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Unlock the potential of your SMRT Sequencing data with SMRT Link

Join our webinar to learn how to use PacBio SMRT Link software to review result metrics and performance trends of your library and Sequel System run, and how to start basic analysis.

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

11:00 a.m. New York City
3:00 p.m. London
4:00 p.m. Paris
5:00 p.m. Helsinki

A Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing run on the Sequel System can generate up to 50 Gb per SMRT Cell with average read lengths of up to 30 kb. The amount of data generated and the number of applications available highlight how important the quality control of a sequencing run is before starting any bioinformatic analysis.

SMRT Link is a graphical software application, designed for low- or high-throughput labs. It guides you through all steps of your Sequel System run, including run QC and secondary analysis, to make the most of your data before transferring them eventually to a bioinformatician.

In this webinar:

  • We will review the key metrics and plots in SMRT Link to QC sequencing library and run on the Sequel System.
  • We will discuss the main SMRT Analysis applications, including demultiplexing of barcoded datasets, generating CCS reads, and starting a de novo assembly.

This will be a technical discussion for scientists with SMRT Sequencing data who would like to use the graphical interface of SMRT Link. No data analysis or command line background is required.


Déborah Moine
Field Applications Scientist, PacBio

David Stucki
Field Applications Scientist - Bioinformatics, PacBio

Complete Genomes within Reach: Closing Bacterial Genomes from the Lakes of Minnesota to NYC Hospitals

Highly accurate, closed bacterial genomes allow you to see both the SNPs and structural variations that drive the biology that matters to you, including AMR and virulence in clinical applications and metabolic adaptations in environmental isolates. With PacBio sequencing you can assemble through repetitive regions to reveal hidden biology, including insertion sequence elements and synthetic gene clusters.

Join our speakers as they share the latest advances in Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing, including:

  • Details of the newly updated microbial whole genome sequencing pipeline, which leverages the multiplexing capabilities of the Sequel System to provide PacBio genomes at lower cost.
  • New insights into the ecophysiology of Minnesota microbes using long-read sequencing.
  • An understanding of how whole genome sequencing is used in pathogen surveillance programs at hospitals.


Benjamin Auch, M.Sc.
Research Scientist
Innovation Lab, University of Minnesota Genomics Center

Cody Sheik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Minnesota Duluth

Harm van Bakel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

We look forward to your participation as you learn about SMRT Sequencing and the new, lower-cost option for generating PacBio microbial genomes on the Sequel System.


Protein Sample Evaluation using the NanoDrop™ One UV Vis Spectrophotometer

On September 18th, 2018 at 4pm (EDT)

you have the opportunity to join the online event

"Protein Sample Evaluation using the NanoDrop™ One UV Vis Spectrophotometer"


Voula Kodoyianni, PhD, MS
Product Marketing Manager | UV-Vis and Fluorescence Instruments | Thermo Fisher Scientific

We know from VOC that 83% of our customers quantify proteins with a spectrophotometer at least once per week. There is a lot of helpful information in this webinar for scientists who work with proteins. Concepts covered and clarified are:

  • Protein mass extinction coefficients vs molar extinction coefficients
  • Blank vs background correction
  • How to use “sample type options”
  • “Good” and “bad” buffers for protein A280
  • How to customize their instrument using the Protein Editor and Dye Editor
  • How the Proteins and Labels application quantifies both the carrier protein and the FLR label
  • and more...

If you are interested, please register online.

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16.00 am (EDT)

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