Principal Investigator: Prof. Robert Hoehndorf

Poster Presenter: Maxat Kulmanov


Towards an Arab pangenome




We have used multiple sequencing approaches to sequence the genome of a volunteer from Saudi Arabia. We use the resulting data to generate a de novo assembly of the genome, and use different computational approaches to refine the assembly. As a consequence, we provide a contiguous assembly of the complete haplotype resolved diploid genome of an individual from Saudi Arabia for all chromosomes except chromosome Y, and label this assembly KSA001. We are planning to sequence and generate a pangenome of 10 individuals from Saudi Arabia in order to capture genomic diversity of the population.