The NCBI SRA contains a lot of data – about 1016 bp at the moment! However, searching that has always been problematic. We’re happy to unveil a new search SRA service that allows you to search the random metagenomes in the SRA using either DNA or protein queries.
We are pleased to announce the second installment of the SoCal Bioinformatics Hackathon.
From 9-11 January, 2019, the NCBI will help run a bioinformatics hackathon in Southern California hosted by the Computational Sciences Research Center at San Diego State University! We are going to put a few hundred thousand metagenomic datasets on cloud infrastructure and identify known, taxonomically definable and novel viruses! We’re specifically looking for folks who have experience in Computational Virus Hunting or Adjacent Fields! If this describes you, please apply! This event is for researchers, including students and postdocs, who are already engaged in the use of bioinformatics data or in the development of pipelines for virological analyses from high-throughput experiments. The event is open to anyone selected for the hackathon and willing to travel to SDSU (see below).
Which phage gene callers are people using?
We are curious how people annotate their phage genomes, and so we looked at both the genbank records and the literature.
We wanted to use Anvi’o on a windows machine, but that is impossible, so we set up an AWS free instance with anvi’o 5 up and running for the windows users. Here’s how to do it.
or why not to trust the top blast hit …
or why is my BLAST wrong …
I was recently looking at the relative orientation of phage terminase genes along the genome. Here is a little summary.
We teach a lot of bioinformatics. Here are some public resources we rely on. These are pulled from twitter, the web, and all over the place, and the text ended up being used elsewhere. Please feel free to suggest more to Rob!