Major contribution CWI to RECOMB 2014

Publication date: 19-12-2013

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) firmly puts the Netherlands on the map of methods development for computational biology. At RECOMB 2014, the flagship conference for methods in computational biology, the institute presents no less than three of the 35 research papers. This makes CWI the biggest contributor to the conference, together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The papers to which CWI contributes include the precise reconstruction of individual human genomes [1], a study of quasispecies in viruses [2] and a new technique for flux module detection [3]. RECOMB 2014 will be held from 2-5 April 2014 in Pittsburgh, USA.

[1] Murray Patterson, Tobias Marschall, Nadia Pisanti, Leo van Iersel, Leen Stougie, Gunnar W. Klau and Alexander Schönhuth. WhatsHap: Haplotype Assembly for Future-Generation Sequencing Reads

[2] Armin Töpfer, Tobias Marschall, Rowena A Bull, Fabio Luciani, Alexander Schönhuth and Niko Beerenwinkel. Viral quasispecies assembly via maximal clique finding

[3] Arne Müller, Frank Bruggeman, Brett Olivier and Leen Stougie. Fast Flux Module Detection using Matroid Theory