Variant Graph Support to BioD

James Blachly james.blachly at
Tue May 28 21:24:54 UTC 2019

On 5/28/19 5:41 AM, Njagi Mwaniki wrote:
> Hello I’m Njagi Mwaniki,
> I am part of the 2019  Google Summer of Code under the Open 
> Bioinformatics Foundation with a project aimed to add variation graph 
> support to BioD under mentors George Githinji and Pjotr Prins.
> ...
> VG is a set of tools that already implements variation graphs but which 
> is a bit broad in its focus. In this project we are building upon the 
> existing tools and knowledge from VG and looking for ways to improve its 
> performance in terms of lookups and also its application with small 
> genomes, specifically viruses and smaller mammals such as mice.

This sounds like a great project.  Be aware that the size of the 
organism (e.g. mouse) has naught to do with the size of its genome.

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