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DAY 1 Thursday 14 November
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Introduction
  Riki Aydeniz, Sales Manager EMEA and Gerrit Kuhn, Director Support EMEA, PacBio
9:15 – 9:35 PacBio – Yesterday, Today and into Tomorrow
  Chris Seipert, VP Sales and Support, PacBio
9:35 – 10:35 2019 – A year of transformation – Updates from the Product Management Team
  Tzvetana Kerelska, Director, Product Management, Informatics and Paul Kotturi, Director, Product Management, PacBio
10:35- 11:05 Coffee Break 
11:05- 11:45 What’s new in human/medical SMRT Sequencing in Sweden?
  Adam Ameur, National Genomics Infrastructure, SciLifeLab, Uppsala University, Sweden
11:45- 12:15 Solving unsolved rare diseases. Concept and approaches of the EU project Solve-RD
  Holm Graeßner, Centre for Rare Diseases Tübingen, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
12:15- 12:30 Reliable quality control for PacBio Sequencing with the Agilent Femto Pulse System
  Platinum Sponsor Presentation- Agilent Technologies Inc., Véronique Gautier, INRA, Clermont-Ferrand, France
12:30 – 13:30 Buffet Lunch
13:30– 14:45 The Iso-Seq method for bulk and single cell full-length transcript sequencing
  Elizabeth Tseng, Principal Scientist, PacBio
  Implementation of SMRT-Cappable-seq, a new method to study bacterial gene expression with full-length operon sequencing 
  Coralie Fournier, Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
  Investigate HPV integration in cervical cancer : from short to long reads sequencing
  Sylvain Baulande, Curie Institute, Paris, France
  Longer, better, easier? Sequencing phages and bacteria on the PacBio Sequel System
  Alexander Harms, University of Basel / Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland
  What´s new in microbial sequencing and metagenomics
  Deborah Moine, Field Applications Scientist EMEA and
Ralph Vogelsang, EMEA Field Sales Development Manager, PacBio
14:45 – 15:00
Target enrichment for chromosomal and extrachromosomal DNA using the SageHLS System
Platinum Sponsor Presentation- Chris Boles, Sage Science Inc.
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break 
15:30 – 17:25 New adventures in HiFi: experience from the field
  Sylke Winkler, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
  Variant detection and de novo assembly with HiFi reads
  William Rowell, Applications Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics, PacBio
  De novo genome sequencing and annotation of a terrestrial slug A. subfuscus
  Janina Fuß, University of Kiel, Germany
  Assembling chromosome-level genomes in non-model animal species
  Alessio Iannucci, University of Florence, Italy
  CCS evolution in 2019 - from 7 days to 7 hours analysis time
  Tzvetana Kerelska, Director, Product Management, Informatics, PacBio
  Haplotype diversity at herbicide resistance loci in European blackgrass populations
  Fernando Rabanal, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
  Reference-quality genomes of 6 bats illuminate genomic determinants and evolution of unique adaptations in bats
  Michael Hiller, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany 
17:30 – 18:30 SMRT Informatics Session
19:30 – 21:00 Dinner & Drinks

DAY 2 Friday 15 November
8:30 – 8:40 Welcome Day 2
8:40 – 9:20 Choose your own SMRT Adventure: Navigating the applications enabled by the Sequel II System
  Katy Munson, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
9:20 – 10:10 SMRT Sequencing for disease relevant Structural Variation
  Matthew Hestand, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, USA
  Integrated short and long read single cell RNA-sequencing reveals alternative splicing events in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells 
  Laura Mincarelli, Earlham Institute, Norwich, United Kingdom
10:10 – 10:40 Coffee Break 
10:40 – 12:50 Workgroup Sessions
  1- Small genomes, big insights: Multiplexed Microbial SMRT Sequencing
  2- Amplicons: Obtain HiFi reads for anything that you can amplify
  3- HiFi: The new paradigm also for WGS - let’s take a closer look at workflow
  4- The Iso-Seq Workflow 2.0 – a step forward in transcriptome research: How to best put it into practice
12:50 – 14:00 Buffet Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 The Vertebrate Genomes Project: high-quality genome assemblies for all vertebrate species in the third-generation sequencing era
  Giulio Formenti, The Rockefeller University/HHMI, New York, USA
  On the shoulders of giants: Establishing a new genomic era for Norway spruce and Scots pine 
  Björn Nystedt, Bioinformatics Long-term Support SciLife, Uppsala University, Sweden
15:00– 15:30 Perspectives and Closing Remarks
15:30 Close of UGM