Development of genome analysis pipelines and bioinformatic tools for data visualization and mining

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We are involved with the development of software tools for visualising genome-scale datasets on pathogen discovery and genome variation. SVAMP - Sequence variation analysis, maps and phylogeny software was developed to visualise single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and Insertions/Deletions (INDELs) in genomes of sequenced strains/isolates. READSCAN is a highly scalable pathogen discovery tool that was developed to screen for sequences of pathogen origin and also to identify contamination in deep-sequencing datasets. For more details on the tools developed in our lab see the software section. Members of our group are also involved in routine bioinformatics-driven genome-scale analysis using software pipelines implemented on our compute cluster.