Utilizing a Multiomics Approach for New Insight into Ancestry Effects on Genetic Immune Responses




What Will You Learn from This Webinar?


In this short, educational webinar, Dr. Luis Barreiro, principal investigator of the Barreiro lab at the University of Chicago, will present a summary of the paper, “Genetic ancestry effects on the response to viral infection are pervasive but cell type specific”, published in Science. Dr. Barreiro will discuss how he used a combination of sequencing services provided by BGI to uncover the molecular mechanisms that underpin differences in immune responses.


Dr. Joseph Pickrell, CEO of Gencove, will then drill down into how Gencove and BGI’s combined low-pass whole-genome sequencing (lpWGS) and imputation service, which was used in the study, reduces population biases and enables powerful downstream analysis.


What will you learn in this webinar?

  • How a multiomics approach can be used for immunogenomic research
  • How low pass whole genome sequencing can be applied for cost-effective and accurate population-level ancestry research
  • Overcoming lpWGS analysis challenges with Gencove and BGI’s powerful integrated solution


The talks take around 25 minutes followed by a question and answer session.

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BGI metagenomic sequencing services are typically executed with our proprietary DNBSEQ™ NGS technology platform, for great sequencing data at the lowest cost in the industry.

DNBSEQ™ is a proprietary sequencing technology, first developed by BGI's Complete Genomics subsidiary in Silicon Valley, and can offer advantages in terms of lower amplification error rates and much lower duplication rates for some sequencing applications. In addition, studies have shown the index hopping rate in DNBSEQ™ platforms can be much lower when compared to that of other platforms.