Sequencing, Finishing and Analysis in the Future Meeting
La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, NM
“Sequencing, Finishing and Analysis in the Future” (SFAF) is an annual meeting dedicated to bringing together experts in the field of genomic sequencing, finishing and analysis—including representatives from the industries that serve this specialized scientific community.
The meeting focuses on laboratory methods and computational tools used to help sequence, assemble, and finish genomes, including new sequencing technologies, which promise high-throughput results by sequencing more base-pairs per run at longer read-lengths.
In the past, companies have presented different techniques they have developed to achieve maximum balance for researchers.
- Richard Gibbs, Ph.D., Director, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
- Mark Adams, Ph.D., Scientific Director, J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
- Deanna Church, Ph.D., Staff Scientist & Coordinator of Variation Resources at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Areas of emphasis
- New sequencing technologies (454, illumina, SOLiD, Ion Torrent, MiSeq, PacBio, etc.)
- Draft sequencing strategies (prokaryotes, eukaryotes, metagenomics, single cell, etc.)
- De novo sequencing, re-sequencing, Human seq., RNA seq., metagenomics, etc.
- Sequencing applications for Metagenomics, Forensics, and Biosurveillance
- Whole genome assemblers and integration of next generation data
- De novo assemblers for short reads, hybrid assemblers h
- Recalling and calibrating genome assemblies
- Single cell and metagenomic assemblies
- Next generation finishing tools, technologies and pipelines
- Human Genomics and genome improvement
- Quality standards for new technologies and mixed data sets
- Single cell / cell sorting and metagenomic finishing
- Genome annotation and pathway identification tools and pipelines
- Comparative genomics, re-sequencing, SNPs, structural variation
- Large scale data management, cloud computing
- Analysis applications for Forensics, Metagenomics, and Biosurveillance