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Introduction to Long-read Genome assembly

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Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom

187 Grattan st

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Parkville, VIC 3010

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We're sure you've heard of long reads - time to get hands on and see what they can do!

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Presenter - Deiter Bulach

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 objectives

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.

Prerequisites and Requirements

This workshop requires a basic familiarity with genomics concepts and Unix as the workshop is conducted on the command line. Introduction to Linux workshop on March 19th is a sufficient prerequisite.

This is a hands-on workshop and attendees must bring their own laptops to the workshop with the following software preinstalled:

  • Access to Uniwireless/Eduroam
  • Web browser (Firefox or Chrome recommended)

Most workshops are FREE for all researchers and students from the University of Melbourne and its affiliated research institutes. For details of charges for external participants please see the Melbourne Bioinformatics Training page.

Building Access

Please note that the venue for the workshop, 187 Grattan St (Building 257), does not have an accessible entrance. There are a number of steps leading from street level up to the ground floor entrance and there are no accessible toilets available in the building.

If you have any access requirements in order to participate in this workshop, please contact the workshop organiser (bioinformatics-training@unimelb.edu.au) as soon as possible to discuss your requirements further.

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