[sib-courses] New SIB workshop: "De novo genome assembly", 6 May 2011

Laurent Falquet Laurent.Falquet at unil.ch
Mon Mar 7 16:49:57 CET 2011

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce the next SIB Bioinformatics Workshop  
entitled: "De novo genome assembly - 2011".

Next generation Sequencing technologies deliver huge amounts of short  
sequences for a relative low price. The data is frequently of low  
quality (noise and artifacts) and must be cleaned before usage; the  
assembly steps are often difficult due to the nature of the sequences  
(repeats, GC content), the quality of the tools and can be very  
different with a reference (by mapping) or without a reference (de  
novo). The final results must be evaluated with various criteria. The  
aim of the course are: (i) learn how to measure the quality of the  
data, clean and extract the good information (ii) learn to assemble a  
genome de novo (without a reference) (e.g., SOAPdenovo, ABySS, Velvet).

Please note that participants are required to have basic understanding  
of working with UNIX command line tools on Linux or MacOSX

The program and registration pages are available at:

Hope to see you there !
Laurent Falquet

Dr. Laurent Falquet
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Génopode, UNIL
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Tel: +41 21 692 4078
Fax: +41 21 692 4065
Email: Laurent.Falquet at isb-sib.ch

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