Introduction to long-read genome assembly

April 5, 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia


Introduction to long-read genome assembly

New genome sequencing technologies are producing much longer reads. This workshop combines an introductory presentation on the theory of de novo genome assembly with hands-on practice. We will use a cut-down data set of bacterial FASTQ reads from PacBio (long read) sequencing. Using command-line tools, we will assemble the reads with the tool Canu and correct the assembly with short read Illumina data.

Please note This is a short workshop so we won’t cover the following: eukaryote data, nanopore reads, or a comparison of different assembly tools.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this training, participants will be able to use some command-line tools for long-read genome assembly and polishing, on simple bacterial data sets.

This workshop requires a basic familiarity with Unix and genomics concepts.
Workshop attendees must bring a laptop that can connect to WiFi.

LAST RUN: October 31, 2018