Hello Qiime2 users,
My colleagues and I have been using the IonTorrent 16S Metagenomics kit to prepare libraries which are then sequenced on the IonTorrent Platform. We have found it difficult / near impossible to perform downstream analysis on our own because of multiple reasons. We have reached out to the company to request that they start providing clients with sequences that have been separated and identified both by forward and reverse reads, and by targeted gene region. However, in order to build our case, we are looking to provide a list of clients that are also having difficulty analyzing their data because of this lack of information. If you use the IonTorrent 16S Metagenomics Kit to prepare your libraries and you believe receiving data in this format would better serve your needs, please contact us with your first and last name, your email, and the approximate number of samples you have prepared using the 16S Metagenomics kit. Please be aware that this information will be sent to ThermoFisher and that you may or may not be contacted in the future.
Thank you for your time,