Sequence the Microbial World in High Resolution
Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing provides the highly accurate long reads – 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
How to Apply for this SMRT Grant – the A-T-C-Gs
|All Microbial Sequencing is Not Equal – Tell us in a 100-word proposal how you will use up to 12 SMRT Cells 8M of PacBio highly accurate long-read sequencing to drive new discoveries in your research.|
|Time is Short – This SMRT Grant is only open for submissions until August 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Be sure to submit your proposal before then!|
|Connect and Inspire – We encourage scientists of all career stages to apply, so share this opportunity with your colleagues!|
|Get in Touch – We are here if you have questions about this SMRT Grant or the official rules.|
Learn about 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.
Submit Your Proposal
Note: If submitting multiple proposals, please ensure you use a unique email address for each submission.
If you simply cannot wait to start using HiFi sequencing in your research, connect with a PacBio scientist to discuss your project or instrument needs.