ALgorithms for PAngenome Computational Analysis

ALPACA (ALgorithms for PAngenome Computational Analysis) is an EU funded Innovative Training Network for talented PhD Students.

In view of ultra-large amounts of genome sequence data emerging from rapidly advancing genome sequencing devices the driving, urgent question is:
How can we arrange and analyze these data masses in a formally rigorous, computationally efficient and biomedically rewarding manner?

Graph based data structures have been pointed out to have disruptive benefits over traditional sequence based structures when representing pan-genomes.
This paradigm shift from sequences to graphs requires to make substantial advances in terms of algorithms and data structures.