Reserve Your Seat

Join us for a full day of discussion on the applications of SMRT Sequencing and/or a half-day workshops focused on sample preparation and bioinformatics.  Hear from your peers how they are approaching a variety of challenging sequencing applications using their PacBio Systems.

User Group Meeting

Hosted by the Institute for Genome Sciences,
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Wednesday, June 8
9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m - Reception to follow

User Group Meeting agenda

Elm Ballroom A&B (208 & 210)
SMC Campus Center
621 West Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21202


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Sample Preparation Best Practices and SMRT Link Basics Workshop

Tuesday, June 7, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover updates to products, applications and sample preparation recommendations. New for this year, we’re including interactive group breakout discussions about specific applications of SMRT Sequencing.  Demonstrations of the use of introductory data analysis tools in SMRT Link for attendees with limited bioinformatics experience will also be presented.

Hotel Information:

Please book your hotel room as soon as possible - availability is already running low for hotels in Baltimore due to other events happening in the area.  Here are some hotels we recommend:
  1. Baltimore Harbor Hotel (0.5 mile from UGM)
  2. Lord Baltimore Hotel (0.6 mile from UGM)
  3. Holiday Inn Baltimore Hotel (0.4 mile from UGM)
  4. Home2Suites by Hilton Hotel (0.7 mile from UGM)
  5. Rachaels Dowry (0.4 mile from UGM)
  6. Residence Inn Baltimore (0.7 mile from UGM)
  7. Wyndam Baltimore Peabody Hotel (0.8 mile from UGM)
  • Technology updates – consumables, protocols and applications

  • Applications-focused interactive breakout discussions

  • Basic introduction to SMRT data analysis tools

  • Q&A and open discussion session

  • Introduction to SMRT Analysis 3.x and SMRT Link
  • ​Data Management – Sequel System and PacBio RS II
  • SMRT Analysis 3.x pipelines
  • Advanced analysis and command line use cases

Bioinformatics Workshop

Thursday, June 9, 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.
The workshop will introduce SMRT Analysis 3.x. We will cover how to use the SMRT Link GUI for data management and analysis, and discuss some command line use cases. New features and changes from SMRT Analysis 2.3 will be reviewed.

Online registration for the User Group meeting and workshops has closed.  However, you may still register in person onsite.