This is the website for Ian Korf's research group at the Genome Center, UC Davis. Since 2004 we have been developing bioinformatics solutions to help tackle problems - both large and small - in the fast-moving field of genomics. Much of the research in our lab builds on collaborations with others, both at UC Davis and also further afield.
The diverse nature of our activities can often make it seem like that there is very little in common between all of our different research projects. However, the one thing that unites all of our work is our desire to produce tools and to provide analyses that help make sense of DNA and protein sequences, and which help turn those sequences into stories.
Version 2.1 of the IMEter has now been released. Version 2.0 allowed you to only test Arabidopsis thaliana introns to see if they might enhance gene expression. In version 2.1 you can now test introns from over 30 different plant species. All code is now available via GitHub as well.
Dec 10, 2013: A short piece in the UC Davis Alumni Magazine that discusses the new Genomics undergraduate major that Ian Korf co-developed.
Nov 26, 2013: Ian Korf writes a News & Views piece for Nature Methods about two new comparisons of programs that work with RNA-seq data
Sep 24, 2013: An article on genome assembly by My Science Work includes an interview with Keith Bradnam about Assemblathon 2 & 3.
Aug 12, 2013: Biome Magazine includes a piece that features Ian Korf discussing a novel platform for bioinformatics education (with Daniel Barker)
Jul 22, 2013: The News blog at Nature.com writes about the Assemblathon 2 paper.
For questions or comments about the website, please e-mail:
korflab AT ucdavis DOT edu
Contact information for specific members of our lab can be found on their personal pages.