Universal k-mer sets work accepted to ACM-BCB

Our recent work on universal k-mer sets has been accepted as a paper to The 10th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB) in September, being held in Niagara Falls, NY. The work titled “Practical universal k-mer sets for minimizer schemes” is a collaboration with our summer iBRIC student from 2017 Fiyin Gbosibo, Carl Kingsford, and Guillaume Marçais. The preprint is now available (see Publications).

Biological Data Science at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

I have been invited to give a talk at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Biological Data Science meeting (#biodata18) November 7-10. My talk is preliminarily titled “Building an automated bioinformatician—More accurate, large-scale genomic discovery using parameter advising”.

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StringBio 2018

I will be giving a talk at the StringBio Workshop at UCF at the end of October. The workshop runs from the 25th to the 27th. I am scheduled to talk on the 26th in the afternoon. I am planning to talk about multiple sequence alignment accuracy estimation using Facet in the context of parameter advising. My slides are available here.

My colleague Guillaume Marçais is also speaking at the meeting, likely about methods related to minimizer ordering (some of which is joint with myself, Carl Kingsford, and others).

ISCB-SC EIC Poster Receives Outstanding Poster at ISMB 2018

The Education and Internships Committee poster that I presented at ISMB in the Education COSI Track received the F1000 Outstanding Presentation Prize at ISMB. This is a great honor for the council and I hope it will improve the visibility of a vial program for our group. The poster focussed on our recent publication in PLOS Computational Biology which highlighted the process of the ISCB-SC Internships Program, I had mentioned it previously. The paper and poster are linked from internships.iscbsc.org. Thanks to the entire committee for making it such a great program.