Run through your microbial hurdles with the Sequel System
With PacBio long read sequencing, you can generate near-complete de novo assemblies of microbes and their accessory plasmids, confidently resolve viral diversity, and characterize microbial populations down to the species level.
Tell us how SMRT Sequencing can advance your microbiology or infectious disease research for a chance to win PacBio sequencing and bioinformatics analysis.
Enter our 5th annual Microbial SMRT Grant Program by June 30th
Submit a brief proposal describing how SMRT Sequencing can help overcome your microbiology or infectious disease research hurdles for a chance to win SMRTbell library construction (up to 4 libraries), sequencing on the Sequel System (up to 8 SMRT Cells 1M), and bioinformatics analysis.
One winner will be selected from all qualified applications by a panel of scientists.
Entries are due by June 30th, 2017.
Ready, set, start… your application!
Winner’s Circle: Past Grant Recipients
- 2016 Winner – Gut microbiota of the ground squirrel – Jessica Sieber from University of Minnesota Duluth
- 2015 Winner – Emergence of antibiotic resistance in Burkholderia pseudomallei – Erin Price from Menzies School of Health Research
- 2014 Winner – Antibiotic persistence in Escherichia coli – Bram Van den Bergh from KU Leuven
- 2013 Winner – Novel mucin-degrading bacterium, Mucinivorans hirudinis – Michael Nelson from University of Connecticut
Meet our SMRT Grant partner
Thanks to our partner for making the 2017 Microbial SMRT Grant program possible:
|As a PacBio Certified Service Provider, the University of Maryland’s Genomics Resource Center (GRC) at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) offers cutting-edge, high-throughput sequencing and analysis services. They use a sophisticated LIMS, multiple sequencing platforms, and customized assembly, annotation, variant detection, and comparative analysis pipelines to deliver the highest quality genomic, metagenomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic data. Learn more about the Institute’s SMRT Sequencing expertise and services.|
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