Saturday, 26 November 2016

The cane toad genome project

What are we doing? The Edwards Lab is part of an Australian, Portuguese and Brazilian consortium led by Peter White to sequence and assemble the genome of the cane toad (Rhinella marina). We are leading the bioinformatics component of the assembly effort.

How are we doing it? We are using a combination of Illumina (HiSeq X and NovaSeq) short read sequencing, PacBio (RS II) long read and sequence and 10x Genomics Chromium linked reads.

Details to follow. Please get in touch if you are interested in the project.


Honours and postgraduate* projects are available to work on the assembly and annotation. (*PhD students should have their own scholarship.)

Consortium members

Miguel Carneiro (CIBIO-InBIO), Richard Edwards (UNSW), Nuno Ferrand (CIBIO-InBIO), Eddie Holmes (U Sydney), Craig Moritz (ANU), Lee Ann Rollins (Deakin), Fernando Sequeira (CIBIO-InBIO), Rick Shine (U Sydney), Marcelo Vallinoto de Souza (Federal University of Pará & CIBIO-InBIO), Peter White (UNSW), Marc Wilkins (UNSW).