An End-to-End Automated Workflow for High-Throughput SARS-Cov-2 Sequencing and Surveillance


Dr. Vladimir Benes, Head of Genomics Core Facility, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Jürgen Zimmermann, Senior Engineer, Automation, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Dr. Tobias Rausch, Bioinformatician, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Nayara Trevisan Doimo de Azevedo, Research Technician, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) 


Next-generation sequencing of infectious agents is crucial for large-scale genomic surveillance of infectious diseases. Throughout the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, several consortia across the globe have coordinated efforts to understand the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 through the identification and tracking of novel variants in cases of positive patients. In this webinar, we highlight the collaboration between the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), New England Biolabs (NEB), and Beckman Coulter Life Sciences to develop an automated high-throughput NGS library prep workflow for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance using the NEBNext ARTIC SARS-CoV-2 Library Prep Kit (Illumina) and the Biomek i7 Hybrid NGS Workstation.

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