Read Until: Real time selective sequencing using Oxford Nanopore MinION




AGBT 2016 is happening now and it has been two years since we heard about the first MinION experiment at AGBT 2014. It has been two years since Oxford Nanopore selected participants for its MinION early access program. And  Oxford Nanopore has come a long way since the last two years. Two very interesting papers […]

AGBT 2016 Schedule is here




Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Meeting,  one of the most anticipated genomics meetings’ full schedule is available now. This year’s main AGBT conference is from 10th February to 13th February, at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes Orlando, Florida. (Notice the venue change just for this year).  Starting from this year, AGBT has two meetings one […]

Is Perfect Assembly Possible? Gene Myers’ Talk at #AGBT15




Gene Myers gave a talk title “Is Perfect Assembly Possible?” in a talk at PacBio workshop at AGBT15. The first half of his talk addressed theoretical aspects of the question “Is Perfect Assembly possible?”. Most of the content is basically from Gene Myers’ first blog post written after AGBT 2014 and the “tweet-theorem”. Thm: Perfect assembly […]

NGS in Critical Care: A Feel Good Story




Joe DeRisi from UCSF gave a talk at AGBT 2014 on the use of Next-Gen Sequencing technology in critical care as an example.  It is a great story, but did not get much attention in social media immediately as the talk happened to be on the same day as Oxford Nanopore data talk by David […]

RECOMB 2014 accepted papers are here




RECOMB 2014, 18th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology, one of the longstanding computational biology conferences has recently announced the accepted papers and the tentative program. RECOMB 2014 will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 2-5, 2014 and it is jointly hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and Univ. of Pittsburgh. Keynote speakers of RECOMB […]