Nanopore Sequencing for Biosecurity workshop in June

April 19, 2023

A three-day Nanopore Sequencing for Biosecurity workshop will be held from 27 – 29 June 2023 at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. This biosecurity focused workshop aims to contribute to capacity building and establish a Nanopore community of practice focusing on biosecurity and eDNA.

Nanopore sequencing has revolutionised sequencing for biosecurity due to its portability, small footprint, and minimal capital investment. It can be used to reconstruct full genomes, detect pathogens in complex samples, and trace pathogen evolution in real time.

Nanopore sequencing also has important applications in agriculture and food security such as crop pathogen and agrochemical resistance detection. To fully exploit the potential of Nanopore sequencing and to modernise Australian biosecurity there is a need to build capacity and proficiency for end-users with hands-on workshops in sequencing and data analysis.

NPBDN members who are interested in attending the workshop should contact the Networks Coordinator:

NPBDN members will be supported through the National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic Professional Development and Protocols Project coordinated and delivered by Plant Health Australia (PHA) and funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. The objectives of the project is to enhance and strengthen Australia’s diagnostic capacity and capability to identify priority plant pests that impact on plant industries, environment and the community.

For more information visit: Nanopore Sequencing for Biosecurity– CCDM