Sequencing has become one of the most powerful molecular tools, and Lexogen is dedicated to the development of innovative technologies that go with next generation sequencing (NGS). As much as we care about innovations, we also believe it is important for all scientists to have the opportunity to benefit from technology.
With the Lexogen Research Award we wish to provide a chance for researchers to utilize more NGS. We ask you to submit a description of the project where you would use NGS and Lexogen’s RNA-Seq sample prep. The winners shall be given a product of Lexogen together with a free sequencing run.
The topic of this Research Award is “Expression Profiling by Sequencing”.
NGS is now rapidly substituting all other technologies for gene expression analysis mainly because it gives much higher accuracy and wider dynamic range. However, using standard RNA-Seq approaches where the whole transcriptome is sequenced, for gene expression analysis is not efficient in terms of cost, time and quality.
Lexogen has developed the QuantSeq RNA-Seq Library Prep Kit which utilizes Lexogen’s unique approach for expression profiling by sequencing the 3’ ends or any targeted regions of transcripts.
We believe that expression profiling is one of the fields that can benefit from NGS the most, particularly when the QuantSeq approach is used, and we wish to have this as the topic of Lexogen Research Award in 2016.