The DNA Sequencing Core Facility (DSCF) conducted a Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) training for Virology and Vaccine Institute Philippines (VVIP) researchers on February 20-22, 204 under their project “Detection of Food and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens using Phage-based Diagnostics”.
From March 20 to 22, 2023, the DNA Sequencing Core Facility (DSCF) hosted an instructive training session on Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) tailored for the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI). The participants were immersed in a comprehensive lecture on Molecular Biology Techniques for Genomics, gaining insights into the intricacies of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes whole-genome sequencing as a “laboratory procedure that determines the order of bases in the genome of an organism in one process.”
According to CDC, scientists conduct data analysis, which is the fourth step of whole-genome sequencing, to compare “bacterial sequences and identify differences.”
With the use of Next Generation DNA/RNA Sequencing equipment (NGS) available at the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) in the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, the team of the DNA Sequencing Core Facility (DSCF) is ready and willing to assist RITM and the DOH in confirming suspected cases of 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country.
A total of 34,958 high-confidence gene models were predicted and functionally associated to various economically important traits, such as pest/disease resistance, drought tolerance, coconut oil biosynthesis, and putative transcription factors.
Thousands of cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have been observed in the Philippines, but studies on the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) genotypes that underlie the observed drug resistance profiles are lacking. This study aimed to analyse the whole genomes of clinical MTB isolates representing various resistance profiles to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in resistance-associated genes.