Adam Phillippy, PhD


Adam began his career at The Institute for Genomic Research in 2001, followed by graduate studies at the University of Maryland starting in 2005. After receiving his PhD in 2010, he started a research group at the National Bioforensic Analysis Center, and later moved to the National Human Genome Research Institute in 2015 to form the Genome Informatics Section. He has made foundational contributions to bioinformatics, specifically in the areas of genome alignment, genome assembly, and microbial forensics. Most recently, he has pioneered the use of single-molecule and nanopore sequencing for the accurate reconstruction of complete genomes at low cost.



A fast and approximate long read mapper


A single molecule sequence assembler for genomes large and small


Fast genome and metagenome distance and containment estimation using MinHash


A probabilistic sequence overlap algorithm
News posts

We are hiring!

October 4, 2017

Mash Screen: what's in my sequencing run?

September 25, 2017

MashMap: approximate long-read mapping using minimizers and MinHash

May 22, 2017

Assembling the Cliveome

April 28, 2017