Learning about Long Read Sequencing Utility and Applications

Hosted by the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine

Friday, March 31, 2023
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT

Nature Methods selected Long Read Sequencing as Method of the Year for 2022 and we also agree that it has been vital to achieve a more complete understanding of genomes, epigenomes and transcriptomes. As these technologies continue to advance in read lengths, accuracy and cost efficiency, there remains a need to optimize bench side and analytical methods to maximize its utility. Since 2021, the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine has hosted quarterly virtual seminars encompassing various long read sequencing technologies applied to diverse research areas. This year's first seminar will include invited speakers to discuss how they are using these technologies in their research and clinical studies.

Seminar Organizers

  • Shalini Jhangiani, MS
  • Fritz Sedlazeck, Ph.D.
  • Harsha Doddapaneni, Ph.D.

Scheduled Presenters

Fritz Sedlazeck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Baylor College of Medicine

"Long read sequencing at the BCM:HGSC"

Thomas Garcia, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB)

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine

"Adaptive sampling on the MinION platform for the identification of new genes involved in human male infertility"

Danny Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatrics and Medical Genetics Resident (PGY-4)
University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital
Research Fellow, Eichler lab, Department of Genome Sciences

"Streamlining genetic testing: the promise of long-read sequencing"

Alona Sosinsky, Ph.D.

Scientific Director for Cancer
Genomics England

"Clinical utility of whole genome sequencing using Oxford Nanopore Technology for cancer patients"

Egor Dolzhenko, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist
Pacific Biosciences

"Characterization of tandem repeats using HiFi sequencing data"

Michael Schatz, Ph.D.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Biology
Whiting School of Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University

"Functional analysis of structural variations using short and long read sequencing"