The Senckenberg Biodiversity Genomics Symposium is a one-day event co-organised by the LOEWE Center for Translational Biodiversity Genomics at the Senckenberg Research Institute and PacBio.
Long-read sequencing is key to generating high quality, complete, and contiguous genome assemblies that can serve as reference assemblies for various species. New protocols dramatically reduce the requirements for DNA quantity making it possible to generate long-read data from individual, small-bodied organisms.
Scientists from Europe and beyond will share their experiences using highly accurate long-read sequencing, known as HiFi sequencing, to generate reference-quality genomes of taxonomically diverse organisms, ranging from plants, lichens, insects, and snails to vertebrates to address key questions.
This event will feature a mix of scientific presentations, lightning talks, a poster session and breaks with opportunities to network with your peers.
Carola Greve, Michael Hiller and the PacBio Team
This full-day event includes:
Presentations from PacBio users focused on the theme of biodiversity
Live Q&A sessions
On-demand tutorials for those new to PacBio
The opportunity to connect with your colleagues in the Community
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Chief Scientific Officer
Marcela Uliano da Silva
Wellcome Sanger Institute
The Rockefeller University/HHMI
Professor of Functional Environmental Genomics
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) and LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE TBG)
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Department of Biogeochemistry
Max Planck-Genome-Centre Cologne
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics