Seminar: Towards a Complete View of Human Genetic Variation Using Long-Read Sequencing


Presenter: Jonas Korlach, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Pacific Biosciences.

Host: Ulf Gyllensten

Venue: Conference room: Air, SciLifeLab, Tomtebodavägen 23A, Stockholm, Gamma House (ground level),

Time: Wednesday December 10 at 13:00-14:00.

About Jonas Korlach
Dr. Korlach was appointed Chief Scientific Officer at Pacific Biosciences in July, 2012. He was previously Scientific Fellow, supporting commercial development of the PacBio® RS system and performing research aimed at developing new applications for Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) technologies, such as DNA base modification detection. He co-invented the SMRT technology with Stephen Turner, Ph.D., Pacific Biosciences Founder and Chief Technology Officer, when the two were graduate students at Cornell University. Dr. Korlach joined Pacific Biosciences as the company’s eighth employee in 2004. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Cornell University. Dr. Korlach is the recipient of multiple grants, an inventor on 28 issued U.S. patents, and an author of numerous scientific studies on the principles and applications of SMRT technology, including publications in Nature, Science, and PNAS. He received both his Ph.D. and his M.S. degrees in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology from Cornell, and received M.S. and B.A. degrees in Biological Sciences from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.