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New nanotechnology could slash sequencing time PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 January 2011 15:41


Scientists from Imperial College London are developing technology that could ultimately sequence a person’s genome in mere minutes, at a fraction of the cost of current commercial techniques.

The researchers have patented an early prototype technology that they believe could lead to an ultrafast commercial DNA sequencing tool within ten years. Their work is described in a study published this month in the journal Nano Letters and it is supported by the Wellcome Trust Translational Award and the Corrigan Foundation.

The research suggests that scientists could eventually sequence an entire genome in a single lab procedure, whereas at present it can only be sequenced after being broken into pieces in a highly complex and time-consuming process. Fast and inexpensive genome sequencing could allow ordinary people to unlock the secrets of their own DNA, revealing their personal susceptibility to diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. Medical professionals are already using genome sequencing to understand population-wide health issues and research ways to tailor individualised treatments or preventions.

Dr Joshua Edel, one of the authors on the study from the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London, said: "Compared with current technology, this device could lead to much cheaper sequencing: just a few dollars, compared with $1m to sequence an entire genome in 2007. We haven't tried it on a whole genome yet but our initial experiments suggest that you could theoretically do a complete scan of the 3,165 million bases in the human genome within minutes, providing huge benefits for medical tests, or DNA profiles for police and security work. It should be significantly faster and more reliable, and would be easy to scale up to create a device with the capacity to read up to 10 million bases per second, versus the typical 10 bases per second you get with the present day single molecule real-time techniques."

Catalysis: Fundamentals and Practice PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 March 2009 16:48

Catalysis: Fundamentals and Practice

Liverpool, 13th - - 17th July 2009

We are running the EPSRC/Liverpool Summer School/Post-graduate conference in catalysis this July. EPSRC have agreed to provide supported places for “their” PhD students; essentially any EPSRC supported student is eligible for an award that covers registration fees, accommodation in Halls of Residence, and most meals during the conference. Travel is not included. This award is in addition to any other EPSRC supported conference attendance.

For “non-EPSRC” students, we are offering an “all in” registration fee of £180 pounds. This covers, registration, accommodation and most meals. Travel is not included.

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PhD studentships at Imperial College London (Bioengineering) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 February 2009 00:00

The department of Bioengineering is a 5* research rated department based at South Kensington and has a strong track record in areas such as Physiological Mechanisms, Biomedical Systems, and Neurotechnology. Its thriving PhD community, large undergraduate population, and strongly multi-disciplinary academic staff build an ideal scientific and internationally competitive environment for our PhD programme.

We invite applications for two Research Council funded (BBSRC) studentships to start in October 2009.  One of the studentships will be industry supported (CASE).

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A fully funded PhD position in Theoretical Physics PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 February 2009 22:20
Theoretical Physics of Soft Active Matter

A fully funded PhD position in the theory of soft active materials is available at the Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol for UK/EU students, starting in October 2009 (though an earlier start is possible). The project is part of an international collaboration and will require the student to spend a significant amount of time in the USA (Syracuse, NY) as well as to make a number of trips to Stellenbosch, South Africa.
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