According to Gene Myers (near) perfect genome assembly is within reach for any organism of your choice. Time will tell if he’s right, but being an influential bioinformatician who has made key contributions in sequence comparison algorithms such as BLAST, whole-genome shotgun sequencing and genome assembling, one will think he knows what he’s talking about! In a conference at the PRBB auditorium today, he explained to a mixed audience of biologists and computer scientists how, after a few years dedicated to other issues (mostly image analysis), he was now coming back to sequencing with great excitement. The reason: PacBio RSII. This sequencing device is able to produce very … Continue reading Is perfect genome assembly possible? Yes, says Gene Myers.
Do you love science? Do you remember what made you decide to become a researcher? Was it a person you met, a movie you watched, a book you read, anything special that happened to you as a child? Were you 16, or 12? 8? 4? Whatever it was that sparked your passion for science, share it with us – your story may inspire young people to start their path in this exciting career! At the PRBB we are organising “BioJúnior” for next April 17 – an event aimed at young students who are about to embark on their career journey. We … Continue reading Share your #passion4science!