Explore the Microbial World
Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing provides the highly accurate long reads, or HiFi reads, necessary to capture any microbe in high resolution. Apply for this SMRT Grant for your chance to win free sequencing!
What Will You Explore?
Microbial Genomes – achieve reference-quality assemblies, closing even the most repeat-dense and GC-rich genomes and resolving plasmids
Metagenomes – characterize microbial communities with species-level resolution with full-length 16S rDNA and shotgun sequencing for metagenomic profiling and assemblies
Microbial Epigenetics – characterize DNA modifications and methyltransferase recognition motifs
Viral Populations – resolve all the variants within a population to understand evolution, quasispecies dynamics, drug-resistance, and immune escape
SARs-CoV-2 – gain access to the viral RNA genome with long-read amplicon sequencing
The 2020 Microbial Genomics SMRT Grant Program is Now Closed
Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Microbial Genomics SMRT Grant Program. We are thrilled to have received many excellent submissions. Please check back, as the winner will be announced in the coming months on our blog!
Learn about upcoming SMRT Grant Programs
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Thank You to Our Co-Sponsor
As a PacBio Certified Service Provider, Maryland Genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) offers cutting-edge, high-throughput sequencing and analysis services. We 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.