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Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020


10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDT



This is a virtual seminar!
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10:00 – 10:25 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction to Technology
Kristin Mars, Sequencing Applications Specialist, PacBio

10:25 – 10:50 a.m.
Comprehensive Variant Detection with HiFi Reads
William Rowell, Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics, PacBio

10:50 – 11:15 a.m.
Metagenomics with HiFi Reads
Daniel Portik, PhD, Scientist II, Bioinformatics, PacBio

11:15 –  11:40 a.m.
Adding Long Read Transcriptomes to ENCODE
Ali Mortazavi, PhD, Professor, Development and Cell Biology, UC Irvine

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Human Focused SMRT Grant Drawing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break / Office Hours

1:00 – 1:25 p.m
Genome Sequencing and Assembly Starting with Nanogram-Scale DNA Samples
Stephen Richards, PhD, Project Scientist, UC Davis, Earth BioGenome Project

1:25 – 1:50 p.m.
A Chromosome Scaled Assembly of R. Mucosa Enables Conservation and Evolution Research
Adam Session, PhD, Post Doc, Rokhsar Lab, UC Berkeley

1:50 – 2:15 p.m.
Whole Genome Annotation and Isoform Haplotyping Using the Iso-Seq Method
Elizabeth Tseng, PhD, Principal Scientist, Bioinformatics, PacBio

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Plant and Animal Focused SMRT Grant Drawing

This event is free, but registration is required – please let us know you are coming by registering now!

Join local researchers and scientists from PacBio as they update you on the latest SMRT Sequencing applications and capabilities.