November 2, 2015  |  General

Welcome to Silicon Valley, Festival of Genomics!

FOG logo CAThis week the Festival of Genomics comes to the West Coast, and we’re excited to be a founding sponsor of the Front Line Genomics organization. Not only is it our first chance to show off the new Sequel System in our home state, but there will also be a number of great talks reporting SMRT Sequencing results.  Here are the some of the presentations to consider if you’re attending the event:
Wednesday, November 4
11:30 a.m.
Ali Bashir, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Uncovering Neglected Regions of the Human Genome: Assembly and Architecture via Single Molecule Technologies
12:00 p.m.
Will Salerno, Baylor College of Medicine
Delivering One Genome
4:30 p.m.
Robert Sebra, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Leveraging Multiple NGS Technologies for Developing Niche Diagnostic Assays
Thursday, November 5
11:05 a.m.
Tyson Clark, Pacific Biosciences
Enrichment of Unamplified DNA and Long Read SMRT Sequencing to Unlock Repeat Expansion Disorders
11:30 a.m.
Maria Nattestad, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Long-Read Sequencing and Analysis of a Breast Cancer Cell Line as a Pilot Study for Future Diagnostics
We hope you’ll stop by booth #11 to get the tour of our new Sequel System. You can also see the PacBio team lacing up our running shoes for a good cause on Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m.: once again we’ll be participating in the Race the Helix event, a fundraiser for the Greenwood Genetic Center. (At the first Festival of Genomics, held in Boston in June, our Race the Helix team won the best-dressed award — quite the feat when you’re sprinting on a treadmill for all you’re worth!)

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