SummaryFood safety analysis using QuEChERS, LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MSSelection of further tutorials and resources to help simplify QuEChERS, LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS metods.Introducing Illumina Ampliseq On-demand custom panelsDetectors for HPLC/UHPLC SystemsThe Illumina Day in KyivILLUMINA DAY IN KYIV: LOOKING TOWARDS A FLOURISHING GENOMICS COMMUNITY IN UKRAINEIllumina Day, May 15-16, Kyiv, UNIT CityIllumina passed its forensic portfolio to VerogenIntroducing AmpliSeq™ for Illumina®


In 2015 the European Food Safety Authority published a risk assessment for Acrylamide in food. The assessment confirmed previous findings that acrylamide levels found in food could increase the risk of cancer for consumers. So far, there are no maximum levels in Europe for acrylamide in food. EU regulation 2017/2158, which came into force in April 2018,…

Food safety analysis using QuEChERS, LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS

Separation Science, in collaboration with Waters, offers a selection of presentations and resources demonstrating effective methods for food safety analysis using QuEChERS, LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS. The benefits of using the Xevo TQ-GC and Xevo TQ-S Miro in such applications is shown. View the presentations from the two experts below and download the resources to see…

Introducing Illumina Ampliseq On-demand custom panels

Create amplicon panels with the genes you want. AmpliSeq for Illumina On Demand panels provide a choice of > 5000 pretested genes with known content relevant for inherited disease research, including hereditary cancer, primary immunodeficiency, hearing loss, and muscular dystrophy. AmpliSeq chemistry and Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology provide unmatched data quality, even from low-quality…

Detectors for HPLC/UHPLC Systems

Waters enables you to analyze a wide variety of compounds by offering a large portfolio of detection technologies.  These detectors have a number of options, including flow cells and nebulizers, to match your separation scale and help you to achieve the goals of your analysis.  Our detection technologies are synonymous with sensitivity, stability and usability,…

The Illumina Day in Kyiv

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The Illumina Day in Kyiv was defintely a no. 1 event in the Ukrainian genomic community for the first half of 2018 at least. The goal was not only to increase the awareness about Illumina products and solutions but also help researchers and practitioners to fill gaps between basic and applied segments. We are fascinated that Ukrainian NGS community is developing around Illumina as the world's largest provider of NGS-relevant products. Most of visitors are still new to NGS, and now they can see that NGS doible, affordable and efficient. Not less important, people saw that Illumina is already here, in Ukraine, through its channel partner, IMG, ready to offer all kinds of support and help building NGS labs from ground zero. This has assured many potential customers that they won't be let alone with their instruments in case of trouble.

The main focus of the Illumina Day in Kyiv was genetic counceling (exome panels) and oncology (target panels). Yet people from many other areas, such as horticulture and agrigenomics, found a lot of useful information. And of course, reproductive geneticists and basic researchers - NGS pioneers in Ukraine - were very active in dicussions and seminars.

From Illumina side, there were presentations by:
Florian Graedler
Sr. Product Specialist Distributors EMEA
Illumina Germany GmbH.

Anton Tsiganov-Boudunov, Bioinformatics Implementation & Support Lead
Staff Bioinformatics Support Scientist
Illumina UK Ltd.

Holly Zheng Bradley
Staff Bioinformatics Scientist
Bioinformatics & Professional Services
illumina UK Ltd.

Yakov Vitrenko,
Scientific consultant for Illumina sequencing applications,
IMG, Ukraine.

The second half of the plenary day was reserved for Illumina users delivering success stories. The keynote speaker was Rafal Ploski, Warsaw Medical University, whose expertise in whole exome sequencing for the diagnostics of rare undiagnosed genetic diseases is widely acclaimed.

On the second day, we held three seminars for a smaller group focusing on for library prep, lab set-up and bioinformatics. Participants had a chance to see the advantages of using BaseSpace for their data processing pipelines, got insight into the sequencing routine and ways of optimizing an NGS lab.

The event was definitely very efficient from the buisness perspective as well. At least five leads were created and the existing opportunities have got accelerated.

The overall feedback was very favorable and we dare to conclude that we accomplished our goals. People enjoyed not only the format but the location: UNIT center, an innovation park offering platform for all kinds of IT and biotech start-ups. Holding the Illuimina day at such "futuristic" young smarties-oriented place rather than a traditional academic institute proved to be the right choice.

Now IMG has guite a long list of new connections and proposals to sort out and is looking towards a larger expansion in the Ukrainian market.

Illumina Day, May 15-16, Kyiv, UNIT City

Illumina day in Kyiv is an event focused on next generation sequencing with the emphasis on its use for diagnostic and basic research purpose in medicine and biology, llumina Day will take place at UNIT.City on May 15-16. Our keynote speaker, Prof. Rafał Płoski (Poland), as well Illumina's Ukrainian customers will share their NGS experience and success…

Illumina passed its forensic portfolio to Verogen

Starting of 2018,  products and solutions for forensic genetics and human identification will be supplied by Verogen. This company has taken over all the relevant Illumina portfolio based on NGS using the MiSeq FGx system,  ForenSeq DNA Signature Prep Kit, and ForenSeq Universal Analysis Software program, for genomic DNA sampling. At the same time, for the…

Introducing AmpliSeq™ for Illumina®

AmpliSeq for Illumina is a suite of AmpliSeq chemistry products that are compatible with Illumina next-generation sequencing platforms. The AmpliSeq for Illumina solution offers a highly multiplexed polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based workflow for use with targets ranging from a few to hundreds in a single run. Combined with Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology, AmpliSeq for…