Welcome to the virtual ConGen2020 genome assembly workshop!

This web page will guide you through the genome assembly and read mapping activities we have planned for you today!


Gregg Thomas: A postdoctoral researcher in Jeff Good's lab at the University of Montana. Gregg studies molecular evolution to determine what forces drive divergence and adaptation between species.

Ellie Armstrong: A PhD student at Stanford University co-advised by Dmitri Petrov and Liz Hadley. Ellie works on conservation genetics of big cats, and recently published the genome assembly of the lion.


In the nav bar at the top of the page you'll find links to navigate this workshop and to resources we've compiled. Come back to this page any time by clicking the Intro link above. Go to the first page of the workhop by clicking on the Workshop link above or the link below. If you come across a term or file format you don't recognize, check the Terminology page to see if it's listed there. A table of useful programs and their use-cases has been compiled as a resource under the Programs link. Finally, some other links have been organized in the Links page.

Use the links below to start and navigate to various parts of the workshop.

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