Tue 7th May - Sat 11th May 2019
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
The 31st annual meeting on The Biology of Genomes will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2019 and run through lunch on Saturday, May 11.
The 2019 meeting will address DNA sequence variation and its role in molecular evolution, population genetics and complex diseases, comparative genomics, large-scale studies of gene and protein expression, and genomic approaches to ecological systems. Both technologies and applications will be emphasized. In addition there will be a special session on the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research.
Biology of Genomes seminar
Date: Thursday 9th May 2019
Location: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA
Featuring: Steven Salzberg, John Hopkins University
The Redwood Genome Project: sequencing and assembling the largest trees in the world
Abstract: The Redwood Genome Project is a five-year effort that will sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes and develop tools to assess genetic diversity. Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) and sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) are the two largest trees in the world, and among the longest-lived, with life spans exceeding 3000 years. To re-establish the genetic diversity of the remaining redwood forests, we have undertaken an effort to sequence the genomes of both species. Sequoia has an unusually large genome, estimated at 9 gigabases, and redwood is three times larger, 27 gigabases, due to its hexaploid genome. We have undertaken a strategy that combines Illumina and Oxford Nanopore data for assembly, following by the use of long-range linking information from Hi-C libraries and scaffolding by Dovetail Genomics. This talk will describe the just-finished sequoia assembly and the ongoing effort to assemble the redwood tree.
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