• ARKS, linked read kmer genome scaffolder, published

    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.

  • Research Programmer (C++) position available

    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