National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) is a collaborative project between the lead institution, Indiana University (IU), and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) at Carnegie Mellon University.
The mission of NCGAS is to enable the biological research community of the US to analyze, understand, and make use of the vast amount of genomic information now available. NCGAS focuses particularly on transcriptome- and genome-level assembly, phylogenetics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, and community genomics. Click here to read more.
NCGAS de novo Transcriptome Assembly Spring Workshop Highlights
In late April, the NCGAS gave its first national-level workshop in bioinformatics, focusing on de novo transcriptome assembly and DE analysis. Back by popular demand, NCGAS is hosting another workshop in the Fall (October 2018).
The workshop was highlighted in ScienceNode and by IT news
New Pop Up Genome Browser Virtual Machine Available
Now on Jetstream, a ready to use genome browser virtual machine. Packaged with point and click JBrowse management and BLAST database creation, BLAST results visualized on JBrowse, and a Tripal website.
Read more and see a Demo Site...
NCGAS Coffee Collaboration Highlighted in ScienceNode
Read about all the cool things we're doing for science's favorite drink!
New assembly tutorials
NCGAS now has tutorials on canu genome assembler and a full de novo transcriptome assembly pipeline available to our users.
NCGAS presented ten times at PAG, and featured two more times by collaborators!
Come see us at PAG XXVI in January and see what we've been up to. Follow the link for abstracts and times for our talks!
IU's Mason gets a replacement
Mason, Indiana University's large memory computer cluster, will be retired on January 1, 2018. The repacement will be Carbonate.
Working with biological field stations to improve access to environmental data
NCGAS (National Center for Genome Analysis Support) attended the 2017 Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) meeting to improve access to valuable ecological data.
IU's Jetstream focus of HPC workshop at University of Arkansas
Jeff Pummill, director of strategic initiatives and user services for the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center, and Marlis and Michael Douglas, endowed professors in biological sciences, organized an on-campus workshop Sept. 11-12 to demonstrate the research applications of Jetstream for the U of A community.
IU projects shine at 2017 Plant and Animal Genome Conference
Jetstream and NCGAS coordinate, collaborate, and dazzle at the 2017 Plant and Animal Genome Conference.
Trinity and NCGAS partnership thrives as software popularity continues to grow
The Broad Institute’s messenger RNA (mRNA) assembler, Trinity (developed by Aviv Regev, Brian Haas and others), is one of the most popular tools for assembling short reads (~100-150 base pairs) of mRNA into the transcripts (~200-15000bp) produced by an organism.
NCGAS provides HPC, training, and networking to Bethune-Cookman University students
In a recent collaboration, NCGAS provides HPC, training, and networking to Bethune-Cookman University students
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