Upcoming Workshop – Next Generation Sequencing Transcriptome Assembly

Next Generation Sequencing Transcriptome Assembly Workshop

01 November, 10 09:00 AM – 02 November, 10 01:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Mark Blaxter

A major output from the current generation of high throughput sequencers is transcriptomes. The transcriptome (all the RNAs produced by a cell or organism) represents the biological distillation of the genome, and is often a very useful way in which to investigate biology. Correct assembly of a transcriptome from the short sequence reads is an essential first step in further analysis, but there is still no consensus of best practice or optimality goals.

The Next generation Transcriptome Assembly Workshop is aimed at practising bioinformaticians and biologists who want o explore the options for assembling de novo the transcriptomes of new species using only next generation, short and long read data. We will examine the properties of the sequence data being produced, and review the available algorithms and packages that can be used for assembly. We will aim to produce a series of best-practice recommendations for the future application of these technologies to gene discovery and assembly.

Workshop webpage – http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/1104/

e-Science Institute homepage – http://www.esi.ac.uk/