Characterize un-culturable organisms. Discover entirely new viruses. Develop new strategies to control outbreaks. Monitor host-pathogen interactions.
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is opening new doors in microbial genomics, revealing fresh insight into how microbes impact humans and the environment.
Through the power and high resolution of Illumina technology, you can now understand the genetic makeup of organisms that were previously impossible to study—helping you examine microbial biological functions, track genetic changes, rapidly respond to outbreaks, monitor food sources, and more.
See the bigger picture by examining the smallest details in the tiniest organisms with NGS. Learn more about how NGS can change your approach to microbiology.
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Next-generation sequencing is uniquely positioned in an infectious disease surveillance and outbreak model. Explore methods and find solutions to detect and characterize SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens, track transmission routes, study co-infection, and investigate viral evolution.Learn More
How Southern California scientists are working to stay ahead of dangerous outbreaksRead Article
Whole-genome shotgun sequencing and transcriptomics provide researchers and pharmaceutical companies with data to refine drug discovery and development.Read Interview
Jessica Bosch fosters students’ love of science through the Illumina Genomic Discoveries programRead Article
Dr Brian Hedlund uses genomics to study the microbes that populate hot springs. He is discovering new classes of organisms, learning how to culture microbes that would not have been culturable without genomic information, and learning new insights about microbial life.View Video
These educational resources cover key topics in next-generation sequencing designed for beginners. Learn the basics of NGS and find tips for getting started.
Find education and assistance for your genomics workflow, from start to finish. Find tools to glean insight from the data, then purchase what you need and get access to support.