PacBio Sequence Assembly Workshop

PacBio is hosting an evening symposium next week as part of another workshop I’m organizing on campus. All are encouraged to attend! Plenty of food available afterwards.

PacBio Sequence Assembly Workshop

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 4 pm – 7 pm

The Auditorium, 1005 GBSF

4:00 pm                     Welcome & Introductions

4:00 – 4:30 pm        Shane Brubaker, Solazymes

“Assembly, haplotyping, and annotation of a high GC algal genome.”

4:30 – 5:00 pm         Jason Chin, PacBio

“String graph assembly for diploid genomes with long reads.”

5:00 – 5:30 pm         Lex Nederbragt, University of Oslo

“Using PacBio reads to improve and validate the assembly of the complex Atlantic cod genome.”

5:30 – 6:00 pm         Lawrence Hon, PacBio

“Larger genome hybrid assembly with PacBio.”

6 pm – 7:00 pm        Reception & Discussions

Light Refreshments Will Be Served in GBSF Lobby

BABS meeting at #UCDavis – “Phylogenomics and Systematics”

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Tuesday evening, 22 May 2012

at UC Davis, 1022 Life Sciences Building


The genomics era holds great promise (and challenge) to systematics. There is the prospect of generating sequence data that will provide unprecedented resolution of phylogenetic relationships across the Tree of Life, and a much improved understanding of the tempo and mode of evolution. Join us for two talks on phylogenomics, along with plenty of discussion, leavened by pizza and beer.

Featuring presentations by…

HOLLY BIK, Postdoctoral Researcher, Eisen Lab, UC Davis Genome Center

“Phylogeny-based taxonomy assignments from environmental metagenome data” (Note updated title)


BASTIEN BOUSSAU, Postdoctoral Fellow, Huelsenbeck Lab, UC Berkeley

“Methods of phylogenetic inference for genome-scale data sets”

Schedule and venue:
5:30 pm: social gathering with beverages (beer and soft drinks) and informal
pizza dinner: cost ca. $10, to be collected at door, 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis campus.
7:00 – 9:00 pm: talks, followed by discussion, in same room.

Reservations required for beverages and dinner (but not the talk). Please email reservations to your host, Phil Ward: by Sunday, May 20

For a map of UC Davis campus and Life Sciences Building:

Parking is available in the West Entry Parking Structure, immediately west of Life Sciences. If coming from the Bay Area take the Hwy. 113 exit off I-80, and then the first exit off Hwy 113, which is Hutchison Drive. This will bring you directly to the parking garage. Or, as Google Maps would say:,+CA&daddr=West+Entry+Parking+Structure,+Davis,+CA&hl=en&sll=38.581572,-121.4944&sspn=0.289854,0.441513&geocode=FVJmQAIdKAe0-CkhAGkAbZqFgDH_rXbwZxNQSg%3BFXgRTAId-x2–CEDK9SCt6OfHw&oq=West+Entry+&t=h&mra=ls&z=9

All are welcome, members or not. If you want to join the Biosystematists, sign up for our mailing list at:

See you in Davis!


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