Long-read sequencing technologies enable a more complete interpretation of genomes, transcriptomes and epigenomes in humans and other species. These advances led to long-read sequencing being named the Nature Method of the Year in 2022. With this technological advancement, we can now assemble highly contiguous genomes, comprehensively identify structural variants, sequence through highly repetitive regions, phase clinical variants, and resolve some of the most challenging regions of genomes. Long-reads are also being used to reveal the complexity of spliced isoforms, uncover DNA and RNA modifications, and characterize microbial ecosystems, leading to the discovery of novel mechanisms of disease. The continued development in long-read sequencing technologies and the computational methods for analyzing these data drive novel biological insights.
This four-day program includes 3 days of plenary sessions with the participation of renowned speakers, expert users, technology developers, and exciting abstract-driven presentations sharing information about applications in basic and translational genomic science and exploring the commonalities and differences in long-read sequencing technologies. As part of the plenary sessions, there will be a half day on state-of-the-art computational approaches for effectively analyzing long-read sequencing data, with brief introductions into available pipelines. On the final day of the program, we will host an optional hands-on laboratory (wet-lab) session. Throughout the four days, participants will have many opportunities to network with genomics experts and industry leaders during this focused course.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Courses and Conferences program is committed to:
(1) Fostering an educational and working environment that encourages and supports our mission and the promotion of free and open exchange of scientific ideas; (2) Creating and maintaining a safe and respectful environment for all in-person and virtual participants in educational programs, including event directors and organizers, internal and invited speakers, attendees, and all staff; and (3) Providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment, in accordance with federal, state and local law, at all of our courses, conferences, symposia and workshops delivered both on and off of the JAX campuses.
The Code and expectations outlined below are aligned with the JAX Code of Conduct and NIH Policy and are applicable to all intramural and extramural participants including faculty, trainees, students and staff.
By registering for and attending a JAX Courses and Conferences -facilitated meeting or event, either in person or virtually, participants agree to:
Treat fellow meeting participants and staff with respect, civility and fairness, without bias based on sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, color, religion, nationality or national origin, citizenship status, disability status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, age, genetic information, or any other criteria prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law.
Follow applicable federal, state and local laws on unlawful harassment and discrimination. Harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, marital status, citizenship, or any other status protected by applicable law is prohibited.
Not engage in or encourage action that creates an intimidating, hostile, or unprofessional work environment.
Discourage and report comments or activities that are unprofessional, offensive, derogatory, bullying, discriminating or harassing.
By participating in JAX Courses and Conferences programming attendees, either in person or virtually, agree to refrain from:
Discrimination or harassment, as outlined above.
Unprofessional or disrespectful behavior that interferes with the learning environment.
Sharing of data or information, including through social media, from invite-only (e.g. not publicly-
accessible) programs and meetings without the explicit permission of the presenter.
Misuse or excessive personal use of JAX property or resources including equipment, computers, internet and network infrastructure, supplies and residential/hospitality resources.
What to do in case of breaches or violations of these guidelines:
Program organizers and leadership can be approached informally about any apparent or actual breaches or violations. Breaches or violations should be reported to the specific program leader or to JAX Courses and Conferences organizers in person or by email:
Reports can be submitted by those who experience harassment or discrimination as well as by those who witness violations of the behavior laid out in this Code. The TDCC will act as needed to resolve the matter, up to and including immediate expulsion of the offending participant(s) from the meeting and exclusion from future events offered by JAX. Individuals at any NIH-supported conference who have questions, concerns or complaints related to harassment or discrimination can also file a report with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or notify NIH. Seeking assistance from a program leader or organizer in no way prohibits filing complaints with HHS OCR.
Situated across the street from popular Westfarms Mall, Courtyard Hartford Farmington is 6.5 Miles from downtown Hartford and only 4.0 miles from The Jackson Laboratory. Convenient onsite amenities include an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and 24-hour Market with snacks, sodas and sundries.
Located in Farmington just 2.6 miles from The Jackson Laboratory and a 30-minute drive from Bradley International Airport, Hampton Inn & Suites offers 3-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi and an indoor pool. It also features laundry facilities, a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour business center.
Styled with a contemporary take on traditional elegance, the 114 rooms and suites at Delamar West Hartford are built to LEED Gold Standards and offer unparalleled luxury and distinctive charm for guests. Situated in the heart of the Blue Back Square neighborhood of West Hartford and close to Bradley Airport, this hotel is 4.0 miles from The Jackson Laboratory.
All events will be held at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, located on the UConn Health Campus in Farmington. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements.
The closest airport is Bradley International Airport, BDL which is approximately 45 minutes away. Car rental, public transportation, and taxi services are available from Bradley International Airport.