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Finishing in the Future 2008





Areas emphasized at this conference included:

Keynote speakers

  • Sydney Brenner, 2002 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine, Founder of the Molecular Sciences Institute, and Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Crick-Jacobs Center, Salk Institute
  • Bruce Birren, Director of the Microbial Sequencing Center and Co-Director of the Genome Sequencing and Analysis Program, Broad Institute
  • Deanna Church, Coordinator for the Mouse and Human Genome Resources and Trace Archive, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

Genome Sequencing:

  • Draft sequencing, assembly and quality assessment
  • Metagenomic sequencing strategies
  • New sequencing technologies (454, Solexa, SOLiD, Helicos, etc.)

Genome Finishing and Analysis:

  • Finishing systems and pipelines (automated, manual, etc.)
  • Using new sequencing technology (454, Solexa, etc.) data
  • Comparative genomics, Resequencing, SNPs
  • Structural variation
  • Metagenomics
  • Genome annotation


  • Whole genome assemblers, New sequence alignment tools
  • Using near neighbor genome data for finishing, Genome annotation for finishing
  • Integrating Sanger & 454 genome assemblies, De novo assemblers for short reads
  • New basecallers and standardization of qualities
  • Metagenomic assemblies and analysis
  • Finishing quality standards for new technology or mixed data sets

2008 Meeting


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