Our latest genome assembly scaffolder, ARKS, was just published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC bioinformatics The paper describes a new read alignment-free methodology that employs kmer-based read mapping and improves assembly runtime. In the paper we present benchmarks on human genome draft assemblies and show how linked reads can improve drafts assembled with the same sequencing data further.
The Research Programmer: •Develops and implements new algorithms •Works with the BTL’s large C/C++ code base (improve existing modules, create new ones, etc.) •Works on complex biological problems in which analysis of sequence data requires in-depth evaluation More info available here
RECOMB 2018 will be taking place in Paris, France, from April 21-24th. RECOMB-Seq is one of its four satellite workshops this year, taking place from April 19-20th, bringing together researchers in computational genomics and bioinformatics to discuss new frontiers in gene sequencing.