Indiana University
IU School of Medicine
Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics


The goal of the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) study/work group is to advance basic and clinical research by promoting collaboration among basic science investigators, clinicians, technologists and bioinformaticians. Several functions of this study group include:

  1. Exchange of ideas – Talk about novel NGS applications, discuss the recently-published analysis methods, or brainstorm what we can do for responding to a just-announced RFA;
  2. Foster collaborations – Use this platform for the biologists and bioinformaticians to meet; offer mutual support across disciplines and work together at an informal venue to find their perfect biological applications;
  3. Educate users – Although many people have been using this technology, more people actually are looking, thinking and in the process of deciding. Therefore, it will be important that potential users are educated on how this technology can be useful, and what are the considerations on the experimental design, and what are the expected outcomes;
  4. Help to bridge the gaps between clinical and bench applications.

The group is expected to meet once or twice per month, depending on the domain of expertise.

One meeting will be held in conjunction with the Medical and Molecular Genetics Research Club, and will be open to the general audience. In this session, we will invite talks from internal or external investigators, and present latest breakthroughs enabled by NGS technology. This meeting will be held on the first Tuesday of each month (starting from October 2nd), from 4pm to 5pm, at R3-303. 

The second meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, from 3PM to 4PM, at R3-303. This meeting will be in “Round table” format, and designed for people who are directly involved in NGS data analysis or/and biological applications. 


For questions, suggestions, comments, or if you want to present/recommend a discussion topic, please contact:

Yunlong Liu ( - Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Milan Radovich ( - Department of Surgery

Matteo Vatta ( - Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics