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Join us January 14-18 at PAG XXV in San Diego, California and find out how Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing can help advance your research by delivering long continuous reads, high consensus accuracy, uniform coverage, and simultaneous epigenetics characterization.
There are many ways to engage with us at the show and we look forward to meeting you. If you cannot make it to PAG, be sure to sign-up to receive the recording of our workshop.


Going to PAG XXV?

Not going to PAG XXV?

Stop by our booth and chat directly with PacBio staff who will be on-hand to answer your questions and share insights.
Sunday, January 15: 3:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, January 16: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 17: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

SMRT Sequencing for Complete Genomes









Join us for a collaborative half-day informatics conference focused on developing and improving data analysis tools for PacBio SMRT Sequencing data. At the conference, in-person brainstorming and idea exchange among software developers and the bioinformatics community will focus on de novo genome assembly and analysis tools for the Iso-Seq full-length transcript sequencing data.

This event is free and open to all members of the developer and bioinformatics community. Registration for PAG is not required.

: Town and Country Hotel, Sheffield/Hampton Ballroom


  • Sergey Koren, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health
  • Jason Chin, Ph.D., PacBio
  • Ben Rosen, Ph.D., United States Department of Agriculture
  • Shaun Jackman, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
  • Roberto Lleras, PacBio
  • Kin Fai Au, Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Richard Kuo, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
  • Rachael Workman, Johns Hopkins University
  • Richard Hall, Ph.D., PacBio

Join us to hear the latest and greatest in SMRT Sequencing. Our workshop will open with the 2017 roadmap for Sequel System enhancements, followed by an engaging scientific program highlighting insect, animal, and plant genome projects. Learn how scientists are employing long reads to complete even the most complex genomes.

Location: Town and Country Hotel, San Diego Ballroom


Hosted by:

Jonas Korlach, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, PacBio

Comparative Analyses of Next Generation Technologies for Generating Chromosome-level Reference Genome Assemblies 
Erich D. Jarvis, Ph.D., Professor, The Rockefeller University

De Novo Sequencing of the Koala Genome
Rebecca Johnson, Ph.D., Director, Australian Museum Research Institute, Science and Learning Division

Genome Assembly and Molecular Genetics of the Dengue, Yellow Fever, and Zika Vector Aedes Aegypti
Ben Matthews, Ph.D., Research Associate, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, HHMI/Rockefeller University

Introducing 5 New High-quality PacBio Genome Assemblies for Rice to Help Solve the 10-Billion People Question
Rod A. Wing, Ph.D., Antle Professor, School of Plant Sciences, Director, Arizona Genomics Institute, University of Arizona, and AXA Chair, Genetics & Biotechnology Division, International Rice Research Institute

Using Iso-Seq to Fill in Your A_no_tion
Richard Kuo, Bioinformatician, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh





Join us for these fun and informative learning and discussion sessions. Hear from PacBio experts on how to get the most out of your PacBio data. Short presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Come prepared with tough questions – this is your chance to puzzle the best of us!
Location: All sessions will take place in the Lexington room of the Town and Country Hotel.

Registration is encouraged as space is limited. Walk-ins accepted if capacity allows.

Monday, January 16, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Don’t count in the dark – Illuminate your transcriptome with the PacBio Iso-Seq Method
Making sense of RNA-seq data got you feeling down? Learn how to sequence full-length transcripts, no assembly required. Literally thousands of new genes and isoforms have been discovered with the Iso-Seq Method, but who’s counting?
Tuesday, January 17, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Impress your mom – Join the 10(!) Mb Contig N50 Club with PacBio ultra-long libraries
Tired of working all day with your tiny contigs and nothing interesting to write home about? Join us for tips and tricks to achieve the highest quality genomic library preps for the most contiguous assemblies. Be the kid Mom can brag about!
Tuesday, January 17, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Finish strong – Take that final hurdle to publication with PacBio SMRT (and easy) Analysis
Sequencing complete and feeling accomplished? Congrats! Let’s talk assembly. Join us to learn more about tools available from PacBio for easy data analysis – it’s all that’s standing in the way between you and a great new publication!

Please download the PacBio Program Flyer to discover the more than 115 presentations and posters featuring SMRT Sequencing to decipher complex plant and animal genomes. You are encouraged to check the PAG website for any sessions or poster presentations you are interested in attending as times and room locations are subject to change. Presentations of even numbered posters are scheduled for Monday, January 16, 10-11:30am. Presentations of odd numbered posters are scheduled for Monday, January 16, 3:00-4:30 p.m.