Sergey Koren, PhD

Staff Scientist

sergey.korennih.gov

Sergey received his PhD in computer science in 2012 under the supervision of Mihai Pop at the University of Maryland. He joined the National Bioforensics Analysis Center in 2011 and was appointed as an associate principal investigator in 2014. During this time, he pioneered the use of single-molecule sequencing for the reconstruction of complete genomes. In 2015, he joined the National Human Genome Research Institute as a founding member of the Genome Informatics Section. His research focuses on the efficient analysis of large-scale genomic datasets and new methods for metagenomic analysis and assembly of high-noise single-molecule sequencing data.

Projects

SALSA

A tool to scaffold long read assemblies with Hi-C data

MashMap

A fast and approximate long read mapper

Canu

A single molecule sequence assembler for genomes large and small

Mash

Fast genome and metagenome distance and containment estimation using MinHash
News posts

Human genome assemblies with nanopore, an update

May 23, 2018

Assembling the Cliveome

April 28, 2017

Assembly of a human genome from nanopore sequencing data

January 8, 2017
Publications
Leveraging evolutionary relationships to improve Anopheles genome assemblies
bioRxiv, October 4, 2018
Waterhouse RM, Aganezov S, Anselmetti Y, Lee J, Ruzzante L, Reijnders MJMF, Bèrard S, George P, Hahn MW, Howell PI, Kamali M, Koren S, Lawson D, Maslen G, Peery A, Phillippy AM, Sharakhova MV, Tannier E, Unger MF, Zhang SV, Alekseyev MA, Besansky NJ, Chauve C, Emrich SJ, Sharakhov IV
Variation in human chromosome 21 ribosomal RNA genes characterized by TAR cloning and long-read sequencing
Nucleic Acids Res, July 27, 2018
Kim JH, Dilthey AT, Nagaraja R, Lee HS, Koren S, Dudekula D, Wood III WH, Piao Y, Ogurtsov AY, Utani K, Noskov V, Shabalina SA, Schlessinger D, Phillippy AM, Larionov V
De novo assembly of the goldfish (Carassius auratus) genome and the evolution of genes after whole genome duplication
bioRxiv, July 20, 2018
Chen Z, Omori Y, Koren S, Shirokiya T, Kuroda T, Miyamoto A, Wada H, Fujiyama A, Toyoda A, Zhang S, Wolfsberg TG, Kawakami K, Phillippy AM, NISC, Mullikin JC, Burgess SM