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Current Local SMRT Grant Programs
Arizona Genomics Institute
The Arizona Genomics Institute recently acquired a Pacific Biosciences Sequel II state-of-the-art long-read sequencing instrument that is now available for service project sequencing. AGI has developed robust pipelines for sequencing whole genomes, transcriptomes and BAC clones. PacBio sequencing uses Single Molecule, Real-Time sequencing of large templates to produce extremely long reads.
Award: Two awards of up to 2 Sequel II SMRT Cells and bioinformatic support each
Open to: All University of Arizona researchers
Proposals Due: Friday, August 30, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. MST
See the official rules.
Upcoming Local SMRT Grant Programs
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2019 Local SMRT Grant Winners
University of Wisconsin-Madison – UWBC DNA Sequencing Facility
Awarded to Dr. Linda E. Graham at the Department of Botany for her project “Long-read shotgun metagenomic analysis of a rare plant key to understanding plant microbiome evolution and conservation of biodiversity on tribal land” and Dr. Steven Baker at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology for his project “High-resolution analysis of immune-activated alternative splicing.”
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory – Next Generation Genomics Core
Awarded to Dr. Quan Long of the University of Calgary in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for his project “Analyzing within-host evolution of HIV.”
McMaster University – McMaster Genome Facility
Awarded to Dr. Hindra Hindra of Dr. Marie Elliot’s lab at the Department of Biology and the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University for his project “Unlocking the treasure chest: New antibiotic discovery and characterization using PacBio-enabled genome sequences.”
Virginia Commonwealth University – VCU Genomics Core
Awarded to Dr. Michael McVoy at the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases for his project “In Vitro Evolution of Human Cytomegalovirus” and Dr. Robin Chan of the Center for Biomarker Research and Precision Medicine for her project “DNA Methylation (m6dA) in the Human Brain.”
2018 Local SMRT Grant Winners
University of Oregon – Genomics & Cell Characterization Core Facility (GC3F)
University of California Irvine – UCI Genomics High-Throughput Facility (GHTF)
Dr. Anand Ganesan and Jessica Flesher for their work studying wildtype and model knockout isoforms of MITF-A and MITF-M in rats.
University of Georgia – Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics Core (GGBC)
Awarded to Emily Loring Dittmar for her project “Comparative Genomics of the Major Filamentous Pathogens of Sunflower.”