Introduction to long-read genome assembly

October 18, 2017 - 1.30-4.30pm
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.

NEXT SESSION: October 23, 2017