Tip of the Week: Comparing Microbial Databases

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In this tip of the week by OpenHelix, I will briefly compare two great microbial databases - the UCSC Microbial Genome Browser & the Integrated Microbial Genomes or IMG resource. More details and microbial resources are included in the full post, which can be accessed at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=5651

Finishing Panel at SFAF

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From left to right: Dibyendu Kumar of the University of Florida, Christian Buhay of Baylor College of Medicine, Andries van Tonder of Wellcome Sanger Trust Institute, Anna Montmayeur of the Broad Institute and Karen Davenport of Los Alamos National Laboratory at the Finishing forum on June 3, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Christian Buhay on "Improved Microbe Assembly and Finishing using 454 8kb Libraries"

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Christian Buhay from Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center discusses microbial genome finishing strategies on June 3, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Jeff Martin on "Rnnotator assembly pipeline"

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Jeff Martin of the DOE Joint Genome Institute discusses a de novo transcriptome assembly pipeline from short RNA-Seq reads on June 3, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Sequencing Centers Panel at SFAF

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From left to right: Faye Schilkey of NCGR, Johar Ali of OICR, Darren Grafham of Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Donna Muzny of the Baylor College of Medicine, Bob Fulton of Washington University, Mike Fitzgerald of the Broad Institute, Jessica Hostetler of the J. Craig Venter Institute and Chris Daum of the DOE Joint Genome Institute discuss sequencing technologies, applications and pipelines on June 2, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Chris Daum on "An inside look at the JGI's Sequencing Operation"

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Chris Daum of the DOE Joint Genome Institute discusses how the DOE JGI's Production Sequencing group optimizes the sequencer pipelines and assesses quality on the Production line on June 2, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Claire Fraser-Liggett on “Complex microbial communities: We’re not in Kansas anymore”

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Claire Fraser-Liggett, Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences and professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, gives the June 2, 2010 keynote at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Tim Harkins on "The 8 day challenge for 8 genomes"

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Tim Harkins of Roche Diagnostics talks about what he calls "The Edwards & Eisen Challenge" at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 27, 2009.