Upgrade My NGS – Project Selection Finalized!!
After the submission period, the advisors selected the five projects for the final event in Hamburg, on December 3rd and 4th. We are thrilled to announce the project selected to receive as a grant, the Sciclone® G3 NGSx iQ™ workstation:
Using NGS to Improve Genetic Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity in France & Abroad.
Congratulations to Philippe Froguel’s team from the CNRS lab ‘Integrative Genomics and Modelling of Metabolic Diseases’ in France.
We thank all the applicants and finalists for your submissions!
Why the Call for NGS Projects?
After one year on the road meeting scientists across Europe, PerkinElmer was more aware than ever of the challenges and aspirations of NGS laboratories. As a result, we launched the Upgrade my NGS grant to advance innovative use of NGS, and open a call for research projects to sponsor.
The project plans have been reviewed and the top applicants were selected by the advisors, comprised of PerkinElmer directors and NGS experts. During the Upgrade my NGS seminar, finalists had a chance to present their project proposals to the advisors in person, and the finalist with the most innovative and impactful research project was chosen.
Please note that the campaign was limited to specific countries.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Upgrade my NGS advisory team and I’m looking forward to seeing the exciting research coming out of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.”
Director, NGS Product Portfolio
“I am thrilled about the invitation to be part of the scientific committee tasked to judge proposals from elite applicants. I look forward to novel ideas that have the potential to influence healthcare in a pragmatic and positive manner.”
“I am excited to take part in the Upgrade my NGS program due to its ability to fast-track novel NGS applications.”
Senior Application Scientist
“I see the Upgrade my NGS program as a great opportunity for NGS labs and researchers to receive a boost in their NGS research capabilities.”
Segment Leader, EMEA Genomics
“I am enthusiastic to be part of the advisory team and I see great opportunities to leverage novel NGS workflows with the Upgrade my NGS program.”
Product Manager, Automation
“In collaborating with researchers who aim to maximize the efficiency and reproducibility of their NGS sample preparation workflow, I am always thrilled to learn more about the various biological questions that our innovative customers ask. As part of the Upgrade my NGS program, I could not be more excited to provide scientists with cutting-edges tools to empower their research.”