High-confidence Coding and Noncoding Transcriptome Maps

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  • 2017-05-12


[BK21 Plus Seminar]

▶Subject: High-confidence Coding and Noncoding Transcriptome Maps

▶Speaker: Jin-Wu Nam Ph.D. (Department of Life Science, College of Natural Science,Hanyang University)
▶Date: 4:30PM/May 18(Thur.)/2017
▶Place: Auditorium(1F), Postech Biotech Center
The advent of high-throughput RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) has led to the discovery of unprecedentedly immense transcriptomes encoded by eukaryotic genomes. However, the transcriptome maps are still incomplete partly because they were mostly reconstructed based on RNA-seq reads that lack their orientations (known as unstranded reads) and certain boundary information. Methods to expand the usability of unstranded RNA-seq data by predetermining the orientation of the reads and precisely determining the boundaries of assembled transcripts could significantly benefit the quality of the resulting transcriptome maps. Here, we present a high-performing transcriptome assembly pipeline, called CAFE, that significantly improves the original assemblies, respectively assembled with stranded and/or unstranded RNA-seq data, by orienting unstranded reads using the maximum likelihood estimation and by integrating information about transcription start sites and cleavage and polyadenylation sites. Applying large-scale transcriptomic data comprising ninety-nine billion RNAs-seq reads from the ENCODE, human BodyMap projects, The Cancer Genome Atlas, and GTEx, CAFE enabled us to predict the directions of about eighty-nine billion unstranded reads, which led to the construction of more accurate transcriptome maps, comparable to the manually curated map, and a comprehensive lncRNA catalogue that includes thousands of novel lncRNAs. Our pipeline should not only help to build comprehensive, precise transcriptome maps from complex genomes but also to expand the universe of non-coding genomes.

▶Inquiry: Prof. Yoontae Lee (279-2354)
* This seminar will be given in Korean.
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