Adam Phillippy, PhD

Investigator

adam.phillippynih.gov

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.

Projects

MetaMaps

Long-read metagenomic analysis

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
News posts

De novo assembly of haplotype-resolved genomes with trio binning

October 22, 2018

Human genome assemblies with nanopore, an update

May 23, 2018

We are hiring!

October 4, 2017

Mash Screen: what's in my sequencing run?

September 25, 2017
Publications
Extended haplotype phasing of de novo genome assemblies with FALCON-Phase
bioRxiv, April 19, 2019
Kronenberg ZN, Rhie A, Koren S, Concepcion G, Peluso P, Munson K, Hiendleder S, Fedrigo O, Jarvis E, Phillippy A, Eichler E, Williams J, Smith TPL, Hall R, Sullivan ST, Kingan SB
Highly-accurate long-read sequencing improves variant detection and assembly of a human genome
bioRxiv, January 23, 2019
Wenger AM … Phillippy AMKoren S … Hunkapiller MW