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Making a difference across the globe

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Come and find out how Professor Shankar Balasubramanian from the University of Cambridge (Chemistry Department_ founded an international company that is making a difference to the lives of people all over the World.

Professor Balasubramanian co-invented Solexa Sequencing, a super-fast way to decode and characterise DNA . Using a microchip system, Solexa Sequencing (now part of Illumina sequencing) can decode billions of DNA fragments at the same time. This has transformed bioscience by speeding up the reading of a human genome by around a million times.

Thanks to Solexa Sequencing, personalised medicine is a step closer; it will soon be possible to make clinical decisions based on the actual genetic information of the patient or infectious agent.

Join Professor Balasubramanian for a discussion on how Solexa Sequencing is now being used worldwide and how it is making a difference across the globe.

FREE to attend and a complimentary drink included!

This talk is part of the Cambridge Café Scientifique series.

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