Bioinformatics is a rapidly evolving field where each week new tools are published for the analysis of sequence data. We follow the developments very closely to be able to use the most appropriate solutions to solve your problems and also contribute tools ourselves.

We’ve developed a scaffolder/assembler that is specifically designed for the assembly of very large genomes. The Uncorrected Long read Integration Process (TULIP) uses a sparse representation of the genome to guide the integration of long reads into the assembly. This is very CPU- and memory-efficient and allows us to assemble a human genome on a desktop computer.

Since TULIP is very lightweight we developed a spin-off (SPEEDY) that can assemble small genomes in near real time.