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Hosted by the Genomics Resource Center, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland
Date: Wednesday, June 28
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Reception to follow
Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 20 N. Pine Street, Baltimore, MD

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Michael Schatz, Johns Hopkins University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Aaron Wenger, PacBio
  • Jethro Johnson, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Bo Yan, New England Biolabs
  • Ricardo Mouro Pinto, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Phillip Tai, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Hamid Ashrafi, North Carolina State University
  • Manuel Tardaguila, University of Florida
  • Kevin Corcoran, PacBio
Download the UGM agenda.

The Sample Prep Workshop will cover product updates, application updates, and sample preparation recommendations to achieve the longest reads possible. Interactive group breakout sessions will facilitate discussions about specific applications of SMRT Sequencing. The workshop features:

  • Technology updates – consumables, protocols and applications
  • Applications-focused interactive breakout discussions to promote sharing of best practices among our user base
  • Q&A and open discussion session

Date: Tuesday, June 27
Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 20 N. Pine Street, Baltimore, MD 

Confirmed Speakers Include: 
• Tyson Clark, PacBio
• David Corney, GENEWIZ
• Sara Goodwin, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
• David Kimmel, USAMRIID
• Bruce Kingham, University of Delaware
• Paul Kotturi, PacBio
• Sonny Mark, PacBio
• Tim Muruvanda, FDA-CFSAN
• Melissa Smith, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
• Luke Tallon, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Download the Sample Prep agenda.

The Bioinformatics Workshop will highlight new tools available within SMRT Analysis 4.x. We will provide analysis guidance for ensuring your genome is ready for publication, as well as discuss various multiplexed analyses available through SMRT Link and enabled by the latest protocols for the Sequel System.

Date: Tuesday, June 27
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 20 N. Pine Street, Baltimore, MD

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

  • Jay Ghurye, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Carmen Guarco, PacBio
  • Sarah Kingan, PacBio
  • Roberto Lleras, PacBio
  • Fritz Sedlazeck, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Aaron Wenger, PacBio

Download the Bioinformatics agenda.

Thank you for your interest in attending our East Coast UGM. Online registration is now closed. You can still register for the UGM and Workshops onsite.

Pre-registered for the workshops? Sign-up for the specific breakout sessions you wish to attend below.



Join us at the 2017 East Coast User Group Meeting for a full day of discussion on the applications of SMRT Sequencing. Learn how SMRT Sequencing is helping your peers advance their research in a variety of applications. We are also offering a full day of workshops—Bioinformatics and Sample Preparation—on the day before the UGM. See below for details.

We welcome the participation of those who are considering adopting SMRT Sequencing to join in the discussions and hear directly from existing users.