VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE

BIO

Wouter De Coster is a bioinformatics PhD student in the lab of Christine Van Broeckhoven at the Antwerp Center of Molecular Neurology. In his research, he investigates the genetic etiology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia using long read sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore MinION and PromethION platforms. He has developed NanoPack, a package of multiple software tools for quality assessment and processing of long read sequencing data.  As an early adopter of new technologies, Wouter is exploring the possibilities of whole-genome sequencing on the PromethION, with the main objective of identifying structural variants underlying neurodegeneration.

Speaker at
25-26 March 2019 - Antwerp - Belgium