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Ion Academy is the exclusive Ion-authorized user educational group—and there is no charge to participate. Live webinar sessions feature Ion Torrent™ product experts who provide users with:

  • Timely technical and protocol updates
  • First-hand information on new products and applications
  • Best practices, latest scientific papers, and customer testimonials

Ion Academy not only gives Ion Torrent™ product users early alerts for upcoming Ion Academy events—you will also gain exclusive access to the Ion Academy private members site, containing recordings of previous sessions, tips and tricks, new product details and other valuable information.

Ion Academy is only accessible to Ion Torrent™ product users and requires an instrument serial number for registration.

Register for upcoming webinars:

Upcoming sessions:  

Ion Academy – Your learning hub: October 29th, 2014

Bacterial session (20 minutes)
  • Ion TrueMate™ Library Kit: Best tips and tricks for fast, easy and accurate shotgun sequencing—10 minutes
  • Ion 16S™ Metagenomics Kit: New kit & tips and tricks for rapid, comprehensive and broad-range analyses of mixed microbial populations using the Ion Torrent™ semiconductor sequencing workflow—10 minutes
Ion Ampliseq™ Transcriptome sequencing (20 minutes)
  • Where Ion Ampliseq™ Transcriptome sequencing could fit within your lab's total RNA-seq portfolio—5 minutes
  • Tips and tricks for using the Ion Ampliseq™ Transcriptome Kit—10 minutes
  • Refresh on the best ways to prep for RNA sequencing from extraction through the entire workflow—5 minutes
Bioinformatics topic (10 minutes)
  • Tips & tricks around maintenance of the Ion Torrent™ servers, clean up & temps, how to upgrade when needed and how to backup including Ion Torrent™ Storage™ Device
Service refresher (5 minutes)
  • Tips/Tricks on how to maintain your Ion Torrent™ sequencers and Ion Chef™ Instrument
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Future session dates:
December 3rd, 2014 - Continuing every month in 2015. Dates coming soon.

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Ion Academy - Your learning hub: September 16, 2014

  • New Universal Sequencing kit for the Ion PGM™ System including the Ion HiQ™ enzyme
  • Custom Ion AmpliSeq™ Panels for any species; maximum design flexibility and best results with the new Ion AmpliSeq™ Designer 4.0
  • New Torrent Suite™ 4.2 plugins to analyse data from the newly launched Ion AmpliSeq™ Transcriptome kit
  • Advanced data analysis on Ion Reporter™ 4.2 Software

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Ion Academy – Your learning hub: July 16, 2014

Ion AmpliSeq™ Community Panels update—Ion AmpliSeq™ technology for RNA gene fusion analysis.
Analyzing whole transcriptome data using Partek® Flow® software.
Preparing your DNA and RNA library—tips, tricks and recommendations.

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Ion Academy – Your learning hub: June 12, 2014

Match the right kit to the right instrument and application using our new Ion PGM™ and Ion Proton™ System product selection guides–learn what they are and where you can find them. Hear about best practices for RNA-Seq from our expert who will share tips and tricks to make the most out of your sample. “Ion Reporter™ Training: Introduction to the Ion Reporter™ Software” will show users how to analyze data acquired from Ion PGM™ or Ion Proton™ Systems. The session will include a presentation, a short demo and time for discussion.

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Ion Academy – Your learning hub: May 21, 2014

Upcoming Torrent Suite™ Software 4.2 and Ion Reporter™ Software 4.2: Making the most of your software upgrades. Ion Chef™ instrument updates, plus barcoding tips and tricks. New training center information and Ion Torrent™ technology–related course offerings.

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Ion Academy – Your learning hub: April 23, 2014

Tips and tricks for using the new Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome RDY Kits and Library Quantitation. Torrent Suite™ Software updates with new v4.0.2, validating your next generation sequencing variants with our Primer Designer™ tool. New Ion AmpliSeq™ Designer functionality with optimized tiling methods, updated RefSeq, and improved DNA hotspot designs. Wrap-up and advanced demo of Instrument Management.

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Ion Academy – Your learning hub: March 26, 2014

Routine maintenance of your Ion Torrent™ Sequencer, tips and tricks and best practices. How to optimize your sequencing results using our new sequencing and template kits. Bioinformatics key concepts and best practices in Ion Torrent™ sequencing data analysis.

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Recorded on: February 19, 2014
(Recording available in the Ion Academy group within the Ion Community until May 30, 2015)

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Ion Academy - Your learning hub

Recorded on: January 22, 2014
(Recording available in the Ion Academy group within the Ion Community until May 2, 2015)

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Ion Academy - Your learning hub

QC for Ion Ampliseq™ experiments and how to properly analyze data from Ion Torrent™ sequencers

Recorded on: November 19, 2013
(Recording available in the Ion Academy group within the Ion Community until November 6, 2015)

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