Thu March 20, 2014 PacBio Workshop on Genome Sequencing and Assembly

Recent improvements in both the Pacific Biosciences RSII technology and PacBio data analysis methods have greatly increased the utility of this sequencing platform for both small and large genome sequencing applications.

To highlight these improvements and applications, as well as to give potential users an opportunity to discuss with current users how this technology can be incorporated into their sequencing projects, a PacBio Workshop on Genome Sequencing and Assembly will be held in Genopode Building Auditorium B from 14h00-17h00 on Thursday March 20.

Workshop Program:
2:00–2:10    Welcome and GTF PacBio service overview
Keith Harshman, Genomic Technologies Facility, Center for Integrative Genomics

14:10-14:40    De novo assembly of Petunia using PacBio combined with Illumina
Rémy Bruggmann, University of Bern, SIB-Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

14:40-15:10    From phenotypes to genotypes with the human pathogen Candida glabrata
Dominique Sanglard, Institute of Microbiology, CHUV

15:10-15:40    Coffee Break

15:40-16:10    De novo assembly of a large plant genome with the help of PacBio reads
Marco Pagni & Emanuel Schmid, Vital-IT, SIB-Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

16:10-16:40    Benefits of SMRT sequencing for analysis of plant and animal genomes
Gerrit Kuhn, Pacific Biosciences

16:40-17:00    Conclusions and General Discussion

Keith Harshman
Lausanne Genomic Technologies Facility
Center for Integrative Genomics
University of Lausanne
CH-1015 Lausanne
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