Tree of Life Assembly

Genome Engine

Our team gathers the high throughput sequence data as it is generated, runs quality control analysis to make sure the data is good quality and from the expected species, as part of the Tree of Life Genome Engine.

We assemble the long read sequence data into long contiguous pieces, then use further long-range sequencing data to scaffold the data into chromosome scale blocks.

We develop automated tools and pipelines to achieve this to enable the high throughput required for ever growing number of genomes being sequenced.

Our people

Core team

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Will Eagles

Senior Bioinformatician

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Mr James Gilbert

Senior Software Developer

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Ksenia Krasheninnikova

Senior Bioinformatician

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Damon-Lee Pointon


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James Torrance

Senior Bioinformatician

Previous team members

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Dr Dirk-Dominik Dolle

Senior Bioinformatician

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Dr Ying Yan

Former Senior Bioinformatician at the Sanger Institute