Using ROOT in the field of genome sequencing


The ROOT is a framework for data processing, born at CERN, at the heart of the research on high-energy physics. Every day, thousands of physicists use ROOT applications to analyze their data or to perform simulations. The ROOT software framework is foundational for the HEP ecosystem, providing capabilities such as IO, a C++ interpreter, GUI, and math libraries. It uses object-oriented concepts and build-time modules to layer between components. We believe additional layering formalisms will benefit ROOT and its users.

ROOT has broader scientific uses than the field of high energy physics. Several studies have shown promising applications of the ROOT I/O system in the field of genome sequencing. This project is about extending the developed capability in GeneROOT and understanding better the requirements of the field.

Expected results


C++, Python, Git, knowledge of ROOT or the BAM file formats is a plus.


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