May 30, 2017  |  General

At ASM Microbe 2017, SMRT Sequencing Advances Microbial Applications

We can’t wait for ASM Microbe! It’s one of the largest microbiology conferences in the world and is taking place June 1-5 in New Orleans. With more than 10,000 people expected to attend, it’s a key event for connecting with this community, hearing the latest scientific and clinical advances, and introducing microbial experts to the opportunities afforded by long-read SMRT Sequencing.
If you’ll be at the conference, please stop by booth #1328 to meet the PacBio team. We will be happy to provide updates on the newest enhancements coming to SMRT Sequencing in the next few months. One of those involves multiplexing bacterial sequencing to get results from many different organisms in a single SMRT Cell — exciting stuff!
This year’s meeting will feature several talks and posters using PacBio data to help monitor infectious disease, investigate metagenomes, characterize viruses and more. Here is the full list of posters – don’t miss Jessica Sieber, winner of the 2016 SMRT Grant Program, who will be presenting data in her poster on June 3rd at 12:15 pm.
Check out these talks utilizing PacBio Sequencing data:
Friday, June 2
Session 119 – Hot Topics in Invasive Staphylococcus aureus Infections
3:30 – 3:45 PM – Room #267
Comparative Genomics of Colonizing and Infectious S. aureus Isolates from Single Hosts
R. Altman et al. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Session 114 – Clinical Application of Genomics of Relevant Health Care Associated MDR Bacteria
5:00 – 5:15 PM – Room #265
Continuous Surveillance by Whole Genome Sequencing Identifies Genomic Characteristics of Highly Transmissible MRSA
J. Sullivan et al. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Saturday, June 3
Session 274 – Long Reads: Transforming Microbiology
3:15 – 3:45 PM – Room #267
Resolving the Complexity of Human Skin Metagenomes Using Single-Molecule Sequencing
Julia Oh et al. The Jackson Lab
3:45 – 4:00 PM – Room #267
Population Structure Analysis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Using Whole Genome Sequencing
H. Diaz et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4:00 – 4:30 PM – Room #267
The Long and the Short of it: Metagenomic Binning, Assembly, and Discovery with Long Read Sequencing Platforms
Lizzy Wilbanks et al. University of California, Santa Barbara
4:30 – 4:45 PM- Room #267
2000 Genomes and Counting: An Update on NCTC3000, a Type Culture Reference Genome Project
Alexander et al. Public Health England
Sunday, June 4
Session 432 – Marine Microbial Activities and Interactions
3:45 – 4:00 PM – Room #238
Outstanding Abstract Award: Viral Predation Drives the Diversification of Natural Microbial Populations
A. Hussain et al. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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