February 12, 2017  |  General

Staying on Top of Long-Read Sequencing at AGBT 2017

agbtlogoWe’re heading cross-country to the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Meeting starting Monday in sunny Hollywood, Florida. There will be several great opportunities to learn about how scientists are using SMRT Sequencing and the Sequel System throughout the meeting, and we hope you have time to enjoy at least a few.
We’ll be hosting a one-hour workshop on Wednesday, February 15th, at 3:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom. Speakers will include Calico’s Margaret Roy, sharing her experience using the Sequel System for de novo sequencing of the naked mole-rat genome; Nezih Cereb of Histogenetics, discussing high-throughput HLA Class I whole gene and HLA Class II long-range typing using targeted sequencing and our own CSO Jonas Korlach, presenting the road map for Sequel performance improvements. The workshop won’t be live streamed, but we will be recording talks to share afterward and we will be blogging from the event.  We’ll also be providing coffee and dessert in case you need an afternoon energy boost!
We’re looking forward to several program presentations that will include SMRT Sequencing results. On Tuesday, February 14th, don’t miss talks in the concurrent general biology session from Jason Underwood and Daniel Neafsey. The next night, Mark DePristo and Mike Schatz will speak in the informatics session. In addition, there will be several posters demonstrating SMRT Sequencing technology in various applications.  Check out the complete list of our AGBT 2017 presentations and activities.
As usual, we’re proud to be sponsoring AGBT and helping to facilitate this event. Don’t forget to stop by our hospitality suite (#317) to build your own minifigure doppleganger and pose them with our Sequel System in the ‘lab’.  We hope to see you there!

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