Computational Gene Discovery

The task of reaching high accuracy annotation of protein-coding and RNA genes in large eukaryotic genomes still presents a challenge. Computational Gene Discovery workshop is a forum for introduction and discussion of new approaches that improve automatic processing of NGS reads from assembly down to pipelines of genome annotation that accounts for multiple layers of OMICs data. Our speakers represent research groups developing state-of-the-art algorithms and methods of structural and functional annotation that use various types of OMICs data (genomic, transcript, protein sequence and proteomics data, etc.). The Workshop talks describe the latest advances in all components of computational gene discovery.
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 3
Mark Borodovsky
10:30 AM
Expanding the Repertoire of Small Secretory Peptides in Plants
Yao-Cheng Lin, VIB - Ghent University; Sarieh Ghorbani, VIB - Ghent University; Yves Van de Peer, VIB - Ghent University; Pierre Hilson, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin

10:50 AM
Automated Functional Annotation of Protein Products of Alternatively Spliced Genes
Michael Sammeth, Institute of Biophysics / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

11:10 AM
11:30 AM
Orthology-Based Genome Annotation and Interpretation
Robert M. Waterhouse, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

11:50 AM
Three Methods to Transfer Annotation between Species or Strains
Mario Stanke, University of Greifswald; Stefanie König, University of Greifswald; Simone Lange, University of Greifswald; Ian T. Fiddes, University of California; Thomas Keane, Sanger; Lars Romoth, University of Greifswald

12:10 PM
Structural Gene Annotation of Fungal Genomes and Metagenomes
Alexandre Lomsadze, Georgia Institute of Technology; Liexiao Ding, Georgia Institute of Technology; Mark Borodovsky, Georgia Institute of Technology

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