In partnership with PacBio, the SMRT Leiden Grant powered by DNAnexus, will grant free reference-quality assembly services on PacBio SMRT Sequencing data for the most unique plant or animal genome and its direct contribution to the scientific community.
To enter, submit a 250-word proposal including a short description of your particular plant or animal genome, (up to 1.5 Gbp in size), and how its sequencing and de novo assembly would benefit the larger scientific community. The deadline for submission is 29th of June, and the winner will be announced the week of July 9th.
*The contest prize includes de novo assembly only, and will not include PacBio SMRT Sequencing services. DNAnexus de novo assembly services will only be applied to data produced through PacBio SMRT Sequencing.
Requiring massive computational resources to assemble reads or run structural variation detection across datasets, genome assembly is made even more challenging due to high levels of genetic diversity, repetitive elements, and duplicated genomic regions. Our bioinformatics expertise and computational power enable the delivery of high quality results, leveraging genome data and tools in a collaborative and secure ecosystem.
De Novo assembly in less than two weeks; Easily incorporate additional technologies to improve genome assembly and add additional bioinformatics tools (e.g. structural variant callers).
All data and results reside in our compliant and independently certified platform.
Save time, compute, and data handling resources; Technical expertise working with complex genomes (e.g. high ploidy, heterozygosity, and/or high repeats).
Learn more about DNAnexus de novo assembly services.