Andreas Bremges


Metagenome assembly


Area: polyomics
Project Start: 1.10.2011
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Jens Stoye, Dr. Alexander Sczyrba
University: Bielefeld


Institute for Bioinformatics, CeBiTec, Bielefeld University

Project overview

Metagenomics studies the DNA extracted from an environmental community. Recent advances in sequencing technologies allow deep sampling of such communities. The resulting data sets consist of billions of individual reads and require an assembly of the reads into contigs. Current short read assemblers were specifically designed for an isolate genome assembly, but metagenome data sets pose additional challenges on the assembly problem itself. We will develop new tools and approaches for the metagenomic assembly problem. Metagenome assembly


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