You Bring Sequencing to Life
Our SMRT Grant Programs support outstanding research projects that advance scientific discovery with long-read sequencing. From the microbiome, to dancing dingoes, disease genes and beyond!
Calling All Scientists
Have an interesting research project that could benefit from SMRT Sequencing? Apply for an upcoming SMRT Grant Program to win sequencing from one of our Certified Service Providers.
Recent SMRT Grant Programs and Winners
2018 Plant and Animal SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by GENEWIZ
Awarded to Arne Nolte of the University of Oldenburg and Fritz Sedlazeck of Baylor College of Medicine for their project to assemble the genome of the European cavefish. Learn more about this project
2017 Plant and Animal SMRT Grant Program
Awarded to Bill Ballard of University of New South Wales and Claire Wade of the University of Sydney for their Dancing with Dingoes project. Learn more about this project
2018 Iso-Seq SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by RTL Genomics
Awarded to Xiaochang Zhang of the University of Chicago for his project “Uncovering mRNA Splicing Diversity in Cerebral Cortex Development.” Read blog post
2017 Structural Variant SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by GENEWIZ
Awarded to Stephen Scherer of The Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children for his project “Using Low-Coverage PacBio SMRT Sequencing to Find Structural Variation Mutations in Autism Families with Multiple Affected Individuals.” Read blog post
2017 Cancer SMRT Grant Program
Awarded to Andrew Ludlow of the University of Michigan for his proposal to investigate the splicing of transcripts regulated by the oncogene NOVA1. Read blog post
2018 Microbial Genomics SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by University of Maryland’s Genomics Resource Center
We have received many excellent submissions. Check back, as the winner will be announced in the coming months on our blog!
2017 Microbial SMRT Grant Program
Awarded to Alexander Shumaker of Rutgers University for his research on the coral microbiome. Read blog post