About the laboratory

Genome Assembly Algorithms Laboratory was created at NRU ITMO Computer Technologies Department in January 2010. The goal of the lab is developing algorithms and software for genome assembling process superior to the others in at least one of the following parameters: assembly quality, performance or hardware requirements. The work is being done together with the "Bioengineering" center of RAS.

The creation of the lab was initiated by professor A. Shalyto, it is headed by Fedor Tsarev, the world champion of ACM ICPC 2008, and consulted by E. Prokchorchuk (the "Bioengineering" center of RAS).

The creation of the lab was approved by Academic Council of NRU ITMO in December 27, 2011.