Join us for the GIFS PacBio Launch Day
Get the latest on SMRT sequencing applications and capabilities from scientists and researchers at the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), the University of Saskatchewan (USask), the University of Manitoba, and PacBio.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm
WHERE: Candle Span room at The Atrium, 111 Research Drive, Saskatoon, SK or join us online. In-person office hours will follow from noon at the Global Institute for Food Security, Boardroom 2, Suite 215, 421 Downey Road, Saskatoon, SK
WHAT: Three short presentations on the applications and capabilities of PacBio’s HiFi machine that was recently added to the GIFS OPAL technology platform. Refreshments and a light lunch are included for those attending in person.
Host, Carla Protsko, Business Lead for the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) will provide a brief overview of the Omics and Precision Agriculture Laboratory (OPAL) at GIFS and introduce its latest PacBio addition.
Dr. Tony Ruzzini from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at USask discusses animal applications of this technology and how long-form reads allowed his lab to discover a new antimicrobial resistance gene.
Dr. Harmeet Chawla from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba discusses plant applications of this technology for canola and other long-read genome assembly and annotation applications.
The event is FREE to attend, and refreshments and a light lunch will be provided for those attending in person. Register for this free event today.
NOTE: GIFS OPAL team will host “office hours” for those in attendance interested in learning more about the unique lab. The office hours will be held at the Global Institute for Food Security, Boardroom 2, Suite 215, 421 Downey Road, Saskatoon, SK