On Our Way to the 24th Annual PAG Conference

We’re heading to San Diego this weekend, braving historic rain and mudslides for our favorite agbio conference: the International Plant & Animal Genome meeting, held January 9-13. Each year, thousands of scientists descend on the Town and Country hotel to share the latest research developments about model organisms, important crops, and more.

This year’s program is as strong as ever, with plenary talks coming from John Quackenbush, Erich Jarvis (we loved his presentation on Disco the parakeet at last year’s AGBT meeting), Jan Leach, and others. Concurrent sessions tend to be organism-centric, giving researchers a nice chance to catch up with their colleagues from other institutions.

The Sage Science team will once again be exhibiting at PAG — please stop by booth 422 to say hello. Our automated DNA size selection tools have proven quite useful for generating higher-quality genome assemblies and for analyzing gene expression, and we look forward to the opportunity to see whether they could be helpful for your research projects.

We’ll also be co-sponsoring the SMRT Grant program with Pacific Biosciences to award one lucky winner a genome sequence of an organism of interest (up to 10 SMRT Cells, with BluePippin size selection). Click here to learn more.

We hope to see you in San Diego!

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