Fri May 6, 2011: SIB Bioinformatics Workshop: “De novo genome assembly – 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:

Please note : the course is already full. If you were interested but could not register, let us know by email, to help us decid if/when we should organize the same course again.

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