In this SMRT Leiden 2020 Online Virtual Event presentation, Marcela Uliano da Silva of Wellcome Sanger Institute shares her work using CCS data combined with HiC reads to assemble chromosome-level genomes for Lepidoptera. This was done as part of the The Darwin Tree of Life Project which is assembling high-quality genomes for all eukaryotic species in Britain and Ireland. Find data: https://github.com/darwintreeoflife/darwintreeoflife.data
In this PacBio Virtual Global Summit 2020 presentation, Nicole Newell of PacBio provides an overview of the library preparation kits available for highly accurate long read (HiFi sequencing) applications.
In this PAGBioDay 2021 presentation, Michelle Vierra of PacBio provides the official welcome to PAGBio Day including a presentation on the latest in HiFi sequencing. Michelle is be followed by a keynote presentation by Harris Lewin, Chair of the Earth BioGenome Project at UC Davis, who shares updates and new insights drawn from global conservation initiatives.
In this PacBio Virtual Global Summit 2020 presentation, Mara Lawniczak of the Sanger Institute shares how generating reference genome has a transformative and immeasurable impact on the study of a species. A prime example of this is the journey of the past 18 years since the first Anopheles reference genome was sequenced. Anopheles mosquitoes are of particular interest to both medical research and evolutionary biologists because of their role in transmitting all human malaria and because of their notoriously porous species boundaries. Lawniczak described various projects ranging from population genomics on hundreds of wild caught specimens from across Africa including…