Jon Ambler attends ISMB/ECCB conference for computational biology
23 Oct 2019 - 14:00
In July of 2019, Jon Ambler, CIDRI-Africa Bioinformatician, attended the ISMB/ECCB conference for computational biology in Basel, Switzerland. He presented work on a tool for the creation of genome graphs and met with a number of researchers working in the field. He was also able to obtain insight into current trends in high-throughput sequencing and general bioinformatics tools. The work presented has since been accepted for publication, and the project has seen an uptick in interest thanks to the exposure during this time.
The work presented during the poster session was received well, with a large number of people showing interest in the novel methods used.
A number of researchers working on genome graphs also offered to contribute to the project and integrate their methods into the GenGraph toolkit.
Looking at the web traffic for the GenGraph page during that time, a number of people also visited and downloaded the tool.
The full paper on GenGraph has since been accepted for publication in BMC bioinformatics.