Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Mark Daly is the Director of Sales at Dovetail Genomics LLC
A contiguous and accurate genome assembly is a crucial first step in fully understanding the biology of any organism. A high-quality genome assembly will make any downstream analyses, like gene annotation, synteny, comparative genomics and population genetics far easier and more reliable.
Dovetail Genomics is the leading service provider for high quality genome assemblies. To date, they have completed more than 400 projects, spanning many classes of organisms from plants to reptiles, amphibians, fish, mammals, birds, insects and more.
Using two complementary scaffolding methods, Chicago and Dovetail Hi-C, they are dramatically increasing the contiguity and accuracy of genome assemblies, enabling true, full-chromosome-length scaffolding. This talk will provide an update on their most current technologies. Mark will profile several customer projects and discuss how improvements in their assemblies led to better science and new discoveries.