MedGenome, a genomics partner, is announcing a grant for De Novo Genome Assembly and Annotation supported by PacBio, a pioneer in long-read sequencing.

Over the years, MedGenome has built strong expertise in using long-read data from PacBio and its proprietary techniques for de novo assembly and annotation(1,2,3).

To participate, please submit your application below and describe in 150 words or less the organism that you would like to have sequenced, assembled and annotated. Please include in your abstract the approximate size of the genome, ploidy, karyotype (if known) and tissue type to be used for extraction of high-quality DNA/RNA. Also include a statement of how the annotated genome will help advance your research goals and your field of study in general.

A panel of experts will review the submitted abstracts and select a winner. MedGenome will coordinate with the winner to generate PacBio HiFi, Hi-C, and RNA-seq data for de novo assembly and annotation. MedGenome will also support publication of the genome working closely with the winner.*

Additionally, 5 projects will be selected to receive up to 30% discount on their genome project**.

Awardees will be contacted within two weeks from the submission deadline. The winner will have an opportunity to present their research at future MedGenome and/or PacBio events.

  • Eligibility: Open to all researchers
  • Award: MedGenome will generate the necessary genomic data and perform de novo assembly and annotation and share the results with the winner.
  • Format: Each applicant must submit a 150-word abstract
  • Deadline: All abstracts must be submitted by December 15th, 2023, 11:59 pm PDT

* This promotional offer is valid for projects initiated on or before March 25th, 2024, 11:59 pm PDT.

** Promotional pricing dependent on project complexity and scope, offer is valid for projects initiated on or before ***March 25th, 2024, 11:59 pm PDT.

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    • Shukla, H., et al. Near-chromosomal de novo assembly of Bengal tiger genome reveals genetic hallmarks of apex predation, GigaScience, Volume 12, 2023.
    • Bernard, K.B., et al. Genetic Variation in Reproductive Investment Across an Ephemerality Gradient in Daphnia pulex, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Volume39, Issue 6, June 2022.
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