ZiF Workshop

Computational Pan-Genomics

Date: 30 September - 2 October 2019
Convenors: Jens Stoye (Bielefeld, GER), Alexander Schönhuth (Amsterdam, NED)

The pangenome of a species is defined as the entire genomic repertoire of its individuals, capturing naturally occurring local polymorphisms and structural variations. Recent technological developments have made it possible to get a good estimate of a pangenome by massive sequencing. On the one hand, this allows to gain insight into the community structures of a species, their commonalities and their differences in detail. This is of particular importance as such community studies generally exhibit some significant diversity among (subgroups of) individuals as well as dynamics among different time points and under different conditions. On the other hand, for the analysis of an individual genome, a pangenome offers a much more robust and informative reference than the traditional single reference genome. In this workshop, experts from computer science, computational biology and bioinformatics have discussed efficient representations of pangenomes, algorithms for their analysis and various practical applications.

Roland Wittler, Jens Stoye

Conference Programme

Stefan Albaum (Bielefeld, GER), Nicole Althermeler (Bielefeld, GER), Ellen Baake (Bielefeld, GER), Peter Belmann (Bielefeld, GER), Broňa Brejová (Bratislava, SVK), Thomas Büchler (Ulm, GER), Rayan Chikhi (Paris, FRA), Kevin da Silva (Rennes, FRA), Marília Dias Vieira Braga (Bielefeld, GER), Daniel Dörr (Bielefeld, GER), Askar Gafurov (Bratislava, SVK), Erik Garrison (Hinxton, GBR), Robert Giegerich (Bielefeld, GER), Michael Hall (Hinxton, GBR), Barbara Hammer (Bielefeld, GER), Georges Hattab (Marburg, GER), Ralf Hofestädt (Bielefeld, GER), Guillaume Holley (Reykjavik, ISL), Jan Holub (Prague, CZE), Liren Huang (Bielefeld, GER), Zamin Iqbal (Hinxton, GBR), Laurent Jacob (Villeurbanne, FRA), Eef Jonkheer (Wageningen, NED), Jan Kölling (Bielefeld, GER), Brice Letcher (Hinxton, GBR), Nina Luhmann (Coventry, GBR), Veli Mäkinen (Helsinki, FIN), Tobias Marschall (Saarbrücken, GER), Paul Medvedev (University Park, USA), Tim Wilhelm Nattkemper (Bielefeld, GER), Markus Nebel (Bielefeld, GER), Adam Novak (Santa Cruz, USA), Lukas Pfannschmidt (Bielefeld, GER), Nadia Pisanti (Pisa, ITA), Sven Rahmann (Essen, GER), Mikko Rautiainen (Saarbrücken, GER), Andreas Rempel (Bielefeld, GER), Eric Rivals (Montpellier, FRA), Madis Rumming (Bielefeld, GER), Tizian Schulz (Bielefeld, GER), Alexander Sczyrba (Bielefeld, GER), Sandra Smit (Wageningen, NED), Leandro Soares de Lima (Hinxton, GBR), Linda Sundermann (Toronto, CAN), Tomáš Vinař (Bratislava, SVK), Bernd Weisshaar (Bielefeld, GER), Roland Wittler (Bielefeld, GER), Ilja Wolik (Bielefeld, GER), Karsten Wüllems (Bielefeld, GER), Olga Zolotareva (Bielefeld, GER)

Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to Marina Hoffmann at the Conference Office. Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.

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