Dipl.-Ing. Jan Voges
Leibniz University Hannover
Special Session: Compression of DNA Sequencing Data
With the release of the latest generations of sequencing machines, the cost of sequencing a whole human genome has dropped to less than US$1,000. The potential applications in several fields lead to the forecast that the amount of DNA sequencing data will soon surpass the volume of other types of data, such as video data. This development hinders the widespread use of DNA sequencing data in fields such as individualized precision medicine. In this special session we will introduce you to novel data compression technologies that aim at enhancing storage, transmission, and processing of DNA sequencing data. We will show how these new developments support the democratization of DNA sequencing data and help realize its yet undiscovered potential. This special session will consist of introductory talks followed by a hands-on session.