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Explore Earth’s Biodiversity

With highly accurate long reads, known as HiFi reads, you can sequence any organism in an ecosystem to uncover novel insights and propel your science. Learn more about HiFi Reads.

2020 Plant and Animal Sciences SMRT Grant Program Winner:

We are pleased to announce that Bringing the Harlequin Toads Back from the Brink of Extinction submitted by Carlos Guarnizo of the Universidad de los Andes has been selected as the winner of this SMRT Grant. Congratulations!


In case you missed them, here are the outstanding video abstracts from our four other finalists:

 

Deciphering the Desert Plants Microbiome – The Weizmann Institute of Science

 

Genome of an Ocean Giant – University of Edinburgh

 

Glow-in-the-Dark Genomics of the California Sea Firefly – UC Santa Barbara

 

Leopard Shark Love Story – The University of Queensland

 


 

Did You Love the Finalists’ Videos and Want to See More?

Here are five additional video abstract submissions we thought were outstanding!

 


 

Thank You to Our SMRT Grant Co-Sponsor

The DNA Sequencing Center at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah was established to support the research needs of faculty and students including advising and training in DNA and RNA sample preparation and library construction. We’re providing high-quality DNA sequencing results to fit the budget and specifications for researchers around the world. We’re a PacBio Certified Service Provider with many years of experience in sequencing a variety of organisms including bacteria, invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants.