Metagenomics & Transcriptome Assembly
Team leader: Quan Chen
The group is interested in the assembly of transcriptome and metagenomics. When the high-throughput sequencing technology is much more efficient than before, the read-length limitation is less of a concern for transcriptome assembly than for the whole genome. But in spite of certain factors in common with whole genome assembly, the difficulty in transcriptome assembly attribute to the variety of each gene in transcription level. Through collaborations with other groups, it has been possible to assemble the RNA-Seq data. At present, we focus on the assembly of transcriptome. And furthermore, with the achievement in transcriptome analysis, we'll try to apply a similarly method in metagenomics study.
1. The assembly of transcriptome for the callus of rice indica
2. Building a overlap-based short-reads assembler