Alignment

Alignment

Keywords

BAM, Populus-tremula, RNA-Seq, QC, Alignment

Authors

  • Nicolas Delhomme (@delhomme)
  • Bastian Schiffthaler (@bastian)

Type

  • Lecture

Description

Introduction to short-read alignments, including a general overview of existing methods (Burrow-Wheeler-Transform, Maximum Mappable Prefix, etc.) and some cautionary tales.

Aims

Understand the principles of short read alignments; Learn about the shortcomings of such methods; Learn about how these might affect downstream analyses

Prerequisites

  • HTS-Introduction
  • R-programming
  • Unix

Target audience

From undergrade on, provided that the prerequisites above are fulfilled

Learning objectives

  • Learn the principles of short read alignment
  • Learn about the different mainstream approaches to short read alignment
  • Learn about the shortcomings and caveats of short read alignment
  • Learn how to apply short read aligners to one own's data

Materials

  • Lecture PDF and associated R examples in the corresponding folder

Data

  • The data availability is described in the Dataset section
  • and in the corresponding course

Timing

1h (lecture) + 2h (practical)

Content stability

Stable. The analysis has been conducted using the Populus trichocarpa sister species and might only get updated once the Populus tremula genome sequence and annotation are released, which may happen by the end of 2015.

Technical requirements

  • Best is to use our Docker (a self contained environment) based on the Bioconductor NGS Docker that can be used to setup the course machines (physical or in the cloud)
  • Otherwise:
  • a UNIX OS
  • FastQC
  • SortMeRna (>= 1.9)
  • Trimmomatic (>=0.32)
  • STAR (>=2.4.0)

Literature references

  • Robinson, Delhomme et al.
  • SortMeRna
  • Trimmomatic
  • STAR

Scientific topics: RNA-Seq

Keywords: BAM, Populus-tremula, RNA-Seq, QC, Alignment

Authors: Nicolas Delhomme @delhomme, Bastian Schiffthaler @bastian

Alignment https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/alignment Introduction to short-read alignments, including a general overview of existing methods (Burrow-Wheeler-Transform, Maximum Mappable Prefix, _etc._) and some cautionary tales. RNA-Seq BAM, Populus-tremula, RNA-Seq, QC, Alignment