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Tuesday, August 1 • 12:10 - 12:30
Genome assembly evaluation with QUAST

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Current sequencing technologies and software face many complications that impede reconstruction of full chromosomes. Different assembly programs use various heuristic approaches to tackle these challenges, resulting in many differences in the contigs they output. This cause the need to compare assemblies between each other. In this talk, I present QUAST, a universal toolkit for genome assembly quality assessment and comparison. I briefly discuss key quality metrics that we compute and show functionality of current members of the package: QUAST (regular genome assembly evaluation), MetaQUAST (assessment of metagenomic assemblies), and Icarus (contig alignment browser). I also give few notes about new tool in the QUAST family, which is under development right now. This tool is intended for assessment of large genomes (up to mammalian size).


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:10 - 12:30
Graduate School of Management Building, room 309 Volkhovskiy Pereulok, 3, St. Petersburg, Russia