Join us for a full day of collaborative discussion on the analysis applications for SMRT® Sequencing. Hear from your peers how they are approaching a variety of challenges when developing data mining tools for PacBio® SMRT Sequencing technology.
SMRT Informatics Developers Conference is aiming to advance development of analytical tools for PacBio data.  

The event will enable in-person brainstorming and idea exchange among software developers and the bioinformatics community. Through facilitation of open discussion and collaboration, the event will nurture advancements of new and existing open source tools for de novo assembly, structural variations, methylation and Iso-Seq™ analysis.


Hosted by The National Institute of Standards and Technology

Confirmed participants

Keynote speaker:

  • Gene Myers, Ph.D., Founding Director, Systems Biology Center, Max Planck Institute

De novo assembly:

  • Adam Phillippy, Ph.D., National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
  • Sergey Koren, Ph.D., National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
  • Mihai Pop, Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • Aleksey Zimin, Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • Jason Chin, Ph.D., Pacific Biosciences

Structural Variations:

  • Ali Bashir, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Adam English, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine

Kinetic Data Analysis:

  • Shinichi Morishita, Ph.D., University of Tokyo
  • David Alexander, Ph.D., Pacific Biosciences

Isoform Analysis:

  • Kin Fai Au, Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Thomas Skelly, MPhil (Cantab), Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
  • Ana Conesa, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • David Tse, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Wing Wong, Ph.D., Stanford University

Contact us if you have any questions about event registration. 

August 26, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gaithersburg, MD – NIST campus 
Room location TBD)

100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

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Hotel Information

The registration is now closed for the event. If you have any questions please contact Tzvetana Kerelska, Sr. Product Manager Informatics.

Time Description
8.30 – 9.00 AM Registration and breakfast
9.00 – 9.15 AM Opening Intro – PacBio
9.15 – 10.00 AM Keynote speaker
10.00 – 10.30 AM Overview of PacBio data and its unique features, applications (PacBio)
10.30 – 11.00 AM Break 
11.00 – 12.30 PM "Shotgun" intro presentations for each application area (2 presentations for each app):
  • De novo assembly
  • Structural Variants
  • IsoSeq
  • Kinetics (Methylation and Accuracy) 
12.30 – 1.30 PM Lunch
1.30 – 3.50 PM Individual application groups breakout sessions – four groups
3.50 – 4.20 PM Break
4.20 – 5.45 PM Summary from breakout sessions
5.45 – 6.00 PM Closing remarks