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Welcome to the University of Delaware!
Bruce Kingham, Director, Sequencing & Genotyping Center, University of Delaware The Trials and Tribulations of High Quality Human Genome Assembly

Sequencing Chemistry & Application Updates
Jonas Korlach, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, PacBio

Using Grizzly Bears to Unlock the Biomedical Promise of Hibernation
Shawn Trojahn, Ph.D. Student, Washington State University

Getting a Read on One Little Worm with PacBio’s Low DNA Input Workflow and the Agilent Femto Pulse System
Erin Bernberg, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, University of Delaware

Improved Assembly of Segmental Duplications Using HiFi
Mitchell Vollger, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington

Unbiased Characterization of Metagenome Composition and Function Using HiFi Sequencing on the PacBio®
Sequel® II System

Meredith Ashby, Sr. Staff Scientist, PacBio

From Long Reads to Transcript Function: Bioinformatics Tools for Iso-Transcriptomics Analysis
Ana Conesa Cegarra, Ph.D., Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Florida

High-Throughput Cell Lysis and Nucleic Acid Extraction Powered by AFA Technology
Eugenio Daviso, Ph.D., Director of Applications, Covaris

Setting Expectations and Sifting Through the Stinkers: A Core Lab Perspective
Shana McDevitt, Director, Genome Sequencing Lab, University of California, Berkeley

Lowering Input Requirements
Jonas Korlach, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, PacBio

Sequel II: Enabling SMRT® Sequencing for All
Melissa L. Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Technology Development, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,
Icahn Institute of Data Science and Genomic Technology

Targeted PacBio Sequencing using Sage HLS-CATCH
Ethan Ellis, Ph.D., Associate Researcher, Icahn Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

RADAR-seq: Utilizing PacBio SMRT Sequencing to Detect and Quantitate DNA Damage on a
Genome-Wide Scale

Kelly Zatopek, Ph.D., Research Scientist, NEB

Modulation of Gut Microbiome in Mice with Differential Susceptibility to Colonic Ulceration
Masako Nakanishi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The University of Connecticut Health Center

Multiple Expressed Isoforms of TIN2 Stimulate Human Telomerase
Alexandra M. Pike, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New Genotype to Phenotype Associations in Viral Metagenomes Enabled by SMRT Sequencing
Shawn Polson, Ph.D., Director, Bioinformatics Core Facility, University of Delaware

Long-read RNA Sequencing in Neglected Human Parasites
Nic Wheeler, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison

No Assembly Required - Making the Most of Iso-Seq Data
Kristin Mars, Field Application Scientist, PacBio

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