NHGRI Technology Development Coordination

Stimulating an interactive culture among Genome Technology Development grantees that supports greater productivity through collaboration.

Purpose & Goals

Advances in genomic technologies and methods have facilitated research that is producing significant insights into biology and disease. To further these advances, NHGRI supports the Genome Technology program, which aims to accelerate innovation, development, and early dissemination of genomic technologies. The development of completely novel approaches and the refinement of current technologies to achieve orders-of-magnitude improvements are foundational goals of the program. With these goals in mind, the Genome Technology program consists of a growing set of interrelated efforts that enable novel and refined technologies to proceed through discovery and development, towards commercialization and clinical utilization.

Nucleic Acid Sequencing Technology Development

The goal of this initiative is to develop new technologies and improve the quality and efficiency of DNA sequencing and direct RNA sequencing through the support of approaches and instrumentation that will significantly advance the field of genomics.

Genomic Technology Development

This initiative seeks to catalyze the development and advancement of new technologies that can comprehensively analyze genomic features such as methods to evaluate gene regulation and nuclear organization, and the dynamics of genomic features in single and mixed populations of cells (excluding nucleic acid sequencing technologies).

Synthetic Nucleic Acid Technology Development

This initiative is focused on supporting the advancement of novel technologies and methods to inexpensively and accurately synthesize specified sequences of nucleic acids and synthetic constructs at the scale needed for genomics-based research.

The NHGRI Technology Development Coordinating Center will develop an infrastructure to address the need for closer interactions between these efforts. This will enable opportunities for collaboration among grantees, accelerated technology innovation, and improved dissemination of program advances and resources to the broader biomedical research community.

Upcoming Events

JULY 2022

Understanding Recent Advances in Genome Technology Development

Thursday July 7, 2022, 11am-3pm (Eastern)

Recent improvements in the efficiency, accuracy and complexity of genomic analyses have been driven by new technological advances. The objective of this live, virtual symposium is to provide biomedical researchers, learners and providers with a fundamental understanding of how these new technologies are utilized, as well as emerging opportunities and challenges associated with their optimization and use. Speakers will discuss genomic technologies that include nanopore and epigenetic sequencing as well as multi-omic analyses of genomic structure and function, followed by roundtable discussions and participant Q&A. Registration is free.

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JULY 2022

NIH AGTD Meeting

July 12-14, 2022

The 2022 NIH Advanced Genomic Technology Development annual meeting is scheduled for July 12-14, 2022.

Registration is only open to current NHGRI grantees.

What’s New with the TDCC

May 2022

Nanopore Sequencing: From Genomes to Proteomes

MAY 2022

Understanding Cells in Context: Spatial Transcriptomics