Monthly Archives: September 2020

Year Four

Contributed by DJ Darwin Bandoy, PhD Candidate I am now in my year four of my PhD studies in Integrative Pathobiology in UC Davis, still in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic. I presented in the lab meeting yesterday the theoretical framework of my epidemic modelling work from the UP Pandemic Response Team.  Understanding compartmental […]

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New Quality Control Program Optimized for Long Read Nucleotide Sequencing

Contributed by Cory Schlesener, B.S. DNA sequencing, in a high throughput process, generates errors in the reads, such as low confidence nucleotide based calling. Quality control is needed to evaluate the quality of the sequencing output and identify undesired features. The program FastQC ( has become one of the most popular tools for assessing quality […]

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