November 15, 2018 – 6th Vienna Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Symposium and Workshop


The 6th Vienna NGS Symposium and Workshop will take place on Thursday, 15 November 2018 at CeMM in Vienna (


For the sixth time, the Vienna NGS Symposium will bring together the NGS user community in Vienna and Austria, to discuss new developments (e.g. single-cell and long-read technologies, epigenomics, bioinformatics, etc.) and to hear about inspiring success stories using NGS in a broad range of biological applications. As in previous years, attendance is free (no registration fee) and open to all.


The scientific part will comprise a keynote lecture by Robert P. Zinzen (MDC Berlin) about reconstructing whole organisms (and their development) from single-cell RNA sequencing data and presentations by scientists from Vienna who use sequencing technology in new and exciting ways: Elly Tanaka (IMP), Simon Hippenmeyer (ISTA), Stefan Ameres (IMBA), Florian Grebien (LBI-CR), Eleni Tomazou (St. Anna CCRI), Ron Pinhasi (Uni Wien).


The parallel afternoon workshops provides hands-on information on using NGS technology, covering four areas: (1) Getting started with next generation sequencing. (2) Single-cell sequencing technologies. (3) Medical applications of NGS technology. (4) Beyond NGS: Flow and mass cytometry.


The event is jointly organized by Christoph Bock (PI at CeMM & coordinator of the Biomedical Sequencing Facility) and Andreas Sommer (head of the NGS facility at the Vienna Biocenter). Free registration is requested for the afternoon workshop:

November 13, 2017 – Installation of a NovaSeq 6000 sequencer for cost-effective whole-genome sequencing


An Illumina NovaSeq 6000 sequencer was added to the portfolio of the Biomedical Sequencing Facility and will support large-scale sequencing applications including large-scale genome and epigenome sequencing.


Illumina’s new NovaSeq 6000 platform provides the highest sequencing throughput as well as full flexibility for a broad range of applications, while providing a price per megabase that is substantially lower than on the HiSeq 3000/4000, NextSeq, or MiSeq platforms. The NovaSeq 6000 sequencer makes it possible to sequence several dozen human whole genomes at deep coverage in a single run.


The Biomedical Sequencing Facility has recently installed a NovaSeq 6000 sequencer, adding to its machine park of HiSeq 3000/4000 (2x), NextSeq, and MiSeq sequencers. After a series of successful assay validations, this machine is now avaliable for those projects and protocols that benefit from the dramatically increased sequencing throughput. Please contact to discuss how your project might benefit from the throughput that the NovaSeq 6000 platfrom provides to NGS users.

Biomedical Sequencing Facility

Biomedical Sequencing Facility (BSF)


CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine 

of the Austrian Academy of Sciences


A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Lazarettgasse 14, AKH BT 25.3