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
Mar 16, 2015:
Danielle Lemay is interviewed by the UC Davis News team about the new publication by herself, Kristen Beck (lead author), Ian Korf and others that describes new milk proteomes for human and macaque.
Apr 22, 2013:
The Assemblathon 2 paper has won the 2013 BioMed Central Open Data award
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)
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