Welcome to the virtual ConGen2021 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 bioinformatics scientist in the FAS Informatics group at Harvard University and recent postdoc in Jeff Good's lab lab at the University of Montana. Gregg uses and develops computational methods to study molecular evolution and phylogenetics to determine what forces drive divergence and adaptation between species.

Ellie Armstrong: A recent PhD at Stanford University co-advised by Dmitri Petrov and Liz Hadley. Ellie works on conservation genetics of big cats, and published the genome assembly of the lion and will soon be starting a postdoc at Washington State University with Joanna Kelley.


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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