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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 Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing? Apply for an upcoming SMRT Grant Program to win sequencing from one of our Certified Service Providers.

 


The 2020 Plant and Animal Sciences SMRT Grant Program is Now Open!

Explore Earth’s Biodiversity with HiFi Sequencing

Show us in 90-seconds how highly accurate long reads will help you understand any organism from earth’s many ecosystems for a chance to win free sequencing.

 

 


2020 SMRT Grant Programs

Mark your calendar and check back for details on each SMRT Grant.

Research FocusGrant Opens
Plant and Animal SciencesOpen – Apply Now!
Microbiology and Infectious DiseaseSeptember
Human Biomedical ResearchOctober
All Research AreasDecember

 


Grants are offered across the full range of SMRT Sequencing applications.

Whole Genome Sequencing

For humans, plants, animals and microbes including de novo assembly and variant detection

Complex Populations

Understand variants among bacterial, viral and cancer cell populations

 

RNA Sequencing

In-depth analysis of cDNA sequences across the entire transcriptome or targeted genes

Epigenetics

Detect DNA modifications in your samples while you sequence on the PacBio platform

Targeted Sequencing

Study relevant genome targets across any regions of interest

 

Don’t want to wait to win a SMRT Grant to get started with highly accurate long-read sequencing? Connect with a PacBio scientist for a free project consultation.

 


 

Past SMRT Grant Programs and Winners

2019 SMRT Grant Programs

 

2019 HiFi for All SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics Core, Earlham Institute, and DNA Link, Inc.

We are please to announce the three winners of this SMRT Grant:

  • Ellie Armstrong of Stanford University for her project to elucidate the genomics of the African leopard
  • Daniel Sheward of the University of Cape Town for his project to establish the largest longitudinal HIV sequence database ever assembled
  • Jianjun Liu of the Genome Institute of Singapore for his project to generate an Asian reference genome

Read our blog post to learn more about these exciting projects.


2019 Human Genetics SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center

Awarded to Tychele Turner of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine for her project to address the mysteries of autism with HiFi sequencing. Read blog post.

 

2019 Neuroscience SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by the University of Liverpool Centre for Genomic Research

Awarded to Cleo van Diemen at the University Medical Center Groningen for her project to find new genetic mechanisms associated with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA). Read blog post.

 

2019 Targeted Sequencing SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by McDonnell Genome Institute

Awarded to Stéphanie Tomé of the Centre de Recherche en Myologie at Sorbonne Université/INSERM for her project to determine the size of repeat expansions in myotonic dystrophy type 1. Read blog post.

 

2019 RNA Sequencing SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by Icahn Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology at Mount Sinai

Awarded to Christopher Cogle of the University of Florida for his project “Inhibiting Splicing Repression as a New Therapeutic Strategy in Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” Read blog post.


2019 Metagenomics SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by Maryland Genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences

Awarded to Joe Taylor of the University of Salford for his project to explore microbial communities in the rain forests of Borneo. Read blog post.


2019 Plant and Animal Sciences SMRT Grant Program – co-sponsored by Histogenetics

Awarded to Susannah Sample of University of Wisconsin-Madison for her project to sequence the genome of German Shepherds. Read blog post.


 

2018 SMRT Grant Programs

2017 SMRT Grant Programs

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