Olson Lab

Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD United Kingdom

Visit with Matt Berriman's Group at the Sanger Institute

Together with Klaus Brehm (see below), we recently visited with Matt Berriman’s group at the Sanger Institute to discuss progress with the Echinococcus and Hymenolepis sequencing efforts. Collaborations between Klaus and Matt (et al) to sequence the genome as well as the transcriptomes of a number of different ontogenetic stages of E. multilocularis are now nearing completion and the assembly and annotation of these data are already revealing some very interesting questions for them to follow up on. A first look at the H. microstoma genome via preliminary 454 data was presented by Alejandro Sanchez.