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Hosted by the Puglisi Laboratory, Stanford University School of Medicine
Date: Thursday, September 7
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Reception to follow)
Location: Paul Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford School of Medicine, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Alicia Clum, Joint Genome Institute
  • Kevin Corcoran, PacBio
  • Kevin Fengler, DuPont Pioneer
  • Jonas Korlach, PacBio
  • Peter Myler, Center for Infectious Disease Research
  • Tom Poorten, University of California, Davis
  • Daniel Rokhsar, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jeremy Schmutz, Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
  • Birgitt Schuele, Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center
  • Elizabeth Tseng, PacBio
  • Faramarz Valafar, San Diego State University
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 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: Wednesday, September 6
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Paul Brest Hall, Stanford University, 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Primo Baybayan, PacBio
  • Brian Bodemann, Advanced Analytical Technologies
  • Chris Boles, Sage Science
  • Tyson Clark, PacBio
  • Laurence Ettwiller, New England Biolabs
  • Heather Ferraro, PacBio
  • Brendan Galvin, PacBio
  • Carmen Guarco, PacBio
  • Paul Kotturi, PacBio
  • Rini Saxena, Diagenode
Download the Sample Prep agenda.

The Bioinformatics Workshop will highlight new tools available within SMRT Analysis 5.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 Sequel.
Date: Wednesday, September 6
Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Paul Brest Hall, Stanford University, 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Michael Brown, PacBio
  • Mahul Chakraborty, University of California, Irvine
  • Greg Concepcion, PacBio
  • Carmen Guarco, PacBio
  • Sarah Kingan, PacBio
  • Matt Seetin, PacBio
  • Elizabeth Tseng, PacBio
Download the Bioinformatics agenda.

Join us at the 2017 West 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.


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