Florian Graedler obtained a Diploma in Chemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany and an MSc in Analytical chemistry at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland before doing his doctoral thesis at the Insitiute of Experimental Genetics at the Helmholtz Center in Munich, Germany. He then joined Affymetrix as a technical specialist in the European headquarters before joining in 2006 Illumina as Field Application Scientist, where he supported customers across Europe, including Portugal. Since 2013 he supports ILC in their sales and marketing activities in Portugal.

CCMAR ● Campus de Gambelas ● Faro ● Portugal ● email: euromarine.ccmar@gmail.com

Using Bead Array technology and the Infinium assay, Illumina took the leadership in SNP genotyping with microarrays before it became the market leader of next generation sequencing (NGS). This presentation will give an insight into the principles of Illumina microarray and NGS technology and how these techniques can be easily implemented for applications like sequencing by synthesis or 16S rRNA metagenomics profiling. While the analysis of large NGS data sets seemed for many labs the bottleneck that prevented them from using this technology in their projects, Illumina’s cloud-based BaseSpace now offers a user-friendly platform with many software applications for data analysis, data management, sharing and interpretation.


From microarrays to Next Generation Sequencing: Genomics tools revolutionize science