The mission of the National Center for Genome Analysis Support 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.
Mason, Indiana University's large memory computer cluster, will be retired on January 1, 2018. The repacement will be Carbonate.
NCGAS (National Center for Genome Analysis Support) attended the 2017 Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) meeting to improve access to valuable ecological data.
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.
Jetstream and NCGAS coordinate, collaborate, and dazzle at the 2017 Plant and Animal Genome Conference.
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.