, I use cutting-edge genomic and computational methods to unravel the complexities of epigenetic regulation in health and disease. I am an expert on long-read sequencing technologies, collaborating broadly to achieve complete characterisations of transcriptomes, genomes and epigenomes in multiple organisms. My main areas of focus are genomic imprinting, X inactivation and repeat silencing.


All welcome!

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