ARTIC Network

This project represents a partnership between the University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge, KU Leuven, University of Oxford, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the University of California Los Angeles.

Based around a recently developed, single-molecule portable sequencing instrument — the Oxford Nanopore Technology MinION — the ARTIC Network team are creating a ‘lab-in-a-suitcase’ that can be deployed to remote and resource-limited locations. Targeting a wide-range of emerging viral diseases, the sequencing generation will be closely linked to the analysis platform to integrate these data and associated epidemiological knowledge to reveal the processes of transmission, virus evolution and epidemiological linkage with extremely rapid turn-around.

This real-time approach will provide actionable epidemiological insights within days of samples being taken from patients.

Read more on the ARTIC Network website