Thursday, March 23, 2023
2:00 PM–5:00 PM CEST
Biophore Amphitheatre, UNIL campus, Lausanne

Highly accurate long-read sequencing (HiFi sequencing) on the PacBio systems provides a deeper understanding of microbes and microbial communities. Discover how to resolve complete microbial genomes, detail their mobile elements, and understand microbial communities through better taxonomic profiling and assembly.

Co-organized with the NCCR Microbiomes consortium and the Lausanne Genomics Technologies Facility (GTF)


  • HiFi reads and microbial applications overview
  • Speaker case studies
  • Bioinformatics tools discussion
  • Microbial sequencing at the GTF platform

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Author, Affiliation


Welcome by NCCR, GTF and PacBio

SMRT sequencing and microbial applications (de novo assembly, 16S amplicons, shotgun metagenomics) - Marie Gislard, PacBio

Case study 1: bacterial genome assembly 

Compiling resistance and virulence genes in complete genomes of Staphylococcaceae circulating in camel and dogs from East Africa - Hatice Akarsu Egger, University of Bern

Case study 2: shotgun metagenomics 

Finding a toxigenic strain in the haystack of benthic cyanobacterial communities
- Diego Gonzalez, University of Neuchâtel

Coffee break

Case study 3: full length 16S

Profiling of microbial communities by 16S and IT Full length sequencing
- Solenn Pruvost, Nestlé Research

Bioinformatics session - David Stucki, PacBio

Lausanne Genomics Technologies Facility - Julien Marquis, GTF 

Q&A with speaker panel

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Hatice Akarsu Egger

Bioinformatician, PhD,
University of Bern

Diego Gonzalez

Junior Group Leader, PhD,
University of Neuchâtel

David Stucki

Field Applications Bioinformatics Support, PhD,

Marie Gislard

Field Applications Support,

Julien Marquis

Head of Lausanne GTF, PhD,

Solenn Pruvost

Genomics Specialist,
Nestlé Research