Genome assembly repeat resolution, long read genome scaffolding & polishing, AMP discovery and SARS-CoV-2 variant time maps at ISMB/ECCB 2021

The joint 29th conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and the 20th European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB 2021) meeting is held online July 25-30 and the BTL group is presenting several new bioinformatics technologies and analysis workflow developed by our lab. These include ABySS 2.5 genome assembly, LongStitch genome scaffolding, ntEdit/Sealer genome polishing, rAMPage AMP discovery and SARS-CoV-2 variant timemaps.


Vladimir Nikolic at HiTSeq COSI: ABySS 2.5: Efficient repeat resolution with short reads
Lauren Coombe at HiTSeq COSI: LongStitch: High-quality genome assembly correction and scaffolding using long reads
Janet Li at HiTSeq COSI: Efficient targeted error resolution and automated finishing of long read genome sequence assemblies
Diana Lin at General Computational Biology COSI: rAMPage: Rapid Antimicrobial Peptide Annotation and Gene Estimation
Rene Warren at BioVis and COVID-19 COSIs: SARS-CoV-2 variant timemaps. A presentation describing the work is available.

The participation of Lauren Coombe and Rene Warren at ISMB/ECCB 2021 was partially funded by generous contributions from the John Jambor Education Fund. Janet Li’s graduate work is partially funded by the British Columbia Graduate Scholarship, which she has received for the 2020 and 2021 academic years. BTL projects presented at ISMB2021 are supported thanks to funds from Genome BC, Genome Canada and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).