PhD defence

Towards comparative pan-genomics

PhD candidate mr. S (Siavash) Sheikhizadeh Anari
Promotor D (Dick) de Ridder
prof.dr. ME (Eric) Schranz
Co-promotor prof.dr. ME (Eric) Schranz
dr. S (Sandra) Smit
Organisation Wageningen University, Bioinformatics

Thu 12 November 2020 11:00 to 12:30



Pan-genomes have received a lot of attention in recent years. However, existing pan-genomic tools are mostly specialized to the human genome and do not scale to large collections of structurally dynamic genomes, such as plant genomes. In this thesis, we investigate computational methods to compress large sets of related genomes into a pan-genome with basic functionalities for construction, update and exploration of such pan-genomes.