Spring 2016

Fundamental Algorithms in Deep Sequencing I: Assembly

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 4:30 pm5:30 pm

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Pavel Pevzner (UC San Diego)

Deep sequencing has become ubiquitous in genomics research due to plummeting costs and massive data volumes. However, it raises formidable algorithmic challenges.

In this first mini course, a flipped class, we will learn how graph theory can be used to assemble genomes and will review the recent advances in DNA sequencing. To prepare for the class, students will be provided with an opportunity to enroll in the short Genome Sequencing MOOC on Coursera before the class starts. Instead of lecturing in the class, the instructor will interact with students to answer their questions about the material and the recent trends in genome assembly.

NOTE: This will be a "flipped class". No lecture will be given! Instead, you are invited to watch the lecture online ahead of the workshop, and the class will be held as a discussion. To prepare for this lecture please see the instructions at this link

The second session of this mini course will take place on Wednesday, January 20 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am; the third session of this mini course will take place on Wednesday, January 20 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.