Introduction to long-read genome assembly

October 31, 2018 - 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 to introduce the theory of de novo genome assembly with hands-on practice.

It will cover long-read technologies and data types, and provide an overview of genome assembly methods. You will use command-line tools to perform long-read assembly and short-read polishing of bacterial genome data.


This workshop requires a familiarity with Unix and genomics concepts.

Workshop attendees must bring a laptop.

LAST RUN: March 22, 2018