This lecture is by Simon White of Ensembl and is 17 minutes long. In it, he explains how we can use RNA-Seq data to annotate genomes, including building complete gene sets from scratch, adding novel genes to existing annotations, improving and validating existing annotations and analysing the UTRs of genes. He explains the methods involved in RNA-Seq genome annotation.
Whole-genome dataset for bread wheat now available - The bread wheat genome is large and complex: it is at least five times larger than the human genome, but contains a huge number of repeated sequences. Bread wheat is derived from three different grasses, which hybridised during domestication. Modern wheat crops retain the three separate ancestral genomes. Bread wheat therefore has three distinct ‘sub-genomes’, each of which contributes seven chromosomes.
Felix the Helix (second from r, and really NHGRI's Melissa Meredith) joins a genome institute cast onstage at the Oyster Bilingual School cafeteria. The ensemble taught kids about science and DNA.
COMSTECH is organizing a 3 day “COMSTECH-SIUT Workshop on Bioinformatics – Ensembl Database Mining and Whole Genome Sequencing Analyses” with the collaboration of SIUT in December 2014 in Islamabad and Karachi. http://chemistry.com.pk/events/comstech-siut-workshop-on-bioinformatics/
The Ensembl project produces genome databases for vertebrates and other eukaryotic species, and makes this information freely available online