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Mar - C. Titus Brown

Speaker: C. Titus Brown

Talk Title: “Building a platform for bioinformatics: some exciting new directions for khmer”

Event Details


Thursday, March 12, 2015. 6:00pm

Affiliation: Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

URL: C. Titus Brown

Twitter: @ctitusbrown


C. Titus Brown is an Associate Professor in Population Health and Reproduction at UC Davis, where his lab works on developing novel data analysis approaches and software for sequencing data. Among several other projects, his lab develops the khmer software at . He blogs at


Practically efficient and effective software for analyzing large volumes of short-read sequencing data is important for biology, and our driving vision for khmer has been to provide a general solution for scaling and improving de novo assembly. We have begun to explore ways of using khmer to work more generally with read and reference graphs, and I’ll talk about some of the interesting applications that we are envisioning in the future.

Please note:

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