June 15, 2016  |  General

SMRTest Microbe Grant Program:
Nominate Your Favorite Microbe Now!

We’re pleased to launch the latest opportunity to have your favorite microbe sequenced on a PacBio System. The SMRTest Microbe Grant Program, kicking off at this year’s American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Boston, will give one scientist a free genome sequence for his or her chosen microbe. For those folks unable to make it to the meeting this year, don’t worry — you do not need to attend ASM Microbe to enter the program.
To enter, simply submit a short application describing your microbe or microbial community and how it would benefit from the long read lengths, high accuracy, and direct detection of epigenetic modifications generated by SMRT Sequencing. Entries are due by July 15, 2016.
One winner will be selected by a panel of scientists and will receive up to four library preparations and a sequencing run using up to eight SMRT Cells. Sequencing and bioinformatics analysis will be performed by our SMRT Grant co-sponsor, the Institute for Genome Sciences, a PacBio Certified Service Provider.
If you’ll be attending ASM, learn more about the SMRT Grant program by visiting the booths for PacBio (#304) or the Institute for Genome Sciences (#407). Good luck to all grant applicants!

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