In this webinar, Alvaro Hernandez, PhD, director of DNA Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, will discuss how his team sequenced and assembled the genomes of nine insects using Transposase Enzyme-Linked Long-Read Sequencing (TELL-Seq) at different stages of genome assembly. The unique contributions of TELL-Seq libraries to the completeness of the assembly, as well as the DNA extraction, library preparation, and sequencing methods the team employed will be discussed in detail.
The insect genomes were sequenced as a pilot project from the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genome Biology, and the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center to demonstrate the potential for Illinois to join a global network of communities engaged in genome assembly and the conservation of biodiversity.
Alvaro Hernandez, PhD
Director, DNA Services
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign