Discovery is in the Details
Move beyond draft genomes with PacBio microbial whole genome sequencing. Using Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing, you can reveal the complete picture of genomic variation and see how transposons, phage incorporation events, and other variants impact traits including virulence and drug resistance.
The 2018 Microbial Genomics SMRT Grant Program is Now Open!
Tell us how high-quality microbial assemblies will drive new discoveries in your research for a chance to win:
- SMRTbell library construction (4 libraries, each with up to 6 multiplexed samples totaling <30 Mb of genomes)
- SMRT Sequencing (up to 4 Sequel SMRT Cells)
- Bioinformatics analysis
Submit your 250-word proposal by July 20, 2018.
One winner will be selected from all qualified applications by a panel of scientists from PacBio and the University of Maryland, Institute for Genome Sciences. Read the official rules here.
Get inspired and learn how scientists are using PacBio whole genome sequencing to reveal new microbial biology.
- Monitoring microevolution of OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST147 in a hospital setting by SMRT Sequencing. Read Blog Post
- PacBio but not Illumina technology can achieve fast, accurate and complete closure of the high GC, complex Burkholderia pseudomallei two-chromosome genome. Read Blog Post
- Gapless genome assembly of Colletotrichum higginsianum reveals chromosome structure and association of transposable elements with secondary metabolite gene clusters. Read Publication
Thanks to our co-sponsor for making the 2018 Microbial Genomics SMRT Grant Program possible!
As a PacBio Certified Service Provider, the University of Maryland’s Genomics Resource Center (GRC) at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) offers cutting-edge, high-throughput sequencing and analysis services. They use a sophisticated LIMS, multiple sequencing platforms, and customized assembly, annotation, variant detection, and comparative analysis pipelines to deliver the highest quality genomic, metagenomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic data. Learn more about the Institute’s SMRT Sequencing expertise and services.
Winner’s Circle: Past Grant Recipients
- 2017 Winner – Coral Microbiome – Alexander Shumaker of Rutgers University
- 2016 Winner – Gut microbiota of the ground squirrel – Jessica Sieber from University of Minnesota Duluth
- 2015 Winner – Emergence of antibiotic resistance in Burkholderia pseudomallei – Erin Price from Menzies School of Health Research
- 2014 Winner – Antibiotic persistence in Escherichia coli – Bram Van den Bergh from KU Leuven
- 2013 Winner – Novel mucin-degrading bacterium, Mucinivorans hirudinis – Michael Nelson from University of Connecticut