Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the basis of Next-Gen Sequencing Library Preparation for Illumina Sequencers. Different Library Preparation Techniques (DNA-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, Methyl-seq) are explained the first day in class. The second day, Quality Control steps of the starting input material and final libraries are performed in the Lab (TapeStation). Purification from Primer Dimers (using AMPure beads) and Library Submission is also performed on the second day.

Day 1

  • Learning the theory behind Next Generation Sequencing Library Preparation
  • Examples of DNA Library Prep (WGS and ChIP-seq)
  • Examples of RNA Library Prep
  • Examples of BS Library Prep (DNA Methylation)
  • Quality Control of starting material and final library

Day 2

  • Quality control of RNA samples
  • Quality control of final libraries
  • AMPure beads Purification

Technical Requirements

Day 2 will take place in a wet lab. Attendees will need the following prior to the start of class:


Dr. Marco Morselli is currently a post-doc in the Lab of Professor Matteo Pellegrini. He received his bachelor and master degrees in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Parma, Italy. He earned his PhD at UCLA focusing on the crosstalk between histone modifications and DNA methylation. Outside of the lab, Marco enjoys cooking, running, cycling and playing soccer.


Workshop Details

Prerequisites: Lab Safety Training
Length: 2 days, 3hrs per day
Level: Introductory
Location: Collaboratory Classroom  (Boyer Hall, 529)
Seats Available: 12

Fall Dates

Day 1: Oct. 17,  1 – 4pm
Day 2: Oct. 18, Session A or B

  • Session A, 9-12pm
  • Session B, 1-4pm