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Genome Assembly Workshop

Provided by: ISU

In this interactive, hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use SCINet’s computing resources to convert raw DNA sequencing data into a complete genome assembly. Along the way, you will also learn best practices for ensuring that your genome assemblies are robust and useful for downstream analyses. Anyone with at least a little command-line experience (you don’t need to be an expert!) is welcome to join us!

In this workshop, we will cover the following topics:

  • Assembly Fundamentals: Understand the assumptions and limitations in genome assembly due to biology, sequencing technology, and assembly tools.
  • Hands-On Coding: Complete a genome assembly from start to finish: quality control, assembly, scaffolding, and polishing.
  • Evaluation of Assemblies: Not all genomes are equal! Gain the expertise to critically assess the quality of a genome assembly.

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