Highlights include release of new chemistry and more than 25 presentations demonstrating utility of SMRT Sequencing for human genetics applications
A PacBio workshop titled “High-Quality, Long-Read PacBio Sequencing for
Speakers at the workshop include:
Stuart Scott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory, who will discuss amplicon SMRT Sequencing applications in human genetics; Janet Song, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine, who will discuss characterization of a large, human-specific tandem repeat associated with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; and Elizabeth Tseng, Ph.D., Principal Scientist at Pacific Biosciences, who will discuss the Iso-Seq® method for discovering alternative splicing in human diseases.
Attendees interested in reserving a seat at the workshop can register here.
“We are very excited about our newest chemistry release, which exhibits substantial increases in sequence read lengths, throughput and accuracy,” said
Other Scientific program highlights featuring SMRT Sequencing include:
- A platform presentation (#185) by Fritz Sedlazeck at the
Baylor College of Medicinetitled “Illuminating the dark genome: Evaluation of technologies to assess medically relevant dark spots” on Thursday, October 18th at 11:00 am;
- A poster (#2731) from
Peter Audanoof the University of Washingtontitled “Structural variation of the human population: Characterizing and sequence-resolving variation to identify common alleles, correct reference errors, and improve short-read analysis”; The Genome Reference Consortium & Genomein a Bottle consortium workshop on Tuesday, October 16th from 1:00 – 4:00 pmtitled “Getting the Most from the Reference Assemblyand Reference Materials”; and
- The CoLab Session on
Friday, October 19th at 10:00 am, where ASHG meeting attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from PacBio scientists on the exhibit hall floor in a session titled “Resolving the Genetics of Human Diseases with PacBio Sequencing of Structural Variants and Alternative Splicing.” The session will consist of two talks, one on targeted full-length transcriptome sequencing using the Iso-Seq method, and the second on structural variant calling with the Sequel System and SMRT Link 6.0.
The full list of PacBio-related presentations is available on the company’s website.
Attendees can also visit PacBio at booth #705.
PacBio will be sponsoring a grant program again this year for scientists interested in a chance to win free SMRT Sequencing for their human genetics sequencing projects. For more information visit www.pacb.com/SMRTGrant.
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