Free webinar at 5pm CET/9am PDT on the 27th of March 2019.

HLA typing by next generation sequencing (NGS) offers higher resolution than other approaches. Despite the advantages, NGS sample preparation requires numerous sample handling steps. These can lead to increased experimental variation and the risk of errors, as well as the loss of both sample material and time through extensive pipetting procedures. Our intention is to circumvent this by using automation to perform the NGSgo library preparation workflow, enabling more standardized processing for Illumina sequencing.

During the webinar, you will learn how to automate the NGSgo library preparation workflow on the Freedom EVO NGS workstation, generating high yield libraries to improve your sequencing results.

There will also be the opportunity to ask questions, discover tips and tricks for generating high quality NGS libraries, and discuss how automation can help you save time and increase confidence in your sequencing results.

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Key themes

  • Current and relevant topics in histocompatibility and immunogenetics
  • Advanced sequencing data analysis and data interpretation
  • Best practices and troubleshooting tips for data analysis and HLA typing by NGS
  • Advantages of automating the library preparation workflow
  • Automated GenDx NGSgo HLA typing workflow
  • Minimizing user intervention for increased walkaway times


A full recording of this webinar will be available to download after the event.


Dr Sake van Wageningen

Dr Sake van Wageningen

Project Manager, R&D, GenDx

Sake studied biology at Utrecht University, and later specialized in the use and development of molecular tools in genetics. He has performed research in labs in the Netherlands, UK and USA, and published his work in high impact journals such as Cell and Blood. Sake obtained his PhD from UMC Nijmegen, where he studied the function of specific fusion genes in leukemia. He was also a post doctoral fellow in the Bernards lab at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. Sake joined the R&D department of GenDx at the start of 2017, where he develops diagnostic sequencing tools for HLA typing. Together with Tecan, he has automated the NGSgo library preparation workflow on the Tecan Freedom EVO.