Join us for a full day of discussion on the applications of SMRT® Sequencing as well as half-day workshops focused on sample preparation and bioinformatics.  Hear from your peers how they are approaching a variety of challenging sequencing applications using the PacBio® System.

Americas User Group Meeting

Hosted by the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore 

Wednesday, June 17
8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m - Reception to follow

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N. Pine Street
Room Number PH N103
Baltimore, MD  21201

Hotel Information:  

Please book your hotel room as soon as possible - availability is already running low for hotels in Baltimore due to other events happening in the area.  Here are some hotels we recommend:

Baltimore Harbor Hotel 0.5 mile from UGM
Lord Baltimore Hotel 0.6 mile from UGM
Holiday Inn Baltimore Hotel 0.4 mile from UGM
Home2Suites by Hilton Hotel 0.7 mile from UGM
Rachaels Dowry 0.4 mile from UGM
Residence Inn Baltimore 0.7 mile from UGM
Wyndam Baltimore Peabody Hotel 0.8 mile from UGM

Sample Preparation Best Practices and SMRT® Portal Basics Workshop
This workshop will cover updates regarding new products and the latest sample preparation recommendations. Demonstrations of the use of introductory data analysis tools in SMRT Portal for attendees who have limited bioinformatics experience and/or are new to PacBio® technology will also be presented.
Tuesday, June 16
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bioinformatics Workshop
This workshop will primarily cover the Iso-Seq and large genome assembly applications. Time has also been set aside for an open discussion of topics provided by attendees, covering either troubleshooting, or detailed discussion of specific pipelines / workflows. Priority will be given to topics suggested before the workshop, please add your topic, or simply vote for your favorite at
Tuesday, June 16
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Thursday, June 18
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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