Breseq: coding a tool for mutation identification in next-generation microbial genome sequencing data
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Contact DetailsJeffrey Barrick
We are looking for individuals with some programming knowledge to work as part of a team on this complex software project that has sub-projects accessible to coders with many different levels of experience. These opportunities range from developing and testing improved algorithms for predicting certain kinds of mutations to creating new ways of visualizing results and integrating them in an evolutionary framework.
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This is an excellent opportunity for computational biology or computer science majors to gain hands-on experience tackling bioinformatics challenges, dealing with genomic data, and using the Texas Advanced Computing Center. Related computational projects simulating microbial and molecular evolution in different contexts are also possible. Opportunities also exist for students with a computational background to try out some "wet-lab" microbiology experiments related to this work.
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