Summary

3nd Technology Seminar on the MinION sequencing

Title
Incorporation of DNA sequencing in various health problems in Indonesia
Do sequencing everywhere with a portable DNA sequencer

Background
Sequencing has come a long way. Being the definitive tools for genetics, sequencing is important to detect mutations, identify microorganism, even uncover the secrets of our past. The sequencing tools have transformed from huge equipment, to benchtop machines, and finally has been miniaturized into a size of a chocolate bar. Using MinION, we have finally achieved the freedom to sequence right in the field. MinION has successfully reduced sequencing technology to a portable, easy to perform, and reasonably cost-effective machine that only needs 1-2 hours of hands-on procedure. Utilizing this technology, we would embark on a journey to detect various health problems in Indonesia.