Using Next Generation Sequencing to answer biological problems
Currently the group is involved in various RNASeq projects (454 & Illumina Solexa), the assembly of a wild tomato species and in using sequencing to pinpoint mutations.
Here the group is interested in developing new tools and algorithms that expedite the analysis of data and which help a biologist to find answers to biologically relevant questions. The group thus tries to enable biologists to e.g. find new candidate genes.
A first release tool is Trimmomatic which can be used to quality trim and adapter clip NGS data (Illumina Solexa).