Some of our current/ongoing research projects in the Korf lab include:
- Helping advance the state of the art in the field of genome assembly by organizing regular Assemblathons to evaluate genome assemblers
- Studying the evolution of centromere repeat sequences (with the Chan Lab)
- Investigating the elements that may be responsible for the process of Intron-Mediated Enhancement of gene expression, and analysing how this process might differ in different species (with Alan Rose)
- Building better HMMs that can predict alternative splicing
- Understanding genome-wide methylation patterns and the evolution of CpG islands (with the Chédin lab)
- Developing better models to explain transcription factor binding patterns (with the Segal Lab)
- Writing a book on Unix and Perl aimed specifically at biologists
Other interests (not actively being worked on, but things we may return to):
- Training gene finders to work with 'naked' genomes
- Genes inside genes - is there anything unusual about genes in the introns of other genes?
- Introns and splicing - how does splicing cope with very long and very short introns?
- Testing/evaluating motif finders
About Korf Lab
Korf Lab in the news
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
Nov 1, 2013:
Keith B. and Kristen are both featured in a piece on Inquiring Minds
as part of the new One UC Davis campaign.
Nov 1, 2013:
Kristen made a list of the
Top 10 moments of the IMGC symposium
for the SPLASH! newsletter
Oct 1, 2013:
The new paper by Lemay et al., was featured in
This Week in PLOS by Genome Web.
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:
includes a piece that features Ian Korf discussing a novel platform for bioinformatics education (with Daniel Barker)
Aug 8, 2013:
Biome, the online magazine for BioMed Central, features
an extensive Q&A with Keith Bradnam
about the Assemblathon 2 paper.
Jul 22, 2013:
The News blog at Nature.com writes about the Assemblathon 2 paper.
Our free 175-page primer that teaches the basics of Unix & Perl
Our book that greatly expands on our free primer.
A regular discussion forum at the Genome Center for all things relating to sequence analysis
Where we work
Part of the Genome Center