Upcoming Events related to Genome Technologies

The Long Read Workshop
September 17 - 20, 2019

Longread SequencingLong-read sequencing is rapidly becoming the standard in genomics. It offers new opportunity for assembling genomes, characterizing microbiomes, identifying structural variants and RNA isoforms, and phasing critical variants.This 4-day workshop will explore long-read sequencing technologies including Pacific Biosciences, 10x Genomics, Bionano, and Oxford Nanopore. This intensive workshop will provide a forum for scientists studying technology, software, applications, and clinical testing to get together at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine research facility in Farmington, Connecticut. 

Participants will learn about the technology and molecular biology driving each long-read sequencing platform, their commonalities and differences, and hear about their applications to basic, translational, and clinical genomics. Themes include: genomic technology development, resolving complicated genomic regions, identifying challenging variants, transcriptomics, epigenomics, understanding disease, clinical applications, applications to non-human mammals and plants, microbiome and metagenomics. 

Participants will have the opportunity to network with genomics experts, technology drivers, and industry leaders throughout the workshop.  In addition to 2 full days of presentations, participants will learn practical skills from 2 full days of hands-on bioinformatics and laboratory based tutorials. The workshop is appropriate for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and other scientists or clinicians interested in long-read sequencing.

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