bioinformatics chat

the bioinformatics chat

The bioinformatics chat is a podcast about computational biology, bioinformatics, and next generation sequencing.

The bioinformatics chat is produced by Roman Cheplyaka.

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#29 Haplotype-aware genotyping from long reads with Trevor Pesout

January 27, 2019

Long read sequencing technologies, such as Oxford Nanopore and PacBio, produce reads from thousands to a million base pairs in length, at the cost of the increased error rate. Trevor Pesout describes how he and his colleagues leverage long reads for simultaneous variant calling/genotyping and phasing. This is possible thanks to a clever use of a hidden Markov model, and two different algorithms based on this model are now implemented in the MarginPhase and WhatsHap tools.

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#28 Space-efficient variable-order Markov models with Fabio Cunial

December 28, 2018

This time you’ll hear from Fabio Cunial on the topic of Markov models and space-efficient data structures. First we recall what a Markov model is and why variable-order Markov models are an improvement over the standard, fixed-order models. Next we discuss the various data structures and indexes that allowed Fabio and his collaborators to represent these models in a very small space while still keeping the queries efficient. Burrows-Wheeler transform, suffix trees and arrays, tries and suffix link trees, and more!

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#27 Classification of CRISPR-induced mutations and CRISPRpic with HoJoon Lee and Seung Woo Cho

November 29, 2018

In this episode HoJoon Lee and Seung Woo Cho explain how to perform a CRISPR experiment and how to analyze its results. HoJoon and Seung Woo developed an algorithm that analyzes sequenced amplicons containing the CRISPR-induced double-strand break site and figures out what exactly happened there (e.g. a deletion, insertion, substitution etc.)

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Previous episodes

#26 Feature selection, Relief and STIR with Trang Lê

#25 Transposons and repeats with Kaushik Panda and Keith Slotkin

#24 Read correction and Bcool with Antoine Limasset

#23 RNA design, EteRNA and NEMO with Fernando Portela

#22 smCounter2: somatic variant calling and UMIs with Chang Xu

#21 Linear mixed models, GWAS, and lme4qtl with Andrey Ziyatdinov

#20 B cell receptor substitution profile prediction and SPURF with Kristian Davidsen and Amrit Dhar

#19 Genome fingerprints with Gustavo Glusman

#18 Bioinformatics Contest 2018 with Alexey Sergushichev and Ekaterina Vyahhi

#17 Rarefaction, alpha diversity, and statistics with Amy Willis

#16 Javier Quilez on what makes large sequencing projects successful

#15 Optimal transport for single-cell expression data with Geoffrey Schiebinger

#14 Generating functions for read mapping with Guillaume Filion

#13 Bracken with Jennifer Lu

#12 Modelling the immune system and C-ImmSim with Filippo Castiglione

#11 Collective cell migration with Linus Schumacher

#10 Spatially variable genes and SpatialDE with Valentine Svensson

#9 Michael Tessler and Christopher Mason on 16S amplicon vs shotgun sequencing

#8 Perfect k-mer hashing in Sailfish

#7 Metagenomics and Kraken

#6 Allele-specific expression

#5 Relative data analysis and propr with Thom Quinn

#4 ChIP-seq and GenoGAM with Georg Stricker and Julien Gagneur

#3 miRNA target site prediction and seedVicious with Antonio Marco

#2 Single-cell RNA sequencing with Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk

#1 Transcriptome assembly and Scallop with Mingfu Shao