On June 12-13, 2018 researchers of National Laboratory Astana with the support of “ALBIOGEN” company (Moscow, Russia) gave lectures and practical sessions within the framework of "Targeted DNA sequencing from tumor tissues. AmpliSeq ™ for Illumina Cancer Hotspot Panel v2” seminar.
Groups of employees of the Kazakh Scientific Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology (Almaty), and scientists from Russia and Belarus took part in the seminar also.
The material for the practical stage of the seminar was paraffin blocks with samples of esophageal cancer tissues, thyroid cancer, etc. Participants in the master class worked on DNA isolation, DNA normalization, preparation and validation of libraries for targeted sequencing, sequencing on the MiSeq platform, as well as launch evaluation and analysis of the data.
It is known that "ALBIOGEN" company since 2015 is the exclusive (sole) official sales representative and distributor of “Illumina” company on the territory of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The company's goal is to provide customers with full access to advanced “Illumina” technologies and services, including advanced NGS systems and DNA-biochip analysis, software for bioinformatics and a full range of reagents. The newest products of “Illumina” created together with the world's leading scientists allow to study the genome at a very deep level and provide an opportunity for innovative achievements in science, medicine and consumer genomics.