: Undergraduate lab member Alina Guo and senior scientist Aleksey Zimin describe a new assembly polishing method, JASPER, in PLoS Computational Biology.
: A new paper in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
, led by Kuan-Hao Chao
(a joint member of the Salzberg and Pertea labs), describes the first gap-free assembly of a Han Chinese human. See the paper here.
: A new paper in eLife
, led by Markus Sommer
, shows how protein structure can yield remarkable insights into gene function. See the paper here.
: New lab members! Hayden Ji and Celine Hoh join the lab as Ph.D. candidates in Computer Science.
March 31, 2022
: A team of over 100 scientists, including lab member Alaina Shumate, publishes the first-ever truly complete human genome in the journal Science
. See the paper here
, and see a perspective about the work here
March 18, 2022
: Alaina Shumate successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis!
: Our paper on a high-quality genome of a Puerto Rican individual, with authors from both the Salzberg and Pertea labs, appears in the journal Genetics
: New lab members! Kuan-Hao Chao
joins both our lab and Ela Pertea's lab as a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science.
: Ales Varabyou and Christopher Pockrandt publish a novel method to find recombination events in COVID-19 viruses in the journal Genetics
: Alaina Shumate publishes Liftoff, a new genome annotation tool, in the journal Bioinformatics
: Markus Sommer publishes Balrog, a new bacterial gene finding system, in PLoS Computational Biology
: Rachel Sherman successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis.
: New lab members! Ilia Minkin, Ph.D. joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow, and Jennifer Lu successfully defends her Ph.D thesis and stays on as a postdoc.
: Genetics features our new wheat genome assembly on its cover
. We discovered 5,799 new genes, in work led by Mike Alonge and Alaina Shumate.
: New lab members! Natalia Rincon, Beril Erdogdu, and Yuchen (Peter) Ge join the lab as new Ph.D. students.
: Genome Biology selects 3 papers from the lab
for its list of the 20 most-accessed papers of their first 20 years. Lead authors were Ben Langmead, Aleksey Zimin, and Daeahwan Kim.
: Ph.D. student Alaina Shumate and Research Scientist Aleksey Zimin lead a new paper
describing the first-ever human reference genome based on a single individual, published in Genome Biology
: ISCB announces that Steven Salzberg will receive the Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist Award
at the 2020 ISMB conference.
: Ph.D. student Rachel Sherman publishes a major review of pan-genomes in Nature Reviews Genetics.
: 3 lab alumni make 2019 list of world's most highly-cited researchers
: Mike Schatz, Adam Phillippy, and Cole Trapnell. CCB colleague Ela Pertea also made the list, in a previous year.
: HISAT2 and HISAT-genotype are published in Nature Biotechnology
, led by former lab member Daehwan Kim, now an Asst. Professor at UT Southwestern.
: We discovered 3437 bogus proteins in 2250 contaminated microbial genomes, described in our new Genome Research paper
. Supplemental files are on our ftp site, here