HiFi metagenomics: more samples, more species, more MAGs

PacBio HiFi sequencing is setting a new standard for quality and resolution in metagenome sequencing thanks to significant strides in data analysis tools. New pipelines that leverage HiFi data’s unique combination of high accuracy and long read length are yielding more low abundance species with higher resolution and precision, and returning more circular, single contig metagenome assembled genomes (MAGs). Learn from expert bioinformaticians how using the right tools can up-level your metagenomics research, with cost effectiveness that may surprise you.

Watch the recording to:

  • Learn the recent advances by PacBio in shotgun metagenomics that are leading to improved results, capacity, and cost effectiveness in microbial community profiling and MAG assembly
  • Understand the importance of both high accuracy and long reads for metagenomics
  • Hear how hifiasm-meta can be utilized to obtain more HQ, complete, circular, single contig MAGs with PacBio HiFi shotgun metagenomics data

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Metagenome assembly of high-fidelity long reads with hifiasm-meta
Xiaowen Feng, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Precision species profiling and MAG assembly with HiFi reads
Daniel Portik, PhD

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, PacBio

Jeremy Wilkinson, PhD

Market Lead, Microbiome/Metagenomics, PacBio
Host and moderator

Democratizing Genome Assembly and Annotation

Ted Kalbfleisch, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

Molecular Genetic Applications Enabled by Platinum Quality Reference Genome Assemblies in Octoploid Strawberry

Mitchell Feldmann, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis.