The Illumina NextSeq500 has arrived and is running. It arrived in October 2016, and took some time to arrange for it to be installed.
There a few minor challenges. But lots of positives. Here's a few pictures:
Bringing it in. A milestone for the University.
Finally... genomics in a box.
Out of the box, just sitting, waiting for install. We wern't really supposed to touch it at this point.
Installation started in early December. We had the UPS backup ready, but were still working on the data streaming.
..and we can't thank our sponsors enough! :