The third international hackathon for applying insights into large-scale genomic composition to use cases in a wide range of organisms

Kimberly Walker, Divya Kalra, Rebecca Lowdon, Guangyi Chen, Fritz J. Sedlazeck, Ben Busby, David Molik, Daniela C. Soto, Fawaz Dabbaghie, Ahmad Al Khleifat, Medhat Mahmoud, Luis F. Paulin, Muhammad Sohail Raza, Susanne P. Pfeifer, Daniel Paiva Agustinho, Elbay Aliyev, Pavel Avdeyev, Enrico R. Barrozo, Sairam Behera, Kimberley BillingsleyLi Chuin Chong, Deepak Choubey, Wouter De Coster, Yilei Fu, Alejandro R. Gener, Timothy Hefferon, David Morgan Henke, Wolfram Höps, Anastasia Illarionova, Michael D. Jochum, Maria Jose, Rupesh K. Kesharwani, Sree Rohit Raj Kolora, Jedrzej Kubica, Priya Lakra, Damaris Lattimer, Chia Sin Liew, Bai Wei Lo, Chunhsuan Lo, Anneri Lötter, Sina Majidian, Suresh Kumar Mendem, Rajarshi Mondal, Hiroko Ohmiya, Nasrin Parvin, Carolina Peralta, Chi Lam Poon, Ramanandan Prabhakaran, Marie Saitou, Aditi Sammi, Philippe Sanio, Nicolae Sapoval, Najeeb Syed, Todd Treangen, Gaojianyong Wang, Tiancheng Xu, Jianzhi Yang, Shangzhe Zhang, Weiyu Zhou

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In October 2021, 59 scientists from 14 countries and 13 U.S. states collaborated virtually in the Third Annual Baylor College of Medicine & DNANexus Structural Variation hackathon. The goal of the hackathon was to advance research on structural variants (SVs) by prototyping and iterating on open-source software. This led to nine hackathon projects focused on diverse genomics research interests, including various SV discovery and genotyping methods, SV sequence reconstruction, and clinically relevant structural variation, including SARS-CoV-2 variants. Repositories for the projects that participated in the hackathon are available at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number530
StatePublished - 2022


  • Cancer
  • Covid-19
  • Hackathon
  • K-mer
  • Long-reads
  • NGS
  • Structural variants
  • Tomatoes
  • Viral integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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