De novo assembly of the Aedes aegypti genome using Hi-C yields chromosome length scaffolds

The Zika outbreak, spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, highlights the need to create high-quality assemblies of large genomes in a rapid and cost-effective fashion. Here, we combine Hi-C data with existing draft assemblies to generate chromosome-length scaffolds. We validate this method by assembling a human genome, de novo, from short reads alone (67X coverage). […]

Developing an European-American NGS Network Project

On November 14th 2013 the Kick-off event took place, announcing the beginning of the project Marie Curie-IRSES named “DEANN”. The DEANN project aims to strengthen collaborations between researchers in the field of genome analysis by developing a exchange program. The project’s aim is to create a European-Latin American research network to improve scientific excellence and […]